Even at $5 this was a big waste of time and money. Don't bother reading this.
This is my third attempt to listen and I cannot continue. This book may be beautifully written but the performance is dry and characterless. I listen to stories to escape into another reality and most importantly to relax. This book is too much work. The story flips back and forth between characters and time. It is very difficult to folllow who is speaking and the entire story is completely deadpan. After all the fantastic review I am disappointed. Maybe a different narrator would have made the difference. Perhaps I am not literary enough!
I am getting tired of books that are clearly just the next installment in a series of mini books. It starts to get cheap. I love this series and will continue to read but it is disappointing.
I understood this was a mini novela, but I feel totally ripped off. This is what many editors offer as a free pre-quel to the next book, or maybe the first 2-3 chapter of a novel. I went back twice thinking I must have forgotten to download part 2. Totally disappointing as I was beginning to enjoy the story.
I am a fan of the Jane True series however this last book left me very frustrated. I don't know how much more I can take of Jane being a absolute idiot! Could a champion get any more lame? Hopefully she will redeem herself in book 6.
I really enjoyed this book. The story line is very different from anything else I have read. The narrator does a great job. Looking forward to the next book in this series.
I did my best to stay with the book but after perserving for 5 hours, I have decided to abandon it. I cannot take all the gushing, touchy, feely dialogue. Do people really talk like this in any reality? This is too sickly sweet for me.
Might be an ok book, if Ms Geary could get on with the story and stop talking about how everyone is feeling.
I enjoyed the writing but cannot imagine why anyone would write a story so depressing. the narration was good if the objective was to make a black story blacker. I found this hard to listen to but was caught up with the characters and so stayed with it to the end.
If you enjoyed the previous books in the Chicagolan Vampire series you will not be dissappointed in this latest addittion. I don't understand all the negetive hype about the change in narrators. In my opinion Sophie Eastlake does a great job with this book. The change is subtle and Sophie 's performance provides for a calmer, more mature sounding Merit One critism I have of the series is that Merit frequently sounds like a silly, twenty something year old. Isn't Merrit 28 years old, an English lit graduate, and the Sentinel of Cadigan House. Let's make her voice fit her character. Good job Sophie for doing this while keeping with the original narrative style developed by Cynthia Holloway.
The on again, off again nature of Ethan and Merits relationship is getting a bit frustrating. They are mostly on a downward spin and when they do get together it is anticlimatic. After all the trials and tribulations they go through, it should be earth shattering when they finaly get together. Chloe Neill would make a very good series, fantastic if Ethan's and Merit's characters were a bit more passionate. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to turn this series into another Harlequin romance, but a few declarations of love, and a bit more in the way of passionate love scenes seems called for. Maybe in the next release?
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