Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
Though discovered nearly a year ago, I hesitated starting the series because of negative or mediocre-level reviews. I imagine this book/series is one of those that either the reader relates to or not. If you're a Black Dagger Brotherhood or Midnight Breed fan, this series is a worthy consideration. As a fan of both, I really enjoyed "Immortal Guardians" and wondered why I took so long to give it a listen. No, its not literature but fun reading nevertheless.
Good guys vs. bad guys (immortals vs vamps) are central to the story whilst the humans are in the crossfire. Duvall offers a slight twist to the genre that most paranormal lovers will enjoy. Yes, a love story is entwined into the plot with well described passion between them. Personally, I prefer paranormal novels to have a bit of smut.
Kristen Potter's narration is fairly consistent. Definitely one of my favorite narrators. Enjoyable read!
Although I have not read the print version of Darkness Dawns I enjoyed it immensely.
There were several memorable moments captured in this audio book most notably between the relationships of varying characters.
Kirsten Potters narration was wonderful!!! Her varying intonations of the many different characters both male & female kept one intrigued and interested.. I found the theme of the audio book complimentary to her abilities.
The book was fast paced from the beginning to end urging you to find out what's happening next.
The plot was neither complex nor simple. The bits of humor were appropriate and funny and the characters (considering this is fantasy) were convincing.
pediatric float/ER nurse 30+ years married since 17, to a awesome man. I love old romance ,Kathleen Woodriss and Rosemary Rogers started
Awesome story teller right up there with Kenyon and freehan who I am addicted to. Keep them coming love, love love them
I loved Seth Roland and bastion truly allow the characters were great
Love the plot
Seth and David
I loved all the immortal guardians
The unknown friends of mankind
Keep writing the series please
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 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.