I Love this series!!! Have the print books and will keep reading them but geez!!!! this narator is absolutely horrible!! I wish I would have listened to the sample before purchasing the 4 books series because I would have picked a different book to download especially considering that it costs 2 credits! Please listen to the sample before you make your decision on this one. But do read the series it's really great!
I was really interested in this story. It had a great concept. Unfortunately in the end, it was very disappointing. If the hero was supposed to have been one of the greatest warriors for the Greek gods, he apparently took one too many blows to the head. He spent a lot of time talking in monosyllabic words and one word sentences. Longer sentences were formed by putting the word "Ashlyn" in them. The heroine was, well, to put it as nicely as possible, lacking in common sense. (I.e., "All these people are trying to kill us so I'll just wander off and do my own thing.") Of course, all of that could have been forgiven if it weren't for the terrible narration. The guy sounded as bored as he was making me. He paused in weird spots in the middle of sentences like he came to the end of a line of text in the script and didn't know what to do next. He was also mind-numbingly monotone. It was hard to tell the characters apart and if Maddox hadn't been shouting "Ashlyn" at the beginning of each sentence I might not have been sure it was him. Some of the peripheral characters were actually more interesting sounding than the two main ones, but who could tell, they all had the same voice and inflection ("bored beyond belief").
The plot concept still interests me but since it's apparently the same narrator for all the books, I'll take a pass on listening and do it the old fashioned way and actually read the paperback.
Author did an excellent job of developing characters throughout the series. Just enough love, sex, intrigue and turmoil. A little predictible, of course, but still a great read! Narrator is a little slow and drawn out BUT you get used to him. The only downside is that Audible does not offer all of the books in the series - I'm off to B&N to find the rest!
The story line was predictable, but man this women can write a sex scene. I work from home and listen to books for a good part of my day. My husband and kids will sometimes walk in to get something and I normally let the books play. Not this one when I heard that doorknob turn the book was paused. If you're a prude pass it by, otherwise order the whole series.
good story. A bit slow at times but moves quickly mid way thru. VERY HOT HOT HOT - SPICY love, nude, dirty thinking scenes set for you. NOT a YA book. Adults for sure. A bit of smut with the story. I have to admit I liked Intertwined a YA book by same author much much much better than this story. Not sure I'll finish this series. Story ended up ok but a bit out there for me. Still recommend the other books as to this one particular series. I will check out her other stuff in time but wont JUMP on any of it unless it mimicks Intertwined. FABULOUS one there!!
The narrator is so slow and pause so long. He completely ruin the book. He yelling for him to get on with it. Good grief...I notice the also used him for the other books...I cannot listen to this guy...Max Bellmore again.
Ok, I'm near the end of Book 3 with definite plans to get Book 4 and any thereafter. This is absolutely the best series I've read. I'm amazed that it continues to hold my attention with every book. It's a perfect combination of romance and action, not just sex. And there are moments of humor that lighten my day in an unexpected but delicious way. They are ALL the best!
I wanted to SCREAM at the narrator to get on with it at times. He pauses and reads in such a monotone that it ruins the action. His voice drops you into such a dark depression that it sucks every bit of joy from what could be a really good listen.
I guess I'm going to have get the rest of the books on my reader to escape his voice since I see he's been allowed to read the rest of them too.
From now on, I'll make sure he's not the reader before I purchase a story.
This book is so good, I listened to it in one day! While I wasn't prepared for the intensity of the passion and the very graphic images detailed -I blushed more than a few times- the story line was superb. As new characters were introduced, I could imagine possible background stories for each, and any future adventures that might be in store for them. Personally, I can't wait to start the second book- which is downloading as we speak.
The narrator started his reading slightly slower than I would have liked, however once the book got going he was right on the money! The character voices are great, and his voice is great! Rather sexy, I should admit!
Overall, I would give this audiobook a 9 out of 10-again I was not prepared for the graphic images. The story line alone was plenty entertaining. If you don't mind blushing a little every now and then, you should listen to this book!
I really enjoyed this whole series! Yes there is a lot of explicit romance but it contributes to moving the story forward. The narrator was great, a voice I didn't tire of at all. I would recommend this series for anyone who is looking for something different.