Seriously, how hard is it for a reader to do a simple google search to learn the pronunciation of the place names in the book?
I think that I would have loved this book in my early 20s and before my introduction to Anne Rice. If you're an Anne Rice fan, you will be sourly disappointed. The story lacks complexity or even true suspense. I finished the book but am not going to listen to the rest of the series.
I'm a fan of the book series and have read it a lot of times now.
I'm not rating this a 3 based on the story because the story hasn't changed, it will always be good. However, I feel the narration came off as monotonous, it made me sleepy instead of excited or even interested. I think she failed to "animate" the characters properly.
Still a "hear" for those Twilight fans out there who can't get enough of the series but can't keep on reading it over and over. Nice to listen to if you're alone driving or just plain stuck in traffic.
I have worked in information Technology for 25 years and have run my own small business for 23 years. I love books!
Total escapism - and totally enjoyable.
This is one of my all time favorites. Will read the book and listen to it every year. A++
Did this book make me feel like I was 16 again? Yes. Is that a bad thing? No.
Give in to the book. Just feel like you did when you were young, carefree and feeling love for the first time. I loved this book. A little repetitive during the love-y parts, but I was never bored, and flushed with girlish anticipation for each chapter!
The book is a light listening option...not a complicated plot, perhaps a little slow the first half of the book. I did however, really like the climax towards the end and couldnt stop listening. Overall it was enjoyable.
I loved the voice of Bella, Illyana also did a great job conveying the other voices. I have listened to the first two books in the series - two times each. I am just waiting for my credits to download Eclipse. I hesitated for a while, but many of my students have read the books and wanted to see what the hype was about. Didn't think I would love the story as much as I did. I have listened to dozens of audiobooks. I would highly recommend these.