This is full of gladiator action, great romance and a wonderful story line! I could not put my iPod turn off! Narrator did a fantastic job.
I think it was simply the whole story, how it is easy to see yourself in the character when you learned what real love was about and how to differentiate from deep love for a friend.
The way "Vampire" wouldn't give up and I loved having Lothaire make an appearence.....I could really do with out his so called mate though LOL.
I liked the sarcasm and the bits of comedy in the story it made it much more real and thewhole book was moving one way or another.
Yes Hurry up and write the Next ONE LOL
This series is wicked and I can't wait for more. Also I'm soooo glad Robert is doing the narration, it gives great continuity between the series. I hate it when narrators are chopped and changed. His accents are great and he does the female voices really well. And his rendition of dear old Nix is great, seriously quirky and out there, the Lykae Scottish accent and the Dacian one is knee melting. The British accents Cockney and otherwise are really authentic. The story was great full of emotional twists and turns - Kresley Cole is awesome. Shy placid heroines usually annoy me. But I loved Bettina - her godparents may have tried to undermine her but she outdone them and got what she wanted. The girl has serious potential I hope this pair pop up again. Their passionate byplay is entertaining.
Say something about yourself!
Probably top 5. And that is saying a lot.
Trehan, come on really? Do I have to say why??
Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
The action, intrigue, and romance all wrapped into one.
l loved the entire story. I especially liked Salem's character.
This is my first Robert Petkoff performance. I think he did an outstanding job with all the unique voices of all of the characters...and there were many.
"A Mate's Love"
This is my first Kresley Cole book. I am definitely a new fan. I can't wait to listen to more.
Romantic, Exciting & Funny
The Romance & story line between the 2 Hero's is awesome
At the end when they finally clear up all their misunderstandings & they make up - it was so romantic !
It made me laugh a few times !!
I really recommend this book ... I love Kresley Cole and all her IAD Series books
I have read all of Kresley Cole's other novels by paperback. I can honestly say that I liked them better. The story was good but it took me a bit to remember what happen in her previous book Lothaire. I wish that some of the other characters that were so dynamic and funny from other books would have made an appearance. I know this is a different series but Nix is so funny but said nothing in this book. Overall I liked this story and look forward to more to come. Information was easy enough to follow but I am glad that I read all of her other books so that I had a better idea of some of the character's roles (demon, horde, Valkyrie, Nix etc). That is the one thing about audio books, you cannot go back to the front easily to reference definitions.
I would compare this book to Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love Belador Series. This is also a series about other worlds and deceptions. As well has Sherrilyn Kenyon's League Series.
Where to begin..... I don't know if it was me or if others feel the same way, but the narrator's version of Bettina's voice drove me crazy. She sounded like the character off of The Family Guy when Stewie pretends to be a girl. I think I like the fact that when I read the books I can make the characters less whimpering. Also his narration of Trehan also seemed like the guy was in pain every time he spoke. His voice did not change even if it was a tender moment or a battle scene.
Shadow Claim.... He comes undone. I am not very creative to I don't really know.
In the end I don't know if I will listen to the audiobook or read the paper book. I guess it depends upon the narrator.
I love the author and narrator!!! However, this book seemed so much like Lothaire's story that it felt like a shadow of what I have already read and listen to.
Lothaire - like that he's an oddity
No, it took longer than expected (about 2 weeks)
I still loved it! Just wished it was not the same.
Book & History Enthusiast
I have one thing to say about Robert Petkoff reading these books....WOW!!! He is the perfect person to read these characters. Rarely do you come across an actor who can not only play all male characters very convincingly but also play female characters and make you forget it's a male reading the character. Not to mention the accents he does are spot on! He makes listening to these great stories so enjoyable I find myself getting lost in them. I'd like to hear him read Christine Feehan's books as well...he'd be perfect for those too!