Good bits first - the Narration is excellent, you could generally pick out who was speaking based on the different voices and accents. The only issue I had was that quite often, I couldn't tell whether Dani was thinking something or actually speaking out loud, but that was more due to what I disliked about the main character than any narration problem.
Dani is, according to the book, 14 years old, and truly acts that way, or rather the way that ex-teenagers are bound to think a young person might comport themselves. I kept wanting to tell the brat that no, not EVERYTHING on earth revolves around you, other people do have a life too. I cannot imagine any teenager being quite so self-centered. Apart from that, there was too much wanting to kill everything "bad" and actually enjoying the process. And although there wasn't a whole lot of sex going on, but enough thinking about it that I found it annoying. These points detract from the story line sufficiently that, although I do like the story itself and would be interested in how things develop, I'm not going to get the sequel.
Stay-at-home mom who loves to listen to books while she's doing housework
Very good story. I wasn't sure if i liked it for the first 45 minutes
I do not have a book to compare it to it stands alone for me
When all 3 men were helping her
I didn't like the beginning when it was like she was talking to me instead of me being drawn in to their world. But then it got there and i loved it
For those of you who haven't read Karen Marie Moning before, her first person narrative is one of the best I've read stylistically. The narration is true to the character narrating, flows smoothly, and never comes off as artificial. Pair that with a unique world of magic and mayhem that's colorful, mysterious, and exciting, and her stories promise to be engaging, endearing, and energetic.
Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross read the story, splitting characters and narratives. They do a fantastic job bringing characters to life with unique voices for the various characters and their voices complement each other well.
Iced is the story of 14 year old Dani O'Malley: sidhe-seer, superhero, and on-site reporter. Dani works hard to protect the people of Dublin from the Fae now that the Wall separating our world from theirs has fallen. It's a hard knock life growing up on the dark streets when she moves faster than even her eyes can track. And that was before the Dark Fae—and darker things—started paying attention to her. So when summer begins to frost up, Dani's going to have to team up with people she doesn't like. Even worse, they're grown ups!
I love to read. Always have & always will. Audible makes it possible when I can't sit and read. Audio brings great stories to life!!!!
FECKING HILARIOUS!!!! Boy, that Dani is a character....Put her and Ryodan together and I just about laughed until I cried. I was so sad when the Fever Series ended and I was not to interested in given this one a chance because I assumed that it would be to adolescent for me when I found out that the series was featured around Dani. And truth be told she was not a favorite of mine in the Fever series. I even started not to read it which would have been a HUGE mistake on my part. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed "Iced". It brought back everything I loved about the Fever Series and I even grew to love Dani. As the main character, I got to see more of her personality and spirit instead of her being the little aggravating sidekick of Mac. Dani's character really blossomed into a wonderful heroine or superhero as she likes to call herself. I got to see more of Ryodan in this book as well, even though he still remains a mystery, pretty much like Barrons was in the Fever series. If you are looking for a hilarious read, mixed with tons of action, mystery and fantasy, look no further.... You will love Iced..... I also recommend listening to the audio version. The narration was great. It added even more flavor to the book!!! I cannot wait for the next one. This is going to be TORTURE!!!!!😂😂😂😂
I had high hopes for this book, but I was thoroughly let down. I have tried several times to listen to it, but always end up cutting it off.
The story in itself has potential. The main character Dani is annoying as all get out. She can not speak without throwing the F Bomb around like it's a nuclear holocaust. And her personality is just way to immature for the language she uses.
I love fantasy and science fiction.
Moning does a wonderful job continuing the Fae Fever story with Danny O' Malley. This one was just as fun and exciting as the others. And Phil Gigante is always a pleasure to listen to ;)
yes, there is too much confusion between characters. They all sound the same. The accent is just too equal for all the female characters, and even the males.
There are many problems with the story line, I think. It is really boring the first half, then it picks up towards the middle. Danni's character is just annoying. I realize she is supposed to be young, but she is smart, cunning, astute about what is going on, but why must she sound like a over puffed puffin? She is always saying how wonderful she is, and it is ok for a few times, but it gets so repetitive. Also, how the characters move from Kat to Danni is really almost impossible to tell until you get past the first few minutes of the dialogue. The first time it happened was so confusing I didn't know for almost the whole time what was happening was not to Danni.
This is partly the fault of the narrator.
I have not finished the book yet, so I don't know what will be happening. It is finally coming together, at this point.
not well. I have enjoy the other books, and enjoy the narration characterizations more. The were more distinct.
It is all said above.
No, there is just not enough meat on Danni's character yet. She need much more depth.
Yes! The narrators were FABULOUS!!!
Ryodan and Dani
They did a great job with the characters. I liked that there were 2 narrators.
This story may have been good but I was unable to find out. The narration is terrible. I couldn't understand a word she said.
Pulls you in
The depth of the characters and familiarity within Karen`s novels,
They both being the characters alive and keep you engaged.
I just wanted more and cannot wait for the next one