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.
The story was okay, but really tired of the main characters whining about how great she is and what a burden that greatness is
I usually love this author, but I did not like this series or this character
none were really my favorite, but I guess the birthday party....
No, probably not
I won't repeat other reviews too much. If you see the same thing multiple times, I probably agree with it. The characters are complex. When the servants of Satan are kind and angles are annoying even if they do not technically sin (at least not without serious consequences), any plot is more likely to be fun. Each book in the series involves the main character solving some sort of mystery that has baffled her superiors with help and humorous breaks from a cast of immortal and mortal characters that are also well developed for the most part. There aren't too many shallow charactuers even if minor characters are not as fully developed as the leads.
It took me a bit of time to get used to the narrator. Unlike other reviewers, I found that her style of speaking did not quite match what I expected for the main character. However, it wasn't so off that I could not enjoy the book and before i reached the end of the first book, her style didn't bother me any more. Given that there is a whole series narrated by the same person, this is only mildly distracting for a small portion of the overall series.
Engaging characters, a few unexpected plot twists, very well performed. Many explicit sex scenes, so not the book you'd share with the kiddies while driving cross country.
These books are fun! The dialogue and the story development finds me grinning more often than not. What a nice change.
I just cant get enough of Georgina... I have all of Mead's books, and this is by far my favorite.