One of the best. Great characters, thoughtful development, heart and HUGE originality.
It's so anticlimactic, but I loved it when she came over to watch a move. You'll have to see why. It is just so unexpectedly domestic and sweet!
I thought she did a great job--not overly sweet. Timing was outstanding.
The emergency room.
I'm an over 50 reader. A good story, though, is a good story, regardless of the genre.
It's up there I love SCI and Paranormal so I liked this. This was good enough that before I finished this book I had already purchased the next.
When Sam came out of wolf form for the first time. Even though you kind of expect him to do this Mrs. Bishop still makes the experience worth listening to.
I don't know if I can say this, but the way that she sounds is comforting
No not extreme I just loved it
Can't wait to hear Murder of Crows
This book ranks in my top 5 books this year.
I really enjoyed this book because of the world that Anne Bishop describes. The "Others" being inclusive of all non-humans. They just like humans are part of the natural order and are dominant, and are not fun lovable creatures. Love it.
I think the narrator did a good job with the voices. She has a different sound to all characters and they weren't annoying.
I totally wanted to listen to this book in one sitting but couldn't because its so long and I didn't want to skip any of it. Sometimes, long books get a little boring so I'll skip, but I didn't want to miss anything in this one and am glad a listed to the whole thing not missing anything.
Not my normal genre , but I found I really really liked it! A story of a young girl who is a blood profit who escapes her bonds to find a home among the others. Very good writing and great narration.
This is an different take on the supernatural series that is engaging. The author manages to endear the characters to the reader very quickly and the story unfolds naturally but not slowly. All in all, a very nice suprise from a new author for me.
Simon Wolfguard. She managed to evoke the emotional frustration the character had.
I'd like to say I enjoyed the book, but I feel like I mostly mildly tolerated it just to know what happened as I don't like to leave books unfinished. The author fixates on extremely mundane details. There is so much fuss over putting on and/or taking off boots, moping up melted snow, and other things that I really just didn't care about. It slowed the book down tremendously, and while I can see how it fit with the naivety of the protagonist, it drove me nuts to listen to the repetition of routine tasks and how much concern everyone had over what nobody would even think about in their daily life.
She is a very slow reader, which made a slow story crawl even more. It added to the sense of mundane to this book, and I was honestly very bored through much of the book and I wonder how much had to do with the pace of the reading. Her voices were fairly good, other than Simon's voice (too hostile all the time).
Overall I enjoyed most of the characters. The female antagonist was highly annoying, fairly stupid for someone who is supposedly gifted at what she does.
As a fan of other worlds such as Jim Butcher or Faith Hunter where more action takes place in a vivid and brilliant world, I found Bishop's world laking somewhat in believability. I feel like the author could have done so much more with this book if the premise wasn't so... boring. I found myself not as engaged or enthralled by Bishop's world, I found it very simple and odd incongruences in the behaviour of the people in that world. If you are more action-based urban fantasy, like myself, this book may not be for you.
Yes. The characters came to life for me when listening.
I won't compare for fear of someone not liking who I compare it to.
The development of the Wolf Pup Sam.
I throughly enjoyed this book! I know some people may be standoffish and reluctant to invest their time in another supernatural series, but I hope they will give this one a shot. The story is captivating and the characters are well developed. I never felt like I was stuck in another predictable supernatural young adult book as this one did not have that tween feel that so many others do. Often by the end of a book I am tired & ready for it to end, but with this book I found myself never wanting it to end. I was reluctant to leave the world of Meg, Simon, & the wolf pup Sam. I found myself entranced by the world of the "Others" and can't wait to return when I start the 2nd book "Murder of Crows". I hope there will be many more books to come in this great new series.
I thought that nothing could beat Anne Bishops Black Jewels Trilogy (my favorite series ever), but the Others series is coming really close. I adore both books in the series so far. They are so well written and narrated that you are completely engrossed in the books while listening to them...I savored every moment of this audiobook.
While I love this story, I find myself losing parts of it due to the narrator. I am a narrator snob. The way she says things like poop (pewp), boots (bewts) and other words grates on me and then I have to go back, re-listen and get re-annoyed.
I have been a reader all my life! I love books! I am a stay-at-home mom of 1 and I love being able to listen to a great read!
Howling Good Reads!!
The completely different take on "paranormal fiction"! I have read and listened to a ton of books in this genre and nothing compares to Anne Bishop's The Others! I have already listened to book #2 and am waiting (not so) patiently for book #3!
EVERYTHING!! You can tell every character and you can really believe that is exactly how they would sound! A narrator can make or break a book and believe me she nailed it on this one!! I hope they keep her for book #3!!
YES!! It was too long for me to do that though! I was listening to it every second I could!
Once you get used to the strange names of people and places sit back and enjoy the ride! This is not your average wolf/vamp novel and it is SOOOO much more. Anne Bishop introduces you to characters I have never thought of before and that was absolutely part of what sucked me in! Don't miss this one! I promise you will be buying book #2!!