I like happy endings and realism that is realistic rather than gritty.
Intriguing characters, engrossing story with twists and turns and plenty of mystery. But I wish I'd never listened to book one. Darkfever was so good that I rushed to my library to get the rest of the series. Unfortunately. Book 3 in the series put some adult images in my head that I never, ever wanted there. Be warned.
This story seems to be pretty interesting but with the southern accent of the reader and the juvinal descriptions of the lead characters hairdo and attire the whole thing just gets too tiresome to continue. I've tried twice because as I said the story is interesting. The long blond ponytail every other page and that awful accent. Just too much.
I'm an entrepreneur / small business owner, a computer nerd, a lover of music, an Auburn fan, a father to the 2 best kids ever, and I'm pretty much always in a good mood. I enjoy the shooting range and hit the gym almost every week day. I have an awesome group of close friends and if I drink, I enjoy a neat single malt scotch.
I listened to all 5 books in the series over the course of the last 2 months. The later books are written better and the new narrator is much better. They also use males to read the male voices in the latter books. I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan so following up on Jim Dale's narration is nearly impossible, but I really enjoyed this series nonetheless. If you're looking for another series to read and just can't get into this one, try His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.
loved this book. The narrator is awesome! I could listen to her all day. Can't wait to download and start listening to book2.
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.