THIS IS A MUST SERIES!!!
There is so much laugh-out-loud fun and by far the best dialogue I've heard in a very long time. (And Tavia Gilbert does an AWESOME job) Brilliant!
Sexy vampires (Bones OH....on the top list of PNR BF lists) and a kick-ass heroine.
Even if the paranormal genre is NOT YOUR favorite - this author's writing style and fantastic sense of humor will draw you into the world with vampires.
And I have to end this review with one of my favorite quotes ... "Lucifer's bouncing balls, Kitten, not again!" <<< Still makes me laugh out loud!
I put her up there with Kim Harrison (Rachel Morgan / The Hollows series), Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels Series), Kevin Hearne(Iron Druid Series). All of these authors had me worried half-way through their first book (I'm usually impatient and overcritical about story setup)... but once they hit their stride, I can’t stop listening/reading until I get to the end of each of their series.
Other authors that I really like and that I would put in in her genre are Jim Butcher(The Dresden Files) and Larry Correia (Monster Hunters International), my two favorite urban fantasy authors...
ONE NOTE: One tip on Jeaniene Frost's writing style that is completely different from any of the other authors I've mentioned above is her "Sex" scenes. I've never read what I would call "Steamy Romance" novels, and I had a sort of an OMG moment when the first sex scene came around... made it through without cringing too much... I was only left with the thought, "Wow, I sure hope a family member doesn't pick up my iPod and start listening to that book"... not because the book is bad, mind you... on the contrary... I've read the entire series and love it... I guess I'm just what most people would call prudish and easily embarrassed...
Fight training advice for Cat, "“There is only one way to fight, and that's dirty. Clean gentlemanly fighting will get you nowhere but dead, and fast. Take every cheap shot, every low blow, absolutely kick people when they're down, and maybe you'll be the one who walks away."
Tavia's voice is a perfect fit for this audio book. She smoothly shifts into each character, be it male or female role, and does a beautiful job with it.
These sure aren't your sparkley kind of vampires...
Yes, i have already. The whole series is one i will find myself listening to many times over.
Tavia Gilbert is a fantastic narrator. Her range of voices and accents is amazing. She really brings the story to life in a way i could have never by reading it to myself.
Yes, i hated turning it off to do other things.
If you buy this book, be prepared to buy all the rest in the series. It'll leave you wanting more, right down to your very Bones.
genuine book worm
Adventure, paranoramal, romance.
Bones, Bones, Bones. He is one of my favorite charactors of all time.
Excellent differential identification during dialog. I love it when a narrator nails it on accents,
and is able to make each character interesting, and uniquely identifiable.
For me, it is a MUST, to be able to tell each character apart during dialog. I hate it when
they all sound alike.
I just love this author, and this series. To me, it is a stand out in the paranormal
I highly recommend all the books in this series. And I thank the narrator for bringing
a wonderful book to life in an excellent way.
I am always looking for good series to get into. This series has kept my interest with every book so far (on book 5 right now). I wondered if it'd be cheesy or teeny bop-ish, but its actually not. The book draws you in and is also easy to listen to and get through unlike some books that seem to drag on forever. The story is very interesting, the characters are great. You find yourself pulling for the different characters involved at different times.
I can't wait to see what will happen. There is always something exciting and the series doesn't have any slow spots so far.
I loved Cat and Bones. They both have their misgivings and talents and make for a great story.
YES, I definitely find myself sitting in my parked car for an extra 10 minutes simply because I can't wait to hear what happens next,
Checking down in the comments, it seems like everyone's biggest sticking point, is some of the accents of the characters.
But you quickly get used to the accent and grow rather fond of Tavia's impression of Bones. Its definitely not an upper crust posh accent (by any stretch of the imagination), BUT I can't say I've never heard something similar whilst traveling about the UK.
To be quite honest, aside from some occasional mistakes here and there, it smooths out over the first few chapters of the Night Huntress series, and by this book its kind of settled into its own feel.
Tavia's expressiveness and general quality of narration, matches perfectly with Frost's witty and fiery style. Tavia has truly set a benchmark for me by which I tend to judge other audiobooks, and be assured, there are a number of ab's on audible that I won't purchase simply because I can't deal with the voice.
So take it from me. I've munched down every single book from Jeaniene Frost in the past 2 month's and I'm totally ready for more. So don't let a few bad comments scare you away. Listen to the clip and just try it on for size! Between this series and the Charlene Harris Southern Vamp series with Sookie & narrator Johanna Parker, I haven't been able to find another combination that has lived up to these in both quality and the ability to pique my interest though the entire series.
Yes i would. It is a very enjoyable read. I found myself spontaneously laughing when i wasnt expecting to and i genuinely felt for the characters, even the viscious vampires before they revealed their true colours. If i had to pick on anything it would be the typical girl afraid of love, pushes guy away theme but even with that i really loved the book. Oh, that and the voice for bones is really off putting. It does not sound attractive or masculine at all and it interfered with my connecting to Bones for that reason. I feel if i had read the book first, i would have given 5 stars.
The True blood series because it is similar in tempo and atmosphere plus it features a love story with current themes mixed with the supernatural plus loads of action, killing of vamps and sex scenes.
I thought her reading of the book in every single aspect aside from bones was brilliant. Her timing was great, her feel for the characters was great, she is really good at what she does. I just wish her voice for Bones was different as it was the only and the major flaw of my experience.
Great book, i look forward to the rest of the series, really great author but i may stick to reading the books for the remainder of the series to save my opinion of Bones as i really do like his character better in my head
This is one of the best starts to an awesome paranormal romantic action filled series. Cat is a tough as nails heroine and Bones is bad with a heart of gold. What can I say except this one series you just don’t want to miss out on. The heated relationship between Cat and Bones relationship is full of challenges and danger but beyond that we are taken into a different vampiric world with twist and turns that leave you wanting more. Yes this is definitely worth a credit.
Yes I loved it !
Cat of course, but I love Bones too! And Mum.
She brings the characters to life and makes them all very real.
I love the whole series and the spin offs! Best reader I have heard too!
I like to listen while I exercise, do housework, knit, etc., so I usually prefer a light read for an audiobook.
It was pure pulp, but if that's what you need at the moment, then it was time well spent.
Nothing really remarkable---just lots of fun.
Someone with a proper English accent!
Dress like a tart? Pack silver stakes? Nope.