I really ended up liking this book and have since read up to #5 in the series. its hard to find a good paranormal series that has something new and doesn't end up ridiculous. this a good series, actually like it better than psy-changeling.
I love the story , but the narration is so bad , that I had to stop and listen to some other books , Justine always makes the females Sound whyyni and I just cant take it when it from my point of view is a female with a strong character
So if the books came out with a different narrator like jill redfield or brianna bronte , it would be great !
I did not like this romance vampire angle story by Nalini Singh.
I could not even finish listening to it. I found it stupid and just could not get into it.
I am clueless why so many people loved it.
I have listened to it twice now and am always wondering what is next.
She is monotone in a lot of her exciting parts of reading. Needs more emotion and range
Can hardly wait to hear the next.
I love this series. I love this series in audio. I only have one request, American narrators PLEASE DO NOT attempt to do an Australian accent!! As a native Aussie, I can say 99% of attempted Australian accents by non Australian narrators sound TERRIBLE! Luckily this audiobook only contains about a minute of this painful performance and was otherwise brilliant.
This is my first foray into Nalini Singh's writing. I am a fan of paranormal/vampire/angel/romance series and this one is a good start. I was glad there is a mix of reality and city life with fantasy as that makes the story much more "real" to me as I am more able to relate and care about the characters.
Not the most in-depth characters and it got a bit tiresome constantly getting little hints throughout the book of Elena's past, but the concept of the society of angels and vampires with humans and all the hierarchy was really well done.
Justine Eyre's narration was very good even for the male voices which can be difficult. I will definitely get the next books.
I loved the humour and the story overall.
I liked the different voices. It was nice that each one was unique and recognizable.
Yes, it is a great story.
I will listen to the next book in the series.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Cat and Bones and Dragoes and Pia have me spoiled....these characters were just ok.
I thought she did a good job, the characters were well differentiated.
I don't think I will continue on with the series.
Engaging, different, entertaining
The main characters, Raphael and Elena, are the highlight of this story. They are fascinating both apart and together, and watching their relationship develop is a delight. The secondary characters are great too, particularly Dimitri and Illium.
Without spoiling this for those that haven't read it, I am particularly fond of the scene at the end of the book where Elena first wakes up after a serious injury and finds herself more than she'd ever dreamed she could be.
Immortality is only a gift if you have someone to share forever with.
Nalini Singh is one of my favorite modern authors, and this is perhaps my favorite of her books so far. The world that she creates here is fascinating, and I loved watching the characters as the series progresses.