I enjoy Julie Garwood's stories, have for years but was disappointed in Saving Grace. For Me there wasn't a spark. The narrator tried, perhaps too hard. I will still be looking for stories from Julie Garwood and hope that I find more that spark than fizzle.
I liked the closeness of all the people in the story. The most-of-the-time cool head of "Mace"The bulldozer effect could make me laugh. What I liked least ? Stella. Okay she has issues. Okay she's mostly keeping it together some of the time BUT after a while I found myself muttering to her ... " Oh good Lord I can't believe you said that!" "Can she really be that stupid?" *Eye roll* When she should have been getting 'it' she sticks her head in the sand. Not seeing things as they are but in her own screwed up perception. Yikes. Of all the Rock Chicks I liked Stella the least.
I'm kinda new to Kristen Ashley's books. Although I started with Law Man and Motorcycle Man and now have a number of the Rock Chicks series ... This has all the drama, roller coaster ups and downs and passion of the other books. That part is solid. The story was good. I've liked others better, like the first Rock Chick and Rock Chick Rescue. I gave it a three overall and a five for the performance. I should/could bump up the 'story' to a four but *shakes head* the "Stella thing"
This one is right in line with her other performances. I'm satisfied with how she read the parts of the different characters. Some people's reading is like nails on chalkboard. Not Susannah. She is good.
There already is a follow up kinda with at least another book in the series after this one. If you mean continue on with Mace and Stella, their life together? No. Oh good Lord no. More stories in which Mace and Stella are a part of sure.
I am never moving to Colorado. Never. And Denver? I think I'd feel safer in L.A. Listening/reading these books is as close as I'd ever want to be even if it means I don't get my own Hot Bunch guy *sigh*
Patricia Briggs writes a great story and Holter Graham just adds to it. The inflection, the expression brings her stories alive.
There isn't just one. Both Anna and Charles. His patience and strength. Her own strength and spunk that she finds.
It's difficult to say a 'favorite scene' I found the story an emotional roller coaster. I find tears in my eyes and then I'd bark with laughter minutes later. Okay my favorite scene was when Anna reminded herself she didn't have to obey the witch and decked her.
As I said Briggs + Graham = Excellence. A great story can be lost with the wrong narrator. I think Holter Graham could make listening to the alphabet interesting. And I was reading Patricia Briggs books back when my eyes let me read. I'm looking forward to more.
Nice memories from reading it myself the first time and the narrator didn't detract from the enjoyment with *shudders* those blasted whispers like "The Gift" I love the butler, so sweet. Was a fun, enjoyable listen for me.
Colin tossing the kidnapper out the window then assuring that yes, he forgot to open it first...
I enjoyed all the characters in this performance. They flowed well and distinct inflection between the characters voices.
There wasn't any secondary characters that weren't already married 'cept Colin's younger sisters. I suppose a story could be written of one (or all) of them. Also I'd thought it would be interesting to have a story of a son or grandson/granddaughter (or great-grandson/granddaughter) How the Family traits come through in future generations and in a modern setting but the kinda regency feel. So yes I've thought about it.
Very happy with this purchase. Now to listen to "The Lion's Lady and pray for no breathy whispers. Men shouldn't have breathy whispers.
Kinda 50/50 I read the book before and J. Garwood has been a favorite author for a number of years But the narration had me cringing every time I heard a "whisper" The by play between the characters has always been good but I kinda wish I could comfortably read some books myself instead of listening.
The other books in the series. I will still get "The Lyon's Lady" even if it has the same narrator.
The 'whispering' raspy drawn out. Probably trying for sensual but falling short. I don't remember so much whispering when I first read the book. Please Ms Duerden try something else when narrating. Perhaps there should be two narrators, one for male characters and one for female....
cringe. The by play still had me laughing " .. he calls me Damnit Sara ... " I was waiting for that part in the story and wasn't disappointed in that
I've read both books (so far) in the series. Passionate. Adventurous. Erotic. I enjoyed the byplay between characters. And in this second book especially the feeling touched me. As I said I laughed and I cried. I don't want to spoil the story for others in spilling things. I will say though that shifters are a lusty, passionate lot. Some was more than I'd find comfortable, but perhaps, it is that I never found someone so overwhelming that I could trust so deeply.
I look forward to the next book in the series and can see a number of future stories with strong, passionate males AND females.
I must say that I didn't even listen all the way through. It may be fine for others just not me. I believe it was read correctly as how the writer had written it, going for a certain style. I enjoyed watching the series and so thought I'd enjoy the books. I didn't. It was this monotone, kinda 40's (I'm thinking) detective style. No real inflection. I did not feel a connection to the characters, didn't care that Dresden was behind in his rent, and even with that had scrupels in regards to his prospective client.To me a sad waste of a credit in buying a book.
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