I love the story and setting. The characters are awesome and fun, lots of laugh out loud moments and the story moves right along.
The main character, Eugenie. If you read the VA books, she's like Rose, a total badass...with a good heart, snarky attitude, potty mouth...only older...and um, a bit promiscuous. Dorian is completely awesome. I also love Jasmine, she made me laugh a lot.
At first, I was surprised at how mature she sounds for a character of this age, but I got used to it. She does a good job with the other world characters. Some of the accents were thicker than I had them in my head [I always read a book before I buy it on audible.com...I only buy my favorites, that I will listen to over and over, on audio.] but overall, she was good.
There's a lot more sex in this book than I was prepared for, having only read Richelle's VA books. I can only imagine the Succubus books are way worse. Not saying the sex is written badly...it's not. But it is, um...often and a bit dirty. I would have read them anyway, but it would have been nice to be warned.
I have listened to this entire series and am completely baffled as to why the voices...set in Denver...are normal in this first book and somehow in the following books everyone ends up sounding like they are in New York. Especially when the DREAMY man sounded normal and completely sexy in book one and now sounds like he's from Brooklyn...but only sometimes. It's very distracting when you listen to books all the time and especially when you like the book so much and WANT to like the narration.
I love the story and the characters...especially the way it's building into a circle of friends...
I have listened to this entire series and am completely baffled as to why the voices...set in Denver...are normal in the first book and somehow in the following books everyone ends up sounding like they are in New York. Especially when you've heard the character in the previous book and now he suddenly sounds like he is from Brooklyn or something. It's very distracting when you listen to books all the time and especially when you like the books so much and WANT to like the narration.
I have listened to it several times. Love the story...Hawk is soooo sexy.
I have listened to this entire series and am completely baffled as to why the voices...set in Denver...are normal in this first book and somehow in the following books everyone ends up sounding like they are in New York. It's very distracting when you listen to books all the time and especially when you like the book so much and WANT to like the narration.
Hunter...so sexy!! I wanted to smack Kata, til the last chapter. Overall, it's my least favorite...but still worth the credit if you're invested in the rest of the series.
Lexi has done a great job on all of them.
I knew we'd eventually get to Tyler's story. He so deserved a happily ever after. His devotion to Alyssa makes so much sense now!
When Tyler sees his son for the first time and instantly knows...and loves...his child. So unexpected and awesome for him.
I appreciate her ability to read the sex scenes and dirty talk without letting the narration part get breathy and high pitched like she's the one having sex. Some narrators just go overboard and make it hard to listen to at all. Lexi does a good job at keeping it real without sounding like porn, or being too clinical.
When Tyler puts his son to sleep via Skype by singing to him. So sweet.
Who wouldn't want this fantasy??? Holy cow. The Santiago brothers are a very nice diversion.
The brothers are very sexy...Lexi does a great job with all the voices on this series. In some series [one I can think of right now is the Dream Man series narrated by Kate Russell] the voices change from book to book within a series with recurring characters. That drives me nuts. Lexi keeps most of the voices spot on from book to book.
I would use the same narrator as the previous books...when you've established a ton of recurring characters and they all sound different in book 8?? WTH? And why use someone who sounds 14 with a stuffy nose??
I like the whole series, but this may not be one I keep.
Lexi Maynard, as in the other books.
This series is awesome, but this narrator change has really turned me off.
Sent to Tantor via their website contact page today:
"It's really crummy to only take 2 books of a trilogy. Those of us who LOVED the first two and WANT the same narration, etc, are really disappointed to race to buy the third book on audio, only to find IT'S NOT THERE. Then to research and find there's NO PLANS FOR IT. Case in point - Struck by Lightning series by Cecilia Tan. Doesn't make me happy. So, I AM a customer. I am NOT a happy one at the moment. Can you explain? Or better yet, let me know when the third book in the series, hopefully with the same narrator, will be out?"
That said, I am willing to SIT and read if I have to, and of course the kindle version is always way cheaper, but I REALLY loved the audiobook. I wasn't sure about the narration at first, but it was actually very good. I'm not "into" BDSM, but lots of erotica goes there, so for me it's about the story and the relationship. I loved James and aside from all the secrecy, I'd totally be his sub!
I have listened to it many times. It's well done and a fun listen.
Such big expectations for the movie, but omg so bad. So sad. But glad I have the book and the Audible performance. They are great.
Not as bad as the first book in this trilogy, but not great.
Why didn't they have the second books narrator do all three? She was so much better than the other two and the third is not nearly as bad as the first, but still It RUINS a book when the voices are just wrong. If a guy can't do a woman's voice without it sounding like a comedy routine, just don't.
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