Moning's Highlander Series and Fever series are great. Book 1 is very slow, book 2 gets better...but things don't really get great until the narrator (Joyce Bean) is replaced in book 4 and 5. I wish they'd redo 1-3 with the narrarating team from the end of the series.
This is the second book in Moning's Fever series. The narrator for this series changes midway through. If you can endure the narrator for the first book and this book, it gets much better near the end when she incorporates both a male and female reader to help differentiate the parts.This book continues to follow MacKayla Lane on her journey through Dublin seeking revenge for her sister Alina's death. She finally has accepted her role in the end of the world, fae takeover seeming to overrun Dublin. In the end, she finally encounters the Sinsar Dubh, forever changing the road she has to take to ensure both her survival and the survival of the human race.
I loved every one of these books! The characters are interesting and well-developed. Moning does a fantastic job of keeping the story exciting, intriguing, sexy, and unpredictable. I downloaded all of the books to my phone so that I could listen whenever I had a few minutes, whether I was driving, working out, waiting in line somewhere, or folding laundry. Pretty addictive! I was so sorry when I reached the end. I'm starting her Highlander Series next.
I purchased this book only because we are reading it in book club. After the first book, I wasn't sure I could continue due to the awful narration and terribly simple and repetitive writing (how many times can Jericho say Ms. Lane in one sentence?!). This book however is much better, very entertaining and the narrator has definitely hit her stride, especially with some of the side characters (Rowena, Vlaine). I'm actually looking forward to book #3!
The concept of the story is great and the characters are interesting. Some of the writing though just doesn't work for what we know about the characters. Also, this book isn't as good as the first one and drags a bit. That said, I'm hooked on at least finding out what happens so I will get the third book. I see that after the first few books they get different narrators, which I am looking forward to. The narrator is not awful, but she's not that great either.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. I've listened to other books before by this narrator and I think she does her best narrating in this series, though I think the Irish accents and Jericho's accent could use some improvements. The way these books have ended leaves you hanging, so if you are a person who craves instant gratification , wait until Karen Marie Moning finishes the series.
Another great book! Always a good fight and some good battles between Ms. Lane and Barrons! I can't wait for the last book in this series!
I started the Fever Series immediately after the Highland series. It has some similarities (a few characters) but ultimately - not the same style of writing or storyline development. It rambles on at times and each book in this series does not end. It basically stops in a mid-thought. I've always hated books that basically "force you" to purchase the next installment to reach the end of the story. I have completed all in this series and everyone is the same - no ending - a lot of unanswered questions, and a lot of repetition since the writer is trying to fill the reader with the information from the last book. I wish publishers would stop this practice and create a 1000 page book that starts and finishes without the repetition (or here's a thought - end each book with a decent ending). Overall, I really like this author but I really dislike this series.
This book takes a turn from the Highlander series. The Highlander series engages a new hero and heroine in each novel, with the baritone voice of Phil Gigante who reads through the steamy passages that no one would dare silence. This first book of the Fever series sets up the same heroine into the next novel, with her relationships with the hero (s) still in the air, somewhat unfulfilling to the reader. The female narrator reads the heroine well, but not the male gaelic counterpart. Still, Moning's books are magical and intriguing and good fantastical diversions.
Being able to listen to the first 4 books in the Dream series one right after another increased my enjoyment of them immensely. I really liked the glimpse of the McKelter's, short as it was, too. I always enjoy Joyce Bean's narration of books, she does an excellent job with all I've heard her do.