The book is obviously targeted to Twilight fans, but it is much worse. People who enjoy romantic stories will not find one there, the characters simply meet and immediately fall in love, without any conflict. No one understands really why boy loves girl, because ether is absolutely no reason for him to do it.
Neither it is a vampire or witch story, the characters remind me more of X-Men mutants (there is a lot of talk about DNA) who can fly, throw fire rays, etc. It is ridicuolous.
This book is beyond salvation. The author simply used every dirty trick in the book and was not able to have a story with any pace or thrill. It is just boring.
The poor narrator is good, as usual with audible books, but what can she do to save such a pathetic book?
Apart from the boring pace, pretentious dialogues and flat personalities of the characters, the thing that strikes me most is that the book is racist...against humans. Humans are stupid, ignorant, weak. The vampires and witches are divine. Give me a break.
This was the worst book I have bought from Audible in 10 years. Beware.
The premise of the book, that demons, witches and vampires were somehow interrelated, was intriguing. I particularly like the use and integration of folklore, the magical book, and the sentient house. I think the relationship at the center of the novel between the witch and the vampire was ridiculously drawn out. The effect, rather than increasing the sexual tension in the book, banished it, and left me wishing to get on with the story. Some characters were developed in an interesting direction and then abandoned to mediocrity.
On the whole, I liked her performance. She made some really terrible pronunciation errors, however, which completely distracted me. An example I still grouse about was her pronunciation of
this is a boring book full of drivel and nonsense. the narrotor is awful It is hard to listen to .
Little plot or story line.
NARRATOR WAS VERY AFFECTED. hARD to listen to got on my nerves
would not have published this book. not enough substance.
Honestly, most romances, the woman is a virgin and its all about the sex. Sometimes it's just nice to read where the woman has some experience, but they aren't rushing into despite how bad they want one another. I'm looking forward to the second book coming out on audible soon!
I think she did great at the voices
I've listen to this book or part of this book at least once a week since I bought it. I love it on long drives are those nights that I just can't get to sleep. Lovely story. I am waiting for the series to continue.
Diana's reunion with her parents
The best fit for this work. I have not purchase so audio books that I liked because I did not like the narrators voice. I love Jennifer style and will buy more books that she is narrating just because he voice makes them interesting
I read this book before I bought the audio so it did not come in to play. I play 7 hours of different sections most night as I lay in bed.
Let Jennifer really needs to narrate the coming editions. Waiting for the coming sequels is one of the reasons that I still have an audible account. I have credits that roll over from month to month because I do most of my reading using books or the ereader. Once I read a book I love I buy it in audio.
I'm only halfway through this book, but I am about to give it up. I'd like to know how the story ends, but it is so slow, I don't think I can take it.
I was interested enough to finish it.
I know it has one. Or two. Not sure I will read them.
It was okay. It was clever in parts and trite in parts but overall left no deep impression nor great interest in what happens next. In fact I find that I do not want to follow up, given the specific hints this book cast toward the next one. It's going to be white-man-bashing with a special loathing for Christians.
Boring....inconsistent....goes no where.....a waste of time.
A sad work. Only minimally entertaining.
I will not be buying the rest of this series.
I rarely write reviews about books and I have over 100 in my audible library. I could not put this book down always waiting for that twist that was sure to come soon because the book was almost over. It never really comes and leaves you waiting for more, but still held my interest until this end. This book is a combination of Ann Rice and Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Deborah Harkness has created a leading character who has exactly the same background as her own. She is a scientific history professor. With Deborah's background I really look forward to the continuation of this series, or at least one more book!
I can't wait for the second audiobook. I have never read about witches or vampires before. This was a great experience. You will just love Matthew and Diana.