The return of characters such as Ash of course, Talon & Sunshine, Sasha, Zarek, and Nick.
Ash and Nick's conversation, and the general progression of that story.
annoying girl voices
The main story is not as interesting as most SK novels, unless it was just the fact that this was my first SK audio book. I never got to the point of enjoying the narrator even after the 10 hours of listening to him. The female voices were the worst and I do think this took away from the story (a lot). Talon sounded exactly like the gecko on the geico commercials... so wrong!!! All the other DH sounded ok especially Ren (thankfully) and Nick, Ash was mediocre but that is understandable since no one could ever sound like he would. Having read all the DH series, I am a bit disappointed in this book. Most likely because I have been a bit disappointed in the whole new native american offshoot to the stories, I just can't get into them as much as the greek/atlantis or lycanthrope story lines.
I realize this book is 25 in the series, but the author claims each book can stand on its own. This is not true. I think this book is only really good to devoted readers of the entire series. I still have 4 hours left, but I don't think I am going to get a good explanation of the differences between the Carpathians and the vampires at this point. I am so confused about the mixed bloods as well, is Dimitri a Carpathian that drank Lycan blood or a Lycan that drank Carpathian blood? And what is a Dragonseeker? None of this is explained in this book, although I'm sure loyal followers of the series already know these details. I am going to finish it, it is not unbearable, just frustrating.. and I don't want to have to research these questions on my own. Eventually I might start at book 1.
Reading it as stand alone, she could have explained the different races better. This story is also lacking the romance and sexual tension I figured it would have, and the action scenes are rather lackluster. Everything comes too easily in this book, there are no real obstacles for the characters to overcome. For instance, Skyler's transition from powerless to powerful came together with just a few rhymes.
Phil and Natalie are hands down my favorite narrators, and were the reason I decided to listen to this book without having read any other in the series. I haven't really become attached to any of the characters, so not sure which ones are my favorite performances. Probably Skyler and Dimitri.
I would watch it on cable.
Fairly low overall, just because I do not fit the target audience.
Nick interacting with his father, Adarian.
Great voice and great narration, but probably his voice for Acheron is what I like the best!
I really struggle with enjoying books in the YA genre. I am a die-hard Dark/Dream Hunter fan and have followed this series because of that. I enjoyed books 1-3, hated book 4, but SK has redeemed herself with book 5. It is still of course very YA, but I did not feel like I was being lectured by my mother for a straight 10 hours like book 4 did. It was only the last chapter that felt like a mother's lecture. I was glad to see a lot of characters from the DH series in this book, and that is what truly made it great. I am really interested to see how this series and the changes in Nick's life will play out for the DH series.
Apparently a lot of people did enjoy it, and I don't understand why so not sure who those people are. Maybe die-hard Nora Roberts fans?
Couldn't wait to be done with Morrigan's Cross, forced myself through it. Picked out my next listen well before I was done with it which is Gena Showalter's Beauty Awakened: Angels of the Dark, Book 2.
okay nothing spectacular
The book left no impression on me and I can't now recall many of the scenes, mostly due to poor character development.
I have only read one other Nora Roberts book more than 10 years ago, think it was called Divine Evil, I really enjoyed it and still remember some details. I can't say the same for Morrigan's Cross. I don't understand why it has such good reviews, I can only speculate it has something to do with Nora's large fan base that loves anything she does. While I enjoyed the premise of all the characters, they were so poorly developed that I didn't feel like I knew any one of them well by the end of the story. I didn't feel any sexual tension within the romance of the story, and so that part fell majorly flat. The moment I started to think "well maybe this is getting better...", it ended. There is not enough interest for me to go on with the series. The narrator was a little annoying with the female voices, but I find this common with male narrators. Male voices and accents were great, but I didn't really enjoy his voice overall. I would not recommend purchasing this one.
Although this is part of the Dark Hunter series, it is the first book that is not about a dark hunter. It surprisingly takes you on a journey that has you questioning how much you know and love about the series central character, Acheron. Styxx has an amazing story that rivals Acheron's in every sense, and the ending seamlessly brings together a large cast of characters from the previous 22 books.
Great GREAT overall performance. I do think I enjoyed Acheron's adult voice the best. Galen was great as well.
If it was possible.
It seems like most reviewers rave about the voice given to Sookie by the narrator, but I think that was the worst part. The accent given to Sookie did not sound like Louisiana and she also sounded very butch and masculine. I had a hard time not picturing her with short hair and wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt, looking like a guy (maybe a cigarette behind one ear). The performance of the narrator, however, was great and I even really liked the guy voices, I just never got used to the voice given to Sookie.
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