I really enjoyed this Audio Book. I'm a Laurens fan, have been for years, but I would not recommend for that reason only. The characters were well fleshed out, with depth, and there's an interesting story line. I've read or listened to all of the Bastion Club series; this was one of the best. The last two are out now. I sincerely hope Audible makes them available, in UNABRIDGED format! Laurens books (& many others) are not worth the listen/read in Abridged format. It makes them just a string of empty sex with barely enough story line to hold it together. NOT what most women want or like. Distasteful!
This book is not designated as Young Adult. Thus, my expectations were not aligned with the story. I was not in the mood for a YA book, and had spent about an hour listening before I realized its category, Very annoying.
The story is a good one (keeping the above caveat in mind) ~ the most interesting part is the beginning. The middle parts are somewhat tedious. Some immaturity, lack of skill or practice are likely reasons for this downturn.
This narrator brings texture and ambience, helping when the plot and/or wording aren't quite right.
No tears, though I laughed once or twice.
In the Top 10. It seems that the interaction between characters was more developed in this book, compared to the last few books. These interactions are what makes this series so special.
An interesting beginning, utilizing one of the more outrageous characters. Enough said : )
Susan does an Excellent job with all of their voices, some quite unique, which makes each distinctive. I am really very happy that the same narrator is used for all books in this series. Many good books have been ruined by poor narrators, or by using different narrators within a series!
Not applicable for me~ I Always prefer the book version.
I've read the entire "In Death" series. This is one of the better efforts. Most definitely worth the credit!
I read the series when it first came out. It is Frustrating not to have the entire series available.
Good character development in all, and excellent set up for The Entire Series!
It's well done.
The entire book was well paced and kept me kept me involved.
GET THE COMPLETE SERIES!!!
I liked the family feel of this book, and of this series. There is, to me, an unlikely amount of sex, or really, more like schmex! It's not disgusting, nor a huge downside, just a lot, and my personal preference is a bit less on the physical and more development of the why and wherefore of attraction.
I like the strong female characters portrayed in this series. I Do Not like the spanking kink that is infrequently referred to.
Liona Gem, in this second book, has smoothed out the rough edges of her delivery. Additionally, the music between chapters is gone! Maybe producers actually listened to feedback!!!
An easy book to listen to in one sitting, but that mostly because it was so short. This author has good character development, the narrator has a pleasant voice and does fairly well with distinguishing various people with different voices.
This audiobook should be less expensive than the $13.96 it's currently listed for. Usually books 5 to 6 hours in length cost less. This is a good book, a nice series, but not fantastic.
Maybe, it depends on how critical one is. There is music between the chapters. Nice guitar music, and not long, but slightly annoying.
I like the packs Mom, and the "hero" character seriously lacks clues. Makes for some funny.
The narrator needs a little polish, and Please! No Music in between chapters, however brief!
I would change the Narrator. The narrator of the first book in this trilogy should have been used for all three books. Roberts "Sign of Seven" trilogy was ruined by using different narrators for each book (w bad narration for at least one book), and it has happened again on this series. What a Waste! Her "Circle" trilogy, read by Dick Hill, was great, but would have been trashed by an inept narrator.
The narration. It was made to sound like a '70s movie cartoon. Images of cartoon like characters kept popping into my head, replacing the actual people in the story. Unpleasant and distracting,
The performance would have been better if the people in charge of such things had bothered to care about what they were producing. The narrator of the first book should have been contracted for the full trilogy.
One could not tell by the sample audio that it would be so bad. I don't know how I could have avoided purchase.
It actually had a plot instead of just the back and forth sexual angst of the first 3 Wolf books. I don't know when she wrote the Wolf series but it seems as though the 1st, Wolfs' Hope, was the first book she'd ever written. Then, #2, Jacobs' Faith, was better but not quite good, and, at last, Aidens' Charity started showing promise. I'd read the Feline series and they were decent so I kept at it with the Wolf Breeds and Elizabeths' Wolf finally paid off, connecting some story lines from the Feline books. It was very frustrating to listen to the previous Wolf books because I knew she was a better writer, but the Story of the people involved just wasn't there!
I liked the beginning~ it pulls one into the story and introduces the main characters in a way that makes one want to know More!
She's not one of the Great narrators. I found her annoying at the beginning of the series but have since gotten used to her. She does a good job with male voices, and differentiation of characters, so that's a plus.
I both laughed and cried. Moderately.
I prefer the Feline Breeds, so far, but the general gene manipulation concept leads to interesting stories. I do not care for the dominant/submissive thread that pops up, but the author deals with it in a way that still makes the female characters actually non submissive, and strong in their own right.
Yes. Contrary to all the reviews posted I found the narration to be more than acceptable and the story typical of the previous books in this series, which I have found entertaining and enjoyable.
Maybe at times a bit of a nail biter, but not throughout the entire story. I like trying to figure out the dynamics, and the fast paced action is a bonus.
I think this narration duo did a great job with all characterizations.
I don't understand all the negative reviews. Because of those reviews I hesitated getting this audiobook. I find that annoying and I'll be more cautious in future about relying on reviews.
I liked returning to the characters so well established in the earlier books in this series, though reference to them was way too chatty. Action, and the furthering of plot did not develop until the last one third of the book, so in all that last part felt like a set up for the next book in the series.
I would not recommend. I felt ripped off by the inconsequential, rather infantile chatter that fills the first two thirds of the book, then the cheap device of interesting action toward the end to suck the reader into the next book.
Redoubt has inspired me to be much more wary in my selections. I very much resent being sucked into a book that Should have been good, but was cheapened to sell the next book in line.
I truly hope this is an editing and publishing difficulty and not due to a sell out by Mercedes. I've enjoyed her books since she first began writing and I hope she will maintain the integrity and honesty she has evoked in her previous books,
Great book, poor narrator. It's very disappointing!
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