All of it. I accidently bought this book originally on cassettes when the libraries were getting rid of all of their books on cassettes. This one accidental purchase was worth what I spent on all the others. Katie MacAlister promptly went to the top of my favorite authors list and I have swiftly read all of her other books I can get my hands on. I have long been a fan of Barbara Rosenblat...she 'rocks' and she makes the characters all come alive. I love all of the voices she uses for the various characters in this series. But the voice for Jim, the demon is right on target and she delivers his snarky lines so perfectly. Lord, I love Jim and am glad he is in the others in the series. Of course Drake just makes me drool in all of his scenes.
The story hooked me in from the first chapter. This is the first book I have ever read with dragons who are shapeshifters. Have always been a dragon fan from my Sci/Fi reading days of old before I got hooked on PNR. But Katie MacAlister dragons are sooooooo fantastic. I actually enjoy very much also the names of the various characters and especially love the way Barbara Rosenblat pronouns Aisling. Have listened to one other narrator reading a story by Katie with Aisling in it but they pronounced it wrong and for me it took the enjoyment level down a bit.
OMG there are so many favorites in this book. But hands down, the scene in GNC where Drake officially declares Aisling as his mate in front of all the patrons was awesome. Hot Hot Hot. The descriptions of the Dragon's Blood Wine's effect on Aisling was such a great part of the scene. You could just about feel the heat of it yourself while reading. Right from the start Drake wins you over in this scene with desire. Each time I read this book I have to replay this whole scene at least one extra time before going on with the rest of the book.
The whole book moved me, especially the love scenes and interactions with Drake and Aisling. But, I actually felt personally betrayed by the real killer when that was exposed.
Katie MacAlister created characters in this book that even invade my dreams they are so real. Delicious Drake, daring and adventurous Aisling, and all the other characters. BUT, I absolutely LOVE Jim. The book would have been wonderful even without him I am sure, but Jim adds such a fun dimension with his snarkiness. His love of his own body, his observations of what he sees, his attempts to act like a dog by saying Bark Bark or Woof Woof, etc. always give me a good chuckle and smile.
I love the Drake Sisters books. I know the drama of the attack and how it affected Hannah was so important. I just thought that how she was dealing was important but was drawn out way too long as far as her internal turmoil. I got kind of tired of reading some of her feelings of her looks and self loathing and guilt over everything and wanted to skip a bit.
I loved some of the twists and extra plots, they made a big difference. I know the character of Hannah is basically that of a person who is not really happy with herself, her life, and is irritated when others are so forceful of their desire to make her do what they think is best for her. But even that was kind of overdone.
Overall, the story was great as well as the narration.
This is my first Stephen Coonts book. I always figured he was way to serious and probably wrote to realistic violence for me. I can handle SciFi/Fantasy violence fine. But this one, the killings didn't bother me at all. I felt they all deserved what they got. I absolutely loved the political satire about the president and his stupidity about the orders he gave and his utter lack of basic knowledge. Also, the military intervention both by the U.S. and Australian government to me portrays exactly how the governments would or have handled such occurances.
The greed angle impressed me. It is amazing how realistic that was and was very believable.
I was surprised by the 'cougar' angle. Not a lot of what I have read handles that subject very much, it is a very common happening in real life.
Having actually seen with my own eyes UFOs many years ago. My sighting was validated with other identical sightings the same day by others who where with me and also reported in NYC at the same time and 75 miles east of where I was. It happened in the 50s before we even ventured into space. This is a subject that is of great interest to me. I love the ideas behind the saucer in this book as they are to me very valid premises.
It amazes me how many creationists can't embrace that if He could create what we have here on earth, that he would be limited to just this tiny little rock we live on and feel that such ideas as other worlds would smash their views of the religion they embrace instead of enhancing their awe of what He can do.
I am looking forward to the rest in the series.
The premise of the overall story was good and I was looking forward to reading it. However, the narrator's voice sounds like a teenager and the main character is 39. I can't believe the author had the romance get strong so early it was totally unbelievable since the detective assigned to the case against her for murdering 2 men was the romance angle. He should have been taken off the case for a conflict of interest. The kids and their attitudes were very believable. But one thing that really made me not want to continue reading it was that she was going to give up an interview for a new job so she could attend the funeral of the 2nd date guy and her mother, boss and best friend all went with her.
I am so glad I ordered and listened to this wonderful book. I am very pleased that it was narrated by Leonard Nimoy. I love the insite wonderfully worded way he presented the background to a most beloved series and character. Yes, I am an avid Trekkie/Trekker. I wholeheartedly agree with his critique of the the series and especially of the 6 movies. I own every one of all of the TV series iterations. I at one time owned all of the 6 follow up movies. However, I only have kept II/IV/ & VI as I did not enjoy the rest of them enough to ever watch them again. IV and VI are my favorites of those three. Nimoys analogy of the how/why/etc. of the other ones validate to me why I chose not to keep the others in my library.
I especially like the way he interjected conversations between Spock and himself. I am sure I will listen to this again from time to time. I was completely surprised that when I read the narration of the death scene of Spock, that I was in tears reliving the scene in my head. And then, I was smiling when listening to the scenario from VI about the innocent lady with Chekov in San Francisco. What a delightful bit of trivia that I will enjoy each time I watch it again and again.
A slightly different kind of story by Katie MacAlister but fun as always. Her characters are always a bit off the wall and snarky. Can't wait to read the next installment of this particular story.
This book is off the wall. I had to make myself read the whole thing. I will definitely not look for any more books by this author. At first, all I kept thinking, this is a Bible thumping book, kind of like the Mittford books. But then when it got more into the plot...it just got weirder and weirder. A Bible thumper who banished demons etc...and is a gun toting soccer mom.
I thought about asking for a refund and only decided not to because I had gotten a refund a 2 others recently that were disappointing also. I don't want to abuse the refund offer via Audiobooks. Who knows, maybe I will find another book in my library that will be more disappointing than this one.
Amanda Ronconi narration is good as always. The author was not know to me before but figured it would be good with a predictibly good narration and I was right. The story was fun and I enjoyed it. Can't wait to read more of this story line.
I love Katie and Cassandra's books. This was an interesting diversion. I loved the facts about Scottish sheep farming. I am sure she did a lot of research and it shows in the information throughout the story. I have been to Scotland and some of my heritage is from there. Also her references about the kilts added a lot to the story for me. The steamy scenes were quite an education.
I haven't read a Fool's Gold story that I haven't loved. Loved the characters and the story.
I can always count on this team for a really good read. Tension, love, HEA, and enjoyed shedding a few tears in the final chapter of course. Have to love a romance book that gives us a good cry.
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