I am a really big fan of the Dark Hunter Series. I began reading the books out of order and back tracked but they are truly good. The first two books set up the characters they are good but they get better as you learn more about the characters and by the third book you have a better understanding of where the series is headed and will definitely be hooked. I began reading this series over 5 years ago and the new books still hold my interest. I have been disappointed in one or two of the books but the authors style of writing doesn't bore you. Good Series of books.
i may have enjoyed the bood a little more if the narrator didn't whine and croon as much... it was the most annoying audiobook i've ever listened to and want my credit back... what a waste
I affectionately call this type of book...smut. This was simply a 'smut' book with a so-so story line.
I have found I am really picky about the narration of books. I compare them to the ones that I found to really stand out and sadly this didn't measure up. She did an 'alright' job, but I disliked her performance for men characters.
A few times I found myself laughing at the characters.
Not at bad book, but I did find it lacking something.
The book, overall, was good. There were many parts that made me smile and others that tried my patience. If you're looking for a plot with mega action and tons of passion, this probably isn't the books for you. I would describe this book as slow and steady. It didn't grab me and hook me for the series necessarily, but I am interested enough to give it another try.
About the narrator.....I'm a bit up in the air about her. The author describes Julian as a Greek man whose sex appeal and accent is irresistible. I felt that the narrator made his accent almost Russian and forced. His voice should have been smoother, huskier, and more seductive. Additionally, I wasn't too impressed with Grace's voice either. I kept getting contradictory images of her in my head of a young, creole black woman and a middle-aged gypsy white woman.
Would I recommend this book? Well, it wouldn't be my first recommendation to someone new to audible, but if you're like me and have listened to enough audiobooks to have an open mind, then yes, I would recommend this book.
I love the book. The plot is logical and has enough unexpected turns. The main characters are adorable. Good reading. Thank you!
Only because I was silly enough to buy the first two books at the same time. I'll listen to the second in this series only because I already own it. Otherwise I wouldn't bother with wasting another credit.
No. The writing wasn't anything special, so it's not like she had good material to work with, but she took a bad book and made it ten times worse. I'd probably actually avoid buying a an audiobook if she did the performance.
In search of a new PNR series to delve into, I figured a series with this many books has to be good, so I'll give it a try. Ugh. After listening to the first book I'm sorry I already own the second. This book was incredibly painful to get through. The narrator is beyond terrible and the voices she used were grating. The author's writing, characters, and overall plot just seemed very unpolished and overall blah. I kept rolling my eyes at how awful it all was that I was afraid my eyes were going to get stuck. The only reason I finished it was to move onto the second in hopes that the author's writing does actually get better. This was a waste of a credit.
For me listening to this book was pure suffering. I should probably have known better - in hindsight the title of the book is a dead giveaway. So if the title appeals to you after you have considered it - then you might actually like the book - I did not.I did actually listen through it all the way to the end - I don't know why, it was like a car accident - you want to look away, but...It was trite, predictable, had a weak, pathetic female lead with no self esteem.In comes the male lead, a supernatural hunk with issues... The story has been written so many times, and it does not get any better for it.. If you like weak females and misogynistic men and lots, and lots of embarrassing sex, this is the book for you. If not - stay clear.
I do not think that is possible - everything about the book is completely wrong for my tastes
The narrator is not bad in her self - it is what she reads that makes it unbearable
I loved Grace's simplicity. She had such a wonderful empathy for what Julian's feelings could have been.
Selena because I have a friend just like her.
I find myself laughing out loud at some of the sarcastic things that the characters say.
The idea of the whole thing.
I have, I have many of the Dark Hunter books on audio. She is very articulate and has great story presence. For me it was easy to see the whole thing playing out in my head like a movie.
Both. But nothing extreem.
The whole Dark Hunter series is a great experience.
Where to begin... I love romances. Historical and paranormal tend to be favorites. And while I've slogged through some shallow, silly, convoluted, and eye-rolling stories, I've never NOT finished one. But THIS... One hour in and I wanted to bang my head against the wall to make it stop!
Every tedious cliche of the genre is trotted out, but even so, that is not what made this intolerable. It's the narrator, Carrington MacDuffie who completely RUINS the story!
I read the negative reviews, so before deciding to take a chance, I listened to a sample and thought she sounded very pleasant. And she DOES have a lovely voice. That's not the problem. It actually took me awhile to pin-point what it was that was so GRATING about her narration...
She reads the story with such exaggerated expression, it sounds like she's mocking it. May-be she's trying to be sexy and funny with the way she PURRRRRS out the story, but it's also how you would read it if you were making fun of it. She could render Tolstoy ridiculous like that. And there is much about the story - at least the part I made it through - that IS ridiculous.
I didn't mind the "fantasy" part of the story... Hot guy trapped in a book? Sounded intriguing. But even fantasy needs some realism to work! May-be it was coming... along with the character development. But I couldn't listen to MacDuffie's over-the-top rendition of SEEEENSUAL and SULLLLLTRY for one more second.