This is an interesting addition to the fantasy genre. Jane is something else both in personality and ability. I enjoyed the story, but I didn't *love* it. I did love Jane's character and Hvam's narration enough to listen to the second instalment.
Jane finding out about her beast.
Yes because the story-line was interesting but the reader was brought story to life! She is a wonderful narrator.
A story. I just couldn't listen more the 5 min's at a time.
Performance was fine. Story no.
None that I know of. Then again I could listen very long.
It did help me fall asleep on try.
I enjoyed the idea of an Indian skinwalker working and attracted to vampires
I enjoyed the whole story
Yes, it is lavishly detailed. The characters are vividly drawn and the plot is original and refreshing.
Anita Blake without the fancy (and boring) entourage. Riviting.
Her rendition is just how the characters would express themselves. No easy job when one of them is an animal spirit. Love it!
Yes! It was very difficult to find a spot to stop for the night. I did this one in 3 days but wished to hear it all in one, So much story..so little time.
Recommend unconditionally! .
If you enjoy the Kim Harrison Hollow books, you will find the same flavor here. The story is another sexy vampire hunter story but done skillfully, with a narrator that fits the character well. The story moves along and you are not bored waiting for action. It is hard to come up with anything really new as there are soooooo many supernatural series out there now, but this one feels fresh and fun, not too heavy and sad even though it is loaded with death. I fully intend to purchase some more in this series. A good curl up on the couch read.
The narrator kept me involved in a story i would not normally listen to. The Native American twist was enough to keep me interested.
Jane of course.
Avid Audible Listener
A better Narrator, Lorelei King would have been the ideal choice for me. Khristine Hvam mispronounces so many words that it makes her unbelievable as her character. Also, she does very bad voices, especially the male characters. As far as the writing, I had to skip through most of the "Beast" chapters. It was much too choppy for my taste and it got on my nerves. I really tried to like this book, but it just wasn't happening. I won't be wasting any more credits on this writer/narrator combination. If you like this Genre, the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs has this one beat hands down!
The voice of the reader is just how I pictured Beast talking in my head. And also Jane. Faith Hunter put together one of the best Urban Fantasy novel ever with her Jane Yellowrock stories.
She is in the ballpack of Carrie Vaughn and Laurel K Hamilton without the sex, Also Patricia Briggs who writes the Mercy Thompson skinwalker series. Hunter is as good as any of the three. .
She got Jane's voice down pat and also Beast,
The blending of Urban Fantasy with Cherokee legend, and Jane's hang ups.
Just listen to it, It's great!
I may read more books by Faith Hunter, but parts of the book moved quite slowly for me
I might read/listen to the next book in the series
Khristine Hvam did a great job narrorating
ah, I fell asleep a few times while listening