I have a very fast paced life. Audio books are an awesome alternative for me. Long road trips, working out and housework arn't a bore.
I am a Black Dagger mega fan! This book was a surprise. I was pleased to see a few characters from that series in this book. This is not a continuation of that theme, or that series, but very captivating non-the-less.
J.R.Ward did not disappoint me. She delivered a great read....I am on my second time through so I can assure you that the read is captivating. I am looking forward to the next in the series. Thanks for reading my review!
If you like the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series and are wondering if you will like this one too.... Yes! The series can be stand alone but if you've read BDB you will be way ahead, as the stories run parallel and have some minor interwoven characters. Though I can't say this series has the same erotic pull of BDB quite yet - it's still well worth the credit.
First, let me say that I did not like this book. In my 150 Audible books I have finished, this is the first review I have ever written, in hopes of warding others away from a long bad read/listen. On a 35 hour driving trip, I almost did not finish it.
1. Terrible Dialog. The dialog is forced and delivered poorly by the reader. I couldn't figure out which was worse, the writing or the reading.
2. Too many f- bombs. I am probably less offended by cursing than almost anyone I know, but the cursing was over the top-- in some cases, even in the narration.
3. Can't make up its mind what it wants to be. Love story: C-, Suspense Thriller: D-, Sci-Fi: D-, Overall: D-.
If I were reading instead of listening I'd just flip a couple of pages. I really like the story line. I love the narrator and think he adds a lot to the work. And, I admit, I will probably get at least another of the series to try. It is, in part, a love story so a couple of the sex scenes would be fine. They're even well written (if extremely explicit). But after the fifth or sixth it's just too much. They get in the way of an otherwise good tale. Too bad.
Where to start? This is one of the worst audio books I’ve read. I do not understand why this book is so highly rated. The only thing I can say is that the plot had potential. This potential was never realized. To be blunt, the writing is awful. The characters interact with each other as if they were pouty teenagers with anger issues. The author pads each line of dialog with curses in order to try to make the characters interaction more plausible. It doesn’t work. It really doesn’t work. Furthermore, the characters act in self-destructive and counterintuitive ways. This includes such stupidity as one of the “good guys” having a fist fight with someone he really knows to be a good person and has the “good guy’s” interests at heart.
I did finish the book. Whenever I know I’m going to give an audio book a bad rating, I feel obligated to give the author every opportunity to redeem himself. He didn’t. If you are interested in really great audio books in the Sci-Fi & Fantasy genre, you can’t do better than Jim Butcher’s “Dresden Files” series and any of the Brandon Sanderson books. I warn you, these two author’s have quite a large amount of books already written so you may be reading just them for quite some time. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.
I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!
Twists, turns, hot
JR Ward is kind of in a league of her own
I haven't but he's one of my favorites now!
Most definitely. Couldn't wait to get to book 2!
When it becomes hard to see things clearly...You learn to listen !
I have been looking for another good story to listen to and was seriously thinking about canceling my subscription until another good book that I wanted to hear came out. I am a BDB fan and have been in agony waiting for the story about Q and B to hit the stands in March of 2013. I was pleasantly surprised that the story grabbed me and held me the way it did and I even liked the narration, which has been another stopping block for me after listening to stories read by Phil Gigante. Everyone else has begun to sound like my GPS is reading the book to me.
I think that Eric G. Dove did a really good job at getting the story across. I am learning that a narrator can make or break a really good book and story line. I have read some really good books, and when I tried to listen to the same story on audio book the narrator turn me away from books that I knew were really good.
Not this time ! J.R Ward is a fantastic writer and I think that Mr. Dove did her work justice and I think I have just found myself another narrator I can trust to pull up a chair with me next to my fireplace and read me a story as I snuggle up in my favorite blanket. I can't wait to hear the next in the series. Ironic that just as I was losing faith in finding another good audible book to listen to the story of Fallen Angel was delivered to me, of all things, by a man named DOVE!
Read the Series!
None,takes a cast to make it good!.
Half the experience!
Well,if you consider spending credits on the others in the series "extreme", then yes. No strong emotion of any degree,just a decent Listen.
Wish J.R Ward would continue the series.