Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions.
Tough question. I have most of Christine's Dark Series in print. What I find is that when we read, I believe a different part of our brain/mind is accessed. The visualization of the story is stronger with reading the print version.However, as someone who was read to as a child, I have always loved being read to, and being able to listen to the audio books is truly a wonderful experience.
MaryAnn Delaney. MaryAnn's character, while being an extremely intelligent, and strong woman, who is able to help women in emotional need, seems somewhat detached from her own emotional needs and is seems perplexed, by the entire Carpathian Lifemate dynamic. Being a strong woman, she is sure that she would not be able to give up her strength and personal power, (for lack of better words to describe it), and be submissive to the strictures of life that a woman experiences with a Carpathian male. MaryAnn's 'girly' sensibilities, her worries about her designer boots and clothing, her sense of what she thinks she can't live without gradually give way to a transition to the life in a rainforest, the beauty, the dangers, the sense of living life on the edge. To be fair to her, Manolito thrust her into a life that she would never have willingly chosen for herself, (although this is a recurring theme in Christine's books). It seems to me MaryAnn's character was the woman who stepped up and became willing to reach out to rescue Manolito from the half-life, half-death existence he was in.
Personally, I found the beginning of this book very slow-moving and boring. I would have to say thus far, this is one of my least favorite of Christine's Dark Series books.
I loved this story it weaved a historical account of all the brother; making you want to know what happened to them and their lifemates. Did they find her? great
unforunately the plot (boring), the character development (shallow), the settings (not believable) and all the rest- in other words the book itself- just isn't worth the money. Phil Gigante's voice was the only thing that got me to the end of this tedious deux ex machina repeat-o-rama.
This was the first of the dark series that I listened to and I found it very steamy. The two characters made listening very interesting. My only complain would be the time spend between worlds with very little happening. My first reading of Christine Feehan was Dark Descent and I starting to seek out other books by Christine. I am in love with them. I am an avid reading and owns over 140 audiobooks. I plan to purchase and listen/read all the dark series and other books by Christine.
Love the story plot, C. Freehan is a great story teller; audible presentation sucks. Especially the "echoing mind thoughts" and the forced theatrically voice presentation. From this point forward I will read the books.
Honestly, I like Christine Feehan...most of the time. I find her books imaginative and fun, but this one was just too much of the same thing over and over again. I kept waiting for the plot to start but it never seemed to. It was just "she's mine" or "I must take her" or "I can't possibly love this man" "I love this man" "She is everything" some other goofy possesion thing...but I suppose that fits the title.
It seems like Ms. Feehan will put out a good book in the series and then one that is just full of sex and no substance. This was one of the latter. One with a plot and then one that borders on porn. If you have read any of the Dark series then you know what lifemates are and the level of attachment they have for one and other. You don't need to be reminded of it in every paragraph.
I did, however, enjoy the narrators. They were fantastic and I found myself searching for other books read by them.
All in all, I wasted $20...but I will, nevertheless, buy the next one.
I could not wait for this book and was not disappointed. I totally loved Nicolas and Lara!! I cried when Nicolas learned of Lara's torture. Also I liked that the other characters in previous books were brought back in this one.
The was by far the worst of the 'Dark' Series. I found myself annoyed thoughout this book, something which I have not experienced in any on Feehan's books yet. The plot was trite, the narrators grated, and I found myself not caring about any of the charactors. I just wanted the book to end. I don't know if this book is a fluke, or if Feehan has reached the point where she needs to end the series, for her character's sakes, if for no other reason.
If this is your first experience with Christine Feehan's, don't judge her by this one. Her other 'Dark' books are better as are the 'Drake Sisters' and 'Game' series.
The author changed her style from acceptable love to trashy descriptions. The story line lacked her usual character idenity to a flat nonsense. I hope any future endevors she will revert to tried and proven success.