Canadian. I write some. Teach some. mistrust everyone but me.
I'd heard great things about this series for years but wasn't sure I wanted to add yet another obsession. Too late. Half way through the first book I knew I wouldn't be satisfied until I'd read everything by Faith Hunter. Jane Yellowrock is a fascinating character, flawed and mysterious. Her world is large and filled with shiny things. It took me all of 5 seconds after finishing the first book to buy book two.
The narrator is also amazing, bring the story completely to life. I'd listen to anything she did.
I found that everything was described in intricate detail, so much so that it slowed whatever momentum or excitement that might have, otherwise, developed.
I fear I shall have to give the rest of the series a pass. I'm just not patient enough to truly enjoy this.
Though I'm not a huge fan of the narrator I feel like the story manages to supersede it. I started it once before but the narrator got me to lose interest, but later I picked it up and finished it and decided it was a good book
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
This would be a great book to any of my friends who love paranormal books. This is not the typical vampires and werewolves story. So this would be a change of pace for those friends.
I couldn't really compare this to any other books. It's a cross between Kim Harrison's Rachael Morgan novels and Spencer Quinn's Chet and Bernie novels. Because you have a paranormal hunter with a dash of a non-human talker, such as Chet the dog.
She was perfect except once and a while you could tell when she stopped reading and restarted later as it was recorded.
This would be a difficult book to film since so much of it is done internally through thoughts..
If you love the paranormal this is a good one, you just have to listen for yourself.
Love books about creatures of all sorts. Bored with explicit sexual verbiage - less is more.
Great first book for a Series to start with. Narration was off the charts and there were so many different characters and languages.
Jane - she has interesting Cherokee heritage and the way her mind works.
No, but she rocked all those different characters and languages with precision.
No extreme reaction, but I laughed at Jane and Ricky Bo's interactions and when she kicked his butt.
I did get tired of Jane's "It's my fault" theme. It ain't all about you Jane, but I love you anyway.
I enjoyed the story overall, though more Jane, than beast. I dont think it was necessary for Beast to talk the way she did, I really think it distracts from the story. I kept finding myself thinking of, or doing something else. The story just couldn't hold my attention while Beast was talking. It would have been better if the authot told us that Beast talked in pictures, scents, and basic feelings. Still liked the story very much though. As for the narrator, she does an excellant job with everything except the southern accents. Sometimes Jane had an accent, and sometimes she didn't,. Regardless it wasn't a North Carolina accent, especially an Appalachian accent, and her New Orleans accents weren't even close. I figure if you don't know the accent, you just shouldn't even try, even if the narrator was raised somewhere in the South and truly does have a Southern accent, then she should have just stuck with her own, and had character voices using her accent, after all she really has a very nice voicel
Exceptional story; Kept my interest to the end.
With a great writer like Faith Hunter and narrator like Khristine Hvam I look forward to the rest of this series.
Unafraid to read from any genre.
I do enjoy a good urban fantasy, so I was looking forward to this audiobook series. Unfortunately, Khristine Hvam kills it for me. There are a variety of reasons. First, she has much too much of a nasal "head voice" for the protagonist, detracting from the toughness of the character. Secondly, her southern accent went in and out and varied in regional dialect from southeastern to western drawl. The thing that got me most irked was her lack of understanding in terms of speaking her lines. So many times she misreads the emphasis needed in a sentence, destroying the meaning or intention of the line.
I own the next two books on kindle as well as audible, so I'll probably end up just reading them if this same narrator is used.
Faith Hinter and her character Jane Yellowrock are both new to me. Saw another author mentioned book 9 in the series on Facebook. Decided to take a chance on the author and character. I was not disappointed, love the strength and different direct of the vamp myths. Very much appreciate the Cherokee back history/story. I have also started book 2 in the series!
Hermit author of fiction and non-fiction influenced by the Ozarks
I loved this story, once I listened long enough to get used to the narrator's voice and enunciations. I'm from the south Louisiana area, so the accents were a bit much for me to bear. However, I got used to it and thoroughly enjoyed the story and the telling of it after that.
Reminded me a little of the Laurell K. Hamilton series, but only in the setting of normalcy in a paranormal world of vampires and humans.
I had to get used to this. I grew up with authentic accents from New Orleans and south Louisiana, and the narrator's enunciations were different than the ones I would have used on certain phrases and words. This may not have bothered someone without the same biases, though.
Overall, it was a great tale and I loved it.