I loved this series and wished it could continue! Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante are so wonderful as these characters. Go back and redo the first part of the series, please! I'd buy them again.
I've tried three times now, the narrator makes me cringe, shes SO hysterical and dramatic its like nails on a chalkboard. I picked this book based on the ratings and some of the positive reviews but trust me DO NOT GET THIS BOOK IF YOU HAVENT LISTENED TO THE PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES. The author has not made this a stand alone book, it requires the backstory but the main character is too busy convulsing in dramatic fits to give us an adequate history. I'M so ticked that I wasted a credit on this book. I made it to 3 hrs in and wince when I think of continuing.
This is the first time that after the first hour of listening to this book, I had to stop. The narration was very annoying. The woman basically screeched for almost the entire time. Very difficult to get into the story line. A regretful use of a credit.
I loved every one of these books! The characters are interesting and well-developed. Moning does a fantastic job of keeping the story exciting, intriguing, sexy, and unpredictable. I downloaded all of the books to my phone so that I could listen whenever I had a few minutes, whether I was driving, working out, waiting in line somewhere, or folding laundry. Pretty addictive! I was so sorry when I reached the end. I'm starting her Highlander Series next.
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.