First chapters have too much redundant filler fluff. Basic story was good. Male characters interesting tho the tough guy dialogue is overdone and becomes juvenile, not macho). The main female character is just Too Stupid To Live - but, of course, she does. The things the author has her think and do were just ridiculous to the point that had this been a hard copy I'd have thrown it at a wall. The author intended to make the character seem overwhelmed with love and concern, but the reasoning given for the characters actions were totally vapid. Ugh! I'm a woman and I hate it when an author has the female character act like a total idiot.The book seemed like the author threw it together and rushed the ending.
Just listened to "The Scottish Prisoner," and liked it more than I had thought I would since it was an offshoot of the main Outlander stories so I think I'll pick up another of Gabaldon's "Lord John" stories. I've read all the Outlander series so I knew the basic story in which it took place (Need to have read the first two "Outlander" books to fully appreciate).
Did a good job differentiating character voices and his pace and expression were perfect.
I read the first two of this series and they were better by far than this latest book.
I"m a audible addict. My eyes have gotten really bad so I really hadn't read much in the last 10 years until I discoverd books on CD and Audible. Now I'm a fiend. Other than audio books I enjoy my family, work and dabbling on the computer.
Great continuance to a great series. I love that the author has now introduced the European faction to the story. Which gives us more background for dragon kind. I can't wait for till Book 4 comes out. The narrartor is great with the different characters. He is male so the females do sound alike but the different accents on the males is very good.
I never thought I would enjoy a fantasy book like this but it has been a great listen and very entertaining.... and hot and I do so love the dragon furies.. =].
Start from book 1... this is a series...
Yet another great story from J D. They just keep getting better and better. There are quite a few threads unravelling that I have no doubt will provide more great books. I would have given Ben's amazing narration 5 stars if he'd given Wick back the cool accent he gave him in the first book. It seemed to suit his cranky character better.
Another looong story but it was good. I'am going to read the 4th book, Fury of Desire, but if there's anymore written I won't continue the series. The books are just too long and way too wordy. I skimmed a lot of pages getting past Mac's feelings for Tania, which were said over and over again in so many different ways, just to get back to the story. The bad guys, Ivar, Rodin, Hamersveld, are really bad, Rodin especially, ewww.
I'm not sure about Nian. One minute I think he's bad then I'm not so sure.
I'm almost positive there will be books on Gage and Haider and Sloan and Daimler and.... but not for me. If the author would write her books without so much BS I would read everything she has but she just writes too much unnecessary stuff. For instance, another author might write that "she got undressed and got in the shower." CC will write, "she bent over and untied her shoes. Took them off. She unzipped her jeans and slid them down her long legs. She slowly pulled her shirt over her head. She unhooked her bra, took it off and walked into the shower." Really? She writes sooo many crazy descriptions of crap going on. You could take 100 pages from this book and not miss a thing. It was a really good story but you have to skim too much just to find it.
As to the narrator: I guess I've gotten used to him because it hasn't been so bad. Male narrators just cannot do women's voices worth a darn but at least Mr. Darcie tries and it has become bearable. I would listen to him again. The guys just take some getting used to.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
The stories are getting better, the narration not so much. I almost gave up on this series but bought #3 and #4 on sale and I enjoyed this listen more than the first 2. I am looking forward to #4, the story of Wick which I think is going to be good just knowing the little I do about him. This is the night fury series and is about dragons and of course they are all hot and sexy and find their true mates with a little action in between. This story has a bit of a cliff hanger that will want you to continue on.
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
This book was GREAT! Book 1 was good, book 2 had me questioning myself as to why oh why I was still listening to this suspend reality and don't think too much series, but this one hit it out of the park for me...except for the narrator.
This is the story of Mac...he's 34 and just found out he is a dragonborn...and a rare water dragon at that! He has always loved the water, even was a navy seal, but nothing could have prepared him for 4 grown male dragons appearing at his door when he was so weak he was near collapse. They walked him through his change in book 2, and in book 3 he thrived! He did awesome tricks in the water and all while trying to figure out this mysterious pull he has for Tanya Solaris...whom we met in book 1, best friend of Mist.
The heat was hot, the action was great, it left me wanting more! I downloaded book 4 during my commute because I needed it RIGHT NOW! Don't get me wrong, I'm still not completely thrilled with the series. A series based on a pack of dragons is very cool...but a series based on a supposedly totally rare thing, a dragon and a woman finding a very rare thing called energy fuse...so rare it has been lost in the dragon kind knowledge.....did I mention rare?...uh huh...then how come 3 dragons have found it in less than 2 months? See, and that still annoys me, don't tell me something is rare and mystical and then give me boat loads of it...kind of ticks me off. So, I have decided to think of this type of union as NOT rare...and just dragons finding their mates.
Speaking of ticking me off....the voices of the male characters....UGH! The narrator IS a male, why is it so freaking hard to do a male voice that doesn't sound like a scared teenage computer geek? These are DRAGON men...make them sound like it!!!!!
I’m assuming that the reader has also read this series in order and with that, so I’ll comment specifically on this installment. The more I listen to Callahan’s books, the more her style grates on me. She writes in “chick lit” style, meaning it is riddled with colloquialisms. And many of them she uses repetitively, which gets old. The curses themselves are creative, but in my opinion, relying on that for every male in every book lacks creativity.
I admit I’m not usually a fantasy or contemporary romance fan but I liked Fury of Ice & Fury of Fire well enough, so I kept going. This book took a different approach from Callahan’s formula in the first two, which was good, but it got more into fantasy territory & I didn’t care for that (which I admit is just personal preference). The European faction was introduced and although I’m guessing this has to do with future plot lines, it was a distraction to me. Nayan’s plot line never really tied into the main story. I get leading off for the next installment, but I don’t like such obvious dangling plot lines. The narrator was decent, but his character voices have gotten mixed up and sometimes it was hard to tell who was talking. I’m not really sure I will get to book four – this one sort of lost my interest in the series.
I have always been a sucker for men with accents, and the Irish is one of them. Mac is one sweet hunk that I would mind hooking up with. This is a super sexy series and I am hooked. Keep them coming!
All of them
Exceptional, exciting, alluring
Books one & two... Love his reading.
How the story evolved from character to character.
I loved the series. Please let there be another one!
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
The first two I listened too were very very good and told an interesting tail with Acion, romance and action. A start and a bottom with very thin body!
Benjamin L. Darcie does an excellant job in the first two books, but in this one, I kept waiting for the story to develop more.