Right up there at the top. I was astounded by this book. This was my first Jacqueline Frank book & my first time listening to Xe Sands as narrator and I hope that this partnership continues.
The story plot was not a typical paranormal/supernatural/immortal plot and JF’s imagination and thought that went into the creation of the demons’ elemental essences was nothing short of incredible.
Her narration and inflections for the different characters drew me into the conversations and I forgot that it was only one narrator. She did an excellent job.
I believe that when the demons were describing to Isabella what they were, their elemental lifeblood, was the most heartfelt and soulful part of the book.
I appreciated how JF continued to enhance Isabella’s personality and being. The story just continued to expand & intensify the world of the demons and other Nightwalkers.
WOW ! I've said it before and I'll say it again, I rarely give 5 stars to anyone…well, intact, only one other author/story. This book did it all; it took me to places I only go in my dreams or imagination; the angst was perfect; the love, romance, sex was perfect, the turmoil, trauma, drama and suspense was perfect. All of these perfect feelings evoked from one so not perfect woman and one "crazy mother f***r" as John would say. That crazy man with all his flaws, secrets, dominance, unreasonableness, was so passionate about any and everything that meant anything to him and trampled my heart in an oh so good way. Then there is Ava, the woman who after all was said and done took Jesse and loved Jesse the way he is. She too was magnificent, tolerant and his angel/saving grace and while not always her Central Jesse Cloud 9, it did eventually always come back to that. The ending was beautiful. I'm so glad it ended the way that it did, it was perfect.
Please Ms. Malpas give us more. I can't imagine topping this one but your writing and creativity is amazing so I'm sure you will grace us with something at least as exhilarating.
YES. The book was good. Loved the characters, especially Natalie but the entire storyline really lacked drama.
Yes. I think she gets better with each book.
It took awhile to get used the voices, but she was pretty good. I always wish women did better male voices like only a few can and with JM it is no exception. At least I was able to listen to the narration whereas some potentially good books have been ruined by really bad, or even mediocre, narrators.
Listen to the next book.
KP is a good writer and seems as though her imagination may be fueled by her fantasies (or reality) because this book gets to the heart of things. You "go girl" keep up the good work.
YES, but would recommend the friend begin at the beginning with Book 1.
I think I had too high of expectations for Moon, especially as the other books were so very tremendous. This one lacked the drama, romance and sensuality that the other books were so full of… also, this was placed in the erotic section in Coming Soon browser. I think I missed it somewhere.
I think she gets better and better with each book and she has a real knack for keeping the voices consistent so that, for instance, Smiley's voices sounds the same throughout all of the books, as well as Tiger's, Moon's, etc. I always like hearing a good narrator rather than the one that talks in my head when I am reading. Good job VC.
Absolutely, albeit somewhat disappointing.
Hope we don't have to wait too long for Harley, Flame, etc. and I hope they're on the same caliber as the first 8 books. This one felt rushed even though it seemed like forever that we, New Species fans, had to wait to listen to it.
Absolutely. I'd have to wait awhile cuz' I don't particularly like to watch a movie or listen to a book a second time, but will if given enough time in between. This book felt so real. I could relate to Tyra's responses to Tact's MC club, secretiveness, even though he was trying to protect her, his heavy handedness; etc.
Tyra & Tact.
I thought she did an okay job after I got used to her. At first it was difficult and at times throughout the book there was too much "lilt" to her voice. She was not amazing but neither did I feel like she ruined the story and her male voices were really pretty good. There are narrators out there, especially females, who can literally demolish an otherwise good book.
Yes, I laughed out, got angry, felt anxious, cried, gave fist pumps especially to Tyra and experience ooh & aaaahhh moments.
My opinion is that this is the best of the Dream Man series and Kate Russell did a much better job with this one than the others she narrated,
Absolutely. Maya Banks is and probably forever will be one of my favorite authors; as for Alix Dale, well I much preferred Adam Paul who took Harry Berkeley's narrator position for Ms. Banks' books. I liked Harry, got used to and eventually really liked Adam now there is another narrator - didn't like as much.
It hasn't. Kind of a strange question to ask.
Well Alix was not terrible to the point I couldn't listen as with some narrators, but not even the same caliber as Mr. Paul.
Yep; I waited a long time to hear Dash's story and I think it could have been much better if more intrigue and drama. This one was way too bland on all fronts for me; the drama, the romance, the angst, and the sex. Common Ms. Banks I know how well you write, please step it up.
Absolutely. I would recommend all three parts, of course. As I have said in the previous two reviews, I rarely give 5 stars to any story/narrator because I believe there is always room for improvement. However, this 3 Part story deserved the 5 and more in all three categories. The story was short but to the point. The characters were identified, the plot revealed and twists, turns and road-blocks were woven into it; there was intrigue, secrets revealed, angst experienced (much), romance, sensuality and raw sex. All of which were described by the author and performed by the narrator in a manner that drew me in and made me feel like I was either floating above looking down on all the goings on or standing invisible watching every nuance, facial expression, feeling exposed by body language; I felt a part of it all.
Syvastian and Natalie, of course. But Natalie's father a close second.
The hero and heroine; that said she did a wonderful job with all main characters.
Yes. Without spoiling anything, hopefully, it was when Natalie told Syvastian that if he shared about himself she would feel closer to him; she asked questions and he answered them.
Great ending but wanted more.
I would listen to the entire 3 parts again and again and again. I truly believe that Ms. Cole outdid herself with this story. I am an addicted fan of hers and have been since I started my Audible experience several years ago, but this one (Part 1-3) tops the charts. Its a amazingly powerful and complex story and the narration is unparalleled by most female performers/narrators.
Part 1 & 3
Yes. She does an outstanding job with all voices.
Well Ms. Cole, please keep 'em coming, but next time lets put all three parts (or however many), especially if short, into one part, it would be much appreciated.
I guess I would have given it more intrigue. This was so vanilla in all areas; the suspense/drama, everyday life, romance & sex. Nothing hear to "grab" me or my emotions.
The ending was typical and predictable.
Like most, not all mind you, but most female narrators the male voice(s) were quite lacking, but I didn't hate it.
I have listened to many Jaci Burton books and while they are not your "sit on the edge of your seat and hold your breath" type of books most of them did have more substance than this one. I hope the rest of this series picks up the pace.
Well, I know it's all been said before but I've just gotta say it again….this was the most amazing listen. I have only given 2 other books 5's in my many, many years and hundreds of books with Audible as I'm a hard sell. I was enthralled by the first two books in this series but this one, the final adventure we get to hear about in River and Dahlia's relationship captured and held me hostage way into the wee hours of the morning (started the book early in the day). This was the best not just because of the HEA ending, but mainly because of the realism of two and sometimes three or more young adults in love. Not unlike most young love these two had enough to deal with in their relationship, his career, them being young, both having lost parents at a young age and other losses but then had to deal with the presence of the ole' green-eyed monster, lack of being about the "talk" about things but instead impulsively acting them out and causing more rifts in their already teetering relationship.
There were times in this book that I was afraid to listen further, held my breath, gave one or another of the hero/heroine a fist pump, sneered at culprits, questioned loyalties with a heavy heart, placed my hand over my heart and sighed with lust and relief and anxiously waited to hear what was going to happen next.
Like I said, WOW. This book kept my heart pounding, my toes tingling and my emotions on the surface; the writing and the narrations, which were way beyond excellent are all of the things that make a book a 5 in my estimation.
I'll also say it again, this book could have been ruined by lousy narration and I'm so thankful that that was not the case. Thank you Audible
Possibly. I don't typically listen to books a second time but if I chose to, this would be one I would listen to again. This book had all the elements I require in a really good or great listen; suspense, intrigue, drama, happiness, angst, "who done it", and, of course, romance and good sex.
All of this book was memorable and I like that EG eludes to not only Sabrina's story but also Brody and Logan. I am so looking forward to listening to more books my Ms. Grace and am so thankful that one of the ladies I follow found her and pointed her out.
All the characters are great. MG does an exceptional job with the individual female voices but can also do great male voices, even the hard ones like angry and lustful.
So looking forward to more. In my opinion it takes more than just a good writer to write a book like this. All of the characters were present, there were behind-the-scenes drama that was brought to the forefront; there were several stories going on at the same time and all were intermeshed with many twists and turns. I believe it takes an exceptional sense of humor, and imagination. Come on Ms. Grace, we're anxiously waiting.
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