I don't know who is more on point - Kesley C. for writing these or Robert P. for reading them! I loved it!! I want to say Sebastian is my favorite character but I don't want to speak to soon! I have to read about Bowen next!
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I’d originally intended to listen to one IMMORTALS AFTER DARK audiobook a month until I got caught-up on the series. Well, that plan flew the coop the moment Robert Petkoff began cooing in my ear. This installment was a step below its predecessor because other than Bowen, who was a secondary character, it came up short on werewolves, and was more story-centric than sextastic. At any rate, I found Kresley Cole’s version of the Amazing Race (Hie) to be quite ingenious; I thought that the relationship between Sebastian & Kaderin was better developed, and I liked the heroine more than Emmaline.
The Lore’s attention shifted to vampires in NO REST FOR THE WICKED, and although the author didn’t forge a new path where this supe was concerned, I appreciated all of the little details that were conveyed. The one major difference between the Horde and Bastian made the couple’s romance possible, and the Blooded slant ensured that their on-the-spot connection was irrefutable. This novel also added another dimension to Tracing—a vamp’s ability to teleport to a known location—by having the protagonist be the first with the capacity to dial in to a person instead of a place, much to Kaderin’s frustration.
The Hie didn’t just add a level of excitement to the story it also contributed to a challenging courtship. Sebastian used the race to woe his Bride by assisting competitors in exchange for precious information about his Valkyrie, and extorting sexual favours from Kaderin for points. I loved how the heroine proved worthy of her name at every turn by surprising the bloodsucker with her coldness and cunning. I mentioned in my review of book 1 that I dislike virgin immortals, so although this installment had one as well, it made me happy that it was Wroth instead of the stereotypical female.
The narrator consistently outdoes himself with every IAD performance; I missed his Irish brogue, but was delighted that it still made brief appearances via a member of the MacRieve clan. And, I do believe Bowen’s tale is next—goody, goody gumdrops! Robert Petkoff’s female voices were remarkably good, and I couldn’t get over his energy during the romp sessions. I had my iPhone on speaker during one of them, and was thankful that I was home alone otherwise my husband would have thought that I’d started something without him. I’d have paid good money to be in the studio when he recorded that!
NO REST FOR THE WICKED will light a fire in your belly; time to throw another Cole / Petkoff log on!
Love this book! Love this series! I was worried all the stories would be the same. Like so many series are, but I was happy that this was not the case! Can't wait to read the next!
Love to read and I am really enjoying audible. Fantasy and sci fi are my faves but I also enjoy period novels and historical fiction.
The narrator did a good job. Enjoyed the story and the humor was a plus
I've been in love with the IAD series for some time. Mr. Petkoff's ability to bring life to each character and interchange accents with ease is amazing! Thank you for the enjoyable experience!
I have enjoyed every book of hers that I have bought, I had a bit of a hard time getting through it. Not because the storyline was bad, I just did not connect with the two main characters.
This is my first series with him. So far he's been very good, consistent. I would listen to other books he has done.
Yes, because I enjoy the basic foundation of these books.