Another excellent entry in the paranormal mystery series. This book picked up right where the last one ended and the secret identity of the online persona knowe littn only as Fang is revealed to be...sorry, no spoilers! As Sam is dealing with the shock of the revelation, her son falls gravely ill. At the same time, she becomes involved in a search for a kidnapped little girl. As a mother, both her son's and the little girl's predicaments put huge strains on her emotions as Sam fights to save them both.
The story is interesting. The audio recording has numerous irregularities where it fades, sounds like the narrator is talking from a different room, or the equipment has been adjusted as the actor is speaking.
Book series starts off a little longer at 6 something hours. Now they are under 5 hours and the price of the average 9-10 hour audio book. I understand it's a business, but I don't believe I will be buying any more of this series. The reader is good and the story is entertaining enough, but the 4.6 hours of listening is not worth the price. 5 good books could have taken the place for the 9 or 10 in this series.
Wanted to listen to the next book to see what her final decision was.
Half and half
Got tired of listening to how curvy she was or how great her other form was. Didn't really care for how she reacted to her son's illness. Just seemed to be more descriptions than storyline.
Yes because I've read the next couple and the author has improved.
Most interesting was Samantha's situation as a mother who was turned into a vampire and still has to take care of mommy stuff.
Least is the author's word padding.
I love her delivery actually.
There are several more in the series but J.R. Rain really needs to make novels instead of what are essentially paperback shorts.
Don't let the 3 star rating discourage you from reading the series. The stars are more about some annoying tendencies of the author to rehash things repeatedly. (see how I did that? :D)
The book is short and I still think the author pads words like a freshman English major. Still, I love the premise of the vampire who has to take care of her kids. Tragedy is hitting her hard and she is finally running into others of her kind. Of course, another cliff hanger ending.
I enjoyed the first two books in this series as light-hearted entertainment to listen to while driving and working. The narration is excellent, and I do recommend Dina Pearlman as a narrator. In this book the inconsistencies and bizarre decisions by the main character are really off-putting. I finished it, but do not find myself interested enough in the cliff-hanger to go on.
In reviews for the previous two books, I saw that people commented on a man writing from a woman's perspective, and this may be the problem I had with the inter-personal relationships in this book especially. While I know that sexually appreciative descriptions of the opposite sex are the norm in this detective-style genre, they struck me as excessive in this book. This was especially awkward in her relationship with the older detective, which came across as creepy rather than endearing, crossing the line between fatherly mentor and sexual object with Sam's weird descriptions of him.
I hate to leave a bad review, but I was very disappointed that I used my credit for this book.
This series is a delightful surprise and I'm really enjoying it. American Vampire is well written, and the character of Samantha Moon is entertaining and unique. Samantha is coming in to her own as a vampire and her character is really beginning to grow and develop. I'm looking forward to seeing how her relationships with Fang and Kingsley will turn out. As well as finding out what happens with her children and ex husband. The only problem I have with the book is that Mr. Rain has not fully embraced his female side. I don't know many women (If any) who would leave their fataly ill child in the hospital to go to work or visit with boyfriends. Other than that this is a very good book. I bought the next book in the series before I finished this one.
Female married with children Federal Agent, gets turned into a Vampire. Messes with her work, her marriage, blah blah blah......But it really is an amazing series, has mystery, serious moments, and humor. I hope that this series continues to evolve. Every book just gets better and the narration is excellent Dina Perlman does great job
I've been a solid audio book listener for years, and have tired of several "sci-fi/fantasy" series that degraded amusingly enough into "too much sex and not enough violence". During my search for a new author I came upon J.R. Rain's first novel and thoroughly enjoyed it. I quickly opted for the 2nd and 3rd and have not been disappointed. As much credit as I want to give the author for the story, I don't want to short change the performance, which any listener with any experience knows, can make or break an audio book. So kudos on both fronts.
On top where it belongs!
Can't pick out one particular moment, the whole book was great
Her voice is mesmerizing.
I wish there was more then 4 books to this series.