The story line wasn't as good as her others. I couldn't seem to identify or sympathize with any of the characters.
The story was made intolerable by the bad narration. Accents that should be there weren't. I had to make myself listen to this book. To be fair, perhaps he does better in a different genre. However, I won't be quick to buy an audible book if Peter Berkrot is the reader.
Different Narrator: More suitable to the story and setting.
As a lifelong fan of Nora Roberts, I finished the book. I don't have anything very positive to say recommending it.
If you are determined to read all of Nora's books: buy this in paper edition. The narrator ruined the story line and characters and I would not spend money or a credit on this audible version.
After reading Nora's books for decades, this one is predictable. The storyline is getting stale ... it doesn't matter what/who/where the story takes place.Other than getting out of the storyline rut, I can't think of anything.
Recommend to Nora fans who never tire of the same old same old.
No favorite ... that in itself is sad.
We already know the six that will be the 3 H/H combinations, so yes, finish them off. I won't pair them here to spoil readers who don't know where this is leading.
If I weren't such a big fan, I wouldn't even have picked this one up. I can say I will wait on library checkouts ... saves money better spent on fresh story lines from other authors.
The first of the book dragged on and on ... I was at the point of putting it down as unreadable. I'm glad I didn't because the second half was worth hearing.
She could cut down the H/H rushing around trying to find each other ... all the while dragging the book down as to what occurred the night before .... way way too long on that aspect of the story IMO.
The hero, James, was my favorite. Even when he was hateful ... I liked him. The narrator did a good job ... even with the extensive dragging parts of the story.
As I mentioned before, only half of it was worth the listen. That is why the rating is so low from me. The last half was actually a 3.5 out of 5 stars for me .... the beginning half was a -2 star if that were possible here.
Knowing what I do now, and even enjoying the second half, I would not have missed not reading this book. Perhaps it is your cup of tea throughout ... everyone has different tastes after all.
I highly recommend this book. It takes you on an emotional ride with many twists and turns.
There are so many, I can't (and won't due to avoiding spoilers) choose just one.
I have to give the same message as before. There are so many, I can't (and won't due to avoiding spoilers) choose just one.
This book made me laugh and cry with a myriad of emotions in between. The author has written a storyline that brings your emotions into the story .... you have to react ... you are so drawn into their lives.
The narrator performs an amazing read and you won't be able to put this down once you start it!
The story drags and I couldn't get into it so not sure anything could salvage it. I tried but I just could not go through the torture to finish it.
Not sure what I'll find for the next ones ... but July 9th it will be Fifth Grave Past the Light. I love Darynda Jones' Charley Davidson series!
Sadly, the narration was as bad as the story so they were uncomplimentary to each other.
The H/H and all the supporting cast.
Don't waste your time if you are used to higher end stories ... I won't be buying more of this author.
I usually don't read this genre ... but the USMC working dog that ends up a K-9 police dog ... I couldn't resist her.
Maggie, the dog, brought it all home for me. The story line is exceptionally well written and the story draws you in quickly.
The narration was perfect. This is a book that is difficult to set aside. You want to keep listening to the very end!
I can't give away any spoilers but the prologue and the end of the book were both momentous to me.
I am recommending this to everyone I know ... not just with this review but by word of mouth as well.
Curse vs Love
No other book I can think to compare.
Neal - his strength in the face of adversity.
Yes and I did listen in one sitting.
Would be nice if book 2 - Scottish Witch - was available on audible. I will be ordering the paperback I suppose.
Ms Harris following her normal, action packed writing style.
I have been with this series since the release of Book 1. I am so disappointed with this ending book ... on many levels .... that I'm not sure I'll read anything else by her.
Narrator was good. I can't say anything else was good, though. I disliked the lukewarm, need to wrap this up feeling I got while reading.
Waited for it to get better as I read ... it never did .... I am angry and disappointed that I spent so long living in a series to have this 'throw the fans a bone' finish to it. Just get it done, never mind the years and money spent by faithful fans ... they'll just have to suck it up. Yes, I lost much respect for Ms. Harris' writing with this one very poorly written book ... most especially because it was THE END of a series.
I have never had a negative review of any book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. Sure, I liked some books more than others. This book is the worst collection of drivel ... because what should have been a shining moment in the ending of the series ... read like a feast without any seasoning. Lots to eat but nothing tasted good so my appetite was long gone well before the end came.
I love the author and the narrator so this second book in the series has cemented my determination to continue to follow this series.
All the cat and Bones book, in their series, are as good as this one. The author writes in-depth characters and in a style I adore.
At the top of the list! I love Jeaniene Frost! Cat and Bones introduced me to her writing and this one is right up there with all of their stories!
The entire series with Cat and Bones. I love this author for her ability to write amazing stories.
This is the perfect narrator for the series! I hope it doesn't change!
I will be listening to this book again. The second in the series came out today and I plan on listening to the two back to back. Of course, the second book is even more brilliant than the first (believe me, that's saying something) and I have finished it already!
You don't want to miss this series! Especially if you love Cat and Bones! Jeaniene Frost knows how to write strong women and men so we all fall in love with them!
I will definitely listen to this again. It was amazing and funny ... I don't have a negative thing to say about this story!
There is more than one character that I give the title of favorite ... the leading couple is truly awesome together.
I can't reveal my favorite scene ... it would be a spoiler. You'll know once you hear it.
XXX rated but great shifter fun.
If you don't like XXX, don't buy this. Other than that, I recommend it to anyone of legal age.
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