entertaining, exciting, entrancing
Bruiser, you know why :)
her voice does amazing things for the characters and bringing them to life, what keeps amazing me the most is her ability to put different inflections on different characters so you can tell them apart just by her voice even if the text weren't obvious as to who is speaking
it is indeed if ever i had the time...
So, I Read This Book Today . . .
Jane is raped, tortured and betrayed by everyone she held dear. Beast was raped, tortured and betrayed, and is now enslaved. And you people think this is good? The total annihilation of yet another strong female character?
Hunter did a crap job in this one. Leo sent her to Ashville to do a job, she protected herself from death, and protected his scions also, and she was punished for it.
A man breaks into her room in a hotel while she is sleeping, naked, and shoots at her, TWICE, before she responds, so SHE is guilty of starting a war, NOT him. Yet she is punished by the most vile rape scene I have had the unhappiness of witnessing in an author I used to respect.
And then, Hunter has Leo give and take Jane's blood - - - which, remind me if I am wrong, turned the last Skinwalker into a raving lunatic. So, she is going to use the vaunted next three novels she was just awarded for this stupidity into us watching Jane turn into a raving lunatic, killing and eating humans until she is hunted down and destroyed?
Hunter has lost my respect, and my money. I am sickened and disappointed, not only by the turn the books took, but by the number of people who found this sort of rape and destruction of a once strong character both exciting and wonderful. Where are your minds, people? I don't know what is worse - the fact that I am so deeply sickened by the people that liked this book, or the fact that I am so deeply HURT by Hunter's betrayal of her character - and her betrayal of me, as a reader.
I liked and admired Hunter's portrayal of Jane Yellowrock. She has known more pain in her life than any one person should have to stand. She lost her life, her friends, her self respect, and yet still she helped people, she met her responsibilities, and she gave of her heart, her body and her soul. Everyone. EVERYONE. Betrayed her. And yet she soldiered on, only to be demeaned, raped, and tossed aside like a used come rag. And everyone read it and called it good. I suppose I feel so deeply betrayed because I, like Jane, have been so brutally betrayed through my life. I too was used, betrayed, and thrown aside. Brutalized and yet I still tried to do my best. I Identified with Jane's strength and caring. Only to have her turned into a broken mess, with even Beast ripped from her, chained to Leo, a prisoner in her own mind. Her life, her very soul, is destroyed. Sort of like mine.
I suppose I shouldn't allow myself to become so tied in with a character in a book. But with my own life of pain and betrayal, I had fond a friend in Jane. Through Hunter's betrayal of her character, I have again been betrayed. It hurts. I sit here, crying, once again being reminded that my world is nothing but pain. And knowing that, not even in books, can I ever escape.
The Jane Yellowrock series was wonderful. I am truly hoping that series will continue.
Breast is my favorite character.
The narrator is excellent. Her voice bleeds life to each character.
There were many times that I laughed out loud. This book is definite worth the credit.
I am waiting anxiously on the next installment.
Addicted to Audible.
I have truly enjoyed all of the Jane Yellowrock books and this one is no different! Very fast paced and entertaining! I find Jane to be one of my favorite female characters in paranormal fiction, her internal monologuing and beast crack me up!
I love the character of Jane Yellowrock. She is every hero you ever had.
There is no comparison. Jane is the ultimate.
I've only heard her with the Jane Yellowrock series, and she is a master! She is a perfect Jane and also perfect for all the other various characters in the series. No one else could do justice to the series, and I hope she continues to be the narrator for future Jane Yellowrock books.
I did want to. Listened to part of it on a 400 mile trip and then more on the return. Although my rule is to listen to audio books only in the car, I could not help myself, and I finished listening when I got home. (as I did with Jane #4)
Write faster Faith--we need the next installment!
It's so good, without all the gross romance.
All of it was amazing
She is the female version of Harry Dresden! If you love the Dresden files you will love Jane yellowrock!
Well, the obvious in Mercy Thompson (by Briggs) (skin walker, mixed hertitage native american, Vampire killer etc.), There is also some aspects of Jane's personality that remind me on Anita Blake (Hamilton)... and maybe a little bit of Elena Michaels (Armstrong) in ther too.
I think I finally made my peace with the "beast" sections-- I don't really enjoy this POV, but it's growing on me. The romance in these books has never really do it for me... but the plot of this installment made up from any weak points in the lovie-dovies.
The picture on the front doesn't do justice to the story. This is the best book of the series so far. Beast plays a larger role and does more thinking. Jane learns more of her past. don't want to gie away too much. Weres, vampires, skinwalker, and other supernatural beings, besides plenty of humans. A really old vampire from a special older sect leads much of this story. Excellent all the way around.
Totally kept my attention throughout the story, I found my self truly caring for Jane and Beast. I found it very interesting to see Beast reveal more of herself also as the story progressed. The ending left me stunned. I want more!
Great series with well-developed characters. Enjoying the evolution of Jane and Beast's relationship, especially as more of their past is revealed and the background of Native American mythology adds depth. I've listened to Khristine Hvam narrate other books (Cast series by Michelle Sagara) and she always does a great job giving different characters distinct voices. One minor criticism is that her grasp of European accents isn't great but overall, a very good performance.