Yet another great story from J D. They just keep getting better and better. There are quite a few threads unravelling that I have no doubt will provide more great books. I would have given Ben's amazing narration 5 stars if he'd given Wick back the cool accent he gave him in the first book. It seemed to suit his cranky character better.
I read this on kindle and it was awesome, I went on to get more in the series, but there are about 14 now.
The audio version is even better than the book. The narrator was amazing, and I hope Audible will use her for more books in the series. I can't wait for more books. The storyline was different from the norm with a Sci fi flavour rather than fantasy. Not for the faint hearted as Baird gets rather graphic, but hey he is a Beast Kindred and they are not known for their delicacy. At the end of the book it's clear that Sylvan is in line for a shake up.
Each book gets better an better, Charlotte Kane brings the characters to life like no other. Her narration is awsome awsome awsome! The story is so funny in places - Loch dragging lions about, said lions whining about being 'hungry'. To touching when Des's cub was threatened, and then there was the remarkable Hannah - who knew.
I'm glad audible gives a sample because the latest short stories by Shelley Laurenston are too horrible for words. Especially since Charlotte has already introduced us to Van and Irene, Eggy and Miss Darla. The 4* reviews are for the book which is seriously misleading - why are they there anyway when you want the audio reviews???? The stories sound like they are being read by the dead! Flat and lifeless don't waste your credits. I listened to the samples as I said and realised why Eggy and Dee say "time to start the killing"
Read the books and knew they would be awesome on audio - and I wasn't disappointed. I never enjoyed Lora Leigh because all the women had to be 'dominated'. But these big strong sensitive characters are so different. The New Species women are great - blunt and funny. The testing facility was unreal and the 'gifts' were heart breaking. Can't wait for more - keep them coming.
I loved these shifter stories but this one is my favorite. After being found in a cage, then liberated Tiger nearly ends up losing it all. The other shifters were all too willing to end his life or force him back into a lab. And a corrupt millitary officer wanted to use him as a weapon, breed from him then disect him. But his acts of heroism, his mate and help from the least expected source, in the form of another soldier originally out to hunt him, kept him free and put an end to treachery. He had his happy ending with a good mate and a cub on the way. It was a great story. I wonder if the next story will come in the form of a certain female bear and Tiger's soldier friend??? I wasn't a fan of Chris Dukehart's narrations because her accents weren't all that, but they have really improved.
I nearly didn't get this book mainly because the offerings from her alter ego G A Aitken were horribly narrated, and got on my last nerve by the end of the first chapter! But this is seriously good - Dez is something else. A woman you don't mess with. Mace is Mace and all laid back Lion. And I just love Smitty and Sissy Mae, and I can't wait to meet the rest of the Smiths, and the Van Holtz, the African Wild Dogs, the hockey team and Bears plus the other odd animals and the few humans who get caught up in the mayhem. The characters are quirky and crazy just as I imagined they would be. Charlotte Kane narrates the story so well - you can tell who is who , and the accents are great. I love the way Dez keeps losing hers - lol. I'm only part way through and am getting ready for Charlotte to do the next ones in the series. If the rest turn out as well as this they will be awesome.
Poppy and Win what a pair. The epitomy of a proper cultured Victorian couple with secret lives - and when it blows up, fireworks or should I say snowstorms. Poppy won't let anything stop her - even pregnancy. Win nearly pulls his hair out because of it. The trick to thwart the demon was inspired. It was great to see the sister's and their respective husbands come together, burying old hurts and form a support system. Book 4 is Talent's story, I hope there are more - possibly for the sister's lost brother. Moira Quirk was fantastic as usual she really brings the era to life.
A great book - what an amazing story between the lively Daisy and the tormented Ian. It nearly had me in tears when Ian thought Daisy was dead. Poor thing. The introduction of the gimps was another new species with interesting possibilities. I love Kristen Calihan's storylines with all its twists and turns. I'm getting into the historical stuff. Moira quirk didn't dissapoint and actually did an awsome Scottish accent - not the usual horrible attempts from some narrators, that are like nails on a chalkboard to my Scottish ancestry. I can't wait for book 3. I will definitely relisten to this series.
Wonderful story. It took a while to get into but once there I was addicted. The author did her homework with Victorian England. The story was different from the norm and displayed very proper etiquette and manners of the day. This means control and quiet to the point of being staid. Perfect Victorian behaviour where loudness and excitability were definitely frowned upon by the upper classes. The street slang was perfect and the fight with soul demon was wicked. I loved Miranda's strength and fearlessness and Archer's fight with himself. Moira Quirk was the PERFECT narrator, with culture and fitness. I got the next two even before finishing this one. I had to find out what happened to the sisters.
I just loved this story, its not for the sensitive. The sex scenes and dirty talk might put some off. But it didn't worry me. Both characters are strong minded, strong willed and fierce, so floaty frilly bedroom scenes wouldn't have worked. Tarryn had me in tears with her snarky comments. The bit with the elephant, then calling the stupid she wolf an STD but best of all was telling Greta to pull her lip over her head and swallow. It was too good.
Both characters have dealt with their respective traumas and its moulded them into shifters not to be underestimated. The pack members are a cohesive unit but filled with delightful characters.
The narration was seriously good too, Suzanne Wright has another book in this series, plus some vamp offerings. I hope these get recorded. I can't wait.
If you loved Bewitched, Charmed and Murder She Wrote you will love this. This modern young witch tries so much to be caring and normal but life just seems to want to rail road her into chaos between murders and romance. Plus Oscar is soooo cute. For those into spellwork the authenticity is awesome. I usually go for 'Twilight for big girls' but this series had me so hooked I had to get the rest. Plus it was narrated by Xe Sands who I love (another plus), who knew she could be so light hearted. I can't wait for book 5, I will definitely pre-order when it arrives. Definitely worth a credit.
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