rambunctiously soft spoken.
I found myself screaming at the very skilled narrator just get on with it ,this ramble someone decided to make into a novel just made me angry hoping I could get past the fact that the author decided it would be a great Idea to have the panther our lead turns into to talk in first person though out the hole novel one or twice I could have forgiven but ARRRRRGGGGHHHHH ,It dragged and I was begging to get to the end ,maybe if your a cat person this will do it for you but I'll be giving the rest off the series a miss.
I am not a professor of literature like previous reviewers make the impression of, i have not read other books/series by this author for comparison so keep that in mind as you read my review. A review i read on amazon (i like to use other sites to get broader opinions) compared this book to that of Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series. I would NOT go that far, but it wasnt bad. I gave it three stars (and not higher) for two reasons. First, it did take me 3 hours of listening to get into the book. This was mostly for the second reason though- I really disliked the dialog when Jane was in her other "forms". So much so that i skipped one chapter entirely because it was bugging me so much. Eventually however you get sucked into the the plot enough that those few chapters are bearable. Other than that, i found the story and characters interesting and well developed. I will probably try the next in the series at some point but as it is, i do not regret the credit spent.
Great narration. I like to list this first as it can make or break a story.
Loved this story. Easy listerning and very entertaining. Will be impatiently waiting for any new books in audio from this author.
I really enjoy it when readers with similar reading interests list their favourite authors and series. It really helps me find new authors too follow. Mine are Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Molly Harper, Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Deborah Harkness, Nalini Singh, Coreene Callahan and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
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.
The sycophantic worship of obama has no place in this type of story. Having Luke Skywalker enter the story would have made more sense.
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