Great read, love Yellowrock! But I really would love to here some juicy lovers details in the future! I wasn't really thrilled with the ending ( won't spoil it here).
Fast, Fast, Fast.
The last two chapters.
The book comes to life. I can create the images in my head. Well written.
Better that Twilight.
For me the audio edition is much better than the print version for two reasons...my eyes aren't what they used to be, making it work to read for any length of time. The audio version gives the best emphasis to the plot where it belongs and gives the lead character (Jane) a more dimensional persona.
Where Beast took Jane's clothes to where she'd find them when she shifted back then tried unsuccessfully to rescue the cell phone with Bruiser shouting from it.
Shock and Awe have Jane Yellowrock's name all over them.
Yes, read it...now!
Yes, I love all the accents. They give so much personality to the characters.
There is nothing to compare.
Can't wait for the next Jane Yellowrock.
As much as the story is entertaining, khristine hvam really shines and puts on another great performance. She is able to change voices,accents and pitches perfectly. The one thing that I really appreciate is that she has kept the voices consistent from book to book. This allows for less distraction and more enjoyment
Death's Rival introduces 2 of my favorite characters, Alex and Eli Younger. They make a great team with Jane and add a lot of warmth and humor to Book 5 and later. I also enjoyed how Beast now has her own voice. I love it when the story is told through Beast's eyes. Stupid humans!
Bruiser has a 'life changing' experience. The attraction and sexual tension between Jane and Bruiser continues at the same time that her dysfunctional relationship with Rick limps along. I'm rooting for Bruiser.
Book 5 has plenty of action and an exciting ending. Jane gets to kick butt and get some revenge for her people.
Khristine Hvam is a wonderful voice actor. Each character has a distinctive voice and both female and male voices are appealing, which is fairly unusual. Her timing and pacing of the story are spot on and she has just enough southern twang combined with snarky badass to perfectly portray Jane. Jane is both tough and soft hearted and Hvam nails both sides of her personality.
I have already recommended the Jane Yellowrock series to several of my friends. As implausible as the premises seem, Hunter carries them off flawlessly, with suspense, with sensuality, and with a wry humor lacking from most authors' works. When she writes about the scents in air, you can smell them; when she writes about food, you can taste it; and when she writes about blood, well… I guess you'll have to experience that for yourself.
One of the things I liked best about this story is that it provides answers to several of the questions that have dogged (no pun intended) Jane throughout the previous four books. And as if that were not enough, Hunter provides a handful of new questions, at least as intriguing (possibly more) as the ones she just answered.
Khristine Hvam is the perfect narrator for this story. Whomever suggested her for the Jane Yellowrock series, and whomever approved her for it, both deserve huge bonuses, and (speaking for all of us who have listened to the books in the series) our everlasting gratitude.Khristine Hvam is just amazing. Somehow, she voices a half dozen (or more) different characters, and each one is recognizable. I especially love the voice she gives to Beast. If a mountain lion could speak English, I'm sure that is exactly how it would sound. Between Hunter's prose, and Hvam's narration, I'm not even aware that someone is telling me a story. I just close my eyes, or relax my vision, and it's as if I'm there. And every now and then when Jane raises an eyebrow, I'll catch myself raising an eyebrow; when beast retracts her upper lip to show her killing teeth, I find myself doing the same; I could go on. Hvam never stumbles, never makes you remember that she's reading to you. Her readings are some of the most transparent you're ever going to find. Go Khristine!
Speeking for myself, none the Jane Yellowrock books are books I would want to listen to all in one sitting. What they are, are books I would never want to stop reading. It's difficult to expand on that. The closest I can come is to say that I would love to live in Jane's head, along with Beast. And while I may not be as good a Hunter as beast, or as good a mate as George, I would hope to be able to offer an occasional insight, theory, or fact which would make "us" better with me than without me.