No, not really. I always say the book is better than the movie, so I guess in this case, it would be better than the audio version. You can go back and re-read the book. The reader spoke in such an emotionally dark way, I didn't quite connect with her.
It was pretty original, compared to all the other PNR books that are out today. Succubus and Incubus legends aren't often explored in PNR. I also liked the mystery.
The scene where Georgina ended up taking Seth to Crystal Stars for the first time. Yes, Georgina was being a bit childish, but she was right; a lot of frauds are out there.
The moment where she kissed Seth and got to see his love for her.
Georgina is definitely a flawed character. I like her a lot, but she does have her moments when she's not at her best.
Maybe it's just me, but the book took a while to pick up. The story in itself is very interesting and there is a plethora of characters and supernatural occurrences, but it was a bit exasperating. It may be that the author was gaining her footing, because the second half of the book was interesting. I will say that I loved the main character's spunk and sense of humor. I also enjoyed her platonic love/hate/snark with her favorite author.
I'm on the fence. I may listen to the second installment when it goes on sale.
For background, my favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Margaret George. My favorite illustrators are Johanna Basford, Millie Marotta, Richard Merritt, and Claire Scully (just to name a few).
Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend because I actually enjoyed hearing about Georgina's struggles with what she is despite how long she's been alive. She's a character that makes you want to know more which is why I started the second book right after finishing the first.
Georgina because she was interesting and I liked her 'voice.'
She really made it easy to listen to the story and I enjoyed the way she brought Georgina to life. I couldn't imagine hearing her voice now and not hearing Georgina.
I actually would have liked to but I only listen while at work so there were times when I hoped no one bothered me in my office so I could keep listening.
If sex bothers you, don't listen to this because the main character is a succubus after all.
The entire Georgina Kincaid series is up there with some of my faves in the fantasy genre. The stories are engrossing and well written. I totally lose myself in each book when they come out.
Georgina Kincaid, the story's heroine, is a nice change from the run-of-the mill vampire/shifter/werewolf/witch/zombie tales out there now. As a succubus from ancient Greece times, she has seen a lot but is not jaded by humanity. If anything, Georgina has become quite enamored with us. A very empathetic character, Georgina Kincaid, is very well imagined by Richelle Mead. Love this entire series. Cannot wait for the next book to come out!
All of them. Elisabeth Rodgers is a perfect reader for this series. Her sultry, silky, and steamy voice makes the Succubus' tale all the more believable.
Read them all!!!
I have listened to 3 hours now and there is still no action, no plot and no character development just me me me drivel from a self absorbed whiney unrealistic protagonist that seriously needs to get a life - no pun intended. Audible has done it again, screwed me out of a credit by deliberately marketing what is basically a romance novel as something it is not.
Sexy Action Adventure
I am no literary critic so If I dont use the appropriate words and phrases please forgive me. the heroine/protagonist is not the most powerful individual in the story. More a reluctant heroine, and yet she shows remarkable resolve and resourcefulness. She is also surrounded by an interesting group of friends. The sort of life I hadn't imagined for a "damned soul" I love the, new to me, genre of "Urban Fantasy". Sort of Scifi with out the space or future with the recognizable of a "real" city on this planet. There is not a ton of learning curve to be dragged through getting up to speed with all sorts of difficult to read names and paragraph after paragraph of other worldly descriptions of other worlds or technologies.I like sarcastic dark humor... this book is loaded with it.Any book with a Succubus as a protagonist you know there is going to be some sexy bits... who would guess... I like that too.I liked the story and liked the way it was told and very well read.
Chapter 3 there is a scene where Georgina meets Seth. Very funny... oh crap funny.
The small scene toward the end with Carter and Georgina in her car.
The reader/narrator Elisabeth Rogers was excellently selected for her voice. The pairing of Richelle Meads story and Elisabeth Rogers reading is brilliant. This is my first full audio book and I am Sooooo hooked. I have to adopt some restraint in my listening. I burned through the whole series in days It was soo good.
Favorite quote: "Labels are for cans not people"(by Unknown) Jim Dale is my favorite Narrator of all time. His version of HP was my first Audio-book experience! Mostly listen to Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi - Fantasy, and Romance.
Yes, so that I can focus on the clues I missed during my first listen. It was such a good experience I listened to each part in one evening and had to force myself to stop when the first part was over.
Georgina the Succubus, as a woman who loves books (and audiobooks), I could relate to her and some of her predicaments. ;)
She can pull you in with her voice and her crisp annanciation of "s" sounds is oddly fitting for the characters.
Just because you are supposed to, doesn't mean you have to! (And the cliche) Don't judge a Book by its cover!
I'd recommend it to my mother!
I absolutely love a good book. and working in an office, I am able to listen to several books a month while I work.
I have not read the print version, but I can't imagine it being better than the audio version. Elisabeth Rodger's performance was excellent. I could easily visualize the characters almost as if I was watching a movie.
Georgina aka Leetha was my favorite character. She is a dark heroine. You love her even though she is doing bad, because she has a conscience and she cares about people. Georgina wants to be good but is victim of circumstance.
This is my first Elisabeth Rodger's performance, but I was thoroughly impressed. Once I finished the book , I immediately checked to see what else she'd done and was happy to find more.
I was very moved when the Georgina realized that she needed and wanted to protect Seth. She risked her life and shape shifted to animals to fight Roman and his sister, and she was hurt doing so.
"reading junkie" I read or listen to almost anything except for non-fiction or history, unless I find it interesting.
It's not a bad book but I looked at the other books in the series and I was unhappy with the author's choice of love interest. I could be wrong but it just seemed to safe and boring. The story was actually pretty good. It's written well and even has some funny parts.