I passed this one up a few times but I finally took a chance, and WOW am I glad I did!
I loved the vague parallel with Cinderella. This story had its own personality which really came to life and drew me in. The narrator was on her game! I can't wait for book 2!!!
This could have been a good one. It had potential, but that potential along with my credit withered away. I just got so frustrated with the narrators droning on and on, with the characters making no real sense, and with the authors depressing, endless misery she kept doling out. I had to stop listening.
Please don't waste a credit, and please don't encourage any YA reader to either.
I must say that Faith Hunter and Khristine Hvam are like the Dynamic Duo! They NEVER disappoint. Book after book I am drawn in. I am always looking for the next one. This is audio book entertainment at it's finest.
Don't miss out on this series. you will not regret the credit spent!
This author seems to have tapped into interesting new concept for YA para/novella. The door is wide open for a long series, with colorful characters. There are a few holes in the ground work, but they may be filled in as the series progresses.
This narrator really brought out the color of the main characters. I loved the ease with which she used to make the banter between the characters witty and fun. Very realistic inflection, and tone.I really enjoyed her performance.
I'm glad I took a chance and spent a credit on this one.
This story has so many messages in it that I just don't feel a movie could convey them all.To be fair, I have not seen the movie yet, but we all know the feeling that half the book gets left off the screen unless we are watching Lord of the Rings.
This is a story of character, tolerance, forgiveness, redemption, and paradigm shifts. Not a great deal of action, just some. (not as the movie trailers would suggest, unless they rewrote the book)
Overall, a really good listen. the narrator did a remarkable job. The author went for a serious plot with a lot of great ideas and concepts. Very entertaining. Worth a credit? Yes.
I can't wait for the next one! Totally worth the credit. Totally worth the time. Totally worth all the stuff I didn't do because I just could not stop listening!
I thought this writer did a good job with introducing a twist in P/R. The narration at times was really good, then had trouble with changing pace to often, so the timing of humor and action seemed off. The thing that was a maddening distraction what the fact that the mysterious male hero started with a great russian accent, then mid conversation would have an english accent, then an American one. After a short time couldn't tell the difference between characters. The male characters personality really left a lot to be desired. He started with promise, then just fizzled out! Very distracting. Oh well...
Great characters, great plot, exciting and fun. This is definitely a series I will continue to follow. Narration is spot on. This is a twist on the old para standard!
Refreshing, totally unbound, well narrated, and just completely worth it! I quickly bought book 2 ( just couldn't wait for more credits to be added, I paid anyway) I am holding my breath for the next addition. I can't wait to see where this author goes with this!
I love this author but this vampire series is lacking. I just cannot make myself listen anymore. Even when I had nothing new in my library, I had to re-listen to old favorites. I felt the narrator just could not construct the humor in the blueprint of this book. Therefore, I just could not appreciate the tone of the characters. I thought perhaps I was not in the right mood for it at the first listen, so I paused to listen to another. Every time I returned to the book I felt like it was just wasting my time.
Other series by this author are fantastic. This vampire shtik just doesn't work.Im too disappointed to try another by this author and narrator. I cannot recommend this book!
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