I would recommend this to anyone who likes vampires and a fresh look at the concept.
I thought the characters were interesting. They draw you into the story.
Khristine Hvam did a great job of changing voices without taking away from the story itself, very smooth and entertaining.
I didn't want this book to end but was dying to see how it would end, it did not disappoint.
Happy to have a new author to add to my favorites!
Book was listed under ROMANCE, but there was none to be seen. Story was interesting if a bit muddled here n there.
I'll be honest, I couldn't make it more than a few chapters into this story. The writing wasn't bad per say, but focused more on cool sounding slang than plot or character development. The performance was distracting with mispronounced words and very little attention paid to a very distinct dialect.
This is my second listen through, and I have been enjoying it immensely. At first the character development seems a bit dry, but as the story progresses the characters come to life unexpectedly. One of my favorite things about this series as a whole, is that there are continuing schemes and plots woven through the overall arch of the series, and one thing that can appear as a blip, or plot hole in one book/story, takes shape further and leaves you wondering what else could you have missed. I have enjoyed this second listening noticing things I missed before, and am sure I have still over looked a piece or 2 as well.
I found the heroine and her backstory to be interesting and fun. She's a kick-ass character -- sort of a Cherokee Lara Croft with touches of Kinsey Milhone. And the idea of sharing her body with The Beast makes her even more interesting.
The book was too long -- it really needed some editing. There were too many confrontations with the Rogue -- over and over -- I kept feeling like the next confrontation needed to be the final one. But it wasn't. Over and over. Also I was bothered by the author reminding us numerous times about characters. They were essentially reintroduced a number of times as though we might forget them.
There were brief hints of possible romances. I'm interested to find out how this progresses as we move to later books.
The narrator did a terrific job. Her southern accents were great and her take on The Beast was spot-on.
Most of the Audible titles I've listened to Re books I've already read. Old friends. This one was new to me, and very good. Good structure, good story, and it looks like it will be a great series.
Probably not as there is not a lot of depth to the story but will read more of the series.
Jane Yellowrock. A strong female with a good sense of self despite a difficult childhood. Also liked her sense of humor.
Overall I found this a great listen. I thought the narrator brought Jane to life. the only problem I had (and the reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars) was that the author kept telling us how Jane was worried about making the vampires mad when she didn't have her weapons with her, and then would have her spout off at the "vamps", as she called them. She would do this and then repeat how Jane was worried about making them mad. I didn't understand why the author would do this multiple times. There were a few tiny things that made me think that it wasn't read through before publishing, but they were very minor. Overall a great listen.