I have never read the print edition so I have nothing to compare it to.
Aside from the sweet way Rose and Declan fell in love, a very memorable spot for me.. was with Georgie.. Rose's youngest brother.. he was so fragile and sickly. It was because he kept bringing things back to life.. people and animals because he could not let go. Declan finally got Georgie to see the error of his thinking by showing Georgie how the earth would get terribly overcrowded and people and animals would die.. from lack of food, etc. Georgie made up his mind to let all the things he kept alive.. he would let go and let die. They went into the yard and he started summoning all the animals and his grandpa.. he kept grandpa alive too. by the time Georgie had gotten all in his yard.. there were literally hundreds and hundreds of animals. It was breath taking to hear. Now they knew why Georgie was so sickly. He was keeping all alive with his own white light. they were sucking his life from him minute after minute.. till they all died and Georgie slowly regained his health.
scratchy and irritating. I hated Declan's voice the most of all.
definitely. But it was good to take in small bites as well. I enjoyed this book plenty.
I enjoy a good read, tough to do while driving.
It is engrossing, every now and then I pause and just think about it, during the action and pretty good story I feel a bit of harlequin romance sneaking out. It ended well and I bought the next in the series so I can decide.
It is a great escape for me.
All of the books in the Edge series and the Kate Daniels Series.
I love the narrator and all of the characters she brings to life. I guess that is what she does. She brings them all to life for me.
Yes it was. It kept me thinking throughout the book. I have all of the edge series with the exception of the second book. I am about to purchase the second book now!
I love the authors and the narrator they make a great combination, at least for me they do.
Wife to sometimes neglected husband (due to listening to audiobooks) and mother to adult children. I am a relatively recent avid reader/listener, only really starting to read for pleasure a few years ago but now am thoroughly addicted.
This was my first book by these authors and introduced a completely different world consisting of the Weird, the Edge and the Broken where the characters have various magic abilities. I thought the story was very original. I loved Rose and Declan but I especially liked the characters of George and Jack (Rose's young brothers). I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to book 2.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
Never read the print version.
Of course. This husband/wife team is awesome. They constantly come up with good ideas and have quite an imagination. I am never bored when I read fo them.
Oooh I don't know on this one. Renee is pretty awesome at every voice so I don't think it is fair to just name one.
The Edge....where nothing is as it should be? (I had a real hard time coming up with that this time lol)
This is a good book. I would not hesitate to recommend it mostly because the second book in the series Bayou Moon is so awesome and you kinda need to read the first to get to the second. Reading a book from Ilona Andrews is always interesting and this book holds true.
The tension building between the characters makes you sit at the edge of your seat waiting for a new twist to emerge.
The most memorable moment in On the Edge was when Rose met the Duchess and was accepted into "The Weird".
The reader spoke very clearly, and I could easily tell which character was speaking.
I definitely wanted to listen to it in one setting, and I did on a long trip in the car.
I bought this book during a sale. Buy two books for one credit. But you had to chose from their list, so since I read tons I thought why not. wow am I surprised. I was entertained right from the start. Rose and her brothers are trying to stop their small town on the edge from someone or something trying to consume their magic. With the help of a handsome stranger of course!
THe brothers where my favorite. I can just imagine theirs big puppy dog eyes and look of admiration as they spill all the secrets they hear, just like all little kids.
I always knew which character she was portraying without playing super close attention. I clean and bake while I listen! And she wasn't a cheese reader. Very good.
Yes! And I almost did.
A great read. The main characters are fun and lovable and the romance is believable and heart-swelling. I had little expectations aside from the good ratings and because it was my first Andrews' book I had an open mind. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the world created, the characters, and the romance. You can't help but love everything about the book. I'm definitely reading the next in the series and hope some of the characters from this book makes an appearance.
Narrator was excellent in character voices.
Unabashedly asking for more.
I might recommend this book to someone who really enjoyed those mushy soft-cover love stories. Overall, the story was good, but I was lead to believe that the writing duo of Illona Andrews were better than this. I actually ended up preferring every character over the two main characters, Rose and Declan. There seemed to be too much unnecessary focus on these two characters sexual side. (which I'm not against sexiness- it just seemed out of place)
Renee provides an excellent performance for most of the characters. However, she reads Declan like he's much older. I was shocked to find out he is only 30 years old.
Overall, the story wasn't bad. Yes there are several cringe worthy moments between Declan and Rose, but other than that- I enjoyed the story.
Favorite Genres: Urban/Preternatural Fantasy, Science Fiction, Knitting Favorite Story Components: character development, under-dog success stories
Story wise, this was a wonderful blend of imaginative new magical worlds, relatable characters, and a captivating story well told. I'm inclined to think that Andrews built a better world with this series than with the Magic Bites series, which has also been a joy to listen to.
Narration wise, Renee Raudman did a masterful job of giving each character their own voice, especially the boys. Though she does occasionally over fill her voice with the drama of a situation for my taste, her pacing, intonations, the timbre of the voice, and the overall experience of listening to her tell a tale is a treat for the ears.