I enjoyed this book but I am not running out to listen to the rest of the series. The narrator was good and the book kept my interest. I'd have to say it was ok.
Love to read!
I was generally pleased with this book. It is very similar to Rachel Vincent's Shifters series, which I liked very much. My only complaint is that I didn't care for Clay, the main character's love interest. I just couldn't connect with him.
The book kept my attention and I found myself not wanting to stop listening. I will most likely get the next book in the series.
Very high. Bitten has exceptional narration and a wonderful story with excellent character development. It took me very little time to be engrossed in the book and wanting to know what was coming next. I enjoyed meeting all the characters and look forward to the next book, which is next on my list.
The character development of Elena and Clay.
Introduction of Clay and Elena's boyfriend at the time.
Clay, sexy, strong, passionate, unique, loyal and just hot!
I just finished listening to all the books in this series back-to-back and in order of publication. I just wanted to leave a note here for anyone new to this series -- if you like the urban fantasy, paranormal romance or similar genre you'll love these books. Read 'em all and read 'em in order!
Unique and interesting characters, adventure, romance, fun, and peril. I especially like that Kelley has released a couple of short story books that fill in more details and the back story of many of the characters.
Thank you Kelley Armstrong for some great entertainment.
As a fan of Armstrong's Darkest Powers and Darkest Rising young adult novels, I was excited to listen to her her adult series (especially as it would be aimed more at my generation of readers). However, I did not find this book to be as fun or intriguing as I did her young adult novels. The main character in Bitten is a rather dramatic and melancholy character, whose mistakes you can see coming from a mile away. While she was thinking one thing, she actions and words would often spell a completely different story. This kind of behavior would be plausible for a fifteen year old girl, but was harder to believe from a grown adult.
The book starts of rather slow...too much backstory, too many lush romantic descriptions with no real reason. But the story picks up about half way through, and will leave you pretty enthralled once you get there. Overall, I am not totally discouraged from this series...but am not quite sold on it yet.
One thing I do want to point out is the narration: while most of the time the narrator did a fine job, the voice that she used for the character Clay was absolutely grating on my last nerve. I wanted to scream at the narrator "Have you ever heard of subtlety?" every time she had dialogue from him. For a lead romantic characters voice to be so thoroughly tarnished by narration really impeded my overall enjoyment of the audiobook. However, as I said, she was able to do every other character's voices perfectly fine.
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
The more audiobooks I listen to the more I am reminded that the right narrator is critical. I happen to really like Aasne Vigesaa's narration. She is one of my absolute favorites, primarily because her voice never overwhelms the author's words.
This was an entertaining book. Certainly not a page turner, it had a less than complex plot. But the characters came to life and were believable because of Vigesaa's narration.
The fact that this book was so dependent upon the voice of the narrator was driven home to me when I tried to listen to the next book in the series. The story's narrator was the same character, but the actual narrator who read the book changed. And the effect was so great I could not finish the book. It wasn't just because the narrator changed. It was also because the narrator was awful.
I have a love/hate relationship with book series. When I look back at the ones I loved and the ones I hated I inevitably find the deciding factor is the narrator. Either I believe the voice in the first book of the series or I never do. I believe one of the worst things a book publisher can do is change narrators in each installment of the series. That is what happens in this series, and why I won't read any more of them.
Yes. The reader is one of the best female readers i have ever heard. Just the tone and pitch of her voice tells you what is happening in the story.
The first time Clayton and Elena run together
Kelley has 1) done an amazing amount of research, and 2) authored one of the BEST descriptive narratives i have ever read! Her descriptions and story of the pack running, hunting, playing and communicating are amazing.
BITTEN IS THE FIRST BOOK IN "THE OTHERWORLD" SERIES BY KELLEY ARMSTRONG.
IN BITTEN YOU MEET ELENA, CLAY AND JEREMY. THEY ARE WEREWOLVES. ELENA IS THE ONLY FEMALE WEREWOLF AND THE STORY IS TOLD FROM HER POINT OF VIEW. I READ ALL OF THESE BOOKS SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CHARACTERS.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SERIES. HOWEVER IT IS NOT FOR KIDS DUE TO THE VERY ADULT CONTENT.
If your looking for a new twist on supernatural and getting away from the typical vampire route, this is a great series to listen to. Bitten captures your attention by chapter 3 and intrigues to see where Armstrong is going into the future. Bitten sets the stage for rest of the series and is a must!
Kelley Armstrong is just amazing. I like every book she has, and I hope she puts out many more. This is the first book in a series, and I like the series very much. I will warn you, that it is not a normal series, and the characters are switched up often. The series in about the woman of the underworld, and though this first book is mostly about one of those woman, you wont really be hearing much from her in the series again until about book 6. Love the book, Love the series, Love the author, and Love the Narrator. Worth the credit.