This is my first reading this type of story and to my surprise, I really enjoyed it. Maybe it's because Sylvia Day is a great writer. I have enjoyed all her work. I going to start the next book in this series.
I sooo loved this audio book. Luke did a fantastic job. Sylvia Day never disappoints, her books are always well written and the storyline keeps you hooked from the first chapter. The collaboration between Sylvia and Luke really brought it home.
I have read the Crossfire series but this book is nowhere in the same league. Narration was fine, the story a bit silly.
Not decided yet.
The narrator was fine.
Disappointed, very disappointed, I expected so much more from this author.
I will choose Sylvia Day books more carefully in the future.
I think Sylvia Day could have told this story just as well without all the sex and curse words. I understand some situations cursing is magnifying but in this book it is so obligatory I may as well purchase an erotic book. This story is such a great story there is no need to add all the graphic visuals and constant cursing. Take a page from Kevin Hearne and curse only on occasion to increase the impact of it. Beware if you have children. If your listening in your car with your kids this book is well beyond their age group for listening. I would be hesitant to even listen around a 12 year old let alone my own mom and dad. I wish she had taken the high road and put a warning at the beginning of the book so I would not have started listening to this on the road with my six year old son in the car. I will more than likely not buy the next few books in the series just because I have never really enjoyed semi erotica books. The story is so well molded I really wish she had not gone overboard with the language and sexual references/descriptions.
Luke Daniels is great in this though. He really knows how to narrate a story. I think he could read stereo instructions and make people want to listen to that over and over.
The single and only reason I would not recommend this book is because of the language/sex references. A good author can forgo most of that with better words. Lazy writing is not worth the money. But the story over all is great. Sadly you spend all your time on sexual references in this book rather than the story itself.
He can perform any character. It is really hard to pin down a favorite with him.
No it did not but I suspect a teenage boy would be inspired to do something with this book. Sadly it would not be writing.
No, it wasn't that interesting. There wasn't that much actual action.
I've read several of her other books.
The narrator did a great job and probably earned it an extra star. There just wasn't much character development, especially for the main characters. The only character I ended up really caring about was Elijah, and feeling sort of sorry for Adrian.
Since this is a trilogy and I already have the second book I'll continue with the story, although there's a good chance if I didn't have the second book I probably wouldn't have continued.
As of right now Audible only has the first two books of the trilogy.
** spoiler alert ** After reading the Crossfire series I had high hopes for this book...
while the story was good I just found it lacking details. It could have been so much better and I think seeing the potential in it ruined what was actually there.
For the most part its a good book, but it's not something that I'll be continuing on with. It didn't keep my attention and there really isn't anything significant that happens as far as action, or even romance. A few small trysts in the bedroom and mentions of fights, but where are the details?
For all the talk about Adrian being a hunter and always in the field there was no action. If he is SO worried about them changing her over, why didn't he try to get there to stop it instead of wondering if it happened and a few weeks later the enemy just drops her off at the doorstep no questions asked?! Why did Shadoe just give up in the end without a fight after holding on for centuries?
It just didn't work for me, but that's not to say that it doesn't appeal to other people - I just prefer lots of action in my books!