Great narration. I really likes that the Pia and Dragos stayed in character. I agree with the reveiw of soooo glad Pia was a female with heart and bravery with a little spunk tossed in, and that Dragos was learning to be in love without automatically turning into a jellyfish just because a woman came into the picture. He never lost his high handed edge and "dragoness" and she didnt let him brow beat her. They stayed who they were and learned to give and take without losing who they were. Hope to see a lot more of this series and from this writer and narrator.
I guess this is what I get for buying a book from my smart phone where I couldn't really see the cover art. I am actually finding the story amusing but I do think Audible should note when there is adult content in a book that reads like it is a fantasy about dragons. It can hardly be considered a romance since there isn't a romance, just sexual scenes.
The interaction of Pia and the dragon and Pia's gumption.
The first dream
Well, the book is fantastic but the narration was the worst. How do you possibly make a hot sex scene so boring???? The narrator sounded just like she was reading! I will continue with the series but I hope the narration gets better.
When Pia was trying to explain how the first dream and the reality were different
I gave this the stars it go for the content not the narrator.
I have a 40 minute commute each way and with out Audible, I'd go crazy! My fav genre is fantasy and I love a great series!
story is cliche', characters are too stereotypical, I dont care what happens to main characters... I love Kat & Bones, Kate Daniels, Jane Yellowrock... This is not in the same category for me... You may enjoy it, I made it through so I wasn't terrible, just not terrific.
F WORD USED !!!!! WHY?????? RUINED!!!!!
The Red Circle did not use as much in 8 chapters
And that is a military account of a war hero
Glad got on sale not worth 1cent(:(:(:(:
I found this book to be a light, mildly enjoyable listen, but was not in love with it. Many things irked me and I don't typically go as much for the caveman style of seduction the dragon hero has going on. I can understand why he would be that way considering the whole civilization thing is a relatively new development in his lifetime, but still.
Overall, I just wasn't very impressed by this book and wasn't particularly moved by any bit of it. (Though I did LOL when we found out what Pia is, because, well, I just couldn't help it.) I really wanted to love this considering the subject matter (dragons, man! epic!), but I don't think I'll be picking up the next in the series.
Other paranormal/steampunk romance books that I LOVED:
Bec MacMaster's London Steampunk series beginning with Kiss of Steel
Kriten Callihan's Darkest London series beginning with Firelight
Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series beginning with Slave to Sensation
Meljean Brook's Iron Seas series beginning with The Iron Duke
Less predictable and little character development.
Poor fantasy book and should be listed under romance
I've been an audible addict for years, but have only recently given fiction a try when I started out with the Iron Druid Chronicles and was hooked. I was looking for another series and came upon this one. I listened to this book expecting to devour the remaining books in the series, but I don't think I'll order the others. I think it may be Luke Daniels, the narrator for the Iron Druid Chronicle series that I am comparing this to and why I am not so pleased with the performance of this book. Every male character came off speaking as bored and unemotional as to what they were saying. Pia came off so often as a immature, and defensive.... irritatingly so, even though in many areas I felt that the author may have not intended it to be so. I thought if I were reading it myself or if the narrator had just not tried to perform each male character in such a way, I might like it more. There were also so many 'big guy' comments that I started rolling my eyes when hearing them. As far as the sex goes, I understood it, but thought that throwing in a quick non tender sex scene in the last 3 minutes of the book was over the top. Just my opinion and I am about go and seek out some reviews of the Iron Druid Chronicles in hopes that I can see what other books reviewers there liked. Maybe I ruined myself for other fiction series since it was just that good???
I have recently had poor experiences with very popular novels in the paranormal romance genre, but this one is very good. I like the narrator Sophie Eastlake - she gives her characters different tones of voice and is easy to listen to. She is not what I consider brilliant, but good. I would give her 3.5 stars if it were possible.
The story itself if quite entertaining. I had no idea about a few of the twists (Pia's second form) which was nice, since you can clearly anticipate some of the story line. Harrison does a nice job of making the characters completely inhuman and fantastical, and yet lets them have common failings, which I enjoy.
There is nothing extraordinary about this story, but it is entertaining. I will listen to the next one.
I did not read the print version. This audio book was sexy, funny, action packed and overall very entertaining. Sophie Eastlake did a great job narrating. She has great timing and delivery.
I love Pia. She is witty, smart, funny, tough but very sweet. She is just totally likable. Dragos grows on you as his character develops. Not only is he extremely sexy and masculine, he can be very kind and caring and is willing to learn to love and understand Pia. Since he is an ancient dragon, it's a big step.
I loved all the big scenes between Pia and Dragos, but one that stands out is when Pia walks out of her jail cell in the goblin stronghold (locks cannot hold her) and walks into the cell where Dragos is chained down. He is just so relieved to see that she is ok. Here is this extremely powerful, strong, prone-to-violence man who admits he does not even know what the word "love" means, but when he sees that Pia is still alive after being beaten and taken away, his relief fills him and all he wants is to be close to her and feel her next to him. Their strong connection to each other is electrifying.
I would not say that I had any extreme reactions, but truly I did chuckle at the funny internal dialogues going on in Pia's head, and I was close to tears when Dragos finally understands what love is all about and tells Pia how he feels about her.
I've listened to the first 3 books in this series, and although I enjoyed numbers 2 and 3, Dragon Bound is my favorite.