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.
I really like that each "alpha alien male" and each heroine have completely different personalities and characteristics.
I think Ms. Lopez has created an intriguing world with intriguing characters and hope she just keeps them coming and that Audible keeps providing them.
This series ranks pretty high up there with the books I've listened to. It has all the things that capture my attention and make me want to continue to listen; intrigue, suspense, drama, bad guys doing bad things and good, big, gorgeous alpha guys coming to the rescue, strong heroines, romance and hot steamy sex.
I like that the whole "alien" thing is different; that the world is imaginative/different and there are different spins put on good vs. evil.
Yep, but couldn't; had to sleep sometime.
I have now listened to all of the books offered. Hope Ms. Lopez keeps those big guys coming.
I thought the story was pretty good but very predictable so far.
Hurried, rushed, okay
I was hoping for a bit more from this book/author. The storyline was, thus far, very predictable. I am hoping that the final books are better and that if Em Eldridge narrates that she slows down a bit. The changes in voices for the varied characters were pretty good and she did the male voice better than most female narrators. That said, she sounded as if she was late for an appointment or afraid of loosing a bet for how quickly she could narrate this book. In the beginning her rushing/fast narrating made me anxious and I wanted to take a deep breath for her.
I hope the next books in this series are better, if Audible manages to offer them which is a 50/50 chance (Audible seems to neglect or ignore the fact that there are three books in a trilogy and several in a series) or just doesn't push the publishers to offer the last book in audio. I have become discouraged with Audible's lack of attention to this problem as there are several books that I have purchased that are part of a trilogy on the good faith that Audible will provide all of the books only to find that is not the case.
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.
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