The two narrator experience helps contrast the female and male main characters, and makes it more real-to-life and appealing.
When Riley and Dax consummate their relationship. It was more of a courtship process than the typical swoop-you-up, "you're mine", and bang! mating of other Carpathian stories.
Sadly, not so much. The Penguin Audio producers had each narrator read the total line when the character's Point of View was in play, resulting in a woman reading a deep male's voice, and vice versa. I wish they would have kept to the Brilliance Audio's production technique of having one or the other narrator during character POV, but when dialog appears, actually have the man or woman read the lines.
No, I usually do not. I like to listen while on commutes or doing household chores. That doesn't lend itself to listening for very long stretches.
I would have liked the production MUCH better had the Penguin Audio producers taken my suggestion for the narration. PLEASE pass that on for the next recording! Why bother having a two person narration when the wrong sex person reads dialog? Also, please verify with the author about Foreign Word Pronunciation: some of the words didn't seem quite correct.
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Is this storyline has just become very repetitive.
She's lost the thrill in the mystery and her writing.
All this scene our continued from one book to another it's time to end the series
Only if they want incredibly detailed sexual episodes.
I have always liked Christine Feehan. I haven't listened to one in a long time - so that may be the issue. I loved how the story started and was really thrilled till about 1/3 of the way through. Then as the 2 main characters become closer and closer (physically and emotionally), the steam just keeps rising. If you enjoy the details of the sexual exploits, you will love this one. If you like her stories, it is hard to get through the exploits this time to get to the story.
I am trilled that Christine Feehan has introduced a new story line, touching on some old ones, with some new characters in this book. I can't wait to see where she goes next and hope that she expands this line in future books.
No. The author reused words and phrases too many times. The narrators tried, but it was too painful to listen.
Christine Feehan has been a fav for years. After reading and rereading all the previous "Dark" series, I was bitterly disappointed in this offering.
I just read a couple of books from this series while on vacation. Aside from the repeated backdrop of violence toward women, I enjoyed them. This one was a different story. Doubt, insecurity, & angst take up at least 1/3 of the story. I found myself saying "just get on with it' often & eventually having to fast forward because I couldn't take it anymore. I lost interest way before the end. Thus I am returning it. There are over 20 books in the series. I enjoy different characters being developed throughout a series. However, I think the author has drawn this well dry.
I find it hard to believe that others gave this one a good rating. I chose this book over others in the series because of that. Yecch.
Maybe older ones from this series - nothing newer.
It is not among the best of the Carpathian books. The story is only a so so and really doesn't flow like the other books.
No I wouldn't. The duel narrations is annoying . The story is longer than it really needs to be and is not all together that interesting.
I hope I don't have to.
Shorter story. Linking it a little closer to the Carpathians. And having someone else narrate the story.
Not worth the credit
Returning to the Carpathian world. Christine has woven so many different characters into an evolving storyline. It's nice to meet new characters and revisit older ones.
Loved the dragon
Loved the courtship ritual. It brought new hope for the Carpathians.
I had hard time with the female narrator. I did get used to her. Of all the narrators that have done Christine's books Phil is my favorite. But Erik does a great job too!!!!
The reading. I was having such a hard time with the reader that I couldn't focus on the story. My only thought was how bad the reading was.
No, only the ones doene in this format and done by this reader, Christine Ryan.
I am not a fan, first of all, by the format where the male performer reads the chapter where the male character is prominent and the female does the female chpters. It confuses the story when the voices for each character are different in each chapter. Ms Ryan's performance was so flat and monotone it was hard to follow.
I wasn't able to finish the book so I am unable to answer this.
I am a big Christine Feehan fan. I’ve enjoyed every book in the dark series and always finished panting for the next one. So of course I know this was going to be a great listen. How disappointed I was. This book was literally horrible. I actually have about 45 minutes left to listen to and I can’t bring myself to do it. First, there was no real tension or conflict between the two main characters. Riley seemed to be ok with everything that Dex said. I don’t know about you but I like my relationships to be a little more interesting. Truly the only plot came from Dex chasing Mitro. I could have gotten an action book if that’s all I wanted.
I will definitely give Christine another try but truly disappointed in this instillation.