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.
I think the First Part of the 3 part book could have been cut by about 3/4.
I had to skip most of the first part and you don't miss anything as in short it tells of the many times Acheron, his abuse over, and over, and over just by different people in his life.
It got good the last part of the second part where you learn how he gets Semi, (who I dearly love) and when he is now in modern day, and continues to be good in the 3rd part of the book.
I would say listen to the 1st section by listen,skip,listen,skip then when you get to the 2nd section read on and enjoy
I thought I was being tortured by listening to this thing.
I have to date read half of Kenyon's Dark Hunter series and loved almost all.
This book was so unbalanced it was painful.
Firstly, 4/5th of the book was about the tortures that was Acheron's life. I think 'torture' is a bit light. Some of this stuff is definitely not for the light of heart. But, when that's all I listen to for 25 hours (and I did!!!), I thought I wanted to jump off the plane ( I was in one).
The good stuff only happened in the last maybe 4-5 hours. Good God! Read Kiss of the Night! It was the best.
I just loved this book...I read it twice, and listened to it on audio once. Fantastic, mesmerizing, addictive...I love Sherrily Kenyon, and I adore her character Acheron!! I would definitely suggest this book to my friends!!