Yes and No - Though I love paper back, and have every one of the IAD series in paper back, you CAN NOT beat Petkoffs preformances in the audios so far - and this latest reading just proves it!!! He is the ONLY one who should EVER be able to narrate the IAD series. He is very talented, he can turn his voice to any character (though of course being male he can't help but get the female voices a little wrong, but that just adds to the story now). With Kresleys wonderful story writing and Roberts great voices, these books are a MUST HAVE in any ones audio collection!!
In this book - Cadeon is my favourite. Robert makes him sound like Jason Statham with an african accent (and I just LOVE Jason!!).
My favourite audio and paper back book in the IAD series is Lothaire - Robert does a great arrogant/bad guy/lovable hero voice.
My favourite Robert voice in the IAD audio series so far in Roberts voice for Nix - He had a way of making her sound so ditsy yet very intelligent
You couldn't make a film out of this book without incorporating all of the IAD series...
I was all but hyperventilating while downloading this audio book. I was SSSOOOOO excited. I fell in love with the audio book LOTHAIRE when I stumbled upon it one day and haven't been able to put the IAD books or my Ipod down since. You WILL NOT regret purchasing this audio!!!!
Kresley has a wonderful style to her writing, humour, tenderness, seriousness, gore... Everything you could ask for in a paranormal series.
Robert has a fantastic way of bringing out Kresleys characters personalities. He is able to keep the same voices for different characters consistant through out the series so far. He is an absolute delight to listen to.
And with the Kresley/Robert mix I have cried, laughted and hung onto every word to the very end.
I love these books and can't wait for the next ones, from either Kresley or Robert.
i'm a romance's lice! i crawl all over it... :D
Wicked and Hot described this book. Add in this amazing narrator whom gave life to this story. Robert Petkoff is the key ingredient and i admire him for his skillful expert narrating delivery!!
The writer did a great job of stretching this story to the max and filling out details in between. I certainly didn't feel like it wasn't too long and boring. The journey she brought me in was very enjoyable. I wouldn't change a thing.
Characters wise though... hmmmm there's something that i didn't quite put my finger on. I definitely could use a stronger more powerful hero. he seems to be too weak for holly at times.. but can't complain much! i enjoyed both of them together nonetheless. I most definitely enjoyed listening to Holly's character developed and bloomed from a weak nerdy girl into this strong powerful Valkyrie.
Ok. Believe the hype about Robert Petkoff. I didn't, but I do now! He was awesome, he was funny, he breathed life into this book!
Cadeon Woede is on a quest to help recover a mystical sword which was crafted to kill a specific immortal, who stole Cadeon's brother Rydstroms kingdom.
Everyone blames Cadeon's for the loss and he has spent the last 900 years trying to atone.
Imagine Cadeon's dilemma when he learns the price for the sword is his fated female Holly Ashwin. To get his Rydstrom's kingdom back, he would have to trade his female for the sword. What's a demon to do?
This was one of the most straightforward IAD books I've listened to in a while. I wasn't confused by many various characters in the Lore, as this was mostly Demon and a Harpy, with special appearances by a few other sups, but not enough to need a diagram.
Cadeon was funny, sarcastic, rough around the edges and sweet at the same time. Holly's OCD made for an interesting read, but I loved how everyone made allowances and worked with her quirks. I really loved how Holly said she finally found a place where she fit in, and she also discovered her inner strength. She took everything that Cadeon's taught her and fought to save herself.
Very impressed with her...and Cadeon.
I look forward to finding out why Rydstrom has That Woman in chains:D
Loved this one. Great characters and loved straight up and honest communication between them, no diddly daddle with these two. Narration fantastic. Keeps you interested, has all aspects you want in a book, love, humor, surprises etc. Enjoy.
These books are great Kresley Cole is a very good author her characters are hilarious and extremely interesting. There have been lots of moments in these books where I've burst into laughter. My family always looks at me as if I have grown 2 heads, but its worth it. I check for more every month and have bought all available audio books, and can't wait for the rest. I've enjoyed them enough that I also own the Kindle additions so I could find out what happens next. I really hope she continues with the series and poor Nucking Futs Nix finds herself a man and a little sanity.
I normally don't go for male narrators, but Robert Petkoff has done a good job with these books.
This is not one of my favorites in the series. I was certainly looking forward to its release but not overly excited. But this book is sooo good, the audio did it for me. I thought the read was a little slow moving with the romance at first but BAM! it sure did pick up as the action did.
Cadeon is definitely one of the more human type immortals in this series. I think we all know a guy who kind of lives like him with the responsible and slobbery level. He has his crew of buddies. But nothing comes between him and his desire for his Holly.
I really like Holly shes too smart and just wacky enough to be part Valkrye. Smart enough to not jump into bed with that oh so yummy Cad. Until... Cadeon shifts gears and really inspires her with that voice and that body --- oh my you get the point. It's worth it.
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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!
Yes I have already read the book three times but every few months i will still listen to this book again it's like comfort food
All Kreisler cole books are great
He brings depth to the characters and even makes the woman sound good
No. I loved all of it that is why I can keep retreading it
Listening to it is so much better than just reading it
Petkoff needs to do ALL of the romance books ever written! He is so good. This series is one of the best paranormal romance series, and he just puts icing on the cake. I can't wait for the rest of them!
I listened to it twice. The second time through I was picking up on the hints. I can't wait for the rest of the series.
To me it was the best in the series. Robert Petkoff has to be one of the bet Narrators ever. His different voices and accents are to die for.