I enjoyed the story, as I have with all Jeaniene Frost books. But the Narrator has one decent "guy" voice, so any other males in the story sound like impish weasels from the streets of England circa the 1400s. Bones, who in previous books is a suave, handsome, and lethal master vampire, now sounds like a troll that just crawled out from under a bridge. I couldn't get past it. Especially when in previous books, he is so cultured and drool worthy. She also does a truly atrocious southern accent on the female lead. So the entire novel, I felt like the super hot vampire Spade, was falling in love with Eddie Mae from "Hee Haw". Stick with regular English Tavia. You CAN NOT do accents. AT ALL.
The parts where only spade or the narrator (in her own voice) were talking.
The Narrator could try to keep the accents and voices she did for reoccuring characters in previous book the same. And Never attempt another accent again. *SHUDDER*
It depends. I think the story would be great, but I'm not sure I can handle listening to Tavia do her horrific southern accent, or mutilate poor Bone's voice again. I feel like a poodle who has a dog whistle happy owner. It is a true testament to Ms. Frosts writing skill that I didn't quit listening.
Did I mention the truly horrible southern accent? I did? Because, seriously...
This is my first book by Jeaniene Frost and I am not really sure what I think coming out of it. My overall impression is that the story is generally good, interesting premise and the action moves along. There were a few things, however, that grated on me and make me question the overall experience.
I will start with the narrator as I think that may have had the greatest negative impact on me. I was not impressed with Tavia Gilbert at all. I gather from her accent and some of the slang in the book that Jeaninene Frost is British. That is not a negative in any way, but I was irritated by Tavia's accents. The heroine, Denise had a very Southern US accent for no real reason which drove me nuts. The worst, however, was the hero, Spade, who's high pitched British accent made him sound girly and totally not like a desirable hero. The narrator also frequently spoke so slowly and deliberately I often thought... just get on with it would you.
Then the book, as I said, overall I liked the story, however, I did not like Denise. She was just way too stubborn, screaming and running and carrying on like a baby half the time. If I were Spade I would have ditched her. I understand she went through a very traumatic experience, but that does not excuse her constant, and I mean every single time, misinterpretation and jumping to conclusions about everything Spade did. I just wanted to smack her constantly. The only other real thing I disliked about the book was Spade's name...I mean just yuck! I understand where it came from but it was not a good name for a hero...I think the author could have come up with something else.
In conclusion, I think I probably would not have had the reactions I did to this book if I had read it in print. I tend to be pretty generous with my stars, leaving 1 and 2 stars for really bad books so I give this an overall 4 for story but 3 for narrator...she was decent just not for this story. I will look to read in print some of the author's other books but will likely avoid the audiobooks with this author.
Great side story to the Night Huntress series. Love Spade as a character and it was great to see a happy ending for Denise. Highly recommend finding where this fits in between Night Huntress series and reading this.
The story is wonderful, amazing, terrific, but when Cath sgiws up is very funny
Everthing is perfect, is impossible choose only one moment
All of them.
No, nto very extreme. I laugh, but was a normal reaction.
This book is very good. I didn't know the previous series, but after I listen this one, I get very excited to to know what happen is "Night Huntress Series"
Love that Jeaniene Frost writes using other characters from the Night Huntress series. This book is is a pleasant addition to the Frost universe.
I loved this, well written as always. I did find it a little off putting for Bones' "voice" to sound different from how it sounds when read in the other Night Huntress stories, but still great story.
I enjoyed this book well enough. I listened to it to fill in plot holes in the Night Huntress series. Denise is not my favorite character. I don't dislike her, but she's a very soft character compared to most others in the associated series. Overall worth the listen, but not mind blowing.
Never live your life by committee...
No, not that it's a bad book, but the suspense is what keeps you engaged and that can only be captured once.
Halfway to the Grave, another Jeaniene Frost book, both involve a confused young lady trying to figure out what's taking place in their life and body, while death and violence is all around them.
She bring the book alive, I believe she's one of the most talented narraters I've heard.
Nothing extreme, but the book's plot did keep you engaged with the story...