The Series, this story, the narration all comes together as the perfect listen. I am obsessed by the Highlander and Fae Series - and can't wait for the next book and chapter in the Dani MEGA O'Malley story. Love the way she explores a new world AWC and the teasing of various relationships.
Too many to name and dont want to give any spoilers!
Anytime the men square off and fight over Dani
To the review prude freaking out over Dani's age; Have you read the whole Series? If not, you need too, for perspective. And really, you are wigging out over a 14yr old exploring her feelings and attractions and are surprised men are attracted to her? Geez-I'm not so old that I don't remember fourteen but you must be. Yet you don't seem to mind the fact she's been carrying a sword and KILLING since age 9 and I find that interesting. I believe experiences shape a person, not their age. We all know people over 40 that lack the common sense & maturity of others at age 14 yr. In particular, a fictional girl abandoned as a child, feeding & fending for herself, facing & killing monsters, super human strength & intelligence, who was also touched by the Grey Woman (who obviously aged her)! So leave KMM to do her fictional magic and don't force her into changing directions.
I nearly gave up & returned this audio after Chapter 3. Listening to the narrator's depiction of Bones (main male character) is like nails on a chalkboard..no kidding. I was so frustrated because the storyline is good and at some point I just gritted my teeth and gutted out the audio listening (a tribute to the author). With that being said, the majority of the narration was really good (with this exception) which begs the question of why such a poor job with the main, male hunk?!?!?! UGH! The narrator made him sound like Mary Poppins after a 3-day crack bender, or if Poppins were rewritten as an 85 year old nag! (Bones) is very clearly a rough around the edges, bad-ass vampire, masculine, but humorous with loads of confidence who goes after what he wants. The accent is good but the tone, pitch and inflection are way WAY off making it difficult to resolve & some of you may not be able to take it.
However this book is well-written, witty, sexy and interesting and would have received an overall of 4-5 in my review efforts, if only (Bones) character was decent. If you can soldier past it like I did, you will enjoy an awesome addition to the audio library in this Paranormal/Romance collection. Frost knows how to build the suspense, anticipation, attraction & action and doesn't overdo it like a lot of others.
Big fan of previous Cole books, however I was tentative to spend the bucks on a YA novel. Love the sizzle & steaminess of the Immortal Series, totally erotic. It worried me the author's departure into the Young Adult rating would kill the magic so to speak. However, the attraction & anticipation of the characters is well-placed and relatable. Poison Princess kick starts pretty quickly, and constantly has interesting new developments. Thanks to the 'Cajun', 'bad boy' hunk Jackson... this dystopian world is one any gal would gladly inhabit. Eve is young, beautiful, frustrating, naive' and faceted with a depth that other YA novels lacked. The narration was good but in the beginning chapters I was disappointed and didn't like the way Jackson's voice was portrayed by the narrator. However, it grew on me but that is probably a bigger credit to the author!
UGH. This narration was SO BAD it was distracting. At first I found myself mentally wandering off and then ripping my headphones off. When the narrator mutilated the male voice(s), which I expected to be tolerable if not likable, I developed an eye tick and the urge to stab pencils in my ears. Hoping for a seductive voice? Not with this narrator. Imagine an old & pissy Louisiana alley cat holding its breath while choking on a fur ball. Now imagine that sound as the voice of the main male character. Not sexy or good. Essentially, the narration is awful. I cant even tell you if the story is interesting after listening too half of the book (and that was only because I paid for it and FORCED myself to listen to at least half).
In fairness to the Author, who I am not familiar with, I will READ the book and put out another review and this might prove to be a whole different story, lol. I came across this book while seeking something that would "tied" (haha) me over after the awesome (and favorite) Crossfire Series (by Sylvia Day) and my ultimate fav audio Series obsessions; The Fae Series and Highlander Series (by Karen Marie Moning) & Immortals After Dark Series (by Kresley Cole).
Eve Silver "Sins of the Soul"
Will read the book - this narration was awful and I can't give a fair review on the story because of it.
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