I loved this one. I speculate that the author had some changes in his own life to have the insight into a parents love for a child. If I wasn't binge listening to this series I would be dreading the wait for the next book.
Don't get me wrong - I've been a huge fan of James Marsters' narration in the previous books, but it's absolutely unforgettable in this book.
I'm still reeling from the final chapters. The series has outdone itself - wow.
I am on my second go around for the whole series (well. . what there is this far), and this is one of my favorites. Definitely a major turning point. Well written and well read.