Amanda Stevens is a new author for me and I have to admit that the only reason I downloaded this book was because Khristine Hvam narrated it and I am so happy I did! I am now a fan of Amanda Stevens and I am looking forward to downloading other books by her, (even those not narrated by Khristine Hvam)! She has a way with words that made me feel like I had a ghost touching my hair! Goose bumps galore! This is hands down, a 100% "make you FEEL and SEE" story, and an awesome author and narrator combo. I am now hooked! For me, there was a gothic romance feel to "The Graveyard Queen", Amelia, the main character. And the idea of someone who is so passionate about graveyard restoration.......just wow! I NEVER expected it to end the way it did and was surprised by the "who done it". I don't like to give anything of the story away, so all I can suggest is to read the book blurb, listen to the sample offered and just ENJOY. Downloading book 2 now!
I have recommended not just this audiobook, but this entire series to many friends and to just about anyone who will listen because I really enjoy Faith Hunter's style of writing and the content (or lack of content. There is NO constant cursing or sex throughout the book. Faith Hunter's books don't need that to carry a story like some other authors feel the need to do. There is enough going on in the JY books, like action packed vamp killing, the Younger brothers, character growth, Ricky Bo, punching werewolves in the face, Bruiser...see a trend here?)And Khristine Hvam's awesome narration.
Jane because I like seeing her growth as a person, a family member and friend.
Without giving any spoilers...When Eli meets Beast at the end of chapter 16 "Maggots. I Hate Maggots", and begining of chapter 17 "I Know I'll Have To Choose".
I don't think there is one any better than Jane's "Have Stakes, Will Travel".
Faith Hunter has brought Jane so far from the begining of the series. She has put Jane in situations that have made her rethink being alone and not needing family, of who she can and can't trust, and her need to learn all she can about her Cherokee roots. I sometimes feel like Jane is a real person, not a fictional character, and when a writer can do that, actually bring a character to life for fans, well, there aren't that many that can do that, at least for me.
As for the narration? There is NO ONE who can read the Jane Yellowrock series except Khristine Hvam. She is the voice of Jane. I don't know how she does it. Khristine seems more relaxed and into the characters with each book in the series. Blood Trade seemed to be effortless for her. In one scene she has 6 different characters having a conversation, and each character has a distinct voice. Khristine Hvam is AMAZING!!
In my opinion...Faith Hunter and Khristine Hvam are a win/win combination. I don't know if you could get any better than this! I can't wait for the next book, Black Arts, due out at the end of the year.
The Rogue Mage series for me was very thought provoking. I could tell that a ton of research was done for this series. The detail was amazing and I don't think I have ever read anything like it. I will listen to or read a lot of books twice back to back because the first time through I do a lot of thinking about different aspects of the book etc. and miss things sometimes miss an important bit of info etc especially if I have read a lot of reviews beforehand. With a second read/listen, I tend to pick up little bits here and there that are important to the storyline. I tend to do this with movies too. Also if I have a copy of the ebook or print on hand, I will read along with the narrator. You would be surprised at how doing this helps enhance the story and help me remember things easier.
Another thing...I kept a pad of paper and pen handy to write down the 26 words I had to look up in the dictionary (I write down and look up words a lot when I read. It helps me fully understand what is being said. I also write down quotes and keep a written log of through books I read). Anyway...this is a great series and author. If you want something different or that makes you think or brings a book out of the "mold", then Faith Hunter is a must read author!!
Imaginative, deep and thought provoking. (I know it is four words but that describes it for me)
I don't think I have ever read anything quite like it. Wonderfully different.
The flow of the read. The emotion and how she brings the characters off the page and into my reading experience.
Like the book cover says "The Apocalypse Takes Wing"
If you have yet to experience the worlds Faith Hunter has introduced us too, what are you waiting for? Download this book, buy the print or download the ebook and jump right in. I think you will be glad you did. OH...and read her other works too!!
Faith Hunter's story of course!
Pretty much all anthologies.
I love when an author in an anthology separates out their story and does its an ebook novella and then offers the audio of the single authors story. I also enjoy when an author does a book of all of the novellas together from different anthologies and does a special book and audio of only their stories.
I have, to friends, people I meet in book stores etc. WHY? Because Faith Hunter always delivers a wonderful world to loose myself in!
Thorn St Croix. I love her strength.
I can't pick just one. I have Natalie Gold on my favorite narrators list.
I like what the trade size cover says..."The Apocalypse Takes Wing"
Faith Hunter has become one of my all time favorite authors. She never gives anything but her best!
I already have. Faith Hunter's books are just great and I have listened to all before this one at least 10 times this year, (this one twice already). I like to put on a book that I have already listened to while doing things around the house etc. Khristine Hvam is also very pleasant to listen to.
Oh, I can't give anything away so I'll just say it has to do with Jane and Leo, and Bruiser.
I have just "read" the books before and I have to say that Khristine Hvam makes the story "POP" off the pages. She really brings any book she narrates to life. Khristine Hvam is one of my very favorite narrators. If you look at the reviews I have written, you can see that she has narrated a lot of the books I have written about. I love all the voices she gives them but especially Jane, Beast, Angelina and Bruiser.
YES IT WAS AND YES I DID!
I really don't know how Faith is going to top this one, but I'm sure she will. Every book in the series is so interesting to me. I have always been a lover of all things Cherokee and she doesn't disappoint.I like that she uses the Cherokee language in the books. Vampires are always a favorite and the back story she has set up is totally different from anything I have ever read. Example:how the Mithrins (please forgive if I misspelled that) got started etc. (found in Blood Cross). I also liked that she tied in the coyote earring she got from Joanne Walker (C.E. Murphy's main character from The Walker Papers) that was mentioned in their collaboration, Easy Pickings. Sounds like we may be getting more from them as a team. I am also in love with Eli and liked the introduction of Eli and Alex. So many things could happen there in future stories. I really enjoy Faith Hunter's books and hope that Audible will put to voice her writings under the name Gwen Hunter. As of right now, I just have to READ them.
The whole flow of the book was great. Ms.Singh just knows how to tell a story and the romantic scenes are just that...romantic. I have listened to and read many books by other authors where the sex is so descriptive I want to skip over those parts, but Ms.Singh plays out her love scenes in a way that isn't outdated like some of the 1980's bodice rippers where the phrase "his manhood" is used over and over, but full of love and romance, which for me are more enjoyable than the bare all/tell all books that make me want to shake my head, roll my eyes and skip the sex scene altogether. Sometimes less is more.
The way Mahyia is strong and understanding and willing to listen to Jason and not try to one up him about the troubles in her life compared to his. Jason is a very strong man, and Mahyia is a very loving woman. They compliment each others personality. I also like how what was going on in New York and the Refuge were incorporated into the book without over shadowing Jason and Mahyia's story.
Everything. She is one of my favorite narrators. I especially love the voices she does for Dmitri and Illium.
Change is coming within the Cadre.
This is one of my favorite series. I can't get enough of the archangel world and I am always left wondering and looking forward to what comes next.
Couldn't stop listening!
Angie Baby because of her innocence. And yet.....she thinks like an adult when things get bad and she doesn't panic.
YOU BET I HAVE!! Khristine Hvam is one of my very favorite narrators. I have several series she has done, and I will pick a new author just because she narrates. People have said that she sounds the same with all her voices. I disagree. Having listened to this series several times, I do hear the difference. The Cajun does need some help, buy otherwise, she is wonderful!!
OH!! I cried and laughed.
I have read all of the reviews for Faith's books and I don't understand how anyone can bash her like a couple have. I know it is their opinion and they have a right to it. HOWEVER...don't be a hateful, especially if you don't have all the facts straight. Faith had over 15 books written before the Skinwalker series was started (she also writes suspense under the name Gwen Hunter). I'm just sayin'.
Top 100 around 95 (I have listened to a lot of books!!) Top 10 series.
I love the whole Sea Haven small town feel, the love and care between women who have been through the ringer and understand and love unconditionally. I would LOVE to have 130 acres, by the ocean and share it with people I love.
Not his genre. I liked the sound of his voice, however, he didn't do any accents and everyone sounded alike. I would have loved to hear Alyssa Bresnahan do this series. To me, she is the VOICE of Sea Haven.
I have NO idea. LOL
I am really hoping for a different narrator. I hate putting a narrator down but like I said, this was not Mr. Harvey's type of story. Sorry.
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