I liked the mythological references, the magic, the amazing details, the feeling of living it along with the characters.BUT, it was sooooooo painful for 5/6 of it. I felt tortured. I didn't need that much time to let me know how awful it was to be Styxx. it was like being plunged into a depression that was hard to resist. I love Kenyon so I persisted and the ending was great. But, I was in a crappy mood for the bulk of the 2 weeks I was reading it
No. Because it was much too painful
Fred Berman does a FANTSTIC job. I've enjoyed all of his characterizations. He has amazing stamina
More good moments and less gross groveling in the mire.
Sherrilyn Kenyon is a very talented author who usually inspires me. She has such depth of feeling and knowledge of Mythology. I LOVE her talent. This was over the top for me in the torture department AND she's fabulous
I love Fred Berman and I love Sherrilyn Kenyon.. but dang could Styxx be more winey?
After reading Acheron, I didn't think Ms Kenyon could give us a better story. Well, I was wrong!!! Loved Acheron, but I am blown away with Styxx!!!! Simply amazing!!!!
He was such a weak character. He could have taken SOME responsibility for some of the horrific things that happened to him. I don't buy that a prince, warrior, hunk, would have been so weak, The whole book was poor Styxx, over and over again. I read Acheron. His early life was terrible too, but he was not a whiner. He rose above his childhood and his character and story developed. This was the worse Dark Hunter book I've read.
Given Styxx a much better character (story). Just having two people who care for him is not enough and how much hatred can one character take.
The narrator was great. He couldn't help such a depressing story.
Sadness and disappointment.
If you like to read about child abuse, sodomy rape, and family hate and cruelty over and over again, this is the book for you. I have enjoyed the other Dark Hunter stories, but I'm not sure I'll read another. This one was too dark. It makes me wonder what was happening in the author's life during the writing of this novel.
This book would have been less then a third of it's length if it wasn't for the sexual content. Though I have enjoyed many of this author's books this one was way over the top!
Not many that's for sure
Please no! The poor guy needs a break from being sexually attacked!
Less abuse of children would have made the story better. I know its only a book but, I had to skip alot of the story.
Less abuse, more love story and more conflict resolution between Styxx and Ash.
A different performer would have been better, all of his voices sound the same. If you don't listen carefully you won't know which character is speaking.
It had a happy end for the brothers and their mates. And we now know why they hated each other so much.
I love the Dark Hunter series and I look forward to the next book.
Adult who is in love with YA books.
Yes, it was fantastic and I would not have the time to read it, since it's so long, but I listened in the car everywhere I went.
When he finally made peace with his brother.
Simi's explanation on why she did what she did. Every instance of it.
There are always 3 sides of the same story
I think parts of it will give me nightmares forever
Of course...I'm as sucked in as everyone else, as I still want to know what happens to my favorite characters, although their whole histories might be re-written at any moment, as evidenced by this book....
PRONUNCIATION!!! I mean, really, all the pronunciations are on S.K.'s website! Although Fred has a wider range of foreign accents than Holter, every time I hear "Sharontay", instead of Karontay, I want to scream! Yet he does the river Charon "Sharon", as if it was "Karon"...ugh!
And as others have noted, what's with the Irish accent with Artemis?
Getting rid of the raunchy sex stuff...I mean, really, we've heard the same things over and over for what, 24 books now...we get it, OK, we are all well-instructed in the sex department....a little more story, please...
OK, since when is Appollymi a vampire? She didn't bite Tory when she gave her powers...
Did S.K. forget that Styxx was a groomsman in Ash's wedding?
Ryssa would have not written "BC" when dating her journal...
Since the Thonians are the "police force" for the Gods, how could Appollymi "shield Savitar's powers" so he couldn't see Ash's childhood?
Didn't anybody edit this book? Since when is Seth Sin's brother? (As introduced by sin during the "pow-wow" on Savitar's island...
Aside from the "copy/paste" from various other books in the series, (must be nice to make $ again and again from the same info) so much was not "pasted" correctly...if she couldn't remember the conversations, she or the editors could have just referenced previous books, or did she think anyone too stupid to notice?
I could go on, and on...
As everyone else has noted, the last 20% of the book was certainly worth listening too, if you can look beyond the discrepancies....I did enjoy having more of Savitar and Ash/Tory, and of course, Simi, and I did like how so many loose ends from other books were tied up in a neat little package, however, now there are a few new loose ends....
Archon says he prohibited appollimy from conceiving, so that leaves the question of who Ash's father is? Were it not for the fact that Ash seems to be part Charonte, I would have thought Savitar, but who knows?
Who is the slave/spy working for Noir?
Since when are Seth and Set reconciled?
As a professional crochet and knitwear designer I have a lot of time to sit and listen to books. Makes the work day better!
Wow, if you have read the Dark-Hunter series you know about the horrible pre-God life of Acheron, but you don't really know about his brother Styxx. You only know what Ach thought or was told to think.
Remember, there are always three sides to every story, yours, theirs, and the truth somewhere in the middle. This is Styxx story which is full of sadness and cruelty.
Bring a kleenex as you listen because from beginning to end this is a tear jerker.
"Styxx" A roller coaster ride. A wonderfully writhing book, I have to be honest I was not really looking forwards to Styxx's story, I did not care much about his character in other books or how bad he was in with Acheron, but I am really thankful that I did listened to it.
The story is dark in a good way, one has to be open minded and ready for the ride that Sherrilyn Kenyon brings into the book.
The story is Long, of all 4 section of the audiobook 3 of them were set before Acheron died and only 8 of the 30+ hrs were set in this millennia, which I think it was a little to much old back ground, not that I mind it at all but it seems to drag to much at times.
In the other hand the las 8 hrs were terrific, it felt rushed at times I did not want it to end sadly it did.
Beth, She seems to know what she want it, to me she is a bum kicker goddess!!
Apollymi's revenge, It was quite epic.
Yes it did,