This book should be shorter; it takes forever to get to the point. The conversation seems to be forced. Thank god it was on sale.
I was apprehensive to buy this book in the beginning but I'm so glad that I did. This has turned into one of my favorite series and authors. Showalter does an amazing job building the fictional world but never losing sight of the romance building for both the main characters and future books. Highly recommend this book/series!!!
Badly written, full of cliches and a complete rip off of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I can't even believe this woman hasn't been sued by JR Ward. This books is so similar it's shocking. A group of cursed men living together and fighting as a team, each with their own set of issues, all single and hooking up one by one. At least the Brotherhood series is good. This was just really trashy and ridiculous. The characters weren't even likeable. The whole "the voices go away when I'm with you" idea was a rip off of the Sookie Stackhouse books. There wasn't an original idea or thought in this entire book. I won't be reading anything by this author again.
If you like the book then you will love the audio book. Narrator is able to carry story well and develops different voices for each characer.
I really was happy to fine a new series that caught my interest. Maddox and Ashland are really a great couple, and the calm that each brings to the other is really nice. If you like demons and the supernatural, give this series a try. I've read the first 5 books and the presequels, and they all are good. Try this one. It's worth the credit.
I couldn't even finish it. It was too bad to even waste my time with. I wish I hadn't wasted the 2 hours I DID put into it, not to mention the credits.
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.