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I really enjoyed this novella. Stephenie Meyer does an excellent job at drawing the reader into her world of fiction. This is a short listen/read and I listened to it straight through without any breaks. This wasn't difficult as the audio book is only about 4 hours long. I thought Emma Galvin did a fantastic job narrating. There was a certain element of melancholy in her tone that seemed appropriate, since we are all aware of the tragic fate that awaits Bree. The ONLY issue I had with this book was, like all of Stephenie Meyer's writing, I was left longing for more, but in a good way. So, to satisfy my hunger, I re-vamped the Twilight Saga once again. If you loved the Twilight Saga, then you will love this novella. I most definitely recommend this audio book. You won't be disappointed.
Yes, I would. As a matter of fact, I have.....the whole Iron Fey series as well as this new spin-off.
I suppose the obvious would be Shakespeare's. Midsummer Night's Dream, although that is technically a play.
Razor! He is so darn cute & Jake's narration just made him even more adorable!
First, let me ask - Where is the next book & why doesn't Audible have it already?! It makes zero sense to have the whole series & this new spin-off and not have the newest book, IRON TRAITOR. Very upset about this!
Ok, now that I have said my peace about that, let's move on. I really enjoyed this new spin-off! So glad to have all my favorite characters back and excited to see where things will go with Kierran (Meghan & Ash's son). While I absolutely enjoyed this book from beginning to end, I do think Ethan was just a bit too angsty for my tastes, but it seems like he grew quite a bit by the end of this book, so I'm hoping this is the last we'll hear of his brooding. :-) I think the narrator was quite good, though his mispronounciaton of Leanansidhe was a bit frustrating, especially since she is one of my favorite characters. LOVE her! Also, I wasn't crazy about his voice for Grimalkin either (I prefer Kristine Hvam's version of everyone's favorite kitty). Other than that though, I think he did the book justice. I am really excited to find out what will happen next. Over all, I would give this audiobook a B+. So Audible, when are you going to give us the next one? The paperback has been out for a year now. What's the hold up??
HOLY CRIPES, AWESOME! (At least, those were my actual words upon finishing the book. lol)
Too many to name without spoiling the book for those who haven't read it yet, so I'll just say the whole last half of the book was non-stop awesomeness.
I love Emily Shaffer in this series and I must say, Allen Ford gets points for improvement since the last book. While I prefer Emily's version of Adrian with his English accent (still don't understand why they phased that out, but oh well), I think Alden did a solid job in this book.
If I had the time, I could have easily listened to this in one sitting. Alas, I have duties that prevent me from indulging that much, but I did finish it in two days. Never has housework been so fun!
This is definitely one of my favorites, and that includes all the Vampire Academy books too! It actually reminded me of the early Vamp. Academy books. I can't wait until the next one! I whole heartedly recommend this book & especially the whole Bloodlines series & Vampire Academy series. They are all so good!
At the top, along with the rest of the BLOOD OF EDEN series.
I loved getting a first hand account of the world right after the Red Lung disease wipes out much of humanity & the beginnings of rabidism and the spread of the virus. I also enjoyed Ben & Kylie's relationship, along with the seemingly irreparable father-son relationship between Ben & his dad.
Then here are so many for such a short book, but I think the part when Ben's stubborn dad doesn't listen to Ben & Kylie and disaster ensues was the best part of the book.
"Red Lung Disease & Rabidism: When S@#$ Hits the Fan!"
This was a well-written, well preformed to prequel and I really enjoyed the insight of how both diseases began to destroy Earth as we know it. I wish it had been longer and I would suggest outright purchasing the audiobook instead of spending a whole credit on it. It cost less than $4 and it was well worth every penny. Highly recommended!
Most definitely! The brutal & harsh dystopian universe Julie Kagawa has created is quite fascinating with a protagonist who is strong, layered & someone you can easily root for. I loved the first book/audiobook of this new series & this one topped it tenfold! There was so much action & suspense in this book, but it didn't overshadow the important character development that takes place with the characters, nor did the character development overshadow the action & suspense. It was a beautiful balance that only great storytellers can truly pull off. It did start off a tad bit slow in the beginning, but trust me, it picks up about 1/3 into the book & doesn't stop until the very end! I lost a lot of sleep over the past two days, b/c I could not stop listening. I was cleaning my house way past 2am, just so I had an excuse to keep listening. By the way, expect one heck of a cliffhanger! I was practically screaming at the very end & woke my poor husband & dog up. lol
While the market is currently heavily saturated with vampire & zombie books, this book/series is unique in its own right, so I find it quite difficult to compare it with other books. The protagonist, Allison, sort of reminds me of Sita from 'The Last Vampire'/'Thirst' series, by Christopher Pike...that is, before he decided to re-launch the series, thus messing up a good thing. Both Allison & Sita are vampires, trying so hard to cling to their lost humanity. Their desire to connect with humans is very strong, but a constant uphill battle & their characters are neither good, nor bad...neither black or white, but multiple shades of gray, which is much more realistic for a vampire, who's main source of nutrition is humans' blood.
No, I have only listened to her with this series. I thought she was great & truly nailed the voice of Allie. The only negative would be her voice for Sarren, which was way too hammy & whispery. Other than that though, I loved her & really hope she will stick with this series.
I also really enjoyed the the slow-building relationship between blood-siblings, Allie & Jackal. Actually, I really enjoyed Jackal's character development throughout the whole book. The only slight negative I have about the story would be Allie's extended monologuing about fighting her inner monster. But like I said, it's only a very slight negative & it doesn't make the story any less awesome. And last but not least, ZEEEEEEKE!!! Allie's relationship with Zeke is both fascinating & heartbreakingly tragic. I am DYING for the next book!!!
Absolutely! Actually, I already have recommended this to several of my friends and they loved it! The storyline is intriguing and I love Mac and Barrons! I found that these books get better and better. The story is slightly slow-building, so stick with it. You won't regret it.
All the other books of the FEVER series and the spin-off called ICED. Honestly, I can't think of anything that I can truly compare this to. Yes, there are other books out there about the Fae, but this story is absolutely unique in its own right.
This is the only negative thing I can say about this audiobook. Joyce Bean is not right for Mac or this series. Her voice for Barrons is terrible. She makes him sound like a creepy old leprechaun. I found that I eventually got used to her voice though, so it didn't bother me after a while. The good thing is, you only have to deal with her as a narrator for one more book. After that, they bring Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante on board as narrators for the rest of the series and holy cow, they are simply outstanding!
I had many laugh out loud moments, mostly because of Barrons. :)
Oh yes! In fact, I have already listened to it 3 times now and will more than likely do so again.
The whole Night Huntress series and its spin-offs, of course!
I have listened to all of Tavia's performances in the Night Huntress World and they are all amazing, just like this audiobook. She seems to truly get how Jeaniene intended her reading to come across...not that I know for sure, exactly, but you can just tell when a narrator "gets it."
I wanted to, but I try to force myself to take my time. You know, to "savor the flavor." :)
I loved this audiobook and it's actually one of my favorites of the whole Night Huntress series.
At the very highest. No audiobook or book has surpassed it. It sets the bar for all other audiobooks/books.
So many! I would say that Ned's demise would be at the very top, along with what happens at the end of the book with Dany. Actually, I found Dany's whole story in the first book to be one of my favorites.
Roy Dotrice's performance was simply amazing! It must be very difficult to create different inflections and accents for so many characters, but Dotrice seems to do it with ease.
Oh yes! Both.
Fantasy and Non-Fantasy lovers alike - If you haven't listened to this book/series, do so right now! Trust me, you won't regret it.
Absolutely! I really enjoyed the first book, but this book was even better! Honestly, I don't think there is one book Jeaniene Frost has written that I haven't loved. Leila/Frankie is a great heroine. She's strong, smart, relatable and very interesting. And of course, who doesn't love Vlad? Those two definitely bring the fire and electricity. Ok, excuse that lame pun. It's true though. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves paranormal fantasy and/or paranormal romance. It's entertaining, through and through. You get all the paranormal goodness with action, mystery and some hot, sexy steam between the two main characters. This book, like all the books in the Night Huntress universe, is one of those light reads that is perfect for those lazy, rainy days.
For those of you that haven't read the NIGHT HUNTRESS novels, please read my additional comments at the end of my review. It will give you an idea of what you need to read first before starting this NIGHT PRINCE spinoff series.
Too many to name!
Tavia Gilbert is one of the best narrators, hands down! She doesn't just read the books out loud, she performs as of she's acting in a film.
I don't know. Something that doesn't sound cheesy. I wish the title and cover for this audiobook/book didn't look and sound like it came from the harlequin romance section of the book store. It's so much more than that!
If you love the NIGHT HUNTRESS series, I suggest you get this audiobook STAT! If you haven't read/listened to the NIGHT HUNTRESS series yet, stop what you're doing right now and get on it! Then, read/listen to FIRST DROP OF CRIMSON and then ETERNAL KISS OF DARKNESS. Once you've finished those, it's time to start the NIGHT PRINCE NOVELS. That way, you won't be confused about anything. I'll warn you though, once you start these books, you will not want to stop!
Definitely! Both Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante were amazing, as always! Driving my car and doing housework have never been so fun! I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I think I loved this better than all five books of the Fever series...and that's saying A LOT, b/c I would rate the Fever series an 11 out of 10! I honestly wasn't expecting that, so needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised! When I finished Iced, I was left wanting so much more, but in a good way! Since we have to wait a while for the next book, I immediately listened to the whole Fever series again.
So many! Dani and Christian's visit to the white mansion and subsequent releasing of the Crimson and her "encounter" with Ryodan and Barrons. lol. I'm loving Dani's reluctant partnership with Ryodan and can't wait to see where it's headed. They make such an awesome team! Also can't wait to learn more about "The 9." I also enjoyed Dani's friendship with Dancer. I'm sure there will eventually be a love square between Dani and Ryodan, Dancer and Christian when she grows up a bit. I'm not usually a fan of love triangles, love squares, love trapezoids...you get the picture. With this book though, I'm all for it! For those who have read/listened to the Fever series and loved it, this audiobook is an absolute must! For those who haven't read/listened to the Fever series yet, I suggest you stop what you're doing immediately and get started on those books/audiobooks ASAP! Once you've finished them, I won't even have to tell you to listen/read Iced....you will obviously want to do that on your own. :-)
They bring a whole arsenal of awesomeness to the table! Natalie does Dani absolute justice, just like she did with Mac. I did notice she changed Dani's voice/accent a bit since the Fever series, which distracted me just a little. I, like the rest of the human race, am a creature of habit and so change doesn't always come easy at times. At first, I couldn't put my finger on what was different, but then I realized she had just made Dani sound more...Irish. That's obviously a good thing though and it makes sense that she would do that. For those of you who notice it as well, just go with it. You will get used to that little change very quickly. Natalie is amazing at what she does! She goes beyond just reading a book out loud; she actually performs as if she was an actress in a film. I fervently hope she sticks with this series until the very end!
Phil Gigante's performance was outstanding, as always! That man's voice is sex on a stick! He could read the phone book and it would sound sexy. I especially love his Scottish accent for Christian McKelter. Like Natalie, he takes his narrations to the next level and truly acts and does it so well. I think he and Natalie Ross make an awesome team!
Elated joy throughout the book, because I was enjoying it the whole time. There were also "laugh out loud" moments throughout the book. The only time I felt like crying was when I finished it, b/c I realized the next book wouldn't be out until sometime next year. lol
If you couldn't tell already, I LOVED this book! Now excuse me, I must go and listen to it again. :-)
It was very monotonous. After reading all the great reviews and being familiar with Mary Roach's book, STIFF, I guess I had high expectations. Unfortunately, this fell flatter than flat. It was just....boring.
Not sure....something more interesting, I'm sure.
Tavia Gilbert. The best narrator I've listened to, so far.
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