This definitely has a Buffy (The Vampire Slayer) hooks up with Spike feel. The beginning seemed very childish, although the scene and topics weren't. Midway it did seem to get better. Narrator won't be on my favorite list but she's not on my avoid list either. Will give book 2 a chance to change my opinion.
I am thrilled with Jeaniene Frost's books and I cant seem to get enough of them.. The narrater Tavia Gilbert does a fabulous job of making you feel like you are sitting and watching a movie not listening to a book. I highly recommend the Night Huntress World and The Night Huntress Series. Just love them. A very satisfied listener.. :)
Sure it may be very 'Buffy & Spike' but thats not all bad. I liked this book! Loved the story, loved the characters and the concepts of this urban fantasy are awesome. But the big seller is the narrator - one of the best narrators i have ever heard. Ms Gilbert's narration sold me on getting the whole series and I have loved everyone.
The author thinks her characters are charming and witty, but they are not! She's cleary copying the Spike and Buffy model and it is very annoying and unoriginal. The narrarator is almost as bad. All of the characters that are British have a horrible Cockney accent, Cat is the only semi-normal voice (and it is just grating) her mothers and grandparents are bad on an entirely different level! I believe it is South Dakota with a twange of uneducated. The only reedeming bit of it was the passion! I can't believe I'm going to write this, but I've read far better Fan Fiction.
How do these people get published?
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!