Larissa Ione is a great, creative author. This series is excellent - and book 2 is just as good as the first. The story is complex, exciting, unpredictible and passionate. Arik, the hero, literally goes through hell for Limos, the only female horseman of the apocalypse. I really like Limos - she is a tough, dangerous woman. The narrator - Hillary Huber - is excellent.
For those new to Larissa Ione, she is not for everyone. If you are squeemish on violence, this series is not for you. I also think it is important to read the first book in the series to really, fully enjoy this book. Also, if you read the Demonica series, you will enjoy this series even more, as you will know the back story on a number of characters. You do have to pay attention, as the characters and sub-plots are complex, but it all works great together.
Hillary Huber does wonderful voices that bring the characters to life. Her narration enhances the dry humour in the story as well as defines the various personalities.
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
That one of warrior horsemen is actually a woman who has to find a way out of her contract to be satan's bride.
Limos, she has a alot of issues to conquer :-)
Well this is my issue with Larissa's books, I am not a fan of constantly changing narrators. Some narrators are better then others and it does effect the quality of story. I do feel Hillary is one of the better narrators for the books, my one issue really is that alot of her male voices some too much alike and sometimes its hard to tell who is talking between Kian, Reever and Arik
yeah they are interesting, I alway want to listen to books in one sitting....block out 3 screaming children ;-)
I recommend going through Demonica series first
So many books...so little time! :)
This one had me on the edge of my seat practically every chapter, and lets just say if I didn't have to work, I would have stayed up all night for this one! So much happened in this book that I had a really hard time putting it down, not to mention sleeping even after I did put it down! :)
While I enjoyed Ares's story, I enjoyed Limos's even more! While the horsemen are still trying to search for the item that could break Limos's seal, she is also faced with her past lies that are coming back to haunt her and the fact that she is is promised to the devil himself, who is looking to cash in. In the midst of everything, she ends up falling for Arik Wagner, former solder and now ally to the horsemen. Together they go through a lot, and you begin to wonder if it will make or break them.
In addition to Limos, Thanatos faces his seal possibly breaking as he is betrayed by the very people he thought were his allies, the Aegis, or was he? Larissa sets up the next book very well, and I also liked that this book gave you more different points of view unlike the last one. It helps in a lot of ways to understand where everyone is coming from and most likely giving you clues.
The narration also definitely improved since the last one. Hillary's different voices are very good, allowing you to get who is who when talking, and she didn't get as quite as she did in Eternal Rider. It does make me nervous that they change to a different narrator in the next book...but here I go! :)
I read all 5 books in the Demonica series, and all 3 so far available in the 4 horsemen chronicles. I don't know what it is about Larissa Ione--her work is creative, well written and at times quite funny, but I just can't seem to throw my heart into her stories like I can with just about any JR Ward novel or even some of the Sherrilyn Kenyon Darkhunter books. I would put this book on about the level of Lara Adrien's Midnight breed novels--well worth the read, but books that will probably gather a thick coating of dust before I pick them up again.
The thing that makes a story really resonate with me is the characters. I need to be able to relate to them on a really deep emotional level, not just get sucked into the action. This story has a lot of great fight scenes and some excellent plot development, but for whatever reason the character's weren't real to me, which made me unable to be come invested in their struggle and ultimate triumph.
Yes, definitely. She narrated one of the books in the Demonica series and did a fine job. Her portrayals of characters are discernable without being obnoxiously stylized.
Like I said, I did continue with the series and am eagerly awiting the forth. It was a good book, just, in my opinion, not a great one.
If you're used to hearing & using curse words & rude language in general & only care about erotica, go for it. I've heard cursing & rude language in my life, but I found this book to be so riddled with SO MUCH & terrible bad language (& that's putting it lightly), & I don't see myself to be the prude type. I had to delete this off my iPod, because I couldn't stand it anymore.
Do NOT get this if you are hoping to get someone else's take on the apocalyptic four riders and some spiritual insights or ideas.
Absolute not! I hated this book, & don't plan to get any others from her.
The performer did okay. I think the book's bad language didn't help me concentrate on the performance itself.
I forced myself to listen to about 3 hours of the book, hoping it would get better- it didn't.
BOOK 2 and still Ione has got a GREAT story.
Arik & Limos, GREAT love story...I love how Arik progresses into the supernatural gradually and it helps the story be believable...yes, I get caught up in these stories and for that few hours I am lost in their world and I enjoy EVERY minute!
The narrator, the story line. I have NEVER not listened to a book all the way, but not this one. It is the worst. The narrator is so dull, the plot is well - non-existent, while I like sex with my stories, this was very predictable.
No plot. Very predictable. The female lead is of course portrayed at weak and stupid
Her narration was so dead pan, too sarcastic and did not the story any justice at all.
None what so ever
I have downloaded 2 of the books....I'll try the 2nd one and hope it's better after I listen to sometihng else. Give it a month or two.