I've always enjoyed Elizabeth Lowell's books as I did this one ... only If I had read it. First, let me give you my opinion of the book, It was an enjoyable plot; some nice action and descriptive. However if you are looking for a mystery this is not it. There is no mystery it's all upfront of the good the bad and the ugly. The hero was well likable, sexy, dangerous and informed with his politics. As a hostage negotiator he was good at his job. As far as the heroin; well ... for a federal court appointed judge she was a bit stupid about the ways of the world. Sometimes i'd pictured her with her 'pinky finger' in her mouth while she spoke. She takes the title of "BORN YESTERDAY" attitude. I think this was a bit of a mistake on the Authors part because she made the book not believable due to this major foe-pa.
Now let me tell you about this narrator. She reminded me of my grandmother on Thanksgiving after she's knocked back a few bottles of wine and was too tired to sit up after all the turkey she ate. She was in a word: HORRID. I have never heard a narrator so bored and indifferent with an edge of annoyance while reading & acting out the parts. She spoke like she was annoyed and you could actually hear her sigh when she started a new sentence. She mumbled half the time and her words were slurred. I honestly don't know who produced this audiobook, but she/He too didn't do their job. It's a shame because this could have been a pretty decent listen. So I recommend you READ this particular book and avoid this narrator in the future. Sorry to be so blunt but I feel the author had a real disservice done to her with this production.
I just read Carolyn from New Jersey's review of book 4, ( I always follow her reviews she's awesome) I just read her review that BOOK 4 is not the end of this "trilogy". I waited to read book three until Four came out because who the heck can remember what they read a year ago?
So over the weekend I started three and I'm in the middle and .... NOTHING has happened. NOTHING at all. Books one and two were great, but not only is this no longer a trilogy but this became a series with no ending in book Four?. And yes, this was supposed to be a trilogy until the greedy author and publishers decided to draaaaaaaag this on.
Here is the message I get from SYLVIA DAY and her greedy greedy publishers: Money is more important than a good book. I have stopped listening to book three and I will NOT be buying book four or any other book by this author.
Why? Because I'm pissed. These authors are really desperate and IMO not very talented if they can't finish a book. I started enjoying this book so much more than fifty shades and the stark trilogy, but they had an ending and a story line to follow through for their next books. Now I will never know what happens because I refuse to spend any more money to get the ending I deserved when I bought the first book.So a message the SYLVIA DAY ... You just lost a fan. :-(
No, not at all. I recommend the stark trilogy by J. Kenner. Very good story, as well as her other trilogy. Author Samantha Towle is excellent, kristen Ashley, Abbi Glines, katy Evans, and Laurelin Paige are some of my favorites in this genre.
Excellent narration from Jill Redfield. I just finished another excellent book narrated by her, Raine Falling by Paula Marinaro. Loved her acting and her voices!
From what I have read so far...none because I don't know the relevancy to any character in this series other than Gideon and Eva. The relevancy is still unknown all the way in to the middle of book three. I find that very telling of .... Writers block? I don't know what else to call it when the author never moves forward or add anything new. Same people, same problems, same same same.
I recommend that if you are really desperate to read this series wait until it's finished because reading a storyline that takes over three years to finish becomes .... UNEVENTFUL!
Every book in this series has gotten a five star from me. This series is wonderful. Probably one of my favorite series!
Definitely when Faye Goodnight goes into geek mode when discussing Battle Star Galactica with her mother.
I have listened to every one one Emma Taylor's performances and as usual, she is brilliant!
I don't want to give anything away but when Malikai rescues Rebecca.
I love this series. I love anything that Kristen Ashley writes. My new favorite author. She has bumped herself up to my #1 in romance.
Well, first I thought this book would never come out. I had to listen to the ending of the last book to refresh my memory. This book picks up right where it was left off. The characters all come together in this one and some real surprises happen that I was so not expecting.
The way the story comes together. It was just so well written I just was really surprised in this book about how the development of the characters really come out and show the significance and worth to the story.
She is my idol. She was perfect.
There were so many, the love, loyalty was really great.
This was one of the best trilogies I've ever listened to. The last time I had such anticipation for the finale was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. :-)
I enjoyed the audiobook. I wasn't trying to tear my ear drums out. It was a perfect pairing for narrators.
I liked this book. Did not love it. But the ending was pretty fitting with the feel of the book. Their was no shocking end, more predictable but entertaining.
I like their voices for these characters, a good audiobook is all about choosing the right narrator for the character and genre along with age group. I listened to a young woman's voice for a young woman's character. It was well suited which mad it more enjoyable.
I always thought this was a stupid question. Next ...
I would recommend this one, lately I have been buying books and hating them because the narration a are mismatched but this book gave me what I was looking for in a story. I'm satisfied.
I just fell in love with everyone in this book. But my oh my the lead characters are so HOT!This book has the mystery, romance, bromance, intensity, comedy and more romance I just love in a great book?
Ty Walker of course. Mr. Sexy himself.
The parole officer visits the Walker home. I won't say anything so you can experience it yourself, but that was where I was pacing the floor.
I Don't have a tag line but I have the two lead characters casted in my head.Ty Walker - Grey's Anatomy, Jesse WilliamsLexi Berry - Sophia Bush
Lauren Ashley is an automatic download. I have bought a loved everything she puts out on audible. Please keep them coming! :-)
Outstanding. Exhilarating. FUN!!!!!!!
I really don't want to give anything away so this is what I will say. This is the book when Kate is revealed about who she is. I have been waiting for the big reveal and it was so WORTH the wait.
I love Renee Raudman. She always makes me feel what the character is feeling. Her voices for Curren and the other characters come off PERFECT.
I did listen to this in one sitting and I have that buzzing in my wats because my headphones have been attached to my head for 16 1/2 hours.
Ilona Andrews has once again delivered us a perfect story.
Renee Raudman is a perfect Kate Daniels. :-)
I just don't understand. Why audible insists on using Shayna Thibodeaux as a narrator for all these great upcoming books when I have heard and read just how unsuitable her voice is for romance.
The story was great. I love Katy Evans writing style. Her books always include a great plot along with the romance.
Shayna Thibodeaux. Stop using Shayna Thibodeaux as a narrator for romance. She is more suitable for teen books that DON'T read as a romance. I just really don't understand why audible ignores the bad reviews. Follow the fans advice withShayna Thibodeaux, STOP using her as a romance narrator. Please, the audiobook might sell more. Her voice is very immature, she sounds like a 14 year old. This book is supposed to be a bit steamy and sexy but it sounded ridiculous.
I stopped listening and bought the e-book. It was wonderful. I'm returning this book.
Yes, audible needs to put some effort into casting. Teen books need a teen like narrator.YA books need a young adult narrator.New adult needs an older more mature read. I'm a little concerned why producers at audible seem to think its ok using a very young, immature, 14 yr old voice for a women in her mid twenties - thirty. REALLY????
I would probably listen to this one again further down the road. Excellent book!
This was Luke, Kate's and Taylor's story and IMO the best in the series. Very likable characters and I just loved watching how Luke and his daughter get to know each other. This book deals with some difficult abuse topics towards the end of the book mostly, the romance was really sweet and I enjoyed how the other characters from book one and two are intertwined. The writing was really well done, the way the author writes I felt like I was on Dare Island up close and personal. I could smell Tess's chocolate chip cookies.
I loved her male voice for Luke. I think Sophie Eastlake is very talented and I love how she gets involved in her reading and makes you feel like you are actually in the book with her!
I have been listening to the three Dare books consistently over the past four days, so yes, I would consider this one sitting. :-)
I loved the first book - Carolina Home Allison & Matts story
Did not enjoy the second book - Carolina girl - Meg & Sam's story
The best was the third book - Luke & Kate's story.
Just a quick note I tolerated the second book knowing it's apart of the series, I just really dislike the female character Meg. I wrote a review.
This book very much worth the credit. :-)
This is Meg & Sam's story, I would change out Meg from this book completely. I hated her. There were no redeeming qualities to her.
Up to the very last sentence of this book I wanted Meg to get run over by a big MAC truck!She'sa miserable, self absorbed, abrasive, selfish, greedy, rude, non empathetic, very uptight and I actually felt compared to her other family members ... Very disloyal!
I have always enjoyed Sophie Eastlake, her voices are perfect.
There is a book after this one and it's called Carolina Man. I hope I enjoy the next one and I hope Meg gets run over by that truck. ;-)
This unfortunately was part of a series and if you skip it you may miss some of what's happening for book three. Sorry.
Yes, it was a great story, very likable H/H. The beginning brings you in right away. I loved the family interaction with each other. This is a very light romance, not much sex but the love build up is really great.
I loved the ending, I bought book two.
I love Sophie Eastlake. She gives a great performance.
I did listen in one sitting. :-)
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