I was looking for something to scratch the itch that Karen Marie Moning's books leave and this seemed to be a great contender. I hate the heroine, two hours in, which is as far as I got. I am sad to see that she's not victimized by a raging vampire by the end of the book, given there are a number of other books in this series.
Kat is so awkward in her own body, it seems she should be 13 and not an adult. The blushing, the discomfort brought about every time a hint of sexuality whiffs by her, I was hard pressed not to see the overly done lip biting thing made so infamous by Bella and Anastasia in Twilight and Grey series.
...I can't even mention the HORRIFIC narration, particularly of the part of Bones. I was repeatedly smashed in the face and yanked out of any semblance of suspension of disbelief by the narration of this book. Coupled with the bulky, adverb riddled horror story of a novel, save your credits for something, ANYTHING else. That...or be ever thankful for Audible's return policy, as I am.
I gave Tavia Gilbert, the narrator, a fairly low rating for this book, but after listening to the whole series, I have to say that she improved dramatically very quickly over the next couple of volumes. Most of my criticism was for the mispronunciation of english (British English) words, and it seems that she's had some coaching.I haven't looked in the print books, but it's also possible that the author mis-spelled them, leading to the errors, in the same way that the early books referred to Bones being imprisoned in 'South Wales' whereas the later books referred to the place correctly as New South Wales. My later reviews of her performance gave her 5 stars.
I found the series to be well worth the time to listen, to the extent that I've also purchased and enjoyed the spin-off series, and I eagerly look forward to the next one.
I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!
I would have added more character development and added or extended the ending chapters. I didn't care for the male lead-"Bones" name in general, or his aussie accent. I would call this a paranormal romance novel filled with sexy repoire, but overall it's pretty good. I would have had the duo hunt more vampires in this book.
Cat's mother was very annoying and a totally unneeded to fill pages in the book.
Tavia did a very good job with charactors voices, and tone and inflection. I didn't really care that much for the aussie "Bones" voice , but hated the voice of Cat's mother. I am undecided if I want to read any more of the series.
Got the first three books in a bargain here at Audible and boy I'm glad I took them! The heroin Cat is a clever, witty girl, stubborn and snarky. I love female characters with a strong voice. She develops from mindlessly hating and hunting all vampires to seeing the shades of grey after being introduced into the world of vampires, ghouls and ghosts.
The story is well woven and kept my attention to a point where I couldn't go to sleep - I just had to finish it in one go. The scenes between Cat and Bones are sexy as hell but never embarrassing (at least for an European girl...)
A lot of the reviews mentioned that Bones reminds of Spike, yet Bones has his own facinating character traits and habits and is far from being a "copycat". A lot of the typical vampiric themes are present too, but mixed and adjusted to an unique new blend.
Tavia Gilbert is a fantastic narrator. She creates distinctive voices for all characters and especially Bones with his British accent is expertly done. I hope she will keep the voices over the following volumes since I will go on reading - like, you know, just now...
I absolutely loved this book! It is in the top 5 of all audio books I have listened too!
Bones was my favorite character. He is sweet and dangerous, everything a girl can ask for in a vampire! I am thrilled that there are more books so I can see what happens next with him and Kat!
I really liked her change in Voices for all the characters. I thought she did a great job.
It took me a little bit to finish the book but not because I didn't want to! It was a very exciting story with lots of action and great romance. I highly recommend this book and I can't wait to start the next book in the series.
This is one of my favorite series! It took me a while to get used to the narrator though. But once I heard it the second time - I was in love!
Cat is my favorite! I love her witty comments and inner monologues.
I thought she had Denise spot on!
Half Vampire, Half Human, All dangerous, exciting, and sexy!
a mixture of humor and a good story
She gave a riveting performance
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I love the characters in this series and the narrator is awesome! I wish she could narrate all of the books I read. The story lines are very interesting and different from other vampire books I have read before. The passion between Bones and Cat is great and it keeps you wanting to listen to more and more. Be sure to read the series in order, meaning that the two stand alone Night Huntress Universe books come between book 4 and book 5. I was almost 2 hours into book 5 before I realized that there were big story lines I knew nothing about. I highly recommend this series!!
I enjoyed this - its a light supernatural caper type story that moves at a good pace and grips your interest. The narration grew on me. At first the cockney accent given the character Bones grated, but by the end of the book I had come to appreciate the narrator's skill in differentiating characters and her consistency.
Bones is by far my favorite character. I continue to wish there was a book from his POV.
I have to say that I didn't get this audio series for a long time b/c of the negative reviews of Ms Gilbert's Bones. I had read all the books, so I didn't want to ruin my love of the character. I have never been so glad to be wrong. Ms. Gilbert's interpretation of Bones is spot on, if you are familiar with British culture. She does a "cockney" accent for Bones, which is exactly what the son of a prostitute at the time Bones grew up would sound like. Think the Artful Dodger in Oliver. He did not have the cultured accent of a Colin Firth or Spade, b/c he did not grow up in that world. But that is what most people are use to. I loved her performance.