This story is well written. The awakening of 'Ms Lane' that there is a whole other world she never knew of but would soon become intricately embroiled in is a captivating story. The narration is pretty good. I'm kinda spoiled from her previous series being read by the unparalleled voice of Phil Gigante. He comes back in later books of the Fever series though and once again gives a truly amazing performance. All in all this is a must have
The primary female character of this story comes across as whiny and spoiled. Stuborn and uninformed to the point of ridiculous this woman stumbles about in a world so completely unknown to her it is amazing that her character survives. Even in this genre of fiction, a certain credibility must attach to the characters for the story to remain of interest. This main character lacks that credibility making the story a challenge to finish. The narrator however does a credible job of bringing the characters to life.
This book is Moning's first attempt at first person perspective writing and she has hit this story out of the park. SUMMARY (POTENTIAL SPOILERS): MacKayla Lane is a beautiful happy southern belle until she gets the call that will forever change her life. Her sister Alina has been brutally murdered in Dublin while studying abroad. Even though against her parents' wishes, she herself goes to Dublin to try to get the cold case reopened. While there, she meets enigmatic bookstore owner, Jericho Barrons. Unsure of who trust or what she is, she discovers she has the ability to see through Fae glamour. Barrons takes her on a crazy ride, stealing Fae relics, and testing her resolve. With a cast of good and bad fairies, other women with her talent, and the sexual tension with Barrons makes for a great foundation for the series to expand upon. While Moning says this is a book of hope, slowly the pink facade Mac brought to Dublin begins to turn dark, making the resolution in Shadowfever that much sweeter! Hang on and enjoy the ride!
I didn't think it got any better than the highlander series! but after Darkfever I wish I had started with this series instead!
I could not tell you if the story or the narrator was the problem, but I just could not listen to this. I'm going to try again, maybe in actual paperback, because it seems like a popular series so people must like it. Maybe I will find it is the narrator that could not keep my interest that way? Whatever the case, it was disappointing to not be able to get through an hour of it :/
I'm sure that it's tough to find a narrator that can do a British, Irish and Southern accent, but this is just not a great narrator. The story is so good I toughed my way through it though.
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.
The majority of this book might be enjoyed by 15-18 year-old girls. I listened to the end - because that's the way I am ... but I requested (numerous times) that someone just shoot me before I finished it! It might have been a contender had it not been for the incessant references to the wardrobe/accessories/nailpolish/lipstick/hairstyle-color and the sheer stupidity of the heroine.
What a waste of a credit. The narrator is way too old for the character she is portraying and the way she narrates the male lead sounds a little too much like Golum to be taken seriously. This author has obviously taken generously from other books in the genre, namely the Sookie Stackhouse series. I had just finished A Discovery of Witches and was longing for something in the same category, this is definitely not it.
Note: this series is not YA. There's swearing and a lot of sexuality. But, it is still very similarly themed to Mortal Instruments. Cannot wait to read the entire series!
Oh - the lead man, Jericho's voice sounds like an 80-yr old. I thought he was an old man until Mack said he was late 30's.