Different characters! These ones are so one dimensional that I found myself alternately cringing and rolling my eyes. The women especially are just plain irritating; if you're looking for strong, well developed female characters, avoid this book (I think I actually heard "let's leave this to the men" at some point).
Plot... what plot?? It's predictable and almost laughable.
The frustrating thing is that there were so many opportunities for the author to flesh out both the character and plot. Based on the summary, there's a lot of material to work with. Instead, she just goes on an on about how strong and tender he is, how she needs to be protected, how much they love each other but don't want to tell the other... blah, blah, blah.
Winter Prey by John Sandford.
His voice is easy to listen to but it doesn't really change to suit the character. This makes it a little confusing as it's hard to follow who's supposed to be saying what to who.
I listen to a lot of audio books...probably too many and this is the first time I have made a comment about a book. The story is okay, would make more sense if I would start with the Guy Next Door (1st book in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series).
However, the real problem I have with this audio book is the narrator is the same from the popular series from J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood). I can not tell one book from the other as they sound exactly alike! These charactars could be vampires and I would never know the difference because the narrator reads is EXACTLY the same. Also, there is this annoying clicking sound when he talks. Is this an audio problem or is his jaw popping?
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
I love Jim Frangione but this book did not capture my interest. It was so boring. Maybe I just didn't get it because it is a part of a series of books, but upon hearing this one I have no desire to get the others. I will consider other books (not in this series) by Lori Foster if reviews from listeners that I follow highly recommend it.
I did enjoy Arizona. She was an interesting character. My interest did get roused at the end. Too bad the whole book was so lacking. I want to be involved in the story all through the book and this one was far from that for me.
I wouldn't want this one even if it was on sale.
I loved the main character Jackson. It was the first time that I related more to the male character. Don't get me wrong, there were things I liked about Jackson's love interest- though at times I wanted to speak openly of her love for him- but it was Jackson that intrigued me the most. I loved the story line: the idea of three men forming an operation to break up human traffickers doesn't sound exciting but I was mesmerized by their strength and their purpose. I also really loved the reader, particularly how he read Jackson; he great with the voices in fact.
The beginning, the books unfolds in an interesting way, the introduction of Arizona and, of course, the culmination of the drama toward the end.
Excellent, excellent, excellent. He was able to read all the characters so well. I already mentioned my love of his "Jackson" voice but he also did a great job with the females. I dislike when male readers change there pitch of female readers. Frangione differentiated the characters by timbre and accent. I want to hear more from this reader.
A sexy action-packed love story that will have you savoring every minute
I bought this on the recommendation of another listener. Thank you!
Did not get past the X Rated sexual dialogue with no character or story development in the first few paragraphs.
I read so I can write
This is not a romance. It is a weak story vehicle for downright erotica. The narrator, one of the best, is even a disappointment and it might be because he was struggling to get through it as hard as anyone with good taste would.
I will not be buying another book by this author and will seek a refund on this one.
The story was weak and the summary of the books accolades were misleading. Although I've listened to stories by this narrator, I found this story was told with a mundane, uninteresting performance, which, in fairness to the narrator, may have been due to the story itself. The fact that it received such a high rating is a mystery. The story lacked form and flow with a vague uninteresting plot. The fact that I am returning this book says it all. Don't waste your money on this one.
There could have been a story line and plot .
Couldn't wait for the romance and intrique to begin. It did not.
The love story between Jackson and Alani is sweet and this book fits in very well with the first two of the series.