The book could have been good, but the "F____" word is used far too much for me. Outside of that the author uses good descriptions. The book is obvious, but interesting. If you don't mind a lot of swear words then you might like the book; otherwise, avoid.
By the sixteenth time the stupid female lead pulled her useless knife on another immortal creature, I was beginning to wish someone would take the knife from her, slit her throat, and then bring in a female with more sense. By the twentieth time she pulled the knife on a creature that can not die, I knew I would not continue with the series. The lead character was shallow, annoying, and too stupid to live through any dangerous situation. Maybe if you like shallow fluff you might like the book, but it was more annoying than enjoyable for me. And she was one of those female characters going from 'I want you' to 'don't touch me' to 'I want you', back and forth and back and forth in a way that I don't like at all. Too many parts grated on my nerves to go on with the series.
What a great book and awesome characters. This one book is a great launch for the series. The world is unique and storyline keeps you wanting more. This is definitely worth the listen. The romance builds throughout this story and doesn't disappoint. You find yourself quickly downloading the first Archangel book which is basically the follow up to this book.
This storyline is so good and refreshing. I do not even know what to say about the narrator. Her voice has a lot of vibrato. She is not bad BUT different. There were times when I truly tried to get into the story and accept with an open heart and mind the shaky voice telling it. However, toward the end, I found it a real challenge to listen to the story without being distracted by the narrator's unique voice.
This is one of those times when you either love her voice or hate it. Listen to a sample and take it from there. I really liked the story though.
this is the first time I heard an audio version of a sci-fi fantasy book. I love to read them but I think hearing the narrator kind of killed the excitement for me. I don't mean to insult the narrator's performance but I usually do a better job with my imagination on what I think the characters would sound like when i'm reading fantasy books. this narrator was too monotone with the impersonation of what they think the character sounds like and only made the heroine annoying to me with the flat tone. I didn't feel the real emotion of the characters which i would normally feel if i read the book. most the characters sounded like they were whining half the time. the characters just came of as bad actors to me. Overall the book was well written but the performance is questionable
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
Ok, totally cool spin on the supernatural. With angels and vampires, not what I expected. The making of vampires was another perfect twist to the story, I loved everything about the book. I was so unsure before I purchased it but I am glad I did.
I wanted to try a new author and i found Nalini Singh, soo good . I love the story and i cant wait to hear more of her work.
This was my first Nalini Singh book (either audible or written) and I was captivated in the descriptions and details. I am not an overly reactive listener, but this book made me smile, made my heart pitter patter, made my stomach squirm, and even made me reply "oh no she did'nt" while listening. I would say properly one of the most captivating books I have listened to in a long while.
I loved how different a concept the story was. The Angels in this world are not perfect all-knowing, holy created beings. They are failable, they are arrogant and biased, and sometimes sadistic. They have very human characteristics (though they would disagree), just with very different life spans. I also enjoyed the flashbacks into Elly's past. I only hope they explore that more in future stories.
This was the first book I listened to Justine Eyre's. Her voice quite honestly can be described as British butter. Smooth, and slick, and thick. However, it was incredibly easy to tell the different voices apart, and you never get lost in her accent.
Quite often towards the end of a book (and especially in a romance/fantasy), you can see where the conclusion will be. I was shocked when I looked down at my player, and found there was only 28 minutes left! How was it going to end? What would happen to Elly? I was hooked all the way through the epilogue. Usually after I finish an audio book, I start a new one pretty quickly (I listen on my hour long commutes to work), and though I had another story prepped and ready to go, I drove the rest of my way to work in silence, just contemplating the end. Once at work, I immediately checked to see that there was a second book, purchasing it on the spot for my drive home.
For those who think this is just another Sci-Fi/Urban Fantasy/Vampire Romance, you will be sadly (or very happily) surprised. There are a few sex scenes and dialogues (which are incredibly well written, hot and heavy), but sex is not what this book is about. It is a true Urban Fantasy, dark and brilliant. Filled with new monsters and old, as well as imperfect heroes and heroines. There author also does not graze over the violence. In all honesty there was once or twice in the story where I actually cringed due to the violence and description of blood or gore. I think this really added to the story, however if you are a person who is disturbed by blood or violence, or are looking for a fluffy romance book, this might not be the right story for you.
I can see that the publisher has been hard at work creating great reviews for this book. Unfortunately, I could not get much farther then chapter 1 due to the narration. Justine Eyre, has a very distinctive voice that removes all ability to allow yourself to sink in to the story. Her voice comes across as snobbishly pompous in an arrogant surreal fashion with just a touch of nasal annoyance that makes the whole experience simply hideous. I absolutely love vampire stories but this is one that I will not be able to sink my teeth in. Do yourself a favor and listen to the sample before you purchase this story.
I love this story. Nalini Singh has created a wonderful cast of characters in an original storyline. However, I can't listen to it because the narrator's voice takes me out of the story. Her emphasis on certain words and the nasal quality of the tone keeps me from even being able to finish listening. I should have listened to the sample before I ever purchased. This may not matter to you, in which case, the storyline is well-worth it!