Since I'm only ingesting this series audibly, this listen came out of order (since at the time books 6-9 were not available on audio. As of this reviewing, 7-9 are still in production) but I don't really think it mattered. There was clearly some serious shizz that went down in the previous book(s), but ultimately I'm addicted to this series and to the sound of Robert Petkoff narrating it, so I was hardly going to wait a year for the rest to be released. For those who are listening to the series and aren't sure about going out of order - honestly, when you're knee-deep in Robert Petkoff's accented bedroom voice, who freaking cares?! It's embarrassing how turned on I get when I listen to this series. Once all the others are released I'll probably go back and re-listen so I have a better appreciation for some of the discussions in this book. But I will also keep listening forward - which reminds me I'd better go pre-order Macrieve!
YES, because it's a wonderful piece of art.
I love the inter-play between the characters, like how she always kept him off balance.
When Lothaire wakes up in her family's trailer in a wife-beater tee shirt.
not at first, but the second and third time It was hard for me to put down.
I love it and plan to listen to it again, and again, and............
best the hag -worst the heroine
narraters female voice was very whiney
different narrater, female lead less stupid
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I hesitated before writing this review because normally I like Kresley Cole. I'm also aware that this book's overall rating is high but in my case, I was disappointed with it. I didn't like it...I just DIDN'T LIKE IT.
(1) To me the story's gruesome scenes, demonic possessions, killings, deaths, rape, gory (explicit) sex etc. were way too dark and hard to overcome. (2) Lothaire's character is unlovable, uninteresting and remains as such even after the close of the final chapter. (3) His interactions with Elizabeth are never 'loving'. He is demeaning and controlling, without any real display of true love or caring. I became disgusted with his constant demands for sex and obedience, which were usually followed by Elizabeth's fleeting anger, her excuses as to Lothaire's abusive behavior and then submission. Hmm…does Ellie have Stockholm Syndrome? In any case I got the feeling Elizabeth was more of a slave than the love of Lothaire's life. (4) The whole hillbilly thing is offensive and Elizabeth's so-called Southern accent is inaccurate and unbearable. I live in the South and have friends/family who are from the South and NO ONE speaks like that! Although the narrator does fine with the other accents, he does a horrible job reading Elizabelth's hillbilly, Appalachian ‘mountain talk’. (4) The Lothaire/Nix interaction was forced and disingenuous...obviously dumped into this book only to appease the readers who wanted the two to be romantically linked. I mean, if the author really didn't want to make us happy by putting Lothaire and Nix 'together' then why even bother with their mini-storyline?
In short, neither could I warm up to the two main characters nor did their 'long', overly abusive story captivate me. In fact it is just the opposite and I care less what happens to Lothaire and his hick-vampire-bride. HOWEVER...and like most true fans, I’m definitely going to purchase the other books in this series.
I've been listening to the Imortals after Dark series, and have enjoyed ever one I've finished so far. This one was no exception. It's written by Kresley Cole and narrated by Robert Petkoff, the dynamic duo! Need I say more.
Believer in what you can't see
The narrator, he does a very good job with the story and the male characters, but makes me laugh when he does the female characters. But, he stays true to the book and makes it come alive.
Lothaire because I knew there was something good inside of him, even when he tried to push it away. I always thought that he would be good with Nix, and in a way he was. I loved the part when he protected Nix while she slept.
Ellie even though Petkoff sound made me laugh, but it still worked. She was still down to earth and strong and never gave up on anyone.
It did frustrated me when Ellie kept trying and Lothaire wouldn't listen to her. I was glad when Saroya was gone; she was so obnoxious and calculating that I thought she would never go away.
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I have one thing to say about Robert Petkoff reading these books....WOW!!! He is the perfect person to read these characters. Rarely do you come across an actor who can not only play all male characters very convincingly but also play female characters and make you forget it's a male reading the character. Not to mention the accents he does are spot on! He makes listening to these great stories so enjoyable I find myself getting lost in them. I'd like to hear him read Christine Feehan's books as well...he'd be perfect for those too!
yes because I can listen while I do other things. Reading requires me to stop what I am doing and concentrate on the story. I am an avid reader so this frees up a lot of my time to complete other tasks. Also it is nice to have the option to listen in bed and lull off to sleep.
Maybe others in the series, I have not read other books quite like Lothaire aside from the others in the series and I read vampire novels all the time.
The accents, more dramatization, clear expressiveness.
Most audiobooks I listen to all the way, like I said I can do other things while listening. I find it much more entertaining that tv.
Words I live by: Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others~Jason Mason Brown
Of course :)
I love how Cole can write a lovable evil character.
I love how he brings you into the story.
A must read!!! or I mean Listen!!!
i'm a romance's lice! i crawl all over it... :D
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