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.
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!
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-.
This is my first J.R. Ward novel and I was pleasantly suprised. It is written from a different perspective than the typical romance-type novel. Good plot, great characters and fun fantasy. I look forward to the next edition.
Ok, a little sex in your Sci-Fi can be a good thing but unfortunately this is another series that apparently makes it a co-star. Surprisingly the fallen angel aspect of story is quite good but unfortunately about 30% of the story is really just soft porn. Actually not just soft porn but porn written by an adolescent who still dreams of Disney and princes. A 21 minute sex scene (yes I timed it) where the rich man and the star hooker have their first sex is almost nauseating (trust me, worse than dime store bad) and unbelievable. There are several of these scenes I just ended up fast forwarding through. I try to be a little forgiving with my books but this one just didn't do it for me, I would classify this "romance" and not "fiction". Glad it was on sale but won't be listening to the rest of the series. NOW FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LOVE "Oh his rippling muscles and amazing good looks and incredible-only-cares-about-me-being-satisified sex (in detail) even though he's rich and I'm just a divorced hooker with a son and happily ever after - yada yada yada" and don't really care about Fallen Angels, this book is for you! Get up off the couch, turn off the TV and put down the Chocolate Chip Mint ice cream and do the download! Me, I'll wait for the next Presidents' Vampire. Thanks.
JR Ward is easily in my list of top favorites! I was smitten with my first introduction to her writing with the Black Dagger Brotherhood and I'm so glad I've got yet another addicting series in Fallen Angels.
Covet, the first story in the battle between good and evil was awesome! There was a bit of suspense and mystery, coupled with other worldly fantasy & romance that I really enjoyed. The characters are intriguing and left me excited about what's to come. Ward blends the human/paranormal thing like a pro. The narration was good, although I compared it to the BDB the whole time expecting the voice characterization range that Jim Frangione had, nonetheless, Dove did a respectable job.
I'm all in with this series, and highly recommend it as a total credit worthy purchase!
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!
I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!
This book started off a little rough. It was all over the board for a good while, several chapters at least. I was fighting with the idea of getting my credit back from audible on this one. It wasn't until about (maybe) halfway through that everything started turning around and making sense. Then it started getting pretty good. It ended pulling it altogether, but I wasn't sure I wanted to get the second book in the series.
I just finished the second book and I am glad I struggled through this one. It gets better.
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.