Arroyo Grande, CA, United States | Member Since 2006
The story is so rich with descriptions and sub-plots and stories about the people that make up the story. I was amazed that anyone could keep it all connected without a word processor and a NORAD tracking team.
The Count, because he was playing five different roles in the story, each one subtly different but all interconnected.
He brought life to the story with hi portrayal of each character as a different being. He is a great narrator.
Yes, but OMD! 45 hours in one sitting is a bit much. It took me a week of delivering crude oil to finnish the story and I wanted more.
I love Alexandre Dumas works. He brought live to his characters like so few can. I expected to encounter Sinbad the Sailor or the Count himself at times as if they were real people. I can't get enough of his stories and I reread them at least once a year.
Yes, I've listened to it twice so far and will do so again before reading the next book when it comes out. Some books and series are like old friends and need to be revisited often.
I don't know if there is one memorable moment in this book. But when Jean-Claude gives Anita the first of her vampire marks would be a good one. It is a gift not a sentence.
I think the big fight scene when Anita kills Nicolaos and saves Jean-claude is my favorite part of the book. I love a strong woman.
Anita's care for people she knows moves me, when she sees Willie McCoy for the first time since he has become and undead and treats him with respect and begins to realize that maybe dead is a relative term.
Laurel's books are wonderfully constructed pieces of art to me, I listed to a lot of books and have well over 200 titles in my audible library alone, not counting all of the books that I had purchased on cassette and disc before finding Audible.
I've read Heroditus, Homer, Dumas, and Voltaire just to name a very few but I love Laurel K. Hamilton as much as I do the classics.
In the top 20 percentile! I love Laurel's style.
I enjoyed that even though the main character is starting with the story in her 30's the author does not neglect her past. Its so important in character development.
Yes, She's a terrific narrator. I don't get tired of listening to her.
When Meredith brings Roane Finn back to his power by giving him back his seal skin.
Character development! Its the key to holding my interest in a story. Laurel develops her characters very well and holds the readers interest in them. You need to know what is going to happen next. I have read descriptive sex in stories before(A.N. Roquelaure-Sleeping Beauty Trilogy) but she brings it to life. No it's not all sex, the story itself is a great concept and written superbly.
Alan Cumming and Tim Curry are two of my favorite actors so it really enriched the experience. Having people reading with real British accents was also nice.
I'm not going to compare it to other books, the style was unique to me.
Tim Curry's yes, much better this time.
The Evil Bloodsucker Must Die
I had a good time listening to this audiobook, I can't believe anyone would have had a problem listening to it. I could really get a feel for the age it was representing with the readers using their native accents.
Lois Mcmaster Bujold is a wonderous talent and should be on everyone's to-read list. Her charater developement is superb and the way she pulls things together from what first appears to be a hopelessly tangles skien of yarn simply enjoyable.
"Miles" is a boy born into a fuedal system of government that abhoars mutation of any kind. It just so happens that his father and mother and he in his mother's womb were victims in an attack by a rival faction in a bid to kill his father, the then Prime Minister of the planet Barrayar.
After the attack he is rushed from his mother's womb to a Uterine Replicator where the doctors can do what they can to save the baby.
The result is a boy with chauk for bones who is severly stunted in height. Whoever, he is gifted with a superior intellect.
After breaking both of his legs in the first 2 minutes of the physical trials for entrance to Emperial service he goes to his mother's homeworld of Beta colony to visit his Grandmother Naismith.
Mixed with his desire to serve "something", his abnormal sense of curiosity and eagerness to solve problems he frist becomes a captain owner of a freighter and goes on to the rank of Admiral in a Mercinary fleet where he ends a planetary civil war. After "winning all the marbles", as his cousin Ivan phases it, he realizes that for him to have all the marbles could spell death for him and civil war on his home planet.
Trust me, Bujold is a fabulous talent and her stories flow like water downhill. I wish she would write more and that Audible would get the rest of her titles.
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