I didn't think I would like this book as much as I did. I love all the vampire and supernatural genres, but I wasn't sure about succubus (or is it succubi?)
Anyway, I'm so glad I did. I loved the characters and the narrator, as well. And I especially loved that not everything turns out perfect and happily ever after.
Lots and lots of sex which sometimes is quite over the top, but who's complaining?
I will definitely listen to the other books in the series.
What a gem this series is! Hooked as I was by the first book, this fourth installment has completely addicted me!
Just a note about the change of narrator: at first I was disappointed when hearing Damian Lynch as Felix, but as I listened, his narration totally grew on me and very soon I enjoyed his version. It will be very interesting to hear the difference with the next book.
The author beautifully defines the characters, giving us an enthralling scene of Felix's childhood and the memories of his life. Well defined and beautifully written, the plot moved at a good pace without sacrificing insights into characters.
Definitely a cut above most paranormal series and Felix Castor is irresistible.
What a cliffhanger of an ending!
Some of the stories were better than others which is to be expected in an anthology, but on the whole this book was just average compared to Charlaine Harris and her Sookie world.
I agree with all the glowing reviews of this wonderful series. And Lorelei King's narration is so skilled and so perfect for all the characters. She's amazing in her talent to capture each character with a totally identifiable vocal quality.
I love Charley and Reyes with all their passion (lots more delicious sex in this book) and Osh (spelling?) and Uncle Bob and...you get the point.
Darynda Jones has a wonderful writing style and I can't wait for the next book that I hope she hurries up and writes before I have too much caffeine.
With a dash of Film Noir, this first book was so fun! Loved the talking heads and the witty repartee!
Loved the combination of the real world with magic and religion. Loved all the god, demons, heaven, hell, Lucifer descriptions.
I will definitely continue with the series and I adored the narrator. Lots of fun!
After reading all the other reviews, it's hard to come up with anything to say except I really love this series. So entertaining, so exciting and so well written, I don't want it to end. No, it's not heavy literature, but it is a wonderful mix of humor, action and poignancy,
And like other reviewers, Lorelei King IS Charlie Davidson. And, I might add, all the other characters. She is one fabulous narrator.
This is absolutely one of my top favorite urban paranormal series.
A very entertaining story, but too many times I had to suspend my disbelief. Too many times, I questioned "why?". Like: Why not tell the people what was going on? Why all the elaborate hidden surveillance? Why have them engage in ritual killings? I know there were rather weak reasons given for these things, but I really had to put all of it aside and just go with the story.
And if the mad scientist's purpose was to repopulate the Earth, then why wasn't there any emphasis of pregnancies? It seems they certainly had no qualms killing lots of people. Wouldn't they be concerned about the gene pool reduction?
Don't get me started, I just have to go with the flow.
Definitely better than the first because of more character development and nice plot twists, but my suspension of disbelief was wearing thin when I focused on the whole premise of the town and its creator.
I am a sci fi afficianado, but for me, there has to be a few less gigantic loopholes and a bit more reality.
But again, I did enjoy this sequel and I will get the third book.
Don't get me wrong, I ADORE the Outlander series! I say "Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ" all the time. But this book in the series fell just a tad short for me.
Maybe it was the boring historical battle details, maybe it was the forgettable supporting characters, but I can only give it four stars instead of five.
Nevertheless, this isn't going to stop me from being a rabid Outlander fan And I'm enthralled watching the Starz series! It's awesome!
Davina Porter IS Claire and every other character as far as I'm concerned. She is absolutely AMAZING!
I don't know who read which one first, but both author and filmmaker must have been separated at birth.
Besides this, and despite my suspension of disbelief, I actually enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and not poorly written and easy on the ears.
I didn't know it was a series, so I reserve final judgment until I hear the sequels.
I was enthralled throughout the entire, long, long book. I absolutely did not want this wonderful story to end. Hey! Maybe I could go back in time and listen to it again! Naahh.
I even loved the epilogue by Mr. King himself. I was fascinated by all the research he did.
I'm afraid I did not totally love Craig Wasson's narration. He was skilled in Boston accents and some Texas accents, but for me, his voice had an older person's sound that didn't fit with many of the characters, especially the main character and the women. I know that might seem like nitpicking, but listening to a book is so different than reading it. The narrator interprets the emotion and meaning of the words. For this audio book, at times I found myself trying to put aside Mr. Wasson's voice and listen to the words as if I were reading.
Nevertheless, marvelous story, equally marvelous writing from a masterful author.
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