I very much like Sylvia Day's first Crossfire book and thought the concept of this book would provide a somewhat (rated it 3 stars) interesting and fresh paranormal twist. I really can't say who would enjoy the audio book (see comments below). But fans of Day who also enjoy paranormal might want to READ the book, but I cannot recommend the audio.
I didn't finish the story, the narration was so annoying, I really can't comment on changes that could improve the story. But of what I read, the concept was somewhat interesting.
The erotica could have been good as written, Sylvia Day is very good at writing 'heat', but the narration stripped all that could have been sensual/sexual about those sections.And frankly that's one of the primary reasons for buying the book! So that was a significant disappointment!! Shana Savage is fine with the female voices, but her male voices sound like monotone Midwest teenage boys, trying to sound sexy by deepening their voices AND at the same time, unsuccessfully attempting Scottish accents!! It was so annoying to listen I didn't finish the book!
Disappointed based on all above.
Maybe as a physical book, but definitely not the audio. The story is fairly good, but the erotic scenes could be longer and better written.
There are narrators* who's have the voice and intonation to make erotica sizzle off the page to the ears (and other parts of one's body :-)... this narrator is NOT one of them!
* Examples : Clarissa Knightly, Clare Claremont, and sometimes Caroline Wintour.
Maya Banks spins enjoyable WELL-WRITTEN erotic stories running with the BDSM theme; that partnered with Wintour's narrative makes for an excellent package!
Caroline Wintour is amazing! Each characters' gender and personality are well presented in her voice and she really makes the erotic scenes sizzle! To the extent that I did a search to see what other books she has done.
No distinctly memorable moments, but I liked the fact that it wasn't just a stream of sexy scenes loosely tied by a weak story. The story was definitely there --substantial and satisfying-- very well balanced with the erotic to make for an excellent read in this genre.
This was my first time listening to Wintour.
No extreme reaction, just really enjoyed the sizzle of the story!
It became amusingly (not really) annoying that most of the 'eroticism' was in the language, but almost no descriptive details of actual action; hence 'all tease, no sizzle!'
No, but definitely off this author
Nicole was fine, it was the material she had to work with that was lacking.
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