Yes, its just the vampiric fix any vamp fan could hope for.
I almost did, but the trip was over. And I had to get out of the car.
The build of the characters with Bones and Cat. They really are complex characters and as you get to know them you get to understand their reasoning.
Cat. I feel like I've been in her place a few times and she's a great relatable character - even though it's a fantasy genre.
Bones. The accent threw me off at first, but now I can't imagine anything else for him.
The humor Bones had and a few of Cats bone headed reactions made me laugh.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
The way Catherine Crawfield weaves the story to make it almose like a personal account of a very lonely girl who sees the brass ring and rides the Carousel until she catchs it.
The way Jeanine Frost writes is beyond compare with her detail toward each character and the way she brings them to life. I tried to listen to Halfway to the Grave in one sitting and then couldn't wait for the next installment. I'm just sorry that Ms.Frost quit writing about Cat and Bones, branching off to Vlad. I really enjoyed them.
Definately wanted to listen to it all in one sitting and looked forward to the next in the series.
"If 'tis a sin, I don't give a Fiddler's fart!" -Frank McCourt.
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The book itself is not so bad, but that awful Bristish/Aussie accent or whatever it is was nothing more than unbearable.
This was a fun book and I couldn't wait to get back in my car and listen to more. Kept me very interested and many parts made me laugh. Even though its about vampires and such I just loved it. Wondering if there is a sequel to it. I don't like how it ended. hahaha
I don't know if the author was picturing a Cockney accent when she wrote the character to be British, but I will assume that she was not. While the characters are compelling and well done, and I loved the narrator when she was not doing the horrific accent, I had more trouble than I would have thought getting into the book because the accent was just wrong, it was also a really badly done accent....think Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins! Terrible! It's too bad because other than that, the narrator has a lovely voice and great acting skills, I just cringed every time Bones had to speak. I will read the other books myself so that I can get the terrible accent out of my head!!!! If you want to make a sexy character, that is just not the English accent to use :).
A great start to a new series
I guess Kat if i had to choose
Great book beginning to end
It's the kind of book that can make u do both
fantasy fan extroardinaire
I will admit to being wary when first I looked at this novel, after all it was one of my only choices for the special sale Audible was having. I was more than happy at being wrong after only about 5 minutes into the book though. Add the fact that I was expecting another predictable vampire romance novel and well.....Yeah. I know you may be thinking "Is he nuts? Predictable and vampire should never be in the same sentence." Unfortunately I am, but thankfully I was wrong once again.
I can truly say that the only real audiobooks I have enjoyed as thoroughly as these have been The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Chronicles of Narnia, all of which are older and more recognized as classics. I consider a classic to be a book, film or some other piece of art that I and others continually come back to and read, look at, or discuss over and over again during our lifetimes. That being the reason I consider these books to be a true classic. These books stay on my iPod right alongside the above mentioned novels to be enjoyed by myself and others anytime the mood strikes me, which happens to be quite a lot honestly.
As for Tavia Gilbert's narration, well it's spot on as well as having quite a dazzling range. Now I will say that some have had issue with her cockney accent for Bones but I must assuredly disagree on all counts to this. Firstly, his character was for lack of better terms a street rat/streetwalker. Secondly, you can't quip about Tavia's portrayal as being off as Bones is over 2 centuries old so his terms and vocal quibbles are only an issue for more modern speakers. Thirdly, along with the previous fact you also have to understand that his linguistics are based in Old London but he's lived all over the world since so of course he has a bit of wherever slotted in here and there. Fourth and Lastly some have said that Bones should sound more like Spade and vice versa but Bones was a low class and Spade was a noble so it makes perfect sense.
Here's to hoping you will give these books a chance and end up loving and sharing your love of them as much as I do. Cheers mates!
Maybe this is an ok, or even good book, but I was so annoyed and distracted by the bad narration that I really couldn't even get into it.
The ending was fine, no better or worse than the rest of the book.
A different narrator. Here are my issues. She absolutely could not do a British accent. Was it supposed to be Cockney? Sounded horrible, like one of the aunts on the Simpsons, but less, manly. So there was that. She coudn't do men's voices in general, so even those with no "accent" were not believable. And here's a further bummer. The narrator was so overly articulate, that I felt like I was getting a diction lesson. This was an enunciation nightmare. Every. Word. Was. So. Crisp. it just really killed any mood or tension within the plot. The thing is, if she was simply reading without accents and multiple voices, she would probably be great, clean, clear, very easy to follow, and her own voice is pleasant.
If the story summary sounds irresistible to you, pick up a hardcopy of this book and read it for yourself. Wish I had.