I have loved this series, and the way Marguerite Gavin narrates them. Jenks, especially, has been a hilarious part of the stories. But I am getting tired of Ivy's antics. Quite frankly, I have never been a fan of situations where one person tries to high pressure, or even force, someone to have sex with them. I can't find anything likable about this character who thinks she has the right to force someone else to live by what she want, dictating what Rachel's allowed to do. Nevermind what Rachel wants. And I really can't understand how Rachel is willing to put up with all the unreasonable demands Ivy puts on her. For this reason, I'm a little leary about continuing with this series. I think, at the very least, I will be taking a break from this series for a while.
I had enjoyed the first book in this series, but I found that this second book was harder to get through, and a lot less believable. The main character, Alissa, ruins the story with her childish, immature behavior. She refuses to listen to anyone else, and then seems shocked when her bad behavior results in making bad situations worse. I've seen toddlers behave with more self control that this character has. I found her to be very unlikable in this book. Some of the scenes in this book were not very believable either. Without spoiling the story, I would have to say that one character's lack of response to a life and death issue simply because he didn't want to mess up his room is a shockingly amature twist in a storyline. Even Marguerite's fantastic narration couldn't save this story. Needless to say, I won't be buying anymore of the books in this series.
Once again, an author proves that you can have an awesome paranormal story without all the fluff and nonsense. This story had a great plot line and wonderful characters. I will be getting the rest of the books in this series.
I bought this book because I absolutely love all of the books in the Jane Jamison series by Molly Harper, and I was really hoping to find more authors I would like. I hated the first story by Katie MacAlister. I kept listening and waiting to start liking it, but the characters are awful. I can't figure out if it's the story or the narrator that ruined it for me. I loved Molly Harper's story, which I knew I would. I found that I really liked the third story, Out With a Fang by Jessica Simms and I'm looking forward to buying one of her full length stories. I would recommend this book for the second & third stories only.
My favorite books are always the ones that catch my interest in the first chapter or two. This books still didn't have my interest after 3 hours when I finally turned it off. It was poorly written, and the problem was compounded by a bad narrator. All the women, except for Aunt Myrna, sounded the same. And the narrator sounded overly perky about everything. Ms. Pardee would do best in self help books for self esteem and confidence boosts.
There was nothing in the characters personalities to distinguish one from another. I found, after 3 hours, that the author had done nothing to make you identify or sympathize with any of the people in the story. No motivation to care about the characters, and no situations to keep you listening to the end. This author and narrator have definitely moved to the top of my 'avoid at all costs' list.
... And what was up with the annoying click clack of typewriter keys between every scene? Wow.
This story was good. It has a little bit of a different take on things with the heroine being a Cherokee woman. But I found it a little hard to visualize her as a strong independent woman and hunter when the narrator gives her the lilt of a sweet southern belle. Likewise the choppiness of her speech when she is in her mountain cat form is very distracting and off-putting I haven't decided if I will continue with the rest of the books in this series because all of the summaries sound so similar to the first book.
I absolutely loved this book. I like listening to any book that has the paranormal or supernatural twist to the storyline, but I do get tired of all the fluff that goes along with a lot of those books. This series is the 'Dirty Harry' of Vampire books. The main character has his flaws, but you love the gritty, in your face, attitude anyway. This is a darker take on the supernatural world where his friends are not very nice, and his enemies are his worst nightmare. You will not find pixies and fairytale endings here! I'm excited to have a new author and plan to get the rest of the books in this series.
I really enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. There is a very realistic feel to the plot and details. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I didn't like how the narrator often stopped to insert 'footnotes'. I found it broke the flow of the story and was distracting and, at times, annoying. Overall I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good vampire story without all the fluff.
This is my all time favorite romantic comedy. Partly because there aren't a ton of embarrassing sex scenes. This story is a comedy on how men and women see relationships differently, the hilarious love advice they give each other, and how two people who are exact opposites can actually be perfect for each other. I loved all the laugh out loud situations Jennifer Crusie put her characters in. And I've never read or listened to a story where all the characters seemed to mesh so well with each other. You actually feel like one of the gang when you listen to each person's story and cheer them on. You even find yourself enjoying the scenes where the 'bad guys' are plotting against the 'good guys'. I have listened to this book at least 4 times and I never get tired of it. A very light-hearted, funny look at the he says/she says of romance.
The summery made this sound like a great story. I'm a big fan of the supernatural books. This had a little of the 'X-Men' feel to the plot. But I have to agree that the sing song cadence to the narrator's voice is extremely distracting. Her narration style would be much better for a children's book. I find myself starting to get into the plot, then becoming distracted by Susan Duerden's reading style again. I've only gotten about 5 hours into the book and am wondering if I'll have to begin agai because I feel I've missed some things. I might have to just buy the book & read it myself to really enjoy it.
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