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.
Great story. The book is on my keeper shelf.
I'd compare this book to Patricia Briggs. & Meljean Brooks Gaurdian's books
Not my idea of what Elena,Sarah, or Rafael sound like. Everything else was spot on.
This oak took me two days to listen to. Well worth it.
For the narrator, which is my only complaint- but everyone has their own idea of the way the character is supposed to sound- To me Elena and Sarah's voice were meant to be deeper huskier. the same goes for Rafael. But other than that, the wonderful job you did, made listening to this audiobook a breathtaking experience.
i tried several times to listen to this book, I mean really? arch angels having sex...two thumbs down...I will not order anymore of these books, and would not have given it any stars if I could have gotten this far without doing that. I would have given it minus 5 stars. no more of nalini singh books on my kindle!
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
I tend to like more Urban Fantasy than PNR, but this was just extra tasty. Raphael was so scrumptious. I loved the bad ass angels, Elena was fierce and the side characters were great too. I have already bought the next three in the series
Would I relisten? Hell yes! I absolutely loved how independent (and sometimes stupidly brave) Elena is! I do data entry, and it's fairly mindnumbing stuff. To thank god for Audible. This book, with the EXCELLENT narration, was absolutely hypnotizing. I loved the voice changes, and the emotion the narrator portrayed. Great storyline, it wasn't exactly a.. romance novel, NOTHING like the sh*tty 2 dollar "smut" bored housewifes read, this was a true love story. With a very strong independent woman deciding what she wants, and when she wants it. I got way more out of this than I expected, and the suspense was wonderful.
Highly recommend, and the ending is just great!! (Not exactly unexpected, but a very fun twist. :) Loovveee this author, and the narrator. She's awesome, can't say enough good things about her.