I'm not sure at this point. Feelings can enhance a story but in this case there is too much of the same tedious inner conflict.
The storyline is greatly diminished by the monotonous inner turmoil of the main character that is really annoying. Do I love this one or that one and should I pick this one or that one, blah blah blah? She's an ALPHA WOLF who demonstrates too much weakness and fear and not enough strength of character or self control. This in itself is a huge contradiction. I have listened to all the books hoping this one would have less inner monologue but it seems to have more.
I have to say I was in love with this series but when a narrator is switched out after 5 books it ruins it for me. As a listener to 5 books thus far I had become very accustomed and familiar with all of the character's voices to have it all disappear, making it very difficult to enjoy. Having to relearn and adjust to the new tone and inflection of this narrator was beyond my scope sadly. To date I have only returned 2 books this being one of them and although I had purchased 6,7,and 8 I will not be listening to them.
The original Cynthia Holloway! That is who is the voice of all the characters!
This series is very good, interesting and appealing. Right off the bat I was drawn in by the storyline, anticipating the next book! Anna and Charles's struggles have been easy to relate to and as a werewolf tale is does the genre proud. If I had two wishes it would be for the next books to be released sooner and for the story length to be longer.
I love Holter Graham as a narrator! His voice is very pleasant to the ear and I have sought out other books he has narrated.
I find the story of Anna and Charles very engaging and entertaining and I am always looking forward to the next one but??? I find the extreme length of time between books disappointing. Because of this the reader risks loosing their closeness to the characters and storyline.
I have been an audible member for 2 yrs now and have purchased / listened to 200 books which include 20 different series! The BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD is by far my BEST LOVED! This series in my opinion is incredibly written to the point that I feel I know the characters so well that they come to life right off the pages. The author has solicited more tears, laughter and anticipation from me than any other. This is an adult series that is very sexually explicit nevertheless it goes with the theme of the story from beginning to end. I restart the series from book 1 each time J.R.Ward releases a new book just to relive the experience over again. If you love strong ALPHA men then the series will definitely appeal to your senses.
I can't help it I like Charley. I will be along for the ride as long as Darynda keeps writing Charley's tale.
Now if you are looking at this review you have probably already bought the first book and are just curious if the series continues to be outstanding. The answer is YES it is. I am loving Charley Davidson! This book is an excellent continuation of the first, funny, fast paced and leaves you wanting another!
As usual I must again say kudos to Lorelei King for bringing the story alive!
Darynda I am now an avid follower of Charley Davidson and am excited to see what happens to her next!
This story is wonderfully written with lots of humour and irrestitable characters! I love the sarcastic banter and fast pace plot. I would highly recommend this book and series to anyone wanting an excellent and entertaining escape from the usual fantasy story lines.
It also goes without saying,"Hats off to Lorelei King" who is an incredible narrator! She has a phenomenal way of bringing a book to life!
Darynda Jones is now in the top 5 of my favorite authors.
As I said in my review of the first book there is still that predictability of the story but??? In this book I'm not sure if the creation of a character whose origins which are not usually associated with this type of story was last ditched attempt or a plan aimed at diversifying a typical vampire story by the author. So my impression of this series remains the same, it is good with this book a tad more interesting than the first.
Kirsten Potter is a very good narrator.
Lets see, how to describe this story as I don't want to offend the aurthor in any way but as I was listening to the story it felt predictable. Please don't get me wrong in that it was good and good enough that I purchased the second book but there wasn't much I couldn't forsee coming ahead of the story, so that is why I didn't give it a much higher rating.
Narrators can make or break even the best of stories. Kristen Potter has a very pleasant voice and her depictions of the characters was well done. I would listen to another story by her again.
In the present day it is very hard to create a different vampire story. The genre is extremely popular and many of the stories have familiar tendencies. Now having said that I adore the fantasy genre the most and consider this book / books to be enjoyable but not great.
This series is purely enjoyable. The unfolding of each mystery keeps me involved and entertained until they solve it! The character development is also wonderful, creating 3 dimensional individuals that now feel like old friends. I can't wait to go on another adventure with this duo!
I love Jim as a narrator, his depiction of Chet and Bernie is exactly how I would envision their mannerism and speech to be!
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