It seems Faith Hunter knows how to keep the reader (listener) on the edge. This is the fifth book in the series and I've enjoyed every one so far. Each a bit different, but getting better.
In some ways "Beast"......but Jane of course. Her inter action with Leo, sometimes is a hoot. .
Khristine Hvam is a wonderful narrator, and gets the southern LA and French quarter accents really good. When you have an excellent narrator, it makes a book that much better. I have read books and then listened to on audible. I usually enjoy the audible versions more
I felt that this was a dark story. It seemed that everything fell apart for Jane towards the end, and the ending left me with my mouth hanging open, saying "NO!! This can't be!" I was so grateful that a couple of weeks after listening to this book, the next book in the series came out, and I quickly downloaded it. Thank goodness, things worked themselves out in the next story! lol
Upon listening to the story for the second time, things made more sense, and didn't seem quite so dark. I enjoyed the story greatly the second time, and Khristine just does an awesome job of narration. Her portrayal of Beast is my favorite part of the story. Faith did a great job of weaving an intricate plot.
I must say that Faith Hunter and Khristine Hvam are like the Dynamic Duo! They NEVER disappoint. Book after book I am drawn in. I am always looking for the next one. This is audio book entertainment at it's finest.
Don't miss out on this series. you will not regret the credit spent!
I wasn't disappointed at all. As a matter of fact, I had stopped listening to the earlier books and when I downloaded this one, I was pleasantly surprised. I say, "Go For It". You'll enjoy the listening.
Riveting! Fun! Exciting!
The cast of characters, lead by Jane Yellowrock, are complex and interesting. The story grabs you from the beginning and you just hang on for the ride.
She breathes life into the characters...even the undead ones.
This book made my 2 hour commute fly by!
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.