Well written and fantastic narration. A great new take on the old Salem story. I loved this book! Give it a try, I think you will too. It's a smart, contemporary retelling of historical information in a "can't put it down" way.
I love Egypt and all of the history surrounding it, so this book looked like a sure winner. To me, it was not. The narrator seemed to drag along with out much of a varience of tambor. I found myself dosing off from his voice. It made following the story difficult. This might be one of those books that is better read than listened to.
I love the premise of this book. I was really excited when I found it and jumped right in with both feet. To my suprise, I had a hard time getting sucked into the book the way I usually do. I have an extensive Audible library with all genres and lots of different narrators. Davina Porter is one of my favorites and the performance was as good as usual. Maybe its the amount of explanation and detail that is given in the book, or maybe I was just a little off when I tried to listen to it. I wasn't able to finish it because it just seemed like a bit too much information. I will try it again at a later time.
I really like this new take on the paranormal. The author takes the genre on a new course by creating a unique perspective on "I see dead people." The main character is believable and you can easily empathize with her as she adapts to her new way of life. Its a good blend of mystery story and paranormal ideas. The main character sees herself as slightly flawed due to her new ability, yet she overcomes this by relying on her abilities as a private investigator. A great new idea for the paranormal genre.
I have to say that I might be a little more excited about this book because I'm from MN and that is where the characters in the book are located. But in all fairness, this book is hilarious! I love the new twist to the vampire genre. Since the main character is unwittingly turned into a vampire, watching her bumble through "the change" is a real treat. The author has you watching a has been "it girl" become a creature of the night. A light hearted romp through the paranormal genre. A nice break from the typical brooding vampire saga.
This Victorian era mystery has a unique twist. Since this is the first book, you are introduced to the main characters and the general premise of the series. The book deals with not only a mystery, but also the division of social class and how that divide affects the investigation of crime and murder in 19th century London. This is a great beginning to a series. You can empathize with the characters and you get an idea of what life was like back then without the book being stuff or heavy handed. A good "middle of the road" mystery. Not too much gore or sex, just enough discription to get the point accross.
I love this book! The characters are well written as is the story. It has humorous parts and the plot is not overly violent. I have moved on to the next books in the series and the characters always keep our heroine jumping. Plus, the references to the monarchy add a bit of cheek to the book, in a great way! I suggest this for people who like a light mystery.
This is a great book, unfortunately it should not have been recorded as an abridged version. I still liked the storyline and feel of the story, but it did miss a few items that were in the hard copy of the book. This is still a good listen, but I wish it was unabridged.
This book is incredible. The way the author finishes out this series is FANTASTIC. The beginning of the series started out slow, but quickly gained momentum. I would suggest the Shadow series to anyone who likes fantasy romance. I would suggest you read (listen) to her Highlander series first. It introduces you to some of the characters mentioned in the book and makes you feel like you know something others may not know when they listen to this. Great story telling and the narration between Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante really makes this even better.
This book has a lot of interesting facts about how science and society used cadavers to help us progress in society. The only really negative thing I have to say about the book is that there is a chapter in the book that discusses cadavers and body parts as confections, cannibal food and medications. That chapter was a little hard to "swallow." I actually almost gagged and I used to be an EMT. Other than that chapter, the book was pretty interesting overall.
I didn't realize this was an abridged version. It cuts out too many important details and changes the ending.
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