The first book in the series was wonderful. I enjoyed the start of the Elder Series and that world. Dragons... Gryphons....Vampires...... What a fun world to visit!
Mysticism - Today
It is not completely predictable - only partially. Adult content, in a magical story of today, which has its truth for all of us in it too.
She readers the story so it really grips you.
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Yes, I love the characters. Interesting and unique
She does a great job!
The series is GREAT!
I Love to read and I am all over the place. From Fantasy to Non Fiction to True Crime. Sadly even some Romance novels which I never thought I would read but they turned out to be not bad some even good as long as they had some fantasy in them
Yes I think Ms. Eastlike's ability to give the voices wonderful emotional changes
The Dragon his struggle to change how he did things, spoke to people, right down to just smelling her hair.
Her ability to change her voice enough to be believable and as well as hearing the emotion in the voice that the character was in during the parts of the story
It did both laugh and tear.
I was not familiar with this author or narrator, so my first time. The story was great. Pia was a fallible heroine who struggled with her identity. No mistake about Dragos, but Pia is able to tame him.
Sophie Eastlake was the perfect narrator.
I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.
When I read the summary for this particular book, I wasn’t expecting too much. But I bought the book because it was on sale. I was extremely happy with my purchase. The storyline is detailed and engaging. I found myself listening to this book all day until I finished and then re-listened to the book after I was finish. I can’t wait to read the other books in this series.
Didn't read the print version and would not have as I am not typically drawn to these types of books. I was looking for something different in romance and just happened upon this one, bought it with credits and am extremely happy I did.
Because the book had many facets and twists and turns there were several memorable moments, most especially those times when Dragos' tenderness towards Pia came through.
Both Dragos and Pia. I think she did a fabulous job. Male voices could have been a little more husky, but overall I think she did well.
It kept me anxious at times and stirred my insides - I did laugh on a couple of occasions.
I want my very own dragon.
I like the characters but somehow the book doesn't do them justice. The book just didn't capture my interests. I told myself that if she was a (spoiler alert) unicorn, I was done with the book. I did finish it but just barely. I don't know if I will get anymore in the series, it was just so ordinary, nothing special. Although I liked the narrator's female voices, I don't think her male voices were the right choice for the characters, saying that I still think she did a fine job narrating.
I did finish it, and it did have some interesting moments...so, yah.
Sophie's Dagos voice sounded like a teenage boy's most of the time. Also, I did like how she read some of the lines. If I was reading the book, some of the lines she 'acted' wouldn't have been spoken that way in my head.
This is the second time I've listened to the story. I'm going back over my audiobooks and writing reviews I didn't at first or that audible lost. So here it goes.
Pia is blackmailed into stealing from Dragos' hord, he hunts her down. They spend time together on the 'road' and she ends up at his place, under his protection. They have some steamy moments, she has to prove herself to some of his men/women before they respect her, P and D argue several times over his attitude throughout the book, she gets kidnapped, she nearly dies while getting saved and they get engaged.
There are a couple of details that I left out, like what she changes into and why she leaves the building before she gets kidnapped, so I don't ruin some of the surprises.
All in all, I liked the book better the first time around. I see so many flaws this second time around... or maybe it's that I have listened to so many MORE books since then, that I have a broader base to rate it on.
First of all, I noticed Dragos' voice took on a sullen boyish tone when talking to Pia, and a spoiled brat tone when ordering everyone else around. This is where I mentioned that IF I had read the book the scenes wouldn't have seemed so bad. I did say a line or two in my head and found the scenes weren't bad, just 'acted' out poorly by the narrator.
Second, Pia talks to Dragos like a mother would to a child at times. How old is he??? Very old. Pia is the reasonable voice in the group that has to calm the beast having a temper tantrum over various things (his hord, Pia being hurt, Pia being touched, etc.) I know D is a dragon and not a man, but I had a hard time relating to his character when I wanted him to act more like a man than a boy.
Third, Pia has to teach him about relationships, which causes several fights. It was getting on my nerves close to the end of the book. I know that relationship are work, but the relationship has just started, they should be in the 'infatuation' stage, they shouldn't have to work this hard this early on. It doesn't give me the idea they are totally in love.
I do want to end on a positive note. I did enjoy the story. It was unpredictable in many spots. This is a definate read for the person who likes paranormal romance. The story focuses in on their relationship and doesn't get in the epic story realm. Very easy to follow.