So many books...so little time! :)
"Intense Apocalyptic Romance"
I really loved how it just kept you on the edge of your seat! It just got so intense that I wasn't sure what was going to happen or how things would go down leaving me anxious. Really hooks you up in the story!
I would say "Not So Good"...the other reviewers got it right.
She has her good moments, but it got really annoying when she gets really quite at times. I often had to back track to hear what was said. Granted it is an apocalypse story, but the voices were strange and easy to confuse as well. I would have given it more stars had there been a better narrator.
It made me a laugh at many different moments, but I would say it mostly kept me wanting more. It was really hard to stop listening!
Anxious to listen to the rest of this series...this is my first book by Larissa Ione, and so far I'm loving her!
I must admit I was nervous at the beginning, because it is a lot to take in and trying to keep track of all the different characters, not to mention all different types of characters, and all the little details are challenging at first, but it made up for it quickly!
Haven't read the print version.
It was full of action from beginning to end.
Narration fit the characters for me.
The Southern Seanachi
No. There were parts that I missed while listening because the narrator varied the volume of her voice SO MUCH and I was not in a position to rewind to catch things. That's actually my only complaint (that and the fact that the sample only covers the definitions portion of the story). I should never need to adjust the volume on an audiobook, and I found my finger largely on the volume buttons because the narrator would speak softly then loud, softly then loud. The emotion and performance was actually quite good but WAY too much volume variation.
The story idea was the thing I liked best
The readers male voices were horrible
Aries was my favorite character because of his strong male presence until it was mentioned that he had no hair on his chest which is not very manly.
Miss Huber's voice is very seductive and sexy and very pleasing to the ear. Her male voices need tons of work which I understand could be very difficult to pull off sometimes especially with such a beautiful voice as Miss Huber's
The characters were very intriguing and the authors reference to a lot of teenage type preppy language really took away from the story and the book as a whole. These characters are supposed to be more than 5000 years old and it just seemed weird that in all that time these characters could not mature and grow up as adults a little more than that.
I also think this in turn degraded the performance of Miss Huber.
Hillary Huber was totally the wrong pick for narrator. She's breathy and unemphatic. When Ares drops the f-bomb, she whispers it! This is supposed to be an alpha male, lady. Say it with some ruthlessness! Her voice and presentation make both the hero and the heroine appear weak. Which they aren't.
I'd say Larrisa Ione writes some pretty hot sex scenes! She's not afraid to drop the f-bomb or swear or be crude. After all, these are soldier, warriors, alpha types, not regency heros. Makes the story and the characters more real.
Never. She's dreadful.
Actually, it's not a bad book. I ended up just reading it and I really liked it.
Requires you to stretch your imagination. It's interesting to see a paranormal/urban fantasy based in Christianity. Very unique and creative.
Definitely could have sat through this book in one sitting. Didn't want to put it down. Really good story. Vivid descriptions. I will be purchasing the whole series. Not what you would normally see character wise, but that made it all the better.
I am a huge fan of Larrissa Ione, but I couldn't finish this book. I think it may have been the narrator, as her voice kept going up and down, with whispers so soft you couldn't even hear what she was saying. Her sentences regularly seemed to trail off in a whisper? I don't know why, which made it a chore to listen to. The heroine was unfortunately extremely whiny and annoying. She didn't improve. She didn't believe the gorgeous Horseman Ares with the facts even when incidents occurred in front of her face. I understand the disbelief in the first chapter when it is new to you, but to be listening for over 3 hours and she still doesn't believe and still whines about every measure that Ares takes to keep her safe, I feel like throwing her to the bad guys and seeing if she believes the truth then! Very disappointing from an author that has an amazing Demonica series under her belt.
I love to read but with my busy schedule I barely get a chance to. However, audiobooks allow me to "read" while I manage my crazy life.
The narrator would slow down in parts that didn't need to be prolonged and she would whisper so I could barely hear her at times. Overall pace of the reading was slow and that says a lot because I do the majority of my
This is Larissa Ione's Spin-off story to the Demonica series which I enjoyed very much. It has new characters but it is still set in the same world as the Demonica series with some of the same main characters from that series playing minor roles in this new series. It is nice to hear about a lot of the older characters and how their lives have evolved as well as getting to meet the new characters and experiencing the trials and tribulations along with love and friendship that they have to face.