yes, I really loved the story of Rhage and Mary
I really hated the fact that Mary's disease came back and she was dying.
printed is better since the narrator is not all that great.
I love Rhage!
this is his story thats why I got the audiobook, so i could listen to the story when I cant read it.
Rhage, vishous and Rhevenge are my favs.. not to say i dont Love phury, zsadist, john mattherw, qhuinn, blay, wrath, tohr, payne and butch. i enjoy all tier stories this is one of the best series i have come across.
but rhage is one that just sticks out for me. i mean the huge tattoo and his curse soo awesome! i just wish he didn't fall into the background so much later on.
so many ways.. sounds too old for the slang, makes me feel awkward.. monotone no change in narration and speech even women's voices sound the same some time sits hard to tell what is being spoken and what is being thought. i mean so many times it says "in a growl" or "deep rumble" or "his voice was coarse" but everything sounds the same.
Also just FYI - its 2PAC to 2PACK only 10 min in and things are mispronounced.
yes i would listen to it in one sitting but the once again the narrator bugs me and makes me want to sleep.
can we petition to have theses books re read by some one else. maybe Phil Giante he did amazing with the fever series! it would be better if they recorded all books like shadowfever for instance.. where a man does the man portions and a women does all the female portions.
Love this series and all the characters. On to book 3. Totally recommend this series out of credits so with the dollars.
To All My Favorite Narrators: You are the voices in my head...
My opinion of this book will be biased due to the cancer plot point... Having recently lost someone to cancer I found this book very emotionally moving. Overall, I think this is a good second installment of the series. There were still moments a really wanted to roll my eyes, but overall I think this series is very stable.
Jim is still his ever "stuffy" self, but it doesn't ruin the listen. This is one of those books that you will have a very different experience if you read it as opposed to listening to Jim narrate. I stand by my opinion of bad casting that I gave in my review of book 1, but it's not the worst I have heard. Basically you have rough and tough, street wise, bad asses being read by a radio announcer. It will take about a 30 minutes listening curve to get used to. I still think the series is worth listening to, and I am getting attached to the characters - that in itself is a good review in my book.
Very entertaining and the narrator was good. These Brotherhood books rank right up there with any of the really good vampire books I have read. I like that these vampires don't have all the stereotypical vampire traits, ie, garlic, sleeping in coffins, etc.
The Black Dagger Brotherhood characters. These guys are so funny with their music and dress. I also like the developing friendships between Butch and the brothers.
The pauses between the paragraphs and the chapters are much too long! I kept thinking the book was over or my MP3 player was going on the blink. Shorten any further pauses.
I would recommend this series to ANYONE who loves Fantasy/Vampire books. If you do, you will fall in love with this author and narrator. It's not for the faint of heart though, the sex scenes are intense, but if you don't mind that, which I don't ;-) then ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY!! I have listened to the entire series and each book is just fabulous!
I loved these two characters and couldn't stop listening! The story between the two main characters struck a chord with me and was happy how it all ended up. Pretty hot and steamy, but I like how gentlemanly she makes the male. Narrator was good too.
I tried to listen to this twice and never got past the first minute. I just couldn't get into the story with the dry, flat narration. The narrator reads well, but that's almost all he does. Every situation and character is the same. I guess I'm used to more of a dramatic reading. I listen to A LOT of audio books and apparently I've been spoiled.
After I had NOTHING ELSE to listen to, I tried again and this time made myself focus. After awhile the annoying reader faded -- like a bad smell you get used to -- and the story held my attention enough to finish.
The erotic scenes were especially awkward with this guy droning on about the sex.
I shouldn't blame all the irritation on the narrator though... some of the dialog was cringe worthy. "Do you feel me?" And WHY couldn't she refer to the vampire's footware as BOOTS, at least once in a while, instead of the excessive references to what their SH*TKICKERS were doing!? Guh.
But this story sets up the next one, making it tempting enough that I'll probably get it. UNfortunately the same narrator reads it. :( I should listen before I get UNaccustomed to that... voice.
I dont know of a better series out there today that has the perfect person reading it to being out the feeling of the book.
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Enjoyed the book. I didn't realize I listened to the 2nd one first. I recommend this one. Look forward to the rest!