I adored the 1st in the series, was just meh with the 2nd, and thought I'd just be bored with this. Until I reached the ending. If this were a book, I would have hurled it at the wall in disgust. But since it's a digital audiobook, I just immediately deleted it from my player and then figuratively stomped all over it. I thought the narrator did a great job with the voices--they were all very distinct and enjoyable. There were some enjoyable parts, but for most of it, I just wanted a resolution of the mystery and to get Alexia and Connall back together for his groveling scene. SPOILER ALERT: Alexia acts as if she hadn't been betrayed, humiliated and endangered by Connall's throwing her to the wolves. Err, vamps that is. She forgives him in 2 minutes (even though he doesn't actually apologize) and says he can make it up to her by giving her a bunch of stuff. They exchange some witty barbs and all is forgiven. Can you say shallow? Or maybe the author just wants to show the extent of Alexia's soulless-ness? This is one of those books where you wish you could scour out your brain in order to forget the experience. If you're not invested in the characters and are reading this series just for the steampunk elements, you might still like it. I'd only read/listen to the next in the series if Lord Akeldama were the main character and Alexia was relegated to the far sidelines.
Laura Kinsale's Midsummer Moon
The repetitions of the heroine's nightmares.
Even though I had read, listened to & loved the first in this series, I couldn't get into this one. I felt like there was a portion of the story that was left out. Unfortunately, it was a big part--the backstory of the hero/heroine (how they met, etc.).
The narrator was hard to understand. Her accent slurred several words together so that much of the time, I wasn't sure what she was saying. Her pitch was also a little high, so that could've added to the problem.
I can't comment on the story itself as I really couldn't get past the first 10 minutes.
With a different narrator, probably.
Couldn't say as I didn't finish listening to it.
Psychic historical suspense
The Burning Lamp: has the same psychical/crystal/romantic/suspense elements
No, but I'll look for some of her others now that I've listened to this one.
When Lucas defended Evangeline from his Aunt Florence.
This is a great book from a narrator I'd never had the joy of listening to and an author that I've long enjoyed. Ms. Eyre's characters were all nicely distinguished. Loved the accents!
Karland, yes; Nausser, no. I've read other stories by Karland and she has some good ones. I've also listened to 2 books narrated by Nausser, and I advise you to give them a pass. She enunciates everything and doesn't distinguish her characters very much. She'd probably do much better with nonfiction.
A male narrator.
I would've added more plot and shorter sex scenes.
This isn't really a story. Just a scene or two.
This ranks in my 2nd tier of favorites. It was really good (much better than a lot of others), but not my favorite.
As always, Enola is my favorite character. I enjoy listening to her growth, her humor and her interactions with Sherlock.
Yes. Katherine is always an excellent narrator. Her accents and voices are always enjoyable, and this is comparable to her others.
Yes, it's short enough to listen to all at once, but even if it had been longer, I'd still want to hear it in one sitting.
I highly recommend this entire series. Although I've heard that this is the last book, I'm hoping that Nancy Springer will write more. I would love to watch Enola grow up and come into her own.
Yacht scene near the end when the villain gets his comeuppance
The hero was an ultra-tough guy but her performance had him sound like a kindly Russian grandfather/politician.
Can a lonely artist find happiness with a dangerous & reclusive arms dealer?
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