I have mixed feeling about this book. There were parts I loved but the majority of it really grated on my nerves. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't tempted to buy the sequel however the thought of being subjected to another 8 hrs of poor writing is too much to bear. I felt like I was listening to 50 Shades of Grey and no, that's not a compliment. Along with a completely foolish and ridiculous "story line" (if you can even call it that) Sarah Fawkes' ability to repeat herself incessantly is impressive. Between E.L. and this author I never, EVER want to hear the word murmur again. In fact, I think it should be banned from erotica novels. There is no way two people can murmur that often. I'm also getting tired of the typical, plain, inexperienced, naive heroine whose life is on hold until a rich and powerful man comes along. But not to save her. Inevitably his lifestyle manages to put her in danger. How original...no one's ever done that one before. Fan fiction much?
As for the narrator, Clarissa Knightly, I agree with some of the other reviews stating she sounded a bit old for the part. However I think she still did a bang up job. Her characters were easily identifiable and she put a lot of emotion into it.
Not unless I was desperate.
Exciting, convincing and satisfying. She made a bad book tolerable.
None of them. If anything there were too few characters.
If you're sick of reading the same story over and over again from authors lacking talent and originality you've got to check out the "Original Sinners Series" by Tiffany Reisz. The heroin, Nora Sutherlin, will rock your socks! Powerful, unique and extremely well written. Every book has a different narrator which might not suit everyone's tastes. The first two narrators are great, the last one drove me nuts. Still...the book was worth it.
Having never read the print version I can't say.
I would absolutely recommend buying this audiobook. It's charming, well written and will give you an appreciation for modern medicine. I found it quite interesting.
Water for Elephants is definitely in my top 5.
I can't possibly choose, they're all so compelling.
I haven't but am looking for novels specifically narrated by them because they were absolutely exceptional.
That would be impossible to divulge without spoiling it for anyone who hasn't read the book yet. There are so many moments throughout the story that are enlightening and heartfelt.
Water for Elephants is a novel everyone should read. It's an insightful, beautifully written story that will leave you completely satisfied. I wouldn't be surprised if I took the time to listen to it again which is something I've only done once before.
This is the first vampire/warewolf novel I've ever read so I really didn't know what to expect. It starts off fast and then fills you in on some of the character's history later on. This kind of confused me. Also, the lingo was a bit juvenile. I felt it took away from the quality of writing. Other parts of the book were so well written so I know the author is capable, I just wish it would have been consistent throughout.
I wouldn't say this story was disappointing, I'm simply used to a different style of writing from what I'm used to.
Robert was a pleasant surprise. He's a pretty great narrator. I'd say he played every part very well.
I think if the author had turned it up a notch and refrained from teenage speak this novel could have been great. However it seems she has an amazing following and tons of fans so maybe she doesn't need to change a thing :)
Overall this novel was exciting and entertaining. Even thought there were a few parts that had be rolling my eyes and I likely won't buy the next book in the series I can't say I didn't enjoy myself. It certainly wasn't a waste of money. I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet escape and a few laughs.
Maybe once I get through the rest of the series. I'm too excited to find out what happens next.
I feel it's difficult to compare Pamela Clare's writing style to any else's. I love her books because there's elements of mystery, action and suspense alongside the romance. There's not a lot of fluff and I like that.
Kaleo Griffith is always wonderful.
Without a doubt. I didn't know what to expect from this book but once I started I couldn't stop listening.
It was so refreshing. I felt like I was really listening to something original.
I'd say the scene where a certain someone gets caught streaking through the house, lol.
The book was full of emotion but I didn't have an extreme reaction.
I wouldn't go so far as to say this book was a waste of my time. I'm not entirely sure if Sylvia Day rushed to release this novel but it wasn't as compelling as the first two in the series. I guess it was just a little too far fetched and thick on the drama. The parts that should have been elaborated on were left in the shadows. Still a good story though.
Absolutely, I still consider Sylvia a great writer and it's worth the read.
Although Jill Redfield isn't my favorite narrator she's still in my top 10. I've heard a lot worse.
Hard Evidence ranks fairly high in my opinion. Pamela Clare is a clever writer and I was thoroughly entertained from start to finish.
Pamela Clare is pretty unique because she combines romance with action and suspense. It's like a cross between Lee Child and Sylvia Day.
Absolutely, I can't get enough of his voice. Normally I'd get creeped out during the sex scenes but this guy is good. Not to mention I was pleasantly surprised when I Googled his picture, hunkyness!
I was fortunate enough to have an entire day to listen to this book at work. If anything it was over too soon.
I could definitely relate to Johanna in this novel. Although there were a few far fetched scenes for the most part it was very heartfelt and genuine. The chemistry between Johanna and Cameron is impressive. Samantha Young's sense of humour is right up my alley.
Hands down, Johanna. Definitely a honey badger.
When Cameron gave Johanna a paint brush.
I definitely would. I work on a computer all day so at night I like to just relax and listen to a good book without straining my eyes.
I really appreciated how Mika shared both her accomplishments and mistakes. It's great knowing I'm not the only one who's blundered through my career.
I found her to be a great narrator who was easily understood.
This book would most definitely be in my top ten. I know the lenth of it is intimidating to some but don't miss out.
I think it's a mixture between Tess of the D'Ubervilles and the Outlander series. Maybe I'm crazy for thinking that but it's much more exciting than Tess and gripping like Outlander. I couldn't stop listening. Tolstoy is such a beautiful writer, I found myself making notes the entire time. He educates his readers while telling a very interesting story.
I'm in love with Davina Porter's voice so it's fair to say I'm biased when it comes to her skills as a narrator. This book is so much more because of her.
I can't say without spoiling the read for you. However when you get to the part you will most certainly know.
I wish audiobooks had been so readily available while I was in highschool. A talented narrator can turn a drab book into something you can tear yourself away from.
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