Starts off a little slow, but makes up for it later on . Good series. Have read the first two. They actually have an engaging plot, where the protagonists battle something worth fighting for a cooperative society. I'd give a re-read for sure
What a nice surprise! I will be getting the other books in this series. Good story and narration. Worth the credit!
In general the story is engaging and suspenseful. The performance is just alright. Romantic scenes are read like a recipe - boooring! And I've just started the second with an even less than adequate narrator. A few minutes in and absolutely no differentiation between characters. So annoying! Don't know why a female narrator was selected since most characters are male. Sheesh. Who makes these decisions and do they read the books first???
I don't know what I think of this book. I think the story had a good plot and I enjoyed that but the book in its entirety was just so so. I have listened to this narrator before and although she is not bad she just lacks some spark to her narration. I guess I just did not by into the whole Aidan & Chrystal romance. It just sort of happened and there was no build up or real reason for them falling in love. I bought the next book as it was on sale so hopefully it will get better. Overall I am not completely disappointed but I do think the book needed some more substance and spark to the character's romance. There is potential so don't let my rating stop you from trying this one out.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
I guess I don't really see what all the hype is about with this book. While the concept of having a "scathe" in Penton was interesting, there wasn't to much else that was.
I was really disappointed with the choice of narrator. She was a pain to listen to. Like there was no emotion. It kind of felt monotone. I am sure I would have enjoyed it much more had she been replaced with someone else. Also, the story just seemed to trickle by, like watching paint dry. And Aiden Murphy drove me crazy! He just gives people to many free passes. He doesn't really have a masculine, territorial leading personality.
Sighing....this just didn't do it for me.
Great storyline, different approach, Great narrator
When Aiden realised he couldn't fight his attractoin to Chris
Didn't want to stop listening!!!
Susannah spins an intriguing tale with strong character development that is highly entertaining. Also, the narrator, Angela Dawe, does an excellent job with the range of people. Living in a world where most humans have been vaccinated against a pandemic, it turns out that this is fatal for vampires. To answer this challenge, one vampire creates a utopia in Penton, AL with unvaccinated humans that he rescues from across the country and supports them through rehabs and other limiting life situations, then gives them the option to live in a small town with a positive supported community in exchange for blood.Top this off with a vampire national government that does not like this idea and other vampires that are attracted to building the community you have intrigue a strong love story all woven into a fast paced fun story. worth a credit? Totally!
I bought this for kindle reading and listening, and preferred to read it. The narration is too slow, without emotion. As for the book, I really liked this new concept for the old vampire storyline. Because of a virus that tainted human blood for consumption, Aiden Murphy created a whole community for vampires to thrive in. It's made up of consenting untainted humans, living alongside with the vampires in harmony. Problems arise when Mathias, one of the governing Vampire Tribunal, sees Aiden's power as a threat, and sends the leader's brother, Owen, to assassinate Aiden, and bring back his wayward son Will (whom is part of this new community) home.
Krys, comes to town for an interview to become the town's new physician, and gets thrown right in the middle of a vampire war. What takes place is the unfolding of an unavoidable romance,and not your typical love story, because I didn't get totally frustrated with either party acting stupid, as they do so often in these books. I could understand the viewpoints of both people involved.
Along with action, mystery, a bit of double crossing, the book has plenty of character interaction and development that will take you right into the next of the series.
probably not. only because the story teller didnt seem to take breath and the lines/words seem to ran into each other. She didn't have any character to her talking. The reading was very bland. it was hard to work who was actually talking some times.
same reason as the first one
She didnt seem to take breath and the lines/words seem to ran into each other. She didn't have any character to her talking. The reading was very bland. it was hard to work who was actually talking some times.
I did like her voice though :)
The story line was good. it would have been alot better if the reader was different. (sorry)
I bought this book yesterday afternoon and thought it might be good but wasn't holding my breath. Well, I did hold my breath, a few times. This book was sooo exciting and sensual I couldn't believe it. I absolutely loved Aiden and Krys. No overdone angst, like sooo many romance stories. Just a perfect vampire romance. Loved Mirren and Will and truly hated Owen.I was thinking of getting the second one in this series but the narrator does't really do male voices, I listened to the sample.
I don't get it! I read/listened to the entire Mackenzie series, five or six books, I don't remember. The last one I reviewed was on 10/30/13 and they were all narrated by Angela Dawe and I gave her 2 stars on every book because of her terrible narration. This book was released to audible on 6/12/12.So can someone tell me how she managed to do such a phenomenal job on this book and such a shi**y job on the Mackenzies? I'm not getting it!!!