It was great to read about other areas of Caldwell. One of the characters from Rhev's old club made a star appearance and it was quite well received. My main issue with the book was the narrator. I thought I was spoiled by not hearing Jim Frangione (I was) but it was more than that with this book. The narrator did make vocal changes to indicate when characters were speaking but he never added any depth to the characters. The true test was the reading of the sensual scenes. The narrator was not involved in any of the words being read. No depth, no passion, no emotion, NOTHING to bring the listener in to engage with the other senses to bring the story alive. I missed whole chapters because I kept dozing off during the narration. Eric Dove sounded like a very good computer generated voice and this is not a good quality when reading suspenseful works.
I strongly suggest that readers avoid this narrator for this series and read the print version. Your own imagination will provide the vividness needed to engage with the characters.
Award-winning blind author who enjoys listening to books as much as she does writing them.
J.R Ward did not disappoint me. I was expecting something rather similar to the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I was pleasantly surprised to discover something entirely different but with the same witty charm that can only be J.R Ward. I love her descriptions, dialog, and characters who suck me into their world.
Marie. I loved her charm and her inner guilt about what she had done with her life. She had an inner strength about her and held her head high, even though she wasn't pleased with who she had become.
I also loved Vin, and the way he treated Marie. He was strong, had street smarts, and knew about drinking good beer.
Jim was also a great character. I loved how he never wanted a dog, but he showed compassion for one that desperately needed it.
No, this is the first. It took me a while to get into his style, but then I really enjoyed his voice.
It left me feeling happy and satisfied.
Good story. Definitely worth the read. Even my husband enjoyed it. What was really nice was the fact that not every scene was about sex. There was actually a story involved.
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
Absolutely I would recommend this book and already have. It's one of the best books I've read in a while!
Jim Heron! He's wonderful!
He was GREAT! He did a wonderful job!
The end when Vin is completely vunerable when they are removing the possession spell. And also when Jim dies and he takes Vin and Marie Therese's hands and puts them together. *tear*
Wonderfully well developed story-line draws you in and keeps you hanging on to every word. Great characters involve you intimately from the very beginning to the very last. An exemplary work.
Say something about yourself!
I would listen to Covet again. I've always had a genuine interest in books about good vs. evil, or angels vs. demons. It's always very entertaining how
Without a doubt, my favorite character is Vin diPietro. I like him best because he's so mysterious. He knows what he wants and he has the
The voice. Each character's voice was slightly different. The tone Eric G. Dove used for each character helped me to visualize what they might look like. I liked it!
I didn't have an extreme reaction. I did find some parts humorous, but I didn't cry. The anticipation was overwhelming sometimes. I liked the anticipation. It makes good reading/listening.
I'm considering Crave and Envy. I hope they both are just as entertaining.
A change in pace from Ms. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood and one that can take a little getting used to. However, once I did, I found myself enjoying it.
Having been introduced to fallen angels with Lassiter in the BDB series, it was easy to accept that there might be other fallen angels on Earth with their own problems and missions. Jim Heron's transition into a fallen angel after a lifetime in special ops removing problems of a different nature, is an interesting read.
There is a cross over with the world of the BDB in the first story, not only with the setting of Caldwell, but with the appearance of Trez, the Iron Mask, Phury (though you're not given the name) and Marie-Terese.
When Jim is told he has to save Vincent di Pietro, he isn't sure he's up to the task. After all, what does he know about saving souls? Demons? Angels? This is all new territory for him and well, how does he do this without sounding like he's lost the plot and about ready to sign up for a padded cell with a hug me jacket?
An interesting and well written addition the Caldwell/BDB setting, and I look forward to reading/listening to the next novel. As for the narrator, he worked very well for this, and I liked his attempts to make the characters very distinct with the change in voices.
I was hooked by the sample. I loved the voice of the narrator (new narrator for me) and the story line sounded interesting. I was half way through the book and downloaded the next two books (Crave and Envy). BIG MISTAKE. The sex scenes are beyond explicit they are pornographic. Crave and Envy are worst yet, now we have graphic sex between apparently homosexual or bisexual Angels. There is nothing presented while considering whether or not to purchase the book the sugguests the content. These books should come with a warning label!!
nothing, loved his voice and his presentation was great
I skipped the other categories, I've said all I want to say about this book and the others in this series.
I like the story but the narrator was like listening to a seminar. I love the Blackdaggar books and the narrator was awesome in those, but didnt care for this one.
I wanted to but just couldnt do it.