Less is more. I made the mistake of listening to the first five books before this one so I could remember everything, Yikes! Don't do it unless you are a die-hard fan who won't be put off by long, long, long detailed descriptions of ....everything and a main character who wants to be taken seriously and do everything herself and then leaves without pants. Really!? She was so immature at times I was speechless. I found myself thinking just get on with it.
Fans have to because they have waited so long for this. I understand once you are a true fan you have to go for it! Enjoy!
I think so - C.Holloway did not know how to pronounce vague or dais or deluge etc. . . so by the end of Book 5 I wanted to pull my hair out. Allyson was a breath of fresh air for me. I am sure die-hards won't agree. I do think narrators should at least listen to how the former performer pronounced names for consistency.
I think I am the one that should be cut because it was not a good fit for me. Actually, each character plays an important role in the world Karen has created so I would not cut anyone but I would grow Cassie up. The plus side of her growing up (not in years necessarily but attitude at least) would mean the other characters could interact with more complexity.
This series was good for me because I realized I really do lean more toward a Jane Yellowrock, Dani O'Malley, Mac Lane or Cat Russell type of character.
This collection probably has important details for readers of these series. I am a Jeaniene Frost fan. There was some back story detail but overall it was not satisfying because of the narrator. He probably reads other types of books with gusto and emotion and the proper accents however not in this case. I would recommend this only if you need the back story or other details from these series.
Gena, Gena, Gena what on earth happened?! Yikes! "Mine" "My woman/man" Really? I could swear you know better than this. The narrator. uggghhh what can I say. She reads the Eugenie Markham Series with Richelle Mead and it is fine. Every male character in this story sounded horrible - how could you listen to the daily takes and think, "Yeah, this lead guy needs to sound just like the ogres and dimwitted throughout the entire book." I know everyone knows better than this including the production staff. I listen only to audiobooks so I am absolutely sure everyone could have done a better job. I speak from the experience of enjoying all of Gena's other stories, other narration by Genvieve and listening to better production from the publisher.
Great Narrator! This series gets the "p" word in my opinion. The first 3 books in the series show potential but that is all - this series could be great if everyone in them got 100% smarter. The characters are not fully developed and plot lines disappear. jobs fall away, slow witted use of technology is like fingernails on a chalk board. One character is an investigative journalist why doesn't she investigate anything? Especially when chaos irrupts within the group. Tracking devices - realestate holdings not followed up on - lack of recon on locations before destroying them makes my head hurt. And this is a race trying to survive? My guess is not really. Ms. Ward should trust us to be smart enough to follow plots that make more sense and are sophisticated. Does this dig you in deeper sure but hours and hours of missing understandings and lack of dealing with the obvious is brain numbing. Every characters conflict can't be the same. At least if I am going to keep reading - which unfortunately I am not.
I wish I was going to find out what happens to Butch and the other 2 males but I can't go on. This race is not thriving no shock there.
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