I purchased this book when my granddaughter (age 11) and I had to drive to a distant town that was a 6 hour round trip. As we started to drive and I started the book, she was thrilled because she said her class at school had just listened to it this year and she loved it. I really enjoyed it myself, too. The narrator did a great job and was easy to listen to.
This series has been great and book six is no exception. I love that there are parts that seriously make you cry and parts that are so funny. Great characters, great story and great performance by Lorelei. The only downside is waiting for the next book to come out, especially with the cliffhanger. Highly recommend this series, just be sure to listen in the order they are written.
Great story but I almost had to stop listening within the first few minutes. Those of us who have been dedicated fans of the series were so happy with the narration do Emily Shaffer that this was a real letdown. Even though the story was divided between POV, Emily had Adrian's voice nailed in the other books, why not have her do both roles here too? No accent this time even in Emily's role when she had to speak of Adrian's comments. I don't know who who's decision this was, but it was a bad one.
All of the story was good
WRONG Voice and accent
Of course, this is kind of a stupid question, big cliffhanger...
Why has Audible switched to this format of reviewing. I would much sooner read and write reviews with a regular open format. Result is I write much fewer reviews.
Enjoyed the continuing story of Vlad and Leila
Different storyline than other books in the series
Tavia Gilbert does a fine job of narrating the story but I assume it is the audio editing that drove me crazy throughout the book. There is no pause at the end of most chapters, and it is very disconcerting to be listening to an action packed scene at one moment and without a breath in between the next chapter starts. This is the second book I have listened to within the last couple of weeks with this problem. The other was a Chicagoland Vampire series book. Is anyone in the production of these audiobooks actually listening to them after they are put together?
Love and Betrayal
While I enjoyed the story, if I was to "read" it again, that is what I would do...read it. It ruins the experience of the story to always be playing catch up when a new chapter starts.
Yes, as a matter of fact I just listened to all four of the books again
First, it is nice to have a heroine that is funny and snarky but is a very caring person. She leads a semi-normal life in spite of her paranormal self. So many heroines today are either whiny or use others to get what they want.
Second, it is such a different storyline that it doesn't sound like every other paranormal book out there. Yes, there is sort of a love story going on here but the reader never quite knows if that is how it will end, since one could end up killing the other.
Third, besides two main characters the others are very well done and there couldn't be a better counter part to Charlie than Cookie - we would all like a friend like her.
She is a great narrator for this book. She carries off the lines between Charlie and Cookie with perfect cadence and hilarity. Her male voices are extremely well done.
Of course, but life gets in the way of that sometimes
This review is basically for the first four of the series, and I have it marked on my calendar for one the fifth one comes out.
it was a very true-to-life story about how sometimes we can take a bad life and turn it around yet we can never truly fix everything from our past. It is what it is.
When Mitch was watching his granddaughter make snow angels through the window
It took a while to get used to 2 voices in the story, but after a bit it seemed the natural thing to do. Both were great.
Wouldn't rename it, it is perfect
For me it hit very close to home so sometimes I had to turn it off because it would dredge up my past to the point of making me cry. However, it is a good story and just like in my own life, the story illustrates how things can become better.
I am rating this a 2 because the premise of the story is good. However, it was all I could do to force myself to finish this book. What I really didn't like about it was the authors constant "I hate America" theme, which didn't add to the story. The author comes off sounding like a spoiled, angst-ridden ex-pat professor who feels like he has to constantly condemn Americans and every thing about Americans. The narrator did a good job except that 'the voice" of Owen Meany was so grating, that if you feel you must read this book, do exactly that, read it.
I purchased this book because it was a sale book and certainly didn't regret it. It falls in the category of books I will read or listen to again. It spans over many years and makes you truly understand the main character. The narrator does a fantastic job of also expressing the character of the attorney whose point of view the book is written in. At first, you aren't sure you are going to like him because he seems void of excitement is his life but you learn by the end that his life was so defined by this untouchable woman that you really understand him as well.
This is one of those books that even though I have the actual book, I purchased the audiobook as well because I really like it. When I enjoy a book, I will read or listen to it several times over the years and this book falls into that category.
Having never read the book before seeing the movie several times, I chose to listen to it recently and of course really enjoyed it. Have read most of Stephen King's books over the years and this is one of my favorites. Frank Muller does a great job of narrating as well.
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