Jeaniene Frost has a remarkable talent and I really love her books!! She can't write them fast enough! This is one of my favorite series. I like Cat and Bones better, but the World books are very interesting as well, giving the readers a glimpse into the lives of the other characters.
I adore Frost's writing and have read each of her Nighthuntress offerings more than once. . .and was consequently thrilled to purchase the audio version on Audible. It was so disappointing to hear the narrator choice, I decided to submit my very first "customer review". All I can say is Wrong, wrong, wrong, for both Bones voice in the first book (the cockney high toned voice makes me actually cringe) as well as Denise in FDOC (is the reader TRYING to make her sound blonde and clueless)??? One only has to compare narrator's within this same genre to understand how critical the choice of narrator is to the successful presentation of a truly terrific series such as this one. Nalini Singh's Archangel audiobooks have accomplished that perfect match of writing/voice. . ."Cat and Bones" deserve the same chance when listening to their stories. . .
I agree with some of the other reviewers here who commented that the character of Denise was not as involving or interesting as Cat. And although I really liked Tavia Gilbert's narration, I agree with other reviewers that at times the male characters sounded female. So these are the only reasons I gave it four instead of five stars.
One other comment is sometimes Audible doesn't clearly indicate the correct order of books in a series. Often it will be a reviewer who will explain the order the books should be read. I would sincerely appreciate this information.
But I really enjoy this series and I certainly will listen to more.
I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)
This story is almost as good as the Night Huntress books 1 and 2. It is set in the same world, with overlapping characters, and the story is independent of the others in this world, but... I think you'd enjoy this a bit more if you were already familiar with the characters. Denise is not quite as interesting as Cat, she's a lot "weaker", and her "torment" is a bit on the lame side (i.e. get over it already sweetheart).
But the bad guy here is different and interesting, and the plot is pleasantly complex for this type of story. There is some detailed sex which is okay, not great (like Cat and Bones) but won't make you roll your eyes either.
I'm pleased with it, overall, and am waiting for the release of another book set in this world, by this author... Hopefully with a better narrator though (this one isn't bad - she just doesn't seem to have a mature enough voice to carry off the male characters to their full potential).
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...
I can't really compare it to anything else.
The first time Spade and Denise are intimate.
I loved it all. I can't really pick one.