I am a Trubie from Philly!! As you can see Eric is my fav, swoon!!! I love all Philly Teams, and sports!! And my favorite past time is reading.
I really do not have the time to read like I used to. My schedule is too complicated.
The beginning is the memorable. I won't give it away, but it almost put me off. But, once I got past that I was okay. The beginning is really intense!!!
This was my first Robert P performance. I love the way he does accents and voices!! The female voices will grow on you trust me. It's a little interesting at first, but just remember it is a guy doing a chick's voice (keep everything in perspective)!!!
The scene when Emmaline decided to accept her destiny. And make the decision to choose her life for herself. That was a great moment for me. We all have that one moment to jump off the precipice or walk away, and she dove!!
I suggest reading this series. It's really good, and I enjoyed it. Robert's performance was great, and I really loved the way he did Regan.
I've listened to 1-5 in this series. This first book was my least favorite. The good news is that it only gets better from here, and this first one was an enjoyable listen. Overall, this author really knows how to deliver a well-paced, action-packed romantic adventure. The problem is I didn't particularly like either character in the beginning. He's a bit of an un-evolved caveman. She's a bit of a wuss. I wasn't fond of the dominant/submissive tone of their relationship. Fortunately, I hung in there. As the characters develop further, he loses some of his caveman act as he works out his inner strife, and she discovers her backbone. Some people might be too turned off to hang in there long enough to witness the shift. If you're not into seductive "rape" scenes but do like romantic action adventures, you could easily skip to book 2 and not miss much. Don't give up on this author too early. She does deliver good entertainment. Robert Petkoff, the narrator, is generally ah-may-zing, but the falsetto that he chose for this heroine was a little grating. I'll forgive him as he does everything else so well.
Yes - i love this book, read it once a year or so, but now that i have the audio version - the voice acting is really wonderful. At first i wasn't excited at all that it was narrated by a man, but i'm hooked!
I think this particular book just got on my nerves from the beginning. I'm sure that this book just might suit another, but this isn't my taste.
I guess less caveman more sexy vampire.
I think the narrator did what he could . He was ok.
To each their own.
Kresley Cole is such a fabulous author! I have listened to and read the books in series many times and only enjoy them more each time. The characters are wonderfully vital and each must find their own way through past traumas to make a new future together. Loved it!
Umm, no. I found myself super annoyed at the main characters in the beginning. Him, less than her. I understand that she had been this super-sheltered person but good Lord, I felt she was a dolt. She did develop nicely as far as being a good, loyal and eventually strong person on her own but I had to work through the first half of the book to see that happen.
This book had a LOT of sexual build up and tension. When you finally got to the actual sex scene, it was well written but afterward, I lost the characters again for a bit. Luckily, the action started shortly after and we didn't have to focus on her becoming a dolt again and him being obnoxious again for a bit. Actually, in retrospect, he was always that way and for a big, tough guy that claimed she was his & he had to protect her, she ended up not needing him for anything but his blood in the end. Despite all this, I would say that if you like steamy sex scenes and a bit of action on the side, you will probably enjoy this book. I am only a fan once in a while. I am content I spent the credit, I just will wait until I'm in the mood to grab another Kelsey Cole novel again. I tend to like more action and a stronger heroine from the start than not.
It is often said that a book's performance can make or break it. It's never more true then with Robert's interpretation of this one. He is brilliant!
The story is a good urban fantasy with all the usual supernatural characters and a love story with challenges. The heroine grows and changes as the story progresses. Overall, a good story in this genre.
Robert brings it to life in an amazing way. His accents and voices for each character are spot on. His rhythm for the reading feels like a smooth stretch of highway.
I recommend it!
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I can tell I'm going to tear through this series! The story line is great and engaging. You don't get bored even for a moment. The author definitely reached his goal of taking you to climatic points, but pulling back before release- some would call it teasing. ;) I literally laughed out loud. The humor, the intrigue, the lust... The narrator! OMG! Wonderful, I hate a good book made terrible by a bland, monotone narrator. Definitely not the case here. I will be searching for all books narrated by Petkoff.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Very Good, despite the lack of smex... I mean there was a lot of build up til the smex but this was very good book.
The blurp pretty much explains what happens in the book. Lacklon, the king of the weres, finds his mate in Paris, but she is a vampire... well a half-breed. The story pretty much follows Lacklon and his mate going back to Scotland and Lacklon trying to convince his mate that she is his mate and not to leave him. It actually has a lot of action. A lot of action. Even though this is a romance, its more of action than anything else, and it keeps you wanting to know what is gonna happen next. Good plot points, and very creative world.
Totally worth the credit. I wouldn't buy it, just wait for free credit.
I never, and I mean never listen to male narrators, but I took a chance on this, and I am glad I did. The narrator was very good with the female voices. Usually male narrator make females sound all whinny, but Petkoff did great. When he was narrating he used a different voice from the character, which was surprising. The males had different voices than the narration..which made the book come to life, actually.
Yes, I adore the author. However, I would love a woman one without a whine or flat voice to read the female parts with Robert Petkoff. However, if I had to choose a woman or a man to read these books I 'm glad they chose a man especially one with an amazing voice like Mr. Petkoff. He does sound a silly when he reads the girl parts. Sorry, but his voice is exceedingly masculine how could he not. Love you Ms. Cole.
Kresley Cole writes a true romance. Many times authors forget they are writing a romance and focus on a mystery or adventure. Ms. Cole also has those types of storylines in her books but she still concentrates on the relationship between the hero and the heroine. I love that and I find it surprisingly rare in fantasy/sci-fi romances. Her males are extremely masculine and her females powerful yet feminine. You do not have to read her books in order but I found it to be more enjoyable. She writes for adults and there are some of the best sex scenes I have ever read.