Yes because the characters are so fun and real.
The english accent for Bones was hard to get used to but after a bit it seemed to fit. So now when I read the book I hear that accent in my head.
yes because you wanted to keep going with their story...love that there is more books in the series!
Give the series a try and you wont be sorry!
I love this story. I will say at first the narrator got to me, bugged me a little.. but i warmed to her a littler later.. i believe what got me was bones voice she does it a lil too high pitched for how wonderful he is. i think that's what i liked the least.
what i liked the best was the story as a whole. I mean it had a good mix of introducing a new series and the char actors with a nice flow of action and movement of time I appreciate who things didn't all happen in a matter of days or weeks.
this was an amazing start to a good series.. had situations you can relate to even true to the dangers of being in your early 20's (the bar incident). things that where hilarious (what was my hand doing there.. gripping that?) i would LOL a few times and the situations.
i might have to think about this.
i think i covered this.. the reader did change her voice for spoken words accents changed her voice for different characters (some thing that is a big pet peeve of mine when they don't) i just have an issue with bones voice.. soo high pitched sounding.
i think i love it just the way it is. i especially love how the story grows with each book.
The banter between characters made me laugh out loud. Bones was intriguing, followed by Cat. Jeaniene made all the characters interesting and you want to learn more about them. I couldn't wait for the next book.
Bones has a beyond straight forward manner and says exactly what he wants without self monitoring. His smart %^&* comments are worth waiting for. He is the best character.
I don't think the book would be half as good. I don't think a man could have portrayed Bones better or captured his nature. She was superb! I don't think my imagination could have brought him to life as well.
Yes, I kept cleaning the house with my ipod on just to hear the book and then I listened to the whole book again.
I enjoy a good romance novel. I enjoy audible books for commuting & listening while at work. England, Scottland & wild west favorite locals.
Wonderful fiction series.
Perhaps the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer's crossed with the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.
I have not. I did enjoy her narration and would read other books read by Tavia.
There were many points in the book where I was moved. I don 't feel that I can choose just one.
I think Jeannine Frost has done an excellent job with book. I have already purchased all of the remaining books in this series to listen to.
I almost passed on this series because the titles of the books were not what I usually look for in paranormal romance. I am so happy that I stopped to listen. It is a really good, and surprisingly original story in this genre.
Nature Girl with a twist of mystery
Yes, more than once. The story is beautiful, erotic and sexy but most of all Tavia Gilbert's voice is great.
Bones, loved his british accent and the tenderness he projects.
Kat and Bone's first kiss
Yes, I laughed and cried.
I recommend this series to all who Love, have Loved or will love.
The first in the Night Huntress series, this book kicks off the saga in butt-kicking style, with lots of laughs, action, and romance. The series stars half-vampire Kat and her vampire lover, Bones, who also happens to be a bounty hunter/hitman. In this book, they join forces to combat a white-slavery racket led by slimeballs of both the vampire and human variety.
I see that other reviewers have expressed disappointment in Bones' low-class accent in the narration, and I admit, it threw me off at first because in romantic books, the strong male English lead usually sounds more like Darcy from Pride & Prejudice, and less like a street-urchin. But the more I listened, the more I thought the narrator's accent for Bones was absolutely perfect. Bones doesn't have a upper-crust background, and the written wording and slang definitely suggests a cockney accent, so the narrator's take on it seemed to fit Bones' personality, especially once you accept the fact that Bones isn't, and never will be a Darcy. Why? Because Darcy's much too civilized in comparison, even if he is fantasy-worthy in his own right. But I digress...
Kat is a strong female lead, but she's also vulnerable, loyal, and innocent in more ways than she realizes. Oh yeah, and she's got lots of snark when the need arises. I listened to a good chunk of this with a big ol' grin on my face, even after the first time.
There have been a lot of vampire books hitting the shelves recently...I'm tired of picking up cheesy reads with the same story line. This one is unique and makes you want to read more.
Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres.
If you have been a fan (as I have) of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and/or Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood books), you probably won't hate Halfway to the Grave but you may have a major sense of deja vu. Put Buffy and Sookie in a blender and you will get Cat - as tough as Buffy with the naivety of Sookie. Now mix Angel and Eric and voila you get Bones - as virile and drop dead gorgeous as Eric with the purity of heart of Angel. Halfway to the Grave isn't just borrowing the vampire cliches, it flat out rips off some of its predecessors with an end result that isn't nearly as fun or entertaining as those it imitates. Certainly more entertaining than the vapid Twilight books, Halfway to the Grave is definitely not as interesting, clever, or well-written as Buffy on TV or the Sookie book series.
Tavia Gilbert doesn't take much away from this mediocre book, but she definitely doesn't make it any better with her narration. Her speaking voice with the narrative is fine, but she's not great with voices and much worse with accents. She makes Cat's Mom, Grandma, and Grandpa sound like characters from a Saturday Night Live sketch. Kind of hard to listen to but Jeaniene Frost has so little character development with any of them, it doesn't matter much. Gilbert's voice for Bones (our vampire hero) is much more difficult to listen to. I guess she is affecting what she thinks is a Cockney accent, but it is more of a caricature of a Cockney and she doesn't even get some of the words right. (She pronouced rogering as though it rhymed with ogre-ing! I'm no expert on Cockney accents, but I know more than Gilbert just from watching Brit-coms. Can't believe no one catches this stuff in production!)
The "Men in Black" ending leaves me with a debate. About 1/2 through this audiobook, I was sure I wouldn't listen to any sequels, but the ending does open a door that could allow Frost to cut a new vampire path and she is a decent writer so I'm not sure now. If Gilbert is the narrator, I'll probably pass, but with a better narrator, maybe Frost could get better.
Frost certainly does stick with the one absolute that guarantees vampire books are here to stay - sex with a vampire is always "shattering"!