lets just say awasome
merrit is my favorite in the entire series
too many to choose from
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
The second book in the Chicagoland Vampires Series starts just after the conclusion of the first. It does more character building and we get more time spent with Merit's family as Ethan wants to make in-roads with some of the prominent Chicago families. We get to learn more about Merit's past, some about Ethan and some others in the house. These are all good things, but the house is treated almost like a Frat/Sorority house with the way it functions, not like the way decades old + vampires should live and act. It's neat, but it gets silly. The antagonist from book 1 is back, and that would have been interesting except that nothing really gets resolved this time around. Something else threatens the house this time around and it's something we've seen before and it just didn't work for me. I gave it 3 stars because I like the world, and I like the Chicago setting, but the series feels more like a TV show where nothing much happens week to week, or in this case book to book. It's not bad, but there's better Urban fiction/Paranormal romance out there. I'm done with Chicagoland Vampires
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
This book is very exciting with a new twist to a vampire story. I really enjoyed it. The narrator is really good.
This second book was a bit slow to me what a few stupid parts. It is still okay and better than some. Hoping the book 3 is better. Will start it after I read Kim Harrison's A Perfect Blood Book 10 of the Hollows, narrated by Margarite Gavin who is my favorite narrator.
I am dyslexic! If it wasn't audible I would not even be able to know what's in a book. I found out I love books.
loved it great story i would listen to it again
loved it great story i would listen to it again
I'll read anything good. I'm easy that way.
A different reader would have given it a chance. Why does Holloway keep getting work? I have to admit that the books are pretty thin to begin with, but the reader makes or breaks a book and Holloway's grinding delivery is painful to listen to. Sorry I bought this book -- couldn't bear to listen to it.
she could have chosen a different reader --
Gabra Zackman, Sophie Eastlake, Jessica Almasy -- pretty much anyone.
The basic premise was interesting, but there wasn't enough happening. And Holloway's delivery was too painful for me to concentrate much on the story.
I don't know how author's choose the readers -- or even if they do -- but someone should pay attention to the reviews the readers get because a bad reader will impact sales. I won't buy anything read by Cynthia Holloway or Emily Durante -- ever. And I'm not the only one who feels this way.
Very good second book in the series. Ms. Neill has created a wonderfully diverse world filled with vampires, shape-shifters, witches, and humans. Of course, I love the all the beautifully dressed, gorgeous vampire males!
The narrator, Cynthis Holloway, took a little getting used to because much of the dialogue is spoken with an edge of sarcasm even when it's not called for. And I partially agree with one of the reviewers here who said sometimes it was hard to tell the talk from the thoughts, but that was certainly not enough to stop me from finishing the series. But now I really enjoy the narration.
I find the plot very involving and the sexual tension between Merrick (sorry about any weird spelling) and Ethan is really well done, but I want it consumated soon, thank you.
Chloe does wonderful job of tying the books together and keeping the reader interested. moves pretty fast also and just enough descriptions to form a mental image without causing the reader to skip to the next dialog.
Cynthia Holloway is an excellent narrator and the way she switches easily between characters is fantastic:)
totally worth the read or listen:)
I love this series. The narrator kept me involved and the plot is growing slowly. I hope to enjoy the next addition to the series.
This is the second of the Chicagoland Vampire series, and I will say that this one is the one that will hook you on the series. I listened to the first book quite awhile ago, and didn't go on with the series, then this one came up on sale, so I gave it a whirl. The story really starts to get interesting with this book, with bringing in a lot of mystery, and the start of a love triangle. The heroine finds herself gaining all kinds of extra power, along with having many interested men, which I like in these kinds of books. Somewhat, early Anita Blake. Anyway, I'm continuing on with the series, so hopefully it won't disappoint.