I am a fan of the Dark Series and have enjoyed most of them. However, this will be a waste of your credit. Absolutely no story, or should I say the same conversation between two characters chapter, after chapter, after chapter. I always expect redundancy with these books, but this was actually offensive to me. It's like they threw a book together to make money. Perhaps they should call it day with the Dark Series because this seems like a road-ender.
On a up note I did enjoy the narrators. I'm sure I would thoroughly enjoy them with good material.
This is for young adults, understood. From the beginning I did not want to put down books like Harry Potter or Hunger Games because the author was able to build characters I cared about immediately. But this book suffers from weak character building and a weak story leaving me caring less, and less. But I continued to listen while I did other things and then around chapter 25, a glimmer of some story telling that carried through until the end. But too little too late. The editor should have cut this book in half. I'm not sure what other people see in this, but to each their own.
This book is in desperate need of better character building and by all means an EDITOR! Chapter after chapter of, I can't even remember anymore. I mean who needs 10 chapters to explain vampires with witches = bad, they'll hate us..war...war and "I'm not a witch, wait I'm a witch...where are my powers and the damned missing book. Good god. I really wanted to like it. It does brighten up a bit when they hit France but now I don't think I can go on.....good narration for what she had to work with. This book could have been great.
Well, no one was more upset than I was when I found out James Marsters would not be narrating "Ghost Story". I whole-heartedly decided I would NOT be spending any credits or money on any company that made such a ridiculous choice. Not that it's Audible's fault, but I"m sure the publisher gets a cut of the download fee. (Eat Words here, kind of) I was so adamant that I waited one year before even considering listening and then when I had nothing to read or listen to...the thought crept in..
How can I be a fan of James Marsters and have such a betrayal on my conscience and be a Jim Butcher fan and not listen...ohhh the agony. LOL Well my boyfriend told me he would buy the credit so none of my hard earned money would support buffoons. And I downloaded.
Well, shame on my stubborness for not giving John Glover a chance because he does an amazing job. Kudos Mr. Glover for taking on such an arduous task and succeeding. He lends a small difference to Harry but, in myopinion, his essence remains.
Now, the story is another thing all together. I have not finished listening because, quite frankly I find myself daydreaming and suffering from story boredom. I attempted to read the book first and the same thing happened. I put it down and didn't pick it back up. I am dissappointed in this last installment. I will force myself to finish, it's just my nature. But in this scenario it's not the narration...it's the story that is lacking.
Let me start by saying I have thoroughly enjoyed Kresley Cole's series, until now. Now, I don't read KC's work for mind blowing intellectual gratification. I read it because it's entertaining. A good enough storyline with good "raunch" and I like it. However, this installment has none of the above. Very, very poor storyline, with....I'm not sure what to call the supposed "raunch". I like good smut and I am by no means prudish..I like well written sex but I could have watched some good old fashioned porn to get what Lothaire has to offer. Maybe that was the intention but it's a little pushed for what I'm used to with Kresley Cole.
Poor Robert Petkoff...he tried. His male voices are great and I enjoyed his narration of "A Hunger Like No Other"...but the female lead voice in this book is absolutely horredous. I could not stop from laughing and then grimacing.
This book seems forced....like Charlaine Harris maybe it's time to shelf the series and move on to something new.
Overall, I find Thea Harrison an enjoyable read. Something to drive by. However, her third installment is not nearly as enjoyable as one and two. Serpent's Kiss was s l o w. Some writers do not have the knack for being able to make strict conversation exciting, and this happens in this book.
The "tons" of Carling's background was just not enjoyable and too drawn out. However, the last hour brings it all back to what Thea Harrison is good at, writing with action and I did enjoy the end. I aslo agree with another reviewer, at times the choice words just does not fit the flow...if I hear "incredulity" in one more book a thousand times, I'm through...
The narration is good enough, but I always like a male reader for romance so Ms. Eastlake does well enough to keep me listening. I look forward to see what the fourth brings.
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