The story was good. It is very well written. I love my Audible account. I go through a lot of books. I love to read and there just doesn't seem like enough time to do that anymore, so I listen to books while I'm at work. I'm very much into the vampire craze (I know, I know... I can't help it though). I loved Twilight and the House of Night Series and I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer when that was on (plus own the whole series on DVD) and now I watch TrueBlood. This book is great if you are into the Vampire thing, what I liked about this book was there was more edge to it like in TrueBlood. A little more adult then Twilight and House of Night. In reading other reviews on here people mentioned the accent of Bones. It does seem a little off for a British accent, but I think there is a reason it's a little off I think. I would just like to add why I think he sounds "weird". If paying attention, trying to to spoil anything here, Bones tells Cat his back story and you find he is not only English but also Australian. I think Narrator tried to combined the two accents into one. So where everyone was putting down the book because of this I just wanted to put what I thought about it out there for others to read. Cause even though his accent is not the best for being this big, strong, sexy vampire the story is still very good and I hope it doesn't discourage others from giving it a try. I did and I could put the not so great accent out of my mind and just focus on the story. I think it's a great book for those who like vampire that want a little more edge in the story then just vampires and fluffy romances!
Well written & great narrator, this audiobook got me sucked into buying all the books in this series plus the 2 side novels (first drop of crimson & eternal kiss of darkness). I found it hard to hit the pause or only listen to them in my car. Now I have to wait for the next book in the series to be published in 8/2011. Well worth the credits.
I was surprised to read all the negative reviews for this book. I liked it. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Cat and Bones. I wanted more of it. The book has a little of everything...action, romance, sex, violence, building sexual tension....to me, all ingredients for a good book.
The narration was good. Cat's voice was perfect. Bones' voice..well, at first, I almost stopped listening because it seemed off and overly harsh but I keep listening. His voice softened as the book moves forward, either that or I just got use to it, maybe both because now I think this voice is perfect for Bones. The one voice that drove me nuts was her Mom's voice, like nails on a chalkboard.
I decided to take a chance on Cat and Bones and I am glad I did. I liked this book and I look forward to the next book in the Night Huntress series.
Tavia Gilbert brings this very well written book to life! Love this series!! You won't be disappointed =)
Yes, it's hard to get over the fact that the super hot male vampire lead sounds remarkably like Eliza Dootlittle from "My Fair Lady" and the super sexy vampire of "latin origins" has a french accent but I did get over it and even learned to laugh at (especialy when the side-kick cop in the second book "Juan" spoke with Scottish accent!) because the story is fun, and I love Cat's sassy grit. It was very hard to get into just how hot the chemistry was because the voice of Bones was just so "not sexy" but, in the end, I started to get a feel for him. The characters and story line are little immature but I give the author full credit for effort and humor. I downloaded the second one (One Foot in the Grave) because I could see where the author was heading and I wanted to give the story a chance... and because I really dig the main character.
I think the person narrator hurts the book. She sounds like she is 15 so that makes it difficult to listen to at first. Then I australian/english accent is strange sounding but the kicker is the shy guys. When she does the voice of a shy guy, they sound like they are feeble old men. In the next book there is another shy and attractive vet that sounds like he is 80 years old and about to die.
Divorced mom of 2 in college. I have a day job which I want 2 trade 4 online work,I love books, print is small I turned 2 audible.love it!
I enjoyed this book and cat was believable as the female blade half human and half vampire. I like seeing how she came to be and her love story with bones. who would not like bones at first I was put off by his accent but that was my own perception of what a english man would be, not lower end but upper class. but as I got into more of the story and some of the other characters, I could see that it was not do to the narrators execution. but my own perception. She also had other english voices which brings to light my idea of who and the background of each character. The story line was good and I was happy to meet all the other characters that joined her in the next book.this is a book for adults with the sexual pairings. but that too was good. if you like a little steam and passion mixed with you blood and sweet bits. these group books also reminded me of twilight with cat's introduction to the vampire world. it rules of conduct and hierarchy. but this first book is how cat came to meet bones and develop into a fighting force she is. good book. I will continue to download the other books of this series.
I really enjoyed this book. This is the first time I have read this author. I liked that there was a good mix of thriller theams and romance as an added benifit.
I use audiobooks to keep myself awake on my 40 min drive to work. If I start dozing, the book gets ditched. I am not a re-reader of books. In order to get a rating of 5 on "story" a novel needs to be engaging and be novel-study worthy (unless it is so entertaining, I listen to it again). I don't review books that I don't finish.
Young, 20-something Cat knows nothing about vampires except that she hates them. A night out equates to stalking and permanently killing the undead. Captured and forced into a partnership with one of her targets (Bones), she is mercilessly trained and tormented so her skills can be honed and used to help Bones collect bounty on his own targets. The story (saga) that emerges from the meeting of these two unlikely allies is hilarious, sweet, sultry and action (in many aspects of the word) -packed.
I had a couple of "maybe's" saved in my wish list and ended up with this one by mistake. After I listened the first day, I thought I wouldn't finish it; two weeks later, I am on book 4! I'm not sure if I would enjoy the writing on a page, but I love listening to the way the reader portrays the characters! It took a while to get used to how young and immature Cat sounds, but stick with it for a while: If you aren't hooked when training begins, it's not the book for you!
I cannot say that I "loved" Halfway to the Grave. I found Kat to be a very immature heroine, and listening to the narrator attempting the "Bones" accent was very grating at times!
But - after reading what the next book is about, I think that I may give #2 a shot and see if the Kat and the series grow up a bit!