There was a lot going on in the story and you could see right from the beginning this would make a great series.
Dragon Bound - Both authors pull you in right from the beginning. There is adventure, dominance, passion and a great story line
She represented each character in a way that you could always differenciate who was who and she really made it a story that you could not put down. The story was great but the narrator really helped keep you listening in one sitting
I would not say extreme reaction but I did go out right away and look for other books written by this author and I will be purchasing the next audible books shortly.
I haven't read the print version.
The love, adventure, and never knowing what's going to happen. I
The same is the title I guess.
This will be the new series the the black dagger brotherhood. So excited!
I am writing this review almost a year after purchasing the book. I have listened to all four in the series and loved them all. Some have compared it to Black Dagger Brotherhood, but I do not. Duvall has created a completely original cast and plot. Her characters are diverse, compassionate, strong, and truly loveable.
In this first installment We meet Sara Bingham a college professor who ends up saving Roland from being tortured and beheaded by some very bad guys just behind her house. Roland is too hurt to get away before dawn and Sara takes care of him. Roland has been alone for a very long time and Sara's kindness just pulls him in. There's lots going on from the very beginning. The story is engaging from start to finish. There's plenty of romance without it being porn as another reviewer mentioned. It's a lovely story but for adults only. Potter is an excellent narrator. Worth the cash or credit to have in your library. I recommend you get them all.
THE NARRATOR MADE THIS BOOK AN AWSOME READ!! SHE DID THE ACCENTS PERFECTLY.
The story was written very well. I have bought and read all her books on this series but I enjoyed this Vampire story better on Audible. The narrator really made this book so much better. Thank you Ms. Potter
WOW! I bought the books in this series and read them, however, Ms. Potter really pulled me into the story. Her accents and change of characters were brought to life. I enjoyed the audible better than me reading them and trying to imagine the characters as they speak. Great narrating!!!
Love the whole book, but I loved the interaction between Sara and Rowland. I also like Amy's parts in the book so I bought Amy and Marcus's story.
Ms. Potter as a narrator is AWSOME!! Keep Narrating!
The premise of this book and, I assume the rest to follow, has already been done before. Basically, you have a group of some immortal man-creatures who are essential a police force that fight some evil immortal man-creatures who like killing humans. I have read/listened to books from several series that follow this pattern and they have been hit or miss. This one was a miss. After listening to the first 2 hours, and skipped ahead to see if it gets better, but I cannot go on.
The characters felt generic, and not enough conflict in the plot to keep me interested. As other reviewers have mentioned, this book comes off preachy about a healthy vegan lifestyle. I was a vegetarian for five years, and still support the lifestyle and even I found this annoying. The author's descriptions are often clunky, and if I had been reading the book, I think I would've given up much earlier. I could care less that the heroine uses Witch Hazel to clean the hero's woulds.
Now, after getting that out of my system, this book is not without merit, and I am clearly in the minority, if the number of positive have anything to say. It gives off a sort of slow moving, sweet vibe, and there's definitely a lot of back story about the characters. I couldn't finish the story, so maybe it gets better. In any case, this book was not for me.
The book starts off preachy, with a heroine whose inner monologue has spent far too long lecturing others about the benefits organic food. The closing scene also mentions how they're preparing their organic vegetable and organic Cornish game hens. All the numerous mentions of food include organic in the description. For people who find eating organic food to be socially irresponsible, it ends up sounding like all the good guys are brainwashed and preachy. I would hope Milena old beings would be smarter than that.
I almost didn't finish the book, but if you can ignore the endless social commentary, the super-abundance of convenient pedophiles (at least 60 a week have been dying for months in this area, you would think eventually they would run out), the self-righteous behavior of the heroine, and the plot holes, the story does pick up. It made it all the way up to two stars for me.
The attempts to use science fall pretty flat. There's no way a 'gifted' should be able to produce offspring with a regular human. The explanation would have been perfectly sound if it had stuck with "psychics become guardians" instead of going to "psychics aren't human." Also, once a virus mutates it doesn't revert back as soon as it passes to another person. If that was the case we wouldn't need a new flu shot every year. The poor understanding of science would be excusable if it was mentioned in passing instead being of a major tenet of the world and discussed more than recycling.
The mystery woman sub-plot looks like a ploy to tie multiple books together, but shows some promise. If I hadn't been so displeased with this book it would compel me to go on to the next.
The story was told without enough background. Things happened too quickly and the action was almost an afterthought... never was there a doubt who would win any battle. The connection between Roland and Sara was saccharin and again too quick.
No. Still like the genre. I know it can be told beautifully.
This book was a fresh take on vampire lore. It had a good mix of action and romance. I did feel that the pacing was a bit off - at times it felt that the story was rushed. I also found some of the dialogue to be a bit over the top. Overall, however, I enjoyed the book and would definitely try another in the series.
This book surprised me. It was very well-written and the female protagonist kicked butt. Male characters were not cartoonish versions of masculinity. Instead, they showed vulnerability with strength, acceptance with viciousness. I thought it was fast-paced enough that it entertained me from start to finish. I loved how the main characters bonded by talking about their love of natural or fresh food. I also liked how there was a good balance of women and men where neither was portrayed as stronger or more useful than the other one. I must read the next one, I want to know where the mystery woman comes from!
Really love this series of books. Very enjoyable. The only thing is the guys would be so much more hunkier if they didn't all have the british accents. Narrator is very good overall. The books keeps you entertained. Looking forward to the 4th book coming soon.
Seth.....the way he says sweetheart.
Does a good job narrating and doing the voices. You can easily tell one from another.