I enjoy my audio books since I can listen to them while I do other things whereas reading I'm sitting and only reading and nothing gets done. I enjoy both forms of the book though but will admit I have only actually read the book once since I can do other things (like driving) while I listen to them!
What I liked best was finding a new author to follow and a new series to fall in love with! I have listened to and read all of Lynsay Sands' books along with all of my other favorite vampire authors... all of whom I'm sitting and waiting on new books to come out.... so I was having trouble finding something to listen to/read while I wait. This book filled my plate for a while and gave me another series to sink my teeth into! I was totally not expecting that to come from this book as none of the other compilation books have done that before!! So, while both stories in the book are great and I enjoyed them both, finding a new author I love is the best thing of all!
Both readers are great! They handle the foreign accents much better than I do when I read the books.
I loved the scene by Lynsay Sands where Teddy thinks he has died and gone to heaven! That was just too funny!
This is the first compilation book that I have actually loved both of the stories from! I have all of the other compilation books for the Argeneau Vampires and this is the only one that I have actually fallen in love with the other authors from! While both stories are continuations in other series, they are both stories that you can actually read/listen to without first reading the rest of the series first. While I may know now what is to come at the end of the Bones and Cat stories, I had no problem listening to the end before I knew the beginning and the whole story!
I love paranomal thriller/horror novels. Favorite authors are Molloy Harper, Laurell K Hamilton, Chlorie Neil, Sheryln Kenyon & Steven King
All of Jeaniene's books are alot of fun. I like that her writing is somewhat light hearted.
Believer in what you can't see
I already have tried the audiobooks from Jeaniene Frost/Tavia Gilbert and I really like the series. Lynsay Sands audiobook wasn't as interesting though.
Not really, this story doesn't represent most of the stories of Cat and Bones. It felt like a force theme.
Lynsay Sands' story was all right but not very interesting.
Tava Gilbett is always wonderful to listen to, but this is the first time I listen to Paula Christensen. Paula voice is nice to listen to, but the story didn't do anything for me.
I am not familiar with Ms. Sands' or Ms. Christensen's work. I have to say this short was a good introduction to each.
I am very familiar with both Ms. Frost's and Ms. Gilbert's work and must confess that I am a bit of a fan gurl to the squee level with each.
Both of these shorts are mini parts of of long-running series involving worlds that each of the authors have been building for years, yet I did not feel that either would be diminished if listened to by those unfamiliar with their writing/worlds.
There were no glaring info dumps and enough knowledge was woven into the stories for one to get a sense of the relationships and personalities.
Each story didn't seem liked edited out chapters of larger works, as some short stories within a long-established world often do.
Ms. Christensen was quite good. Her "speaking" voice is very pleasant, and the character portrayals were excellent. There were minimal character voices needed, a male and female protag and a couple of very small/short secondary characters so it is hard to know the range of how many "male" and "female" characters she has at her disposal, but the ones displayed were excellent. The male protag is an older male, and Ms. Christensen did a nice job of conveying his age upon his first "spoken" words. It took me a way I wasn't expecting, but I needed to know this character is an older male. The female protag was equally well done, conveying personality and "age" spot on.
Not having read any of Ms. Sands' work, I can't tell if her world building was consistent in this short. The writing was tight and well edited.
Ms. Gilbert, what can I say. I love her narration on the Frost books, so much so I am afraid to listen to her multitude of other works for fear I would be waiting for Cat and Bones to show up. But my, what a fabulous job she does with the characters and "feel" of Cat and Bones and all their strong supporting characters. In the Frost books there are always different accents, different languages thrown in. While I have no idea what ancient Eqyptian sounds like, I would put money on it sounding as Ms. Gilbert permforms it. There are always a large number of characters in Ms. Frost's Cat and Bones books and I never have any problem discerning who is speaking.
Ms. Frost's world building is consistent. I have yet to detect a rewriting of history, as it were, to make a story work. The characters are consistent in their behavior, both in the story and in the interaction within the family of characters. I have read so many of her books that Cat and Bones and Ian and all the others feel like family and I enjoy seeing what is going on in their lives. But Ms. Gilbert's voice is so intrinsic to my Frost experience I find I can't read the books, they must be narrated by Ms. Gilbert. I honestly don't think that is a "good" thing, but she adds so much to my enjoyment of the series I am okay with it.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
yes...I started the print one, then caught this on sale and devoured it!!!
In story one Katricia, in story two Cat!!! Katricia was deserving of love, and was clearly ready for it...And Cat is just always awesome!
In story one it was the ending....and in story 2 it was also the ending...both were great,,,and Cat was hilarious on that boat!!!
Same as the Title...
I love Jeaniene Frost, and am going to give Lynsay Sands a try now...great little Christmas tale...loved it a LOT!!!!
I felt i wasted time listening to the first story,dreadful just skip to the good parts.
Yes , but only on account of the Jeannie frost
Yes, but again Tavia Gilbert was splendid
Never read it in print, but tavia gilbert is awesome
I downloaded this book for Cat and Bones. Entertaining story! The first story was all right
I READ BOTH PARTS BUT WASN'T IMPRESSED WITH LYNSAY SANDS PART BUT LOVED JEANIENE FROST'S PART OF THE BOOK
A whole was missing in the saga of Cat and Bones. This was a great surprise. Great story!
Cat and Bones!!
The story involving Bones brother was a great addition to the ongoing saga!
Tavia should be doing so many other books. There are some good books that need her.
Yes! I really didn't give the first segment a chance. I will listen to it later. I couldn't wait to hear Tavia do the Cat and Bones segment.
This is a must for knowing all the pieces of the puzzle. It was like an unexpected treasure!
I don't understand why reviewers here hated the first book in this 2 books in one book .
The first book was ok, i kinda liked it, it wasn't a great book, but not a bad one as well, if i had to describe it with one word it will be "Weird" as it was weird .... vamps who are not vamps and so on... it was weird but not bad.. have a listen to it.
But the 2nd book was good.. i liked how it had a good start and the whole book soo goooood . And the most amazing thing in it was the alliance between Cat and...... well can't say who, you have to read it to know.
But if you are a fan of Cat and Bones, then YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS ONE.
Cheers and Enjoy.
P.S. i am giving 5 start for the 2nd book, the first one i'll give it 3 starts.