I'm basing my review on the entire series. The last two books that was narrated by both Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante was such a good combination and it made sense to add the male voice. His strong baritone voice really adds to the "odd" characters in this series. I really enjoyed the first-person writing style which differ from Moning's Highlander's series. I think it made it more personal and more thrilling and suspenseful. You now have the option to "guess" what the other characters are thinking or doing and what their true intentions are. I like that MacKayla Lane "mulls-over" every angle. The's trying to think everything through. Who wouldn't in her situation?
Thanks to Karen Marie Moning for changing your writing style as it was perfect for this series.
Thanks to Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante for an awesome performance.
Struggled to get through the first 30 minutes. Terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible.
Alls I can say is OMG. I think I walked around with my mouth hanging open half the time while listening to this book because of all the twists, turns, and unexpected events. I went back to the beginning and started with Book 1 and then each book in succession until Shadowfever. It was so excellent hearing the story unfold back to back. Very satisfying. All the questions are answered.
This book will make NO sense if you haven't read or listened to the first 4 books. A couple people have complained that she whined alot in this book and yes in the beginning she does but you have to take it in context knowing what happened in the previous 4 books.
This is by far my all time favorite series. The Sookie Stackhouse series would be my 2nd all time favorite series. I am sad to be leaving it and have NO idea what to listen to next.
A book of spells incarnates and goes on a killing spree while human, fairy, demons, and other creatures vacillate between killing and/or having torrid sex which each other. 3 stars because is well written and performed. Hard, wet, thrust, f---, f---,f---,f--- seems to be the order of the day, but for me, got old fast.
Good enough. I did finally manage to get into it. This one sort of plateaus at some point and doesn't get any better. My sense was that the author feels the pressure given her past success and moreover wants be taken more seriously, like those authors that write books that become classics. The style felt a little too contrived this time around. The heroine is supposed to be a simple girl. It seemed to me at times that perhaps Ms. Moning or her editor has made frequent use of a thesaurus. I can certainly appreciate writing talent but the heroine seemed just a teensy bit out of character. But, if you have been following the series and eagerly awaiting this release, I would say go ahead and get it since this book whether well done or not ties up the loose ends. I can tell that there will be sequel, however I will be waiting until there are a fair number of reviews out.
I read this book before I got the audio book and was really happy with it. I got to audio book to have something to listen to at work. As other reviewers have noted, the reading is overly melodramatic on the female's part and not very subtle on the man's. Still, the story line wraps up the series nicely, and I think the author did a great job here. Thanks, KMM!
I am trying really hard to get interested and keep going. The narration is so annoying. I have never put the term "over-acting" to an audio book, but the female narrator makes it sound like a bad play. I am on Chapter 4 and felt the need to write this review before others waste a credit. So far, I have little identification with any of the characters and the story line is bizarre.
This series was a pleasure to read. From beginning to end it kept you wondering who was good and who was bad. The fact that there may be spin-off books from other characters in this series is exciting as well... Can't wait to read those... KMM did a wonderful and creative job with this one!!!!
Now this is how an Audiobook is done! Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante do so much more than "read" this book, they bring all the characters to life. I read the book in print first and loved it but I was blown away with this audiobook. An amazing ending to a great series....loved it!