Avid listener of fiction of all kinds. On constant search for perfect commuting / running audiobook list.
Needed a fun book for a long plane ride. Started this one in the air and it was fast and fun to listent to. Made the trip enjoyable. I've bought the next in the series now for commuting.
It was pretty good. There was times it was hard to distinguish between characters talking (not quite the depth of different voices), but overall it worked.
I really enjoyed this book and happened to buy it because it was on sale. I must say I was more than pleasantly surprised. The story is truly entertaining, the narrator excellent and this audio book kept my attention all the way to the end. I like the main character because yes, she is sarcastic but unlike a lot of other books highlighting female characters, her sarcasm is not overbearing and she is very likeable. There are no ridiculous, steamy love scenes that are stuck in the book for affect.
If you decide to get this audio, just sit back and enjoy. There are a lot of twists and turns that may surprise you.
I've just listened to book 2 now I'm on to book 3.
Beast was better. Beast portions of the book was sooo annoying. Otherwise an okay book. Dont plan on reading any other of this series. The narrator was good.
The progression of the story is great. The writer finishes up the story but leaves you anticipating more to take you on another journey.
I would highly recommend this series as I have listened to them all. This series is a very good addition to anyone Fantasy library.
This was a fun read and I will continue on with this author and series.
Not from Faith, but I would by Khristine
The First law trilogy
It was a little ambitious.
Do you ever get the feeling that the other reviewers must've been reading a different book from the one you were?
I did not get the love for this series. To me it felt very amateurish and clumsy. The parts were she read as Beast were ambitious, but came off as awkward. She would've been better served simply switching to 3rd person for beast rather than speak for the animal.
Regardless, I could not get past the fragile grasp the author seemed to hold over the material. I'll pass.
I enjoyed this book. it was set in New Orleans, which was an automatic plus for me. Jane is a tough as nails...so so human. Jane is a skin walker. She shares her soul with a panther/large cat figure and has been around for centuries, but she doesn't remember much of this time. A good portion of the book is from the POV of Beast the cat and delves into her long past. There is also some Cherokee lore brought into this book as Jane is part Cherokee and gets help from a Cherokee shaman.
She has been hired by vampires to kill a rogue vampire who is giving all the 'well mannered' vampires of NO a bad reputation. She lives at/near a whore house which is run by one of the vamps she is hired by. In the end she gets the rogue, but it brings about more trouble for Jane and is the material for the sequel.
I'm an engineer that took all my electives in English and Art! Fantasy novels with moral depth and colorful worlds fill my library.
I truly enjoy Khristine Hvam--she is a performer that I search on as I do for good authors. She brings this story to life--and does so in her other works. She is definitely top ten. Faith Hunter has a good (excellent maybe?) storyline, character development, and setting--but gets off on these Ann Rice-like tangents where these blood sucking monsters and there servants somehow make adult women think like 15 year old boys. It isn't romantic--or even realistically lustful, its shallow juvenile erotica. And it frustrated me intensely because the story could have been great! I bought and read the next two books, trying to ignore it, but the story isn't good enough to eclipse this stuff.
Yes, I will now dodge any further vampire books. The Ann Rice vampire books had sex in them, but mature sexual thought and the shallow, teen lust her doesn't fit for me.
The American Indian background was awesome, skin walker magic a totally new twist-- and the characters good. I can't figure why this great story has to be all twisted into sex. I'm so disappointed. I wish there was a version for adult men.
I like the development of Jane, her interactions with Beast, and her ongoing conflict between her spirit and that of the "big cat." I liked the way this woman can handle herself in a jam.
Yes, it is a good story, a good author, and a great reader. Could it be a poor support team on this set of books that forced teenage erotica into an otherwise professional and well conceived story? I could not recommend it unless the teen vamp sex thing is good to you.
I'd like to know if Faith Hunter (which sounds like a false name,) has written non-vampire erotica books--because she is very skilled apart from this one annoying, repetitive, and time wasting problem.
I would try another from Khristine Hvam - not ALL her books can be this bad since so many folks like her writing.
I would have cast anyone but Khristine Hvam to read this book who can do the research and learn to pronounce the the regional names. She apparently did none when trying to pronounce Lake Ponchartrain, Arceneaux and others. Being from Louisiana originally, it was truly annoying.
The story concept was good - I think if there was less from her "cat" point of view which was more annoying than anything I would have enjoyed the book as a whole better.