Power, loyalty, honesty.
J.R. Ward's writing style. She never gives in to the easy answers and is straight forward in her writing. Powerful ideas elegantly expressed. I also like the odd phrases she makes up to describe actions in progress.
I'm not sure Jim was comfortable with the reading in this story...paused where there were none and had unique twists of phrase but his timber and voice were good.
Hold on to your undies ladies...if you wear 'em!
Lover at last is a worthy addition to the black dagger brotherhood series and brings the story full circle about a plot issue that developed in the very beginning of the series. It's a satisfying read.
Yes, Natalie Gold reads the characters so well. She brings them to life.
Thorn St. Croix as a Neomage, trying to make a living among people who would kill her just for being able to work the elements around her.
I liked Natalie's "voice" for Thorn's character and the life she breathes into the other characters.
Yes, and it was almost that...
Read all three of these books beginning with Blood Ring. Natalie does all three in the series...
Absolutely! While Patricia Briggs is best known for her Mercy Thompson and Wolf Pack stories, this first of a two book story was a truly surprisingly entertaining departure from her usual subjects.
The dragon boy...because he was so wise.
Joe brings personality to the characters that might not convey through just reading the book.
Can't think of one.
Just that I highly recommned the two books and wished she'd write more on this story line.
For sheer '40s style entertainment, right up there with Heinlein.
The entire ambiance and style it was written in, and read perfectly.
The lead character...
Definitel made me laugh...lots of humanity in the story.
Highly recommended for an easy romp through a good sci-fi story.
It opened up the world to some of the oddest self-perception dysfunctions known to medical practice. Hard to believe the mind tries so hard to work around some truly enormous deficits in order to function.
The fellow who truly mistook his wife for a hat.
Yes, and almost was.
This book gained a new fan of Oliver Sacks stories. Elegantly read, and consumately written.
The story was about as dry as an old saltine cracker. It went around and around in circles getting nowhere. By half way through the story I finally gave up. Poorly written, poorly read. Too bad, the concept was a good one.
Delivery could have been done with more verbal alacrity and interest, but there was only so much they could do with a poorly written book,
Boredom. A "Come ON, get ON with it will you?" "Where's this story going?"
First and foremost, the stories about Nick are extremely entertaining...everything from demon rage to fumbling and embarrassed, Nick takes us all (readers) to places we've been and can relate to.
Second, please don't lose Holter Graham. He brings all of the dark hunter/Nick books to true life. It's amazing to realize after hearing the book that Holter never misses a beat, or voice even when switching from Nick's mom to Nick to Ash...what a talent!
Well, Ash is my first place character because he tries to mentor Nick through very trying circumstances without giving too much away about why he knew what he was talking about. Nick is smart enough to listen and remember.
Holter Graham's interpretation and voice. He renders power, awe, and pure embarrassment so realistically you all but feel a part of the scene being read. He is the perfect choice to read these books of Kenyon's.
Nick is back...badder than ever!
The only other thing to add is "Wow". Excellent book, characters are growing and there are always fresh plots...don't know how Sherrilyn Kenyon does it but I'm sure glad she does!
Coyote changes rules!
In this book Mercy was my favorite character but Adam was a close second. Bran was the ultimate hero though.
Mercy started from a "ground zero" amount of information to mount a campaign of rescue for her mate and her pack. She showed her usual ingenuity and "take now, apologize later" moxy to get the job done.
Mercy's rescue of Warren's partner with the Moor.
Just an inordinate amount of excitement and frustration as everyone played their parts to rescue the pack and it's alpha. Patricia Briggs showed impact without too much "mush" and lots of courage. Even Ben is shown in a better light.
Put on your shape shifter hat and read this book...it's really very good and excellently read if you listen to it rather than read it.
The Linkubus Lives!
Link, of course, whose story this is. A beautifully rendered tale about what happens to Link after he's bitten by the half breed during his stand with his friends during Beautiful Darkness. Link is his usual funny self (without thinking he's funny) and the dialog between him and Ridley.
When Link is going through the physical changes after being bitten and learning to deal with inordinate strength, trying to deal with his new dietary needs and his mother's suspicions.
No, no extreme reactions but I did laugh, often, because Link is just funny.
This short story was well worth the reading before beginning Beautiful Chaos because it fills in Link's storyline to bring you up to speed for the next book.
Yes, I'd recommend this book to any who would listen to my recommendations. This book is full of expression of humanity's highest emotions and sacrifices....romance, heart break, magic, and of course, love of all kinds. Along the line, questions posed early in the series are answered...sometimes so quickly as to be missed if the reader isn't paying close attention, which leads to a VERY satisfying end to this story. Very deep subjects are probed, sensitively articulated, making this an excellent story. Will and the Silent Brothers take on a larger role in this tale, as do Gideon and Gabriel Lightwood, which fills in their background for the Shadow Hunter series.
City of Lost Souls...for the same reasons stated above.
A beautiful rendering of local dialects and expression of the Welsh language. A poet's intonation of a 19th century story that totally suits the tale. Very romantic in terms of Will especially.
Oh yes, more than one. Often chuckled at some of the wit that Will tossed about and shed tears toward the end of the story but can't say why without it being a spoiler. Suffice it to say they were tears of happiness and sadness at the same time.
By all means, read this book and have a special person about you when you do, because you're going to want hugs several times throughout this story.
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