I held off from buying this book for a couple of months due to the myriad comments on the narration speed. While I agree with all of them -- the speed IS too fast -- it didn't stop me from following (or enjoying) the story. I sure hope they fix this going forward.
Eric Dove isn't one of my favorite narrators, but he does an ok job with this series. I wish he could find a little more range with the characters -- they all sounds exactly the same to me. So much so that during some of the dialogue, I couldn't tell who was speaking.
That aside, I've truly enjoyed this series and will be back for Book 5 when it's available!
J.R. Ward's Fallen Angels series is very good. I expected it to be funnier after reading The Blackdagger Brotherhood, where the angel is hilarious.
The story is read in hi-speed or something. Trying to comprehend what is being said and they're off to a different chapter.
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
The story centers on the character of Methias which we met in Crave, Book 2. The story sets up well but feels like it drags on a bit. Methias' non-feeling, cold-hearted, callous nature is given a second chance and Mels inspires him to be different. The fallen angels of Jim and Adrian seem to be coming to grips with the loss of Eddie (the third of the Trio from earlier installments) and try to find their way in the divine challenge against evil.
It is a nice story, but not as exciting as the earlier series installments. Even the effort to offer a cliff-hanger at the end doesn't leave you wanting for Book 5 to be available already.
Eric Dove does a great job overall in narrating. He is fairly consistent throughout the series in distinguishing between characters.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
I love JR Ward and this series did not let me down. I love the storyline and if your a fan I think you'll like these too.
I disagree with a lot of the reviewers the speed was fine, I think it set the pace better for the story. Our characters are all on a mission and time is indeed a factor in it. Jim and Devina are well matched during the series. She seems more powerful but Jim sure can throw a wrench in her plans. Mathias the fu___ as Jim refers to him is priceless as our tortured soul, he's a man of action and jumps in fine. Mels our female character is great and a reporter which again explains the fast talking of the book. We have to give it to Ad he does continue to step up and act out in his special way. As usual I love how we see the crossover of characters from Black Dagger Brothers pass by in this book and hope readers noticed the property where Jim, Ad and "dog" have made their new home.
Yes, I've listened to the "Brotherhood" series more than once and enjoyed this is proving to be just as enjoyable but DARKER.
Jim Heron, he's the go to guy in the series. Tough, and seems to be getting tougher in each book. But still has humanity that he doesn't show, but holds close to himself.
I never heard him before this series but he is very good and does the character voices and emotions very well.
All "The Fallen Angels" series are really dark, darker than the " Brotherhood" in many ways. The eval that the angels are fighting is a OCD maniac, who delights in horrific tortures. Some stuff is described pretty intensely so if you have a weak stomach you might want to pass the series up. But the story line is great and Eric Dove does a great job at narration. Keep going.
I'm looking forward to more in this series. I don't know if there will be any more Brotherhood books but this is a great new series for J. R. Ward.
I love all of J.R Ward's books, but I couldn't finish this one because of the horrible narration! Narrator read at a fast, clipped pace, and when doing the voice of Mathias he sounded like a robot. So disappointed. I'll definitely have to read this one rather than listen.
I love this writer. I wasn't sure how the reader would be for this story. I got lost a few times and had to rewind and pay more attention. The story was still great, and I will look forward to the next in the series, but maybe I will get it in paperback.