This book ranks in my top 5 audio books.
Korum, he is beautiful, intelligent, and powerful.
She helps you feel everything that Mia is experiencing through her narration.
Anna Zaire's first installment in the Krinar Series is a great new story about a very intelligent alien species with mystery, suspense, and love. The authors descriptions draw you in but leave you in a space of suspense, building tension, mystery and desire that grow gradually but delightfully. Mia's "capture" makes her challenge her belief in herself society and where her loyalties lie in the human race. Does she help the resistance and go against the man she is falling for. His dark hair and eyes, dark skin, and hard body. The authors descriptions make you want to be her, experiencing confusion, passion, and fear. Don't wait to get this first installment in a series that is bound to make you want more in all areas of life.
I did not read the print. I am a big fan of audio books.
That's hard to say, but probably Korum.
I think it is decent but I was not always able to hear a clear distinction between her voice and the two main characters. However, out of the two books in this series that I have listened to, I believe her voice to be the better.
This book made me ecstatic because the concept is so out of this world so yes, I would say my reaction was extreme. I am currently listening to the second book. I downloaded it immediately after this one ended.
I feel like this book is Fifty Shades meets True Blood meets Independence Day. That's not to say it is a copy cat because it definitely is not. This is a very original story and the authors are quite imaginative.
I am in love with pararomance and am always trying to find new series with a great story and sizzling hot spots!
I won't be reading any of the others in this series I am sure. Not really into it at all.
I just didn't like how possessive he was.
No I haven't
Nope, took a while to get through
My favorite things are my family and my books! Depending on the day, not in that order. :)
Narration was great! Loved the whole idea of the story. Hated how wimpy the female character was. There is no way that she could've been that sheltered all her life that she had no contact with these invaders!
A new narrator would make a huge difference. I liked the story but the narrator almost put me to sleep.
I have been thinking about what turned me off about this book. The story was really unique and I enjoyed it but the narration killed it for me. The characters just did not come alive. I like books where the narrator acts out the story rather than just reading it aloud. This one lost its appeal because you do not get captured by the characters. There were lines that Mia said that just fell flat. So during the entire book I was checking how much more was left. If the author changes the narrator, then I would consider listening to the next book in the series. Otherwise I am done with it. The entire book is based on an alien evasion and that we live in peace with them. There is a resistance team and how Mia gets sucked into helping them. She gets involved with Koram who is an alpha male and she struggles between sides. Like I said the concept is good but the narration sucked.
This story line was fun and I like the idea but the dialogue and character believability are off for me. The lead female character doesn't tell her best friend anything that's going on in her life.. and she doesn't trust the lead guy at all?? He has proven to be a wonderful man and she burns him over and over and then has mind blowing sex with the guy?? How does a woman fall in love with someone and open up her body completely for him and then immediately want to destroy him? It just made me not like her...
I really like the storyline. I'm an ancient aliens fan and this barks right up that alley. Makes you think about the possibility that a superior species co-habituating with humans and fixing our planet for the future. I love it! It's why I kept listening and why I will probably finish the series. I like where the author is going with the story I just hope the next book has better dialogue between the characters and better narration.
Uhg, there is nothing worse than a great story with bad narration!! She has little distinction between male and female voices. The only real difference is she makes the lead male sound like a robot (which doesn't fit his character description) and her intonation is absurd. Some performers can perform the story and some just read it... this one just reads it with ridiculous up and down, drawn out intonation like she is reading to 1st graders.
There are books that make me want to hit my head against the wall from frustration. Repeatedly. This one could have been such a good book. Alas, the heroine was the opposite of what would you call a heroine. She was stupid, scared cry baby that no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't like her, therefore I couldn't enjoy the story that could have been truly awesome. Concept is very cool. Aliens came and conquered but they are not exactly bad, although maybe they are but we don't really know it. There is a potential for great action, intriguing conspiracy, heroism and fascinating characters. Instead, we get Mia. Sigh. At least for people who like steamy sex, those scenes were okay. The reader was a bit annoying because her male and female characters sounded the same.
Yes. I almost gave up within the first couple of chapters but decided to hang in to see what the hype was about (both good and bad). Even though I was disappointed in a few aspects I thought the storyline was unique and wanted to find out more.
I would be willing to try the second installment of this series written by Ms. AZ only to find out if it gets better after the first book.
Voices all same.
I felt that Ms. Godwin was sincerely trying hard to do a good job with the voices but just fell really short especially those times when, I'm sure, Korum was speaking in a sexy, smoky voice and when there was any other exclamations or inflections needed.
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
It all started with a walk in the park…..but things on earth were different now. It had been about 5 years since earth was peacefully invaded by the Krinar alien species, an advanced race from another planet. So, for Mia Stalis, a college student at NYU, what else could she possibly derive from a simple, yet somewhat awkward run-in at the park with one of the "K's"….a beautiful specimen of man named Koram who eyed her like a predator and left her with unsettled feelings. Well, Mia wasn't far off from her first impression, what might have been considered an innocuous walk in the park become the beginning of a life, destiny and epic romance she couldn't have begun to fathom. And, I could not have begun to fathom what an awesome series I stumbled onto with the Krinar Chronicles!!!
Wow! This book was on fire with passion, strong themes of capture, inner-conflicts and racy twists and turns at every corner. This is considered to be a dark, erotic romance, and certainly the way Koram initiates and fosters a relationship with Mia evokes a balance of chills, dread, and excitement. Throughout this book you will feel Mia's visceral response to Koram and his maddening need for her, and vice versa. For the sensibilities of a 21st century reader, well some of the themes are downright creepy, but never far from exciting.
In this book, the intelligent, decisive, gorgeously-masculine, Korum is still somewhat of a mystery. We will learn more about him and his motivations/life in the next few books. I really liked Mia's responses and the way she dealt with her situation as I thought it was realistic and honest. She's one of those sweet girls who is not aware of her attractiveness/beauty/intelligence and overall allure, and the effect she has on others. What can I say?-Mia is beautiful inside and out and Koram detected this the first nano-second he laid eyes on her..LOL…The ending was crazy-amazing and I was left automatically downloading the entire series.
Some of the really cool aspects was learning about this advanced world of the Krinar's that we only get a glimpse of in this book. Their technology, way of handling conflict, and culture is definitely interesting and keep you wanting to know more. Also, their mandated food diet and it's effects across the earth was also keenly interesting. I felt like eating more veggies and salads like ASAP…lol
Narrator: Kathleen Godwin was superb. I loved her voicing, cadence and inflections for Mia and Koram, alike. Her pacing was great and she made it an overall excellent audiobook experience.
Having listened to all the audiobooks in this series, it's like peeling an exotic, unknown fruit from Krina…..you want more and each peel is more and more revealing!!! LOVED IT!!!