I'm addicted to Audible. May need an intervention!
Enjoyed this very much. Looking forward to listening to the others in this series!
Another great series so far. Really has a great story to it and gets you really thinking. More intertaining with new idea's to the whole vampire idea and where they could have come from. Would be even better with more than one nariator, but is still great. Not as much sexual parts, but after reading romance after romance you really don't need to hear it over and over. Although this one seems differant than the last romance sexual incounter. So I liked it still.
I am hooked to this series..
Hillary did really good with the accents, great job.
Brought tears to my eyes, and also made me laugh.
A must read, or listen too book!
When this book first released in paperback, I was hesitant to purchase it. This author is new to me and at the time I wasn't really in the mood for another vampire story. When the first book of the series went on sale with Audible, I decided to take a chance. I've learned there are books I enjoy listening to that I may not want to spend the time reading. What I discovered is a rich new world, a intriguing plot and characters I can't help but care about and be interested in. I've already purchased the next audio book in the series and checked out the library for the rest of the series in print.
Yes, because it keeps you in its grip
When the hero learns the identity of the fiend trying to kill him
When he was pulling glass out of her hands
I have a 45 minute commute to work and TRY to save my audio books for the drive. I couldn't, however, stop listening to this one! Great story... can't wait to start on the second book! Narrator did a great job as well. Worth the credit for sure!
This is is the first in the Midnight Breed series. Lara does a great job with laying the foundation of this urban fantasy world. A world that includes vampires called Breed warriors that fight to eliminate all vampires gone rogue to blood lust.
The story of Lucan and Gabrielle is a slow build but still full of suspense, betrayal, adventure and romance. Lucan battles his own personal demons and refuses to acknowledge his attraction to Gabrielle. She is thrown into his world and struggles with the new knowledge of her part in it. The chemistry between them jumps off the pages.
And in the middle of Lucan and Gabrielle’s story, the Breed warriors discover a new threat in their fight to eliminate the rogue vampires. All I can say is I like how Lara ended this story with just a glimpse into this new threat. This new villain will challenge the breed warriors. I did not anticipate this twist but I like it.
I listened to an audio version of this book. Hillary Huber narrates the story. I felt overall she did a good job. I did like the accents she used for the Breed warriors; the female character voices had more subtle changes but still no problem with following along with the story.
I am so glad I decided to start this series. I am hooked after one book. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a darker urban fantasy paranormal romance story. I was not disappointed with the audio version and I look forward to book #2.
I enjoyed the different take on vampire mythology in this book and the premise behind the story is intriguing. It's always a risk for romance novels, but I think the characters were a bit two dimensional instead of 3D, especially the vampires. Sometimes that can be overcome by a good narrator, and this performance just wasn't up to it. The pacing was wrong, and I had a hard time following the different characters because her voice wasn't consistent for each character. I'll probably avoid this narrator in the near future.
It took me quite a while to get through the first half of this book. If I sat down to listen, I fell asleep every time. The story was very slow to build and the narrator seemed to drone on without much distinction between characters. The 2nd part of the book was a bit better but still seemed very slow. I liked the concept well enough that I am going to give the 2nd book in the series a chance to see if perhaps it picks up. After reading all the reviews comparing this to the Blackdagger Brotherhood I decided to try this series. So far I am disappointed but will see how the next book goes.
Micky @My Book Habit
Although this was a good read I did not find myself on the edge of my seat or being unable to put this down. The plot was okay, but for me I felt like the characters fell flat and I could never really embrace them. I am an true vampire lover and I love a good romance like the next woman, but this left me wanting, but that may not be the Lara's fault. Over the last few years since vampires and werewolves have become all the rage, I find that many of them are missing the terror or suspense they used to have. THAT'S WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR and this did not provide it. However, aside from what I want it was a good book. I doubt that I would listen to anything else by Lara only because I want "more".
Oh, the narration by Hillary Huber was pretty good. I would look other projects she has worked on.