An interesting novel. It made for an interesting experience.
The over the top accents were grating. Plus, by using the cockney accent for Bones, a lot of the innuendoes were missing.
This novel starts off better with a solid mix of action and romance--just what you expect. But it goes down hill about halfway through--the minute the heroic lovers descend into sappy declarations of eternal love and little high-school episodes of jealousy or social awkwardness that don't work for their characters at all. Oh, and the male lean needs a new name. Bones is unimaginative and silly.
She conveyed the voice and the sarcastic humor of the heroine rather well, but all the other accents in the dialogue, especially the cockney English of the male lead, were a sin. Just terrible.
The narration was ok apart from the british accent, not sexy British more like Eliza Dolittle before Dr Higgens taught her to be "My Fair Lady". The narrator should have just read it in her own accent it may have been better. It is nearly bad enough to make me want to not listen to any other books read by her.
Have already listened to this twice, just love it. Fresh approach to the subject with a strong (yet vulnerable) lead character who you can't but become fascinated by. It has everything, suspense, drama, romance, hot steamy parts, laugh out loud moments and plenty of action. Picked up a few extra things from the second time, and will without a doubt be listening again.
I was there with the character all the way. The journey was believable (if paranormal can be considered so), and taking the whole vampire thing out, it was also a great love story. I started straight into book 2 I was so hooked once this one ended.
She was able to distinguish the characters really well, making me forget that she was one person reading. Did take me a while to get used to Bone's accent though, at first it felt a little like a pirate vampire....
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Great, Engaging, & Witty
I loved each of Cat's battles! I liked Stephanie, the college babe who kept a shotgun in her closet used to kidnap and serve up students for rent. Timmy and all the vampire targets were also fun. Don and Tate’s meeting with Cat in the hospital room was a perfect ending or beginning for book II.
Yes, Ms. Gilbert was exceptional in narrating “Enough” by Roger et al., but this was non-fiction, highly informative and meant for a different audience. Her performance reading this vampire story resulted in a search for other fictional books that are narrated by her. I really like her.
Cat's battles to find the blood sucker of her past.
I am dyslexic! If it wasn't audible I would not even be able to know what's in a book. I found out I love books.
loved it great story i would listen to it again
loved it great story i would listen to it again
Much more complex characters and storyline.
Dance with Dragons
Yes. The performance was pretty good, although I did not like that the vampire Bones had a cockney accent.
It was not a complete duplicate of the other vampire novels I've read...
The book was very poorly written. The characters were very artificial. I could not relate to them at all which is not a problem I usually have when reading. When I finished the book I honestly went to check to see if this was written by a high school student because the characters seemed to lack realism and an emotion maturity you find in other well written books.
I'm really somewhere around a 3.5 on this book. I don't know if it was a combination of the narrator's voice (she seems overly dramatic way too much of the time) or the main character, Kat, but I really wished I could reach into my ipod and just smack both. Kat is a 21/22 year-old half vampire, half human who stalks and kills evil vampires. She's an idealistic, immature little twit. Granted, she does grow through the book, particularly after she meets and partners with the vampire Bones, but she only begrudgingly grows (like knock her on the head with the truth, and she finally changes), and she really doesn't seem to take any sort of lessons/logic with her.
This factor is what makes me want to smack her, and, while I'm currently listening to the 2nd book in the series, set about 5 years later, Kat still suffers from the same problem. What I really love about his series is the character of Bones, and I have no clue why he puts up with Kat. Bones is an extremely self-confident, snarky, and sarcastic character who will do whatever serves his best interest. I really love this character because, despite the fact he has no qualms about killing people, you can't help but like him. This series is definitely worth checking out, definitely entertaining, but I have to say I've read/listened to a lot better series than this one.
Seth like books. Books make Seth think of places Seth would much rather be. Dragons better than cars. More dangerous, but better.
Up until this point, I had yet to find a book that I couldn't make it though. By the end of the first hour I had decided I'd only listen to it for the "not to do's" of writing a story, such as cliched phrases and characters, but by half way through the book I just couldn't get through it.
Add all that to a narration that set my teeth on edge, especially her accent that she used for Bones and I really had to turn it off.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
This book is exciting and very addictive from beginning to end. Top author with a fabulous imagination. I'll be listing to the rest of this excellent series. :)