It was a decent story in a very done genre these days. I enjoyed the story and it was a bit of a different angle both positives. Once you add the lack of gratuitous sex, you have a book that made for a nice couple of afternoons. It isn't a story that will change the world, but it can change your mood and isn't that the point of a good story?
I really like thrillers. My favorite type of movie or book is one that has a unique perspective instead of a different version of the same story repeated by many different writers throughout the years. Many books are fine for a one-time listen, but to find one that's good enough to listen to again and again is a rare find indeed!!
I have finally found a vampire series that I have really enjoyed listening to!! If you read my profile, you'll know the one thing I love best in any tv show, movie or book is that it's unique and Faith Hunter found that uniqueness and shares it in the wonderful series of books about Jane Yellowrock.
The first audiobook was so good that I immediately ordered all the other ones without even listening to a sample. This is an extremely rare thing for me to do, because I'm very particular about the books I like and especially particular about the ones I choose to keep!!
I had to admit that the reader's accent, especially on some of the male characters, was difficult for me to take. That's why I gave the performance a "4" and not a "5" in my rating of this particular audiobook. Other than that, the performance was really quite good -- especially when reading the narrative, doing the voice of Jane and the voice of Beast!! The storyline captured my imagination almost from the start and never let it go!!
I love the sense of humor that Faith Hunter weaves into the story. Also, as a follower of Jesus, the Christ, I enjoy that she weaves Jane Yellowrock's Christian upbringing into the story along with her Cherokee roots!! She blends them in such a way that no one could possibly be offended, unless that particular individual chooses to do so.
The first book is really the first half of the second book. So if you choose to start with the second book, "Blood Cross," you could do so without having heard the first book, "Skinwalker," but I'd highly advise against it. Please read the first book and then you absolutely must buy the second one!! The two books simply go hand in hand and if you like vampire stories, but don't want a lot of gore and are too old for Bella, Edward and Jacob, I guarantee you'll enjoy this series!! And I don't say that often!!
3,495 hours listened in 2012! I used to be a voracious reader, then my job had me driving about 1k miles a week. I started listening to Audible and have never stopped. I quit work and now just listen all the time, cleaning house, shopping, driving, in the hot tub. I even put one earbud in and let Audible read me to sleep every night.
I prefer to listen to books than read. I can listen all day and honestly I listened to this entire series straight thru, book to book, this week and was really bummed when I got to the latest one on Audible, can't wait for the next one.
Jane is a strong female lead that does not need a boyfriend and strong sexual content to make this story interesting. She also does not need her supernatural male clients to protect her, she is stronger in moral character than they are and has the muscle to back it up.
Love the way she goes from Jane's voice to Beast's thoughts. Beast is great.
I listened to this book all in one sitting, then bought all the rest of the series that is available on Audible and listened to them straight thru. Took all weekend! LOL So worth it. I clean and cook and shop and drive Listening. Can't wait to get the next book in the series.
Odd early life, wouldn't mind learning more about why it happened. As an adult, Jane Yellowrock can turn into any animal, but particularly likes being a were mountain lion, aka the Beast. She hunts rogue vampires, and is hired by the New Orleans vampire council to find a particular rogue. Fun series.
I loved the main character Jane and was really pleased that she wasn't just some slutty stereotype like a lot of other paranormal fantasy main characters.
The whole American Indian Story leaves you wanting to find out more about Jane and her past...
Really great naration, I am sure that it is difficult when switching between Beast and Jane and she does it with ease.
I was reluctant to purchase these books from reading the summary. It really sounded rather silly but when they went on sale for $6.95 I thought I would give it a try. What a pleasant surprise! The story is engrossing and different from the millions of others out there in this genre. It kept me so envolved I bought the whole series and can't wait for the next one to come out. The story is believable (for a fantasy!) and tracks very well. I love the characters and Brusier is my favorite. Team Bruiser all the way. If you enjoy action/fantasy with a little bit of sex, you will love this series. I will listen again and again!
This story was good. It has a little bit of a different take on things with the heroine being a Cherokee woman. But I found it a little hard to visualize her as a strong independent woman and hunter when the narrator gives her the lilt of a sweet southern belle. Likewise the choppiness of her speech when she is in her mountain cat form is very distracting and off-putting I haven't decided if I will continue with the rest of the books in this series because all of the summaries sound so similar to the first book.
Performance was great - fantastic at the different voices.
The story is definitely a different take on the supernatural world and I loved it. Jane has two different parts living in her body. She has herself and another entity, a cat, that living in a somewhat symbiotic relationship. It is very interesting and unique how the author shows those two different sides and the internal struggle within Jane between herself and the cat. She is not just a skinwalker, she is more. I don't want to give too much away but this is definitely a good book and Khristine Hvam did an amazing job (only one voice I didn't like and she got better at it in the next book). I hate stories where it is blatently obvious what is going on yet the main character just doesn't get it. This isn't one of those. Great twists and turns.
Yes probably but not this series.
When she shifts into her "other" self the writing is just silly. I don't understand why Anna can't tell the story in full sentences since she is present anyway. When she shifts she sounds like a version of Tonto but less educated like a cave man. Really disappointed with the writing on that aspect. It started to get frustrating and I got bored so I stopped listening.
Very nice job.
As stated above the way it changed from first person Anna telling the story and listening to the CATs version with basically a million descriptive adjectives of the weather. Boring.
I think this was a really good idea but the creative writing turned into blubbering chatter of adjectives.
Let the Wookiee win.
Didn't read the print version but really enjoyed this. Quite an interesting world she's laid out here.
The revelation of how Jane and Beast were joined. WOW!
You know, at first I was really, REALLY unsure about Khristine's performance, but I went with it and before I knew it she had me mesmerised. Her voice is perfect for this story, she really does purrrr.
I certainly could have. But good things are best enjoyed slowly ;)
If you enjoy watching True Blood, you'll LOVE this series.