I was glad to get this audiobook - I believe Kimberly Alexis is a very good narrator and has a wider range in accents then other narrators of this series have. This is more Anita Blake bad ass we have come to love. Shes carrying her weapons and shes not afraid to use them. Its always a good thing when her other federal marshal friends come and join the party especially Edward (Ted).
Everytime I review one of these books I remind listeners that Anita Blake is the Human Servant of Master Vampire Jean Claude who obtains power from SEX and seduction. We long time listeners/readers may have started following this series with Anita as a vampire executioner and Necromancer. So we would still like to see more of that in the series. However we have to come to terms if you continue listening/reading this series that Anita is becoming less human and more preternatural. Shes considered a vampire who feeds off sex which is a lot better then some of the other powers Master Vampires have like feeding off fear, or those who create rotting vampires.
So I give this a good review and recommend you fast forward or skip the sex scene if they offend. And let LKH know we still like Anita fighting the monsters as much as possible.
This really turned out to be a very good listen. I've enjoyed the entire series and was glad to start delving into the lives of the "7". However getting back to Raphael and Elena was very exciting. The back and side stories were great - so glad I have this.
I know I will have to listen to it a few times to make sure I have all my facts straight.
I can honestly say this was my least favorite book in the series. It's going to make me seriously read reviews before purchasing a Book 6.
I liked the characters but Jim was just too out there for me this round. I'm glad Sissy's character was involved matter of fact she had more balls then him in this one.
Oh Cardeno C you are making me such a fan. I really like Charlie as the narrator too.
Zev our big strong naïve Alpha is just ALL THAT! I love that he is mature and only naïve in a few things. Zev would protect his mate from anything however... Jonah just handles himself wonderfully, he's not naïve about anything. And he tries to understand and respect his headstrong boyfriend and his beliefs.
Their friendship is priceless from the minute they meet as babe and pup. That is still one of my favorite parts of the story. We truly suffer with both of them as they struggle to completely come together. Don't get me wrong they get their groove on as they try to get on the same page at the same time. All that darn meaningful/emotional sex is still HOT!
Good surprise story line and I was very happy to see my other favorite characters from book one play a seriously good part in this story.
Very happy with this purchase.
This was a good story. The narrator was fine. I will have to admit I rated it lower because of my experiences with two of the characters mentioned in the other books. Mainly Callies character has been portrayed in other books as sassy and hard to handle. Don't feel we got any of that here. Plus they kept mentioning how hard to handle she use to be. I know the storyline was more serious but just could not get into her.
My biggest disappointment was that our club owner Thorpe was not the main character - it would have been better suited to be focused around his story.
I'm another one of those listeners who may return this audio, knowing I will not listen too it again.
You know a story is worth it when you cheer for the bad guy. Yes one is truly a bad guy who does bad things. I liked these guys, thought they were fun & sexy and had chemistry. The narrator was wonderful, great job Renard. The story starts off well it is basically a story of meeting someone who you just can't hide the real you from.
One of our characters knows he's gay but doesn't really do anything about it and the other hasn't ever had to think about it until he meets and is attracted to a MAN. Luckily they are smart enough to just be amazed by it happening instead of trying to figure out why.
Oh they have other issues. The story is not too predictable and one you will enjoy. The sex scenes will definitely have you making sure your earplugs are in completely. Oops caught me blushing.
The listening of book 1 may not be mandatory to listen to this book 2 but it's not a bad idea. Both of these characters are introduced to us in the first one but not too much.
Killian aka Cookie is just a wonderful guy who through his friendship with Captain Torin is part of the crew on the ship that seems to look for trouble. This latest mission has Killian going into rescue someone who it turns out can complicate the lives of the entire crew.
Neath is the kind of man who may need rescuing. He gets caught up in a world many don't even knows exist. Killian is just what he needs but he doesn't know if his needs are real or affects of the drugs. They manage to muddle thru it just fine and throw some steamy sex in there as well.
Jack LeFleur our narrators just brings life to his characters you can tell which character you are listening to. Another great job for him.
Now this audio was just fun. It is a sparing match from the beginning. The attraction is mutual but is it a good time to explore it. Torin and Rain are both very strong personalities and they both are use to getting their own way. They argue, they fight, they get sexed up.
You should listen to see what it takes to earn each others trust.
Our narrator Jack Lefleur has been known to bring listeners in just because he's doing the voices. It's sooo true, he rocks.
I really enjoyed this audio. It was a good listen. The narrator was wonderful with his accent and innocents of our younger Ethan and the smoothness of Vampire character Miguel.
It may not be as deep as other Cardeno C 's books but it was certainly worth the price and it is something you could stand listening to more then once.
I enjoyed the not too complicated story of our characters, I believe the storyline could have been longer to get more in depth. However it was good at sticking to the bottom line. How and why are our characters getting together and what would keep them together.
This should be listened to after the book "Cursed". It was officially released before the other book but picks up after the other one.
Will and Richard are our main characters in this book They both have twin brothers, one set of twins Will and Tristan are witches and Richard and Raul are were wolfs. Tristan's mate is Benjamin their story is covered in "Cursed" and Raul is mated to Alex who's full story has not been told but they are part of these two books.
Raul takes Will with him to help uncover what has happened to his brother Richard. As it seems there is a witch who may be tampering with Richard. Will is a joy on this adventure and tries to reason with himself about his reaction to Richard and how strong the bond is, especially with Richards wolf.
This author does a good job with the close family relationships as well as the mates. The narrator who I have heard do a wonderful job on other projects, rips the heck out of this one. I was stunned at his lack of delivery.
You will experience HOT and detailed sex by all our mated couples in this book. Where you see the difference of the couples who are both were wolfs And by those whose mates are not. So try and keep your mouths closed in public!!
First and foremost for some reason this audio was added later then the next story "Betrayed", listen or read this one first.
I bought it as a in between preternatural listen as I waited for my monthly credit. Tristan and Benjamin's story is not bad. I liked that it was straight forward and clear. I usually go for lycan stories but don't usually care for witches as main characters. But Tristan being the witch worked out fine. He is a bit of a do gooder and does go the distance to right a wrong.
The narrator could have delivered so much better. And yes its what makes the story not as good.
It is my first "gay romance" story and I hate that it has to be classified as a "gay romance" because it is, bottom line a love story. Your main characters are two men that you will want to get together. There are detailed sex scenes so "watch out" and enjoy.
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