I love listening to books that keep me and my true love together even if we 600 miles apart until we are back together again fir good this!!
The whole book
The whole book
Never wanted the next book
The best book in a long time
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In my experience, it's been rare to find the first book in the series an immediate hit out of the park. Usually the author of a series spends the first book getting her feet under her, explaining the world and consequently doesn't do as good a job with the storyline and the main characters.
Nalini Singh does an amazing job of everything in this book. She provides a good understanding of the world, enough background so you know what's going on, but don't know everything -- so you keep coming back and learning new things each time and the chemistry and story between the two characters is heartbreakingly amazing. I literally laughed and cried in several places throughout this book. In addition to the stunning emotional romance, she also managed very well written sex scenes that were explicit enough to be exciting but not so over the top that they seemed unreal or caused problems with suspension of reality.
I immediately purchased and have listened to the next 2 books. After getting through book 2, I purchased and downloaded books 4 and 5 as well. I'm looking forward to continuing to learn more about this amazing group of characters and Nalini's interesting and strange world.
An aside regarding narration... it's good. It's not a distraction for me. But it doesn't enhance and bring the story to life more like narration of other series I've listened to. It's enough to not be a distraction though given how well written this story is.
Crisp writing. Interesting world. Excellent characters. Great narration. I agree completely with the review by Diana of Norfolk 5-30-11. Both Dave and I really enjoyed this book. We downloaded this book during a sale in which the entire series is on sale. The series has 11 books on sale - we enjoyed them enough to buy them all now. We have audio books from 436 authors (over 800 books) and are always looking for new favorite authors so we are adding Singh to our daily watch list and will be trying out her other audible series - Guild Hunter.
Interesting story of many species. At first I hated the Psy but later I felt that it wasn't completly their fault. I like the wolves. I am a little partial to wolves after the Shadow Wranglers Series by Sarah McCarty but the cats have a different personality that is starting to grow on me too. This book has a different kind of "action" than I am used to reading. The fighting is more of escaping and fighting on a mental plane than in a brawl but a brawl is bound to break out sometime. The book is imaginative and believable. Can't wait to listen to the next one.
Love to read!
I really like Nalini Singh's Archangel series and assumed this one would be just as good. This book was a little to sci-fi for my taste. It is hard to relate to the characters and the story line really drags in several places. I doubt I will be buying any more books from this series unless I desperate for something to listen to. If you like sci-fi though, this may be worth a listen.
I run a childcare center for Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN. I have a lovable mutt named Daisy and I love to read and listen to books!
This book sucked me in with the first chapter - very important to me! It kept my attention right away and I listened to the whole book in less than 48 hours - even with work interfering in my listening time!! Good story line and I love that there are 10 other books that follow this first one!
Both of the main characters - Sasha and Lucas - because it is the story of them!
I think Lucas Hunter - even though it was performed by a female voice was my favorite because you could hear the genuine caring in the voice for Sasha.
Favorite Genres: Urban/Preternatural Fantasy, Science Fiction, Knitting Favorite Story Components: character development, under-dog success stories
First off, Ms. Dawe did a splendid reading, neither too fast nor too slow, with a strength to her voice that made it very pleasant to listen to.
Story wise, the premise is a little out there. The shifters, "Changelings" as they're called in the book, are satisfyingly themselves, but the Psys are rather freakishly outre. The changelings at least are a unique and distinct group, with diverse motives and individual natures in line with those one would find closer to the primitive aspects of nature.
The Psys, on the other hand, have been envisioned as a nearly robotic race, and that just doesn't mesh well with the concept of a psychic being, as entwined as "psychic" and "psyche" are.
Putting the premise aside, the plot developed well, the writing hit just that right tone between dramatic and melodrama, and, as I mentioned, Ms. Dawe made a very pleasant reader.
I started reading this series with "Caressed by Ice" because Audible was running a special for $4.95. I have to say Audible that is the best way to get someone hooked on a Author you've never read before.
Needless to say I loved that story so much that I just had to hear it from the beginning of the series.
NOW-On with my review of Slave to Sensation. WOW!!! this is the first book of this series and it was AWESOME. I love Lucas and Sasha's story. Nalini Singh is now one of my favorite authors, and as for Angela Dawe well let me just tell you this narrator is one of the best I have heard.
She is great telling these stories and making you feel like you are really part of it. I mean you cant help it's so addictive that you just have to know what happens next. The characters are fantastic and the voices she does are perfect. Makes you want to be part of the DarkRiver and SnowDancer pack/family. The characters all have their own voice Angela brings life to the character.
You get to know everyone by their own voice.
Well...HAPPY listening. I am ready to go onto Faith and Vaughn's story book #2 of this series.
I've only listened to the audio version so I can't compare.
There were to many to choose..
She brings the characters to life!!
It really is a good start to a good series..each book keeps getting better
I wasn't sure about this book. I avoided like the plague for more than a year since. I finally gave in and thought it to be a really good story. I would have liked the characters to develop more and what the author lacked there she made up for it brilliantly by other aspects of the book. I liked learning about the psy world and how the psy network functioned. It was a pretty clever storyline. Keeping up with series just to meet new characters will be worth it in my opinion.
All in all a good story. Hopefully the rest of the books in the series will be as enjoyable.
Lastly, Angela Dawe-as I expected-gave a fine narration.