I love love love to read. Any chance I get I read.
When I read what the story was about I was excited I purchased the audiobook and could only listen to maybe 1 hour of it. The Narrator was HORRIBLE in my opinion. I could not get past the Irish accent she used for one of the main characters. I kept picturing him as the pirate from spongebob. I did not download the second part or listen to the rest of the first. I will probably buy the book and read it myself though.
It took a while to get into because the way the narrator does Bones's voice sounds like he should look more like Gollam than the hot vampire he's supposed to be. I started substituting narrator's voice of Bones (yes in my head) w Paul Bettany's (in my head I think Paul would make a fantastic Bones)!!! I'm completely hooked!!!! This series is dangerously addictive!!!
Too much romance novel...and the accent was, indeed, bad. Slogged through a couple hours of the thing and went to the end. Thought it would be more like the Kim Harrison novels, but it is soooooo....not.
I saw the complaints about the voice for Bones and I don't agree. The tone of the voice does not detract from the character's allure. I think that the books in this series are well narrated by Tavia Gilbert. Her voice selections fit the characters well. Overall, the Night Huntress stories will draw you into a very interesting world of love, friendship, family, and fighting for a cause. They are an indulgent paranoramal escape.
I read all the time, or nearly. I always have, I guess, since I was very young ... and now, getting older, more audio than any other medium.
This isn't a great book, but it moves pretty well and it is okay to listen to. The reader is competent and inoffensive. I don't know that I'll bother with the rest of the series ... it just isn't THAT good, but I enjoyed it. It's a reasonable representation of this genre of kick-ass not-exactly-human hunters in a world of magic and undead characters. But. No real attempt to create characters with any depth or motivations that aren't obvious plot manipulation. A pleasant way to pass the hours, literarily speaking, but don't expect to remember much of it a week later (or the next day, for that matter). If you want really good stores in this genre, try Kim Harrison's Hallows series!
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.