Favorite Genres: Urban/Preternatural Fantasy, Science Fiction, Knitting Favorite Story Components: character development, under-dog success stories
The narration made the male lead sound a bit too much like a brainless brawn, but the writing does lend itself that kind of stereotyping. It's a bit of a beauty and beast story, and the heroes probably shouldn't have been drawn from some weird melting pot of religious / mythological iconographies if the author was trying for the kind of suspension of disbelief that the "fantasy" genre is famous for.
That said, if you're looking for a fun, fluffy listen it's not bad.
The male lead - his sense of community and responsibility was easiest to identify with.
I find I really have a hard time listening to men trying to mimic female voices, and Bellmore read the male lead in a way that conveyed a sense of brainless brawn. The characters were recognizably distinct, and the narration was worth the sale price.
This ain't Shakespear, and with that kind of expectation, it's enjoyable.
I tend to look for anything in a series so I have a long time with a story. I'm glad I listened to this one first. It sounds so fake! Yes, I understand it's fantasy but even I couldn't buy into and I'm looking for something unreal. If they gave me the first book free, I don't think I'd try again wit this series and I'd disappointed, I thought it must be good if there are so many in the sequel.
I gave up and stopped listening.
The couple took care of business.
There is no comparison. The end of the book was so darn memorable - I started reading the series too enjoy the boldnest of these type of endings
Fight the demons, find a cave to hide in, have sex, leave the cave, keep fighting...How cool is that?
I sat and thought about this book and how it played out...extreme ending
this is perhaps the worst book or audible production I've ever listen to. I've already purchased another book from this author. So, I guess I'll give the author one more try. hopefully it will be better. I'm not really sure that another reader could have made any difference
not in the genre, but maybe in the author.
the narrator was boring. could it be just the author?
i would not have published this book.
I'm planning on reading book 1 of this series before walking away.
I really hate a romance that's too easy. Although this couple had lots of obstacles - their love and bonding did not. They were begging to bond with each other from the start. I guess I can't expect much from such a short book though.
Yes. He did pretty well in this series.
I could have skipped the entire book, lol.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Right away, the story is engaging and the characters are likable, both tortured souls that gravitated towards each other. The sex scene was a little weird and I do not care for what ends up happening to them, but it is a prequel and the very end makes me want to listen to the remaining series. Since this is the first book that I have read of the series it does look promising and enjoyable, plus the price is right to try something new. Also good by Gena Showalter is Catch a Mate and Animal Instincts both are funny.
Avid reader/listener of romance, action, thrillers, and spy novels.
As a prequel, it's not suppose to give a lot away and tells how the main characters came to be. For that, it does a good job. The realtionship with the characters, though, was kind of boring. It's the typical boy (who really is hot thinks he's not) falling for the typical girl (who thinks she's not worthy of said boy) and vice versa. Am I complaining about the book? No way. The romance part of it was sweet and tender, but the ending nearly broke my heart.
As for the narrator, he was good. He's in my top 10 but I always compare them to Holter Graham and Ray Porter. He's bland a lot of the time, unless there's a stated emotion. It's a little hard to follow, but once you get used to him, it makes more sense. There's no accent, which would have helped with the character changes.
This one would get a 3.5 star rating, if there were half stars in there.
First off you don???t have to read this book to understand the series. It isn???t the best book in the series but it was worth a listen. If you are as spellbound by this series as I am, this book will squash the curiosity bug. After I read the first book I wondered about the story that started the avalanche of the Lords beginning. Several questions I had formed about the Lords were answered in this book and I do recommend reading it, but after reading book 1 The Darkest Night. The reason being that if you read The Darkest Fire first you might not fully appreciate the theme of sacrificing for love and how the emotion creates strength rather than weakness. I really like these books and give the series 2 thumbs up.
Love anything about shifters and lycanthropy. Paranormal romance is my thing! best escape and entertainment I can imagine! :]
i tried this one since it was short and quick and practically free. Wanted to get a taste for this author since she seems to get rave reviews in the genre i like. I wish i could say that i was now going to jump right in and get all her titles but alas, sigh, i don't think i will. I normally don't even give a review if i don't like a book. i try and stick with the positivies i feel about books. This one wasn't even that memorable. i think it could have been half an hour instead of the three something it ended up.
Shrug, what can i say? Not bad!! Really well written! Just not memorable or stirring in anyway. I didn't get a viceral reaction which is what usually makes me fall in love with an author and read everything they have written. Not so much with this one. Sorry! I just wasn't at all moved and it wasn't something i will think about in the future.
Probably not. See what i wrote above.
I loved his smooth, deep voice! He was GREAT!!
No idea. It was lacking something but i am not sure what.
This is the first I have heard from both the author and narrator. I love the storyline for this series and I can't wait to listen to the next book. Sometimes you don't get the right narrator for this type of story but Max Bellmore is perfect.