I really had a hard time getting past some of the narration moments. I think the book my take on a different flavor for me if I read it myself.
The only character that had any real distinction was the one with the scotish accent. Everyone else sounded whinny or bored.
WOW . I love the Dark Hunter series and have listened to each of the books too many times to count. So I felt I had a pretty good grasp on all of the characters. The story of Styxx is so devastating that I was depressed. It shook me and made me absolutely nauseated about the damage of making assumptions concerning other people’s reality. I had to turn off the audio-book calm down and reflect on my own life and the relationships I have with those people in my life. I know these are just fictional characters in a story but I was so shook up by the view point I had towards Styxx verses what his reality actually was that I cried and cringed through the whole thing. Sherrilyn Kenyon did a wonderful job at showing us that there can truly be three sides to every story …..Yours …….theirs…. and …..the truth which lies somewhere in between. I think she did a wonderful job at creating a story with a moral theme we can take away with us in our everyday lives. To rephrase a quote by Urian …”Good job sister…..good job!
I love this introduction of a vampire world different from the traditional world of
Anne Rice vampires we have come to know. Ms. Ward removes the stereotypical evil beings, with their viral feeding / killing off of human race angle that has been used in the past to tells the tale of vampires. She has created a world that exists unknown to the human race consisting of their independent traditions, birth, death, rituals and problems. I love the way J. R. Wards lays out the language of this new world with words like Needing Period, Doggen, Glymera, Lessening Society, Scribe Virgin and my favorites being Hellran and Shellan .In the written book form of the story Ward has included a literal glossary of terms and proper nouns. It’s like a verbal equivalent of watching the construction of a new building, first the foundation which is Wrath the King, then the frame- the Brothers, plumbing, wiring,. Etc.; being everything else in the creation and evolution of this series. Her story line pulls you in slowly giving you time to learn and adjust to a new perspective on these supernatural beings. I love the journey of Wrath being a troubled lone and reluctant king, coming to terms with his history, place and responsibilities to his race and his world. How Wrath unexpectedly finding and falling in love with Beth helped him come to terms with his past prejudices and fears allowing him to step closer to his destiny as a ruler of his race and the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Wrath being a huge sexy hot guy that you would not throw out of bed for eating crackers, coupled with a few hot sex scenes with Beth doesn't hurt the story line either…..Great start to a series.
You know the feeling of awe you get when you watch a circus jugular toss oh I don’t know 12 knives around at the same time and never miss a beat. Okay how about when they throw 11 straight up in the air catch one then toss that one up and catch the other 11. A move that makes you draw in a little gasp on top of the breath you did not know you were already holding .
That is what reading Lover at Last felt like, every chapter every character was pulling and compelling, making me gasp, hold my breath, laugh, cry you name it, I did it throughout this book. Blay and Quinn were the main focus of the book, but unlike most writers who may have dimmer peripheral characters, Ward wasted no imagination on the characters surrounding Quinn and Blay and like a true master jugular she did not drop one character, not one ! .
I became just as anxious to find out each and every character not just Quinn and Blay, but equally happy that she took such care in developing their frustrating journey. God the book was beyond awesome. There has to be at least are 70 chapters to this story and I can find something I loved in each chapter. I do not want to rob anyone of the joy ride they will get from listening to this audio book starting with the first five minutes of the story. I will divulge however that I was hysterical with laughter at the description of Havers being roughed up and getting his glasses broken and twisted by Quinn….., priceless !
I am seriously satisfied with the story of Quinn and Blay and looking forward to reading the next books in the series. BDB ROCKS !
I have been looking for another good story to listen to and was seriously thinking about canceling my subscription until another good book that I wanted to hear came out. I am a BDB fan and have been in agony waiting for the story about Q and B to hit the stands in March of 2013. I was pleasantly surprised that the story grabbed me and held me the way it did and I even liked the narration, which has been another stopping block for me after listening to stories read by Phil Gigante. Everyone else has begun to sound like my GPS is reading the book to me.
I think that Eric G. Dove did a really good job at getting the story across. I am learning that a narrator can make or break a really good book and story line. I have read some really good books, and when I tried to listen to the same story on audio book the narrator turn me away from books that I knew were really good.
Not this time ! J.R Ward is a fantastic writer and I think that Mr. Dove did her work justice and I think I have just found myself another narrator I can trust to pull up a chair with me next to my fireplace and read me a story as I snuggle up in my favorite blanket. I can't wait to hear the next in the series. Ironic that just as I was losing faith in finding another good audible book to listen to the story of Fallen Angel was delivered to me, of all things, by a man named DOVE!
I love Lynsay Sands Argeneau Series, and Under the Vampire Moon follows in the series footsteps by allowing us to fall in love with this quirky family full of fun and humors. Let’s not forget while they make us laugh they paint some really hot sensual sense for any woman to dream about….But !
The narrator is what messed this book up for me, and I will go and purchase it on my nook as soon as I finish this review.
I am sure it is not easy to be narrator but Mr. Heyborne sounded like a robotic GPS reading this story. His effort at Italian was nice and while I am not fluent, I could tell that his reading was stiff and he had a very halting manner in his speech. His intonation was very sad and wispy; and sometimes it sounded like every statement was a question. If I did not force myself to listen past his voice to the words of the story I would not have made it through the whole story.
The Argeneau family rocks
Christian Notte is Hot,
And Mr. Kirby Heyborne needs to listen to some of Phil Gigante’s work on how to deliver a story.
I will read it myself,
I love a good love story, and this one has drama and passion. there are tender moments between father and son that had me crying in the street.
I actually have recommended all of the Highlander series to my friends and they have become addicted to the stories as well
No, I have never heard him before this, and because of him I am having a hard time finding
another book to listen. He took such care with his characters and there voices that all of the audiobooks I have heard after him, sound like a GPS system is reading the book to me,
I really enjoyed his performance, and hope whom ever it is that decides who narrates what uses Gigante as the standard. His reading, emotion, and even anger was awesome !
Hell Yes...I had to force myself to go to bed
More Phil Gigante doing paranormal romance and regular romance.!
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