It was a combination of things - the additional background about Kate and her family, the Kate and Curren conflict and resolution, and the narration.
One of the most memorable moments for me was when Kate begged Curren to change back to human. The narrator did a wonderful job of crossing back and forth between the various stages of Kate's emotions - coaxing, pleading, begging, sobbing in despair, and finally lashing out angrily. Such emotion - I would have given the narrator 6 stars if I could!
Um, didn't we just discuss the scene where Kate begged Curren to change back from Beast to human?
Blood, order, or heart - all choices have consequences.
Love the series and the narrator.
What one man can do, another can do. - David Mamet
i burned through these books and now i'm depressed that there aren't more RIGHT NOW.
Hurry up, damn it.
I like happy endings and realism that is realistic rather than gritty.
Great series--consistent in that each book treads the familiar ground that we enjoyed in the first book, but always new in that Andrews takes us deeper into that familiar ground every time. The overall story of the series is progressing nicely, with each book both adding to that story and standing strong on its own.
Each book in this series has been an improvement on the last. The characters plateau into solid entities and the world blooms into it's own. I love ancient mythological fiction and the Andrews use it well enough to be highly enjoyable. I also hate cliffhangers and the Andrews avoid this pitfall by artfully ending the fourth novel by having some means of character closure. It did not get five stars because I wanted more action than creepy romance. Still, it was very good and I am looking forward to Magic Slays in April.
Kate and Curran fighting....arguing....the best! Their "courtship" is hilarious and spot on! She balances a murderous new family member with a hefty dose of Curran. This book will cause alot of eye-rolling laughter that is sure to please!
The story is well written, as can be expected from Ilona Andrews. Renee Raudman bring the characters to life with her exquisite oratory skills.
I wouldn't say the audio version is better than the written but I would say it gives a totally new perspective and I love it!!
Kate because she is true to herself. What you get is what you see!!
Renee brought a very unique flavor to the story and it fit.
Oh I knew listening in one session was never an option.
If you like Urban Fantasy, The Kate Daniels series is an absolute MUST!!
In this book of the Kate Daniels series, we learn a great deal more about Kate's family connections. Also, her relationship with Curran grows & becomes more defined. Along with reading the book, I enjoyed listening to the audio of this and the previous books. Ms. Raudman voice is very pleasant as she narrates the series. My only criticism is with her pronunciation of a certain street in Atlanta & the plant that at the South. See, I live in Atlanta, and although she pronounces the street Ponce De Leon correctly for the rest of world, it's not how it's said in Atlanta. Other than that, she does a fine job.