Narrators voice was good choice except for how she chose 2 portray Doyles. his should have been a more velvety, dark chocolate voice, not tha robotic, nasal tone she gave it. just mho.
Please, please, please - will somebody PLEASE let the narrators know that the word "geas," meaning a magical compulsion or constraint, is pronounced like the waterfowl, geese, instead of what I so often hear used, jeeyoss. It drags me out of the story and compels me to shout GEESE at the rafters. Which is just weird to those in the house.
A little less sex, a little less overly abstract descriptions that left me wondering what the author was actually trying to say, a whole lot more plot development and perhaps a feeling of a conclusion. I literally said aload "that's it?" when the audiobook ended. I understand that it is the first in a series of books but at least have the book that has some tension and a sense of victory of some sort. My review here is longer than a descriptive summary of the book would be.
I have no idea but Laurell Hamilton will not be the author of it
The narrator failed horribly at any male voice becoming very monotone.
Hard to say since a lot of them may be used later in the series that was just not needed for this book. If anything the queen's second spy did nothing for the story.
Stories have a good premis, but unfortunately drift into more sex and less plot. Narator was good, unfortuately they swapped narators for one book then go back to the original narator.
Decent reed but plots could be stronger.
Basically this starts out as a mystical mystery, Then you run across a sex scene--okay, it's a modern world, I can put up with that. Then another sex scene, then a fantasy sex scene, and thinking about sex scene, and....well I gave up and checked the plot out in wikipedia...the book is just one long excuse for porn, with a sequel full of it too.
Geeze I know chick lit has girl sex descriptions in it, but at least when you read the "....in Death" series, there's an actual plot there too.
So if you like graphic sex scenes with unhuman creatures--a 5. If not, a 2.
I am hesitant to try the Anita Blake series because this book is so awful. Started out fine, but degraded into weird perversity. I can appreciate erotica; this was just a lot of sex, a little bit of plot and extremely poor writing.
This is the first installment in this series and I must say that I hope it improves. The Anita Blake series is constantly challenging previous books and has many twists and turns. This book was still interesting to have a change in venue. I will still get the next book as it may have just been that I am not open-minded enough after all the Blake plots. I still suggest it only be prepared to hear some of the same saying as well as slang terms.
I had not idea what this authors definition of "Fantasy" was prior to purchasing this book! I've never purchased EROTICA & never thought about the word "Fantasy" having a dual meaning! I made it to chapter 13 & had all I could stand! I'd like to have my credit back on this purchase!