I give this one 3.5 stars. I really liked Lachlain's character. I particularly liked the audiobook's narrator and his Scottish brogue. I haven't listened to many romances on audiobook, but the ones I have listened to have been read by women from a mostly female point of view. It was refreshing to hear this one from a man's point of view, but his reading of the women's voices was a bit grating. Particular, Emmaline.
I was pretty much annoyed with her character most of the book (and it had nothing to do with his reading of her.) In the beginning her timidity was understandable. I mean, I would be scared too if I was hunted down on the street by some unholy beast. But then she continued to be a complete and utter wuss for about 75% of the book, continuously flip flopping and whining, even despite her growing attraction to our leading man, Lachlain.
Many times throughout the book, Cole seemed to be drawing out the drama unnecessarily and the book was very uneven to say the least. It starts out with a bang, drawing you in as Lachlain escapes his 150 year imprisonment by tearing off his own leg and then limps (pun very much intended) along as we learn more about Emma and all of her hang-ups and Lachlain learns about the modern world. And along the way, the book teases you with a lot of "almosts" and "maybes" before suddenly taking a complete 180 where Emma accepts everything, barely giving another thought to all of her previous waffling.
In the end, it wasn't a bad read. Overall, I would say I enjoyed it. But it wasn't a great read when it could have been. But I will admit that despite my annoyance with Emmaline, I'm tempted to try another in the series. It doesn't seem as if the other heroines of Cole's paranormal world are quite as sissified as annoying Emmaline, and for me, a strong and consistent heroine just might be the key to unlocking the full potential of these books.
Robert Petkoff's narration - especially as Lachlan (Forest scene!!!)....
Lachlan - love the scottish 'growl' .....
Robert does an excellent job of Lachlan - in transition, "you're there" in the forest, quivering with the excitement!
Bit of everything... Wasn't too gushy, and 'twinkly' so to speak. I initially purchased the book because it had rave reviews about the narration, which truly did exceed my expectations. Well worth the purchase.
Yes, the story flowed very nice.
I liked the overall competition part.
Very good emotions and acting
Hunger games meets Fifty Shades
I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE. I LOVE ALL KRESLEY COLE BOOKS. THE NARRATOR DID AN EXCELLANT JOB WITH THE MALE VOICES.
LACHLAIN MACRIEVE IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER. I LOVED HOW HE OVERCOMES ALL HE WENT THROUGH AND LEARNS TO LOVE EMMA SO MUCH.
I DID LISTEN TO IT IN ONE DAY. I COULD NOT STOP LISTENING EVEN THOUGH I HAD ALREADY READ THE BOOK MANY TIMES.
When it becomes hard to see things clearly...You learn to listen !
I really had a hard time getting past some of the narration moments. I think the book my take on a different flavor for me if I read it myself.
The only character that had any real distinction was the one with the scotish accent. Everyone else sounded whinny or bored.
This is the first book in the series, and it is excellent. I am totally hooked and a new fan of Kresley Cole. I went and got every other book she has on audible and paperback for those not on audible. Robert Petkoff does a great job narrating the book. Lachline, the hero, is totally hot, the sex was steamy, the story great! You will love this book!
The Scotish brogue accent of the main character.
The love scene that finally takes place...out of doors! It was hot, steamy and kept my attention.
Not in all parts. The male reader's intonation's of the female characters didn't match. It took me a while to get used to hearing his voice so that I wanted to continue to listen to the story.
Yes, I laughed at a few places of the story.
I am hooked to this story, and can't wait to download the next book!
A Hunger Like No Other surprised me! Kresley Cole's created a magical world. The reader is taken on a wild, hot ride with sensual and laugh-out-loud funny scenes.The story the best of paranormal romance. Lachlain and Emmaline hooked me from page one. Filled with vampires, lycans, witches, valkyries and wraiths, you never know what's coming from one page to the next. I can't wait to read the next installment from Kresley Cole in what I am sure will be a must-read series. This book made me a Fan!
the twist at the end about children
I've listen to book 2 and 3 very good
I laughed many times
Completely addicted to romance novels!
I have read all the novels in the immortal after death series, and this one is no doubt my favorite! Lachlain made Emma suffer a lot, but it let him understand more and more Emma's tender, kind and actually strong nature, which is soooo lovable. It is true she is his mate, but their characters are really compatible.
Mr Petkoff gave Lachlain a great voice, and it did enhance the hero. Nevertheless, the female voice, I feel really bad to say it, really sounds a bit like trans-gender.
Perfect language, perfect story, perfect sound for the hero!