I bought this book in August of 2012 then yesterday I was looking at Catherine Bybee's books and opened this and it showed no evidence that I already owned it so I bought it. As soon as I started reading it it sounded so familiar. Needless to say, I did own it and Amazon let me buy it again on January 12, 2014. I loved this book. Loved the story and Carter and Eliza. Loved seeing Sam, Blake, Gwen, Neil, etc, but I don't understand why I was allowed to buy it twice. Why didn't that page come up and tell me I already owned it. I don't get it.
Raise your hand if you know how to pronounce DECLAN. That would be a whole lot of you. But this narrator pronounces it DE-CLAN. Really?
I just can't listen to this narrator, and I'm only on page 8. No matter who talks they all sound like her.
I'll finish the book by just reading reading it.
This kind of reader is just unfair to the author.
I gave it 3 stars for Story and Overall because I'm not finishing it and
I'm sure it would have been a good book, if not for the narration.
Sorry, Ms. Forest but if you're going to be a narrator you need to learn
how to perform. Especially how to lower your voice to sound a little manly.
So, this was a good story. Both Brent and Missy were likable and there was plenty of sexual tension without too much sex, mostly fade-to-black. Which was good for me. I don't care as much for the sex as I do all the thoughts and feelings leading up to it. I just hate gratuitous sex, sex for the sake of sex. Anyway, I'd definitely read more from this author.
That being said, I think something went wrong in the reading and the writing of this book. There was pages and pages where the words being read were not syncing with the book or sentences and paragraphs were added to the book after the narration was done.
It was just crazy. But, if you waited the words and pages would catch up with each other.
AND there was a time when they were talking about another woman and the book said her name was Amanda but the narrator called her Catherine. I'm sure it was not the narrators fault. I don't think rewriting a book is a good idea when it's already been narrated. To me it wasn't so bad but to others' it'll be earth-shattering. LOL..
As to the narrator: She did a fine job. No emotion to speak of but the men all sounded like men and that's important. Nothing worse that a man and woman making love and having it sound like two women.
What a wonderful series. I laughed through all 3 books and was saddened to have each one end.
I absolutely loved Lorelei, Paige and Kennedy and their men, of course, Dallas, Matt and Griffen.
Each book had it's own brand of humor. I will definitely reread them.
A great love story, a little angst, and some great sex, too.
Loved Lorelei's Mom. She was hysterical. And loved Kennedy's Dad, Buddy and Uncle Wally.
Funniest books I've ever read.
As for the narrator: Simply AWESOME. What more can I say?
Some really funny stuff came out of the authors mind when she wrote these books. I've already read Shame on You and this one today and when I finish this review I'm going to read Shame on Him.
Paige had some really funny lines and thoughts. Matt was absolutely wonderful. Nice to see Kennedy and Lorelei again. Andy was an idiot and was a perfect match for Melanie.
Love, love, loved Paige's mother, Matt's Dad, Eunice and Fran. They were some crazy old ladies and a gent.
The F-BOMB was used quite a bit and there was SEX. So if you're not looking for that kind of book, move on.
I got all three of these books and the audible version free with my KindleUnlimited. What a deal for a lot of great laughs.
As for the narrator: She made the book. She was absolutely hysterical. Without her reading I don't think it would have been nearly as funny. Wonderful job..
For anyone who called this book stupid or silly or whatever, they have no sense of humor whatsoever.
I have 800+ reviews and I've been reading for over 30 years and I can tell you this is the funniest book I've ever read. I have never laughed so much from the beginning to the end of a book.
I loved Kennedy and her army attitude and I loved Griffen for waiting all those years for Kennedy. That's a great love, waiting 18 years.
Loved Paige and Lorelei. Loved Kennedy's Dad.
Loved the whole damn book. Swear words and all.
Oh, and I loved the sex, too.
As to the narrator: Just PHENOMENAL! Ms. McFadden whispered, yelled, murmured, gasped, was as sarcastic as hell and she made this book worth listening to. Awesome job!!
So, I've read all the Alpha Pack books and this was my least favorite. However, it was nice seeing the others: John Hammer, Jax, Ryon, Zander, Noah, Sariel ( <- my personal favorite,) etc, etc.
I did like Nick and Calla but their angst wasn't that enjoyable. AND it was like the author was unaware of any kind of an endearment except "baby or babe." Good grief, that word was used 39 times, mostly in the second half of the book. That's way too much for one word to be used in a book. So, no, this wasn't my favorite and I think I'm done with this series. I mean, Really? To have to wait 8 or 10 or 12 months for the next book? That's so becoming ridiculous now. This is book 6 and there's supposed to be another 3 or 4 more? So 3 or 4 years of waiting? I've enjoyed it up until now but I'm done. I think I'll stick to trilogies that are all out or if there's 6 or 8 or 10 books to a series I'll read those so there won't be any waiting.
As to the narrator: She was alright. I have no idea why Kirsten Potter didn't narrate this book, like the first 5, but Ms. Gavin didn't do a horrible job. I would definitely listen to her again.
Vampire Fight Club
Pretty good book. It had a good storyline and some good secondary characters. I really liked Nate and Lena. Also liked Marsden, Eidolon, Shade, Luc and Wraith. It had some good sex too. This is my first time reading anything by this author and I liked her writing so I’ll look into more of her books. 5 stars.
Another pretty good book. I think Uriel was just awesome and Kata was very likable. Yannah sounded kinda cool, for a demon. You didn’t meet Sergei but he was described as being evil enough in the book that you felt like he was there all along. Marika? What can I say about that crazy, vicious bitch? And the backstory about why the battle happened with the demon at the docks in London was pretty darn slick, leaving Uriel to worry for, at least, two centuries. The sex was very good. The reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is because it made me crazy every time I read the word “husked.” I looked up the word and nowhere did it have anything to do with speaking. She husked? He husked? How about groaned, grumbled, whispered, murmured, etc. Something that makes sense. This is my first read by Alexandra Ivy and that single word would keep from reading anything else by her. I’m afraid she’d continue using that stupid word and I would spend too much time cringing. 4 stars.
This is my favorite one so far but that’s probably because I read Jacob’s story last year. I liked it but, as I said in my review, I can’t see myself reading anything by this author because she just goes on and on telling a story and really not letting the players in the book participate, just pages and pages with no one saying a word. This was sorta like that. However, I really liked Kane and Corrine. And it was nice to see Jacob, Noah and Abram. And the sex was awesome.The only thing that made me crazy was how many times Destiny or Sweet Destiny was used. It was a lot considering this was a novella. 4 stars.
Dragon on Top
Oh well, 3 novellas out of 4 isn’t bad, because I won’t be reading this last book. This is the drawback to these kinds of bundled books. I just can’t read a book where the author refers to a woman’s parts as a pu$$y. I know a lot of you like that but to me it’s just disgusting. I don’t read books without sex but that’s just dirty and I like romantic sex. I’m glad it was the last book because I really enjoyed the others.
As to the narrator: I don't know! Most of the time I like Ms. Eyre's reading. She makes the men sound like men, even if they all sound alike, at least they sound manly. However, when the book says someone yells she read in a regular tone and when it say someone is whispering she never does. If Ms. Eyre did what the book said and put some emotions in her reading she would be awesome. Just sayin'
I read Lovely, Dark and Deep in July and absolutely loved it so when I saw this one I jumped all over it. Loved Brody and Sam and was thrilled that they were both hiding out. I was sorry about Cynthie and was astounded as to what happened with Tom and Donna. I was also thrilled at what happened to Brent. Great storyline, great couple and great sex but not too much. AND I'm so glad that neither on these books were cliffhangers.
I hate, hate, hate cliffhangers. Now then, I've read every one of Ms. Sandlin's books, except Chenoire, I don't read short stories or novellas.
I do hope she has a new book coming out soon.
As to the narrator: Ms. McFadden never disappoints. Men sound strong and sexy, and that's all that's important to me. When men sound like girls I just can't listen.
How this narrator ever got more than 1 star is beyond me. I'm only at 2% and Nick is telling Chris that the senator has been murdered and both Nick and Chris sound exactly the same.
Chrystal, another reviewer, said it all: the narrator is horrible. I'am soo done with this listen.
I would also like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
Most of us on AUDIBLE don't really care what the book is about. We want to know about the narrator! IMO..
An amazing book and a series group of people I'll miss terribly. West and Georgiana were marvelous, with just the right amount of angst going on. Loved Caroline and, as always, it was wonderful to see Bourne, Cross and Temple, 3 great "dudes."
The sex in this book was some of the best I've ever read. It was just perfect.
I know I'll start at the beginning and read this series over and over again. It was, simply said, perfectly written.
As to the narrator: I really like Justine Eyre! Yeah, she does make all her men sound alike but they do sound like men and she could use a little more emotions in her performance but she has a wonderful reading voice. I guess what I really mean is that any female reader that can make a man sound manly is alright in my book. Listening to her on 1.25 seems perfect.
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