There is not much good to say about this book except that the narrator is good. This book is full of selfishness, angst, greed etc. which I don't have a problem with, but it's choppy, jumps all over the place so much that it's hard to tell when and where the characters are. The best way to describe this book is it is that is a schizophrenic tale because it is not in touch with any reality and is all mixed up.
The plot is riviting, writing is wonderful, but what I especially like is the sense of fun that weaves throughout the story and there are quite a few belly laughs in this book. I listen with earphones and my husband hates it when I burst out laughing which makes it all the more fun because he has to listen to the book himself later.
The story is fun and entertaining but was ruined by the narrator. There were scenes that would have been humorous had the narrator done a better job. Breaths were taken too often at inappropriate times, the tone was amateurish and the characters were not developed. The overall rating was mediocre because of poor narration.
Just more of the same in this series but in this book there is more sex than any plot and even then it ends without saying what happens to the heroine. What's with that? Especially since each book has its own heroine. Maybe I'm just tired of women being portrayed as subservient. Not sure that I will buy any more of this series.
I really don't care for the narrator's male voice it makes all of the men sound like idiots or just plain weird. She's good for the rest of the reading but her men's voices are just plain distracting.
This series is captivating but this book is extra special because the author put in a scene that made me laugh so hard I cried. She did it at the perfect moment when the situation was hopeless and lots of entities, vampires, faeries and humans are dying so the "reader" is all tensed up waiting for disaster to strike and then she drops in this amazingly hilarious scene. I hope that she meant it to be funny otherwise I have a skewed sense of humor. It would be terrific if she put at least one funny scene in each of her books. The humor is much like Janet Evanovich whose Stephanie Plum books I love.
The narration is choppy making a difficult listen. However the story is quirky and fun and would have been rated much higher with a better narrator. It's good to see that future books have another narrator. Thanks
Ms Vincent repeatedly changed the identity of the first person character. This was very confusing especially since the narrator didn't do anything to differentiate the voices. It could be improved if either the author does something to identify the speaker or the narrator speaks differently for each character.
The narrator ruins the flow of the book because he mis-pronounces words. Either that, or the editor missed many malaproisms. It's a shame.
I hadn't read any of the reviews for this series until after finishing Black. After listening for about an hour, it became apparent that it is a Judeo-Christian allegory. This book is written with a very interesting setting and dual concept. It's nice to know that God has given us sinners a new beginning. It portrays a new Garden of Eden placed in the future with the presence of a man from today who lives a dual existence in today and the future.
This book is out dated and the plot is boring. The characters are not fleshed-out and one dimensional. I just couldn't immerse myself in this book. The book would be more suitable as children's literature if it wasn't based on a murder.
I didn't realize that this series was directed to juvenile audience and was therefore disappointed. I do like many juvenile books but this one did not keep my attention.
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