Loved the book decades ago when it was first published, still love it. Can't see how Moon could have made it better.
It is so well done for Audible, I can't think of anything that would have made it better. Jennifer Van Dyck is a great reader.
Spurred excitement and a desire to know what happens next.
I love the depth of her characters. Was anxious to get the next installments (which I did, and loved)
I like all the Jane Yellowrock audio editions better than the print version because, good as the print versions are, reader Khristine Hvam adds so much to the listen.
I love the intricacies of Jane's personality and growth as the books progress.
She is a great reader, and this is up there with her best.
Yes, it was hard to make myself stop listening, even when tasks were calling me.
I always cannot wait until the next Jane Yellowrock book comes out, and this one was no exception. Go Faith! Go Jane!
I love the character of Jane Yellowrock. She is every hero you ever had.
There is no comparison. Jane is the ultimate.
I've only heard her with the Jane Yellowrock series, and she is a master! She is a perfect Jane and also perfect for all the other various characters in the series. No one else could do justice to the series, and I hope she continues to be the narrator for future Jane Yellowrock books.
I did want to. Listened to part of it on a 400 mile trip and then more on the return. Although my rule is to listen to audio books only in the car, I could not help myself, and I finished listening when I got home. (as I did with Jane #4)
Write faster Faith--we need the next installment!
I love Jane's character!
The most memorable for me was when "beast meets were-cat."
Khristine Hvam is a master! Her voice is perfect for Jane, and she is very adept at the various accents of the residents of New Orleans.
Beast is Back!
The entire concept of Jane Yellowrock is so fascinating--I'm just sorry there are not more at this time. I want to say "Write faster!"
One of my favorite books of all time. It makes the Arthur legend into history.
Mary Stewart's version of the Arthur legend comes across as how it really was. She incorporates all the myths and legends into one story that seems to be Truth. Her characters are flawless.
I have not listened to any other of Nicol Williamson's performances. This one is excellent.
The Crystal Cave is perfect for this book; no other title would suffice.
I wish Audible would remake Mary Stewart's Arther trilogy unabridged. So much is lost in this abridged version.
I could not get into the book at all, could not make myself care what happened.
Liked none of the characters.
No, it's the only audio book I've not been able to make myself finish.
I love Faith Hunter's books, and Blood Cross is among the best.
Jane Yellowrock is unique in urban fantasy; she is tough and gritty but has a vulnerable side as well. This is more than an action thriller and character development is excellent.
I have only listened to her as she performed the Jane Yellowrock series; she is one of the best readers I have ever heard, right up there with Simon Vance. While the series is very well written, Khristine Hvam's performance makes them very special.
Jane and Beast are back!
I purchase Audible books to listen to while I am driving and generally save them for trips, which are frequent. Faith Hunter's books are the only ones I have actually sat and listened to in my living room because I can't wait for another trip to roll around.
Lots of action and predicaments for Temeraire and crew to escape from.
Simon Vance is a master--he has so many voices that are perfect for each character! His "accents" are great.
It made me frustrated when I got to the end. I wasn't ready for it to be over, and I wanted to read more about the next adventures! It is one of those books where one says "Oh no! It's over?"
Can hardly wait for the next Temeraire book.
Nohting disappointed me. Great ending for the Pax story.
Will listen again to Mystic and Rider, narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck, written by Sharon Shinn.
Jennifer Van Dyck was great--she has narrated other of my favorite books. She did pronounce some names differently than I would have done, but overall she is a great narrator.
Every character had his/her own fit, and all are needed to move the story along.
Senneth is my favorite character; she is the center around which the story (in the first four books) revolves. She is a strong character but has vulnerablilties that give her more than one dimension.
Next favorite would be Kirra--she can be a hoyden or a great lady with equal sincerity, and she is someone you want to be at your back.
Anyone. He had the same voice with only a few differences for each character, and the voice he chose for Tayse sounded like a prude who had just eaten a lime.
I love Sharon Shinn's books of the Twelve Houses. I'm so very sorry she has concluded writing about this world.
I loved the development of each character; amidst all the action, her characters stand out in my mind.
I loved the strong characters and seeing each develop as the story continued.
The scene in which Senneth confronted Coralinda at the Lumen Convent to rescue Tayse.
Next would be the scene where Tayse finds out that Senneth is a Seramara of a great house.
I wanted to, but did not allow myself to indulge. I made myself stretch it out. Since then I've listened to it numerous times. It is my favorite book.
Sharon Shinn's novels of the Twelve Houses are among the best I've ever read. I was so happy to see them on Audible. While there certainly is plenty of action, the character development and her underlying premise of the clear danger of religious fanatacism should send a message to us all.
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