ABSOLUTLY!!! I HAVE ALREADY! I also recommend that they listen to the rest of the series, in order, to get the full effect. I recommend Faith Hunter because I find her books are unpredictable. You might THINK you know what is going to happen, and them WHAM, she drops a bomb on you and things aren't as they seem. She spins a fantastic story. I will take a series that I like, and read/listen to it over and over, back to back several times because nothing else appeals to me but the world that particular author traps me in. Last year I listened to both of Faith Hunter's series (both entire series) 4 or 5 times EACH. GO FAITH!!
Besides the action, great background on characters, history (I love the Cherokee history and language she puts in) and twists and turns, I have always loved the relationship between Jane and Angie Baby, and Beast. There is a special longing there that I truly connect with. And of course Ricky Bo, Bruiser and the B-twins. Maybe Leo too, when he isn't being a butt head.
Khristine brings the story to life and gives each character a voice. She does an excellent, excellent job. Her voice just suits Jane, and crew. The books wouldn't be the same without her voice. It is my opinion that the wrong choice of narrator can make or break a book when people write reviews. A story can POP off the pages and really work with the right narrator, or have the wrong narrator and destroy the book and sales. Audio books are exploding on the market right now and I believe audio reviews may sway readers to or away from a purchase.
I have read books without listening to the narration before (either because the audio isn't out yet and I just can't wait to read the story, knowing I will buy it when it DOES come out and listen and read it again then) or the author doesn't have audio available) and I have to tell you that I can hardly JUST READ anymore. I love to listen as I read to get the full effect of the story, ie. when someone thinks something and doesn't say it out loud, or there is a pause or a comma in the print, it is hard for the narrator to put that into the reading. But seeing it and hearing it together, just brings the story off the page and to LIFE and when you have a narrator as good as Khristine, who is perfect for this storyline, it is better than going to a movie because I can SEE the book happening in my mind!!
It was and I DID!! I listened to the other books in the series and timed it for this books release so I would get the full effect. (I do that to a lot of authors that have a series. I need to refresh my memory and the story and characters because I read SO MANY BOOKS.)
Faith Hunter is one of my favorite authors and Khristine Hvam is just the perfect fit for this series' narration! (I also like Natalie Gold. She was perfect, to me, for the Rogue Mage series.) The only story of Faith's that I was not happy with (and it was because of the narration) was the short in Strange Brew, the anthology done that had Jane and Molly's beginning. The story was great, though I wish it were a full book story. Khristine didn't do it and the narrator who did sounded too old for the part and it just didn't work for me.) Khristine has spoiled me. SHE IS JANE!!
I would like to see Gwen Hunter's books in audio. I just found out that she is Faith Hunter in the suspense genre and has lots of books that need a voice.....hint hint.
I would love to see an audio and ebook or print book package option come out for all audio books, like there is available for a lot of the Classics (with ebooks). Since I buy both anyway, it would save a step for me. (at least have it available on Amazon).
I hope everyone who buys this book loves it as much as I did!! Enjoy the read/listen.
Yes, to those who enjoy erotica. Why? I think this book has a good fictional story line as well as it being informative.
Many might say the Fifty Shades Trilogy because of the BDSM. Personally, I think it stands alone, other than the other Brie book that takes place right after graduation, a book I hope to hear on Audible very soon.
Actually with Brie and Tono and the art of Kinbaku.
Not your normal training school.
I think Pippa Jayne did an excellent job with the narration. I hope the next book is on audio soon.
Totally freaking incredible!
For me, just the other books in the series. I haven't read anything else about skinwalkers, (except for maybe Patrica Briggs with her Mercy Thompson coyote shapeshifter). Faith gives us a very unique take on the Jane-verse. I have never read a vampire story that is any thing like it. Very in-depth. Keeps me wanting more.
OH MY GOODNESS!! Khristine takes the characters and brings them right off the page,for me. Between Faith Hunter's kickbutt writing, (Jane doesn't like cussing, lol), and Khristine Hvam's narration...well, this is one winning team! Khristine is the essence of Jane, Beast, Leo, Bruiser and the rest. If Khristine ever stopped narrating this series, I think I would just skip the audio and read the story myself. Like I said, SHE IS JANE!
Got a rogue vampire problem? Call Jane Yellowrock at Yellowrock Securities. Problem solved, Have Stakes Will Travel
For me, Black Arts is the best book in the series, so far. The book just seemed to flow. I put on my headphones and I can actually see the book come to life. Thank you Faith Hunter for another great book, and thank you Khristine Hvam, for bringing the characters right off the page!
You bet!! After a recent contest, I promised Ms. Jones on Facebook, that I would check her series out. I had already started collecting the books, but didn't have them all, and I don't read a series out of order. I am so sorry I waited this long to read the series. Though it is about another bounty hunter, (there seem to be a lot of bounty hunters as main characters these days, but hey, I guess the writers write what the readers like), the storyline is very unique and the main character, Charlotte "Charley" Davidson, is kickass, snarky and pun-ish, when the story calls for it, and beautiful, confidant and sexy the rest of the time. Sometimes she is all of the above all at once and she needs to be with the incredible hunk of a leading man. Reyes Alexander Farrow is HOT!! Who wouldn't want to read about them over and over?
Without giving any spoilers, (I hate when people do that), the big reveal as to who and what Reyes is, and how that impacts Charley's entire existence.
I love Lorelei King! She is one of my very favorite narrators. Ms. King brings out the personalities of each character, and the emotions, different accents and nuances that make each character individuals.
YES! I couldn't get the rest of the series downloaded fast enough! I guess I won't be getting much done around my house until I finish the series first time through. I may need to do a back to back listen to the entire series. I'll do the 2ND listen while doing the housework I put off to concentrate listening to first run through. And yes, I did a lot of laughing and a few tears had to be wiped away during the first read.
Darynda Jones is now on my "authors to be watched and pre-ordered" list. I've got my eyes on her YA series when I get my next credits. I am really enjoying her writing style! If you have been thinking about downloading her books, don't wait like I did. In my humble opinion, Darynda Jones really is an awesome writer!
Yes! I listen to all of Molly Harper's books many times and will continue to do so. I love the snarky wit and great one-liners. MH's books are loaded with them.
I don't want to be too specific since I hate giving spoilers, so I'll just say...begining to end. I do guess if I HAD to pick one, I would say when Iris falls oner Cal...literally.
Everything! She is such a PERFECT fit for Molly Harper's snark. I don't think you could find anyone better and don't know if I would continue listening to the series, or any of MH's books for that matter, if AR stopped doing the narration. I would still READ the books, but not listen.
Read instructions CAREFULLY before attempting this at home.
Molly Harper is a funny, talented, snarky writer. Add that to Amanda Ronconi's funny, talented and snarky narration and you can't loose. This team is one of my very favorites. WARNING: Do not attempt to read while eating, drinking or needing to empty your bladder, because if you do attempt this while reading, one or three things WILL HAPPEN: You will either choke on your snack, spew your drink or pee yourself from laughing. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! ENJOY!!
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.
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