I loved this book!!! I couldn't stop listening! just bought the second. can't wait until march for the third. different take on the otherworldly creatures for sure. liked this series from Anne the best for sure.
I would rank this in my top 10 of good listening books. Narration was not overdone; flowed well. I liked how the author took a totally new look at supernatural creatures. I could really see how stories and myths could grow out of the descriptions and explanations she had for each of the "creatures."
Obviously, A Murder of Crows. But Dragon Ship by Lee and Miller also come to mind, as well as In the Courts of the Crimson Kings.
The quiet strength of the main character. I was impressed by her portrayal of Meg - a quietly strong person who could so easily have been broken by the things that had been done to her.
The way the characters supported each other made me proud. This was a community that cared about what happened and how everyone was treated. The growth of the characters to be able to include "outsiders." And I very much liked how the "good humans" supported their agreements with the shape shifters against all odds.
Excellent first book in a series. Very unusual presentation of shape shifters. Makes one realize that being different shouldn't mean being evil.
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.
Unique, Captivating, and Amazing
I loved Meg. She is such an innocent and she undergoes amazing character growth. Loved her sweet relationship with the young Sam.
She captures the emotion and suspense perfectly. I couldn't stop listening even when I knew I needed to get some sleep.
Two societies struggling for domination and control. Who will win the predator or the prey?
Loved this audiobook. It is now one of my favorites.
In Written in Red, Anne Bishop spun a tale that unfolded before my eyes, and I quickly became immersed in this world, with its brilliantly fleshed out characters, suspenseful plot, humor, and tender moments. The residents within the compound are all supernatural characters we are familiar with, but Bishop portrays them in a refreshing way. She gave me a small-town story that quite frankly I never wanted to end. Each character was fleshed out from the humans to the elements. There were moments of discovery, laughter, fear and magic. We had villains to loathe and the overall danger that was a threaded throughout the tale was slowly revealed to us. The more I learned, the harder it was to stop listening. These characters especially the terra indigene became my friends. I cared for them, felt their emotions and wanted to bop them on the head occasionally.
Alexandria Harris is the narrator, and once I settled in with her voice I began to appreciate how she gave each character their own unique tone, the subtle way her tone changed as the tension built. Her ability to capture and convey the characters emotions was effortless. Written in Blood is the kind of story that is almost impossible to put down. Be wary of just one more chapter, as you will soon find yourself lost within this world, unable to pull yourself back to reality.
I have listened to this story 4 times so far. This is a good story, with a wonderful Narrator whose voice is a pleasure to listen to. I have been an audio-book fan for years and I must say this is up there as a favorites.
The retribution at the end, bravo!
Don't think I have heard any of Alexandra's performances before, but definitely will be checking out more.
Right from the beginning this book had me.
If you are sick of mega violence and sex in a book than this will be a nice simple fresh breath of air, there is violence but not the all encompassing of other books of late.