I have read/listended to all the books to this point and Acheron is by far my favorite caracter! At some points his story was very hard to listen to, but you know he comes out of it stronger. I love the history/mytholgy of these books.
Never read anything by Sherrilyn Kenyon before, so since this was the only available audible by her in this country I thought it would be good to listen to see if her books would be any good, and I absolutely loved it! I totally recommend buying this book. It’s long, however worth the extra hours, I cried, laughed and my heart sang. I continue to listen to my favourite parts of the book even though I have heard it over and over again. I have even got the book to add to my library. 5 stars
It was worth the build up from the previous books (some of which are not in audio format and one that was abridged and you should get the book). The narration could have been a little better but the book more than made up for it. I absolutely loved this one!
...and I don't mean emotionally. The book is divided in 2 parts that are so far apart in style as day and night, which is why I'm giving it 3 stars.
The first part contains mortal Acheron's story and is so dark and dreary I had to stop listening at times. Although Kenyon has presented tormented characters before (Dance with the Devil and Born of Night come to mind), I felt she took the torture too far this time. Indeed, I might even say the author was taking out all her sadistic tendencies on her main character to such extent as to become utterly ridiculous. I understand that more often than not the audience tends to feel for the troubled hero, but in this case I found myself becoming anesthetized by what I was listening. Even so, this part of the story sheds light on the leader of the Dark-Hunters and as such I believe it might be enjoyed by hardcore fans.
What I really loved though was the second part of the story; in fact, I bookmarked it and read it all over again as soon as it was finished! The tone is much lighter while the structure is closer to the rest of the Dark-Hunter books. This is where you can find the jolts and frissons that are so common in the series.
In conclusion, if you're a Dark-Hunter fan, then this is definitely a must read. However, I can safely say that, although I've reread several of Kenyon's books, I'll be happy if I never again read a single paragraph from the first half of this story.
I am new to the series, and have read one after another over the past couple of weeks. Acheron is intense, heartbreaking, and necessary to help understand why he does the things he does. Tortured soul, compassionate in spite of all his tortures. Amazing.
Audible ROCKS! I re listen to my books ALL the time
I cried and yelled and screamed and laughed and all of those emotions during the book- it was the most amazing book - very dark the first half and lighter the 2nd half. I loved it!
This is a really good,long book, but if you have been waiting for Acheron's story, who is complaining, not me. If you reread or listen to books over and over again, too long usually doesn't matter. It's a plus. This book has it all, and Acheron's love story is great. Artemis is a pain. Acheron was a bit naive in his early affair with her; however, later on he tolerates her because he is trying to help someone else. Also, there is something called suspension of disbelief, so I don't have trouble with some of the why didn't he do this or that. Come on, its a story, and unless it is way off center, I am very tolerant. If I want great, though provoking reading, I go to the classics or read people who are on the watch list for greatness. This type of story is for escapism, and it work for me. If you want a good read/listen with love, hate and many of the issues of real life, this story might work for you.
I have no idea why so many readers likes this book and gave great reviews. I like Holter Graham as a narrator and have several books narrated by him. But this book is literally a broken record that repeats itself that I wanted to kill myself as much as Acheron>.<.
Don't let the other reviews keep you from downloading this book. I will say that the first part of the book was hard, HARD to listen to! Ash's past is painful to listen to. The amazing thing is that this book is the perfect explanation to why Ash is so mysterious. If you liked the other books you will like this one. I do wish they would stick with one narrator. I will say that I wont listen to book 12 the Scott Brick guy is unbearable I couldn't even listen through the excerpt.