I love all Rachel Caines books in this series. I haven't finished this one yet tho. Will do an edit after I am done.
Have not finished this book yet.
Cynthia holloway, oh dear mother of all that's holy and sacred, bring back the talented Cynthia holloway!!!!!
Yes, I developed a migraine listening to Angela Dawe narrate, I am being literal too. She sounds like a mix between Mickey Mouse and a pixie. It is so painful to listen to her I don't know if I can finish with the audiobook. She makes Myrnin sound nothing like how Cynthia portrayed him. Myrnin had spunk and was mischievous and fiery, now he sounds like a monotone pixie speaking.
I'll come back when I am through "READING" this book and re-review it.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Molly Harper, but the writing styles are way similar. I enjoyed the first book and this book is no different. Instead of following Liv and her story we get to follow Stacy and her's. All magic going awry what's not to like. Some of it felt predictable but it was a good soft filler read. New characters are introduced and I am actually anxious to see who the next book will follow, Peach or Tobias maybe? I would love more on Tobias' background. Just hope it doesn't take as long to publish as this one did.
I think Lucy March is a solid writer and look forward to reading more of her books.
As always, anything Amanda Ronconi reads is gold, she was an excellent choice for this series.
*** NO SPOILERS ***
First let me start by saying I am a huge "In Death" fan. I have loved almost all of these books and rank Susan Ericksen as one of my top 3 female narrators.
In my opinion the last few books have been lacking everything that is Dallas and Roarke. Eve seems to have lost her edge, the chemistry between her and Roarke is more subdued and it feels like there is a different writing style going on here. I'm not sure if Robb is getting bored with the series or if someone else is writing these books for her but the edge is definitely gone. We get sneak peeks into the other characters but just briefly, we also get insight into Mavis' past and that was cool, but the funny & witty interactions and banter between all my other fav characters is gone in this book. We keep hearing about a Christmas bash which is constantly being brought up but it is never written about. I miss the old books where we got more of the supporting characters and not just Eve and criminal.
I feel it's time for Robb to wrap up the series and get Eve pregnant already if this is the writing style we're going to get from now on.
Onto S. Ericksen, as I said, she is a top fav of mine, however, with this book she seemed to be bored with it as well. The beginning was dragging, it was read so subdued and slowly. It did pick up near the end though. I usually zip through these books at warp speed but I found my mind wandering and couldn't stay focused. The entire book just felt disjointed.
I know every die hard fan will read this book no matter what but it was just meh for me.
Nothing new is going on and I really miss Roarke's family & friends.
For any NEW to the series readers, please do not let this review discourage you from starting the series because you will be missing out on a wonderful treat of about 30 plus books, it's just the last few that have been going downhill.
Remember to start with book 1 - "Naked in Death".
I listened to this book straight through with no breaks, I couldn't tear myself away from it. I can't imagine a more perfect ending to the series. This book was full of action, humor, sarcasm, & a whirlwind of emotions. I was so excited to see there was an extra addition to the Night Huntress family as well. We also get all our questions from the last book answered in this one. I couldn't have hoped for a better ending to the series. I will most definitely miss Cat & Bones but hopefully J. Frost will grace us with novellas and side character books.
Tavia, as always, does an amazing job narrating this series. She never disappoints.
I recommend this series to anyone who likes para/rom with a side of kick butt female, and a hot, sexy male lead to go along with her.
This is the series that got me hooked on audiobooks, hopefully you'll give this series a try, it's so worth it.
The book lost me about half way through. I still think the story is unique in concept but the author over uses many phrases and the main character complains so much about his lungs and being winded because he smokes but next scene is lighting up again, urghh....
In one scene he smokes six cigarettes in a row and wonders why he can't run!?!
I don't think I'll be moving on to book 3. I can't take anymore of repeated lines and constant whining of Adam.
The narrator is good with the male voices and with the female lead but every other female voice he does is awful.
I really wanted to like this series but I have to leave it here.
Unique & interesting story but over use of many phrases and lines. Off the top of my head, here are a few. "She took in a deep breath and blew out a line of air" used way too many times. The main character, Adam, smokes and constantly complains about his lungs and how hard it is for him to breathe when he exerts himself but never speaks of quitting and in the next scene is smoking again only to complain more. He also talks about "The one thing you learn in the Guild is..." And throughout the book points out MANY of the one thing the Guild teaches them. It's little things like this that put me off to the book but the storyline is interesting enough that I went ahead with the second book. I have to say I had a hard time following the second book starting halfway through. But that will be in that review.
The narrator did a good job but his voices for the women needs work. I'm sure it's hard for a man to do justice to a female voice but his portrayal for the women was just awful except for the main female character.
I'm not sure if I would recommend this book. If you are ok with the over use of phrases and so on then give the book a chance, it may not be as annoying to everybody else as it was to me.
I love how Harper mixes her HMH crew into her Naked Werewolf series. This story follows the packs doctor as she runs away from her past. We get to meet a new werewolf and learn the backstory on the doc. We get humor, love and life issues in this installment. As always Ronconi is perfection. Looking forward to more from the dynamic duo.
This book was way less predictable than Harper's last ones and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was short, funny and had great recipes for the holidays. I can't wait to learn more about Gigi, the mystery guy and the psychic predictions! I love the way Harper keeps adding to the HMH family but I think I'm going to have to keep a list of who's who or re read all the books.
Would recommend to all Harper fans.
I cannot believe this was written in the 80's. This book is captivating, entertaining, humorous, heart warming and emotional. I found myself wanting more, watching Ender grow up and the trials he goes through at such a young age tugged at my heart strings. I really liked the story of Peter and Valentine as well. Honestly, I'm glad they made a movie because I probably would not have picked this book up otherwise. I always read the books before a movie and I can't be sure the movie can do the book justice but I will definitely be seeing the movie.
The narration was perfect. I am a very picky listener and don't like trying new narrators because they can absolutely ruin a book. These readers did an amazing job. I never got confused on the characters and it flowed seamlessly.
Onto the next. I am a Orson Scott Card fan for life now!!!
***NOTE THAT I HAVE NOT READ ENTIRE BOOK YET***
My star rating for the book is not fair because I have not gotten past chapter 3 and that is because of Angela Dawe! So my star rating for narration is spot on.
I was so excited for this audiobook, the last Morganville book, resolution to all the characters yay!!! But why oh why did Angela Dawe NOT read or listen to the advice/criticisms of all the wonderful reviewers of "Fall of Night" (and all the other Morganville books she narrated)? For "Fall of Night" I gave A. Dawe a 3/5 star rating on narration because she actually sounded like she had listened to ALL the complaints of the listeners and upped her game. On this book, I don't know if she is just saying screw it, it's the last book who cares or what but I cannot get past chapter 3. I am sadly going to have to return this book and buy the e book to enjoy the ending of our Morganville residents.
My complaint is mainly towards the narrator and not Rachel Caine who is an amazing writer and storyteller. I have read all of her series and they are wonderful. I always feel bad leaving a negative review for a book due to the narrator because I don't think it's fair to the author but on the other hand, the author should respect the listeners and look at the feedback and take action. Everyone who reads this, please go read all of the narrator reviews for A. Dawe for this series and you will see what I am talking about. I just wish Cynthia Holloway could have lasted this entire series or they would have heeded the advice of the listeners and changed from A. Dawe.
**I will happily edit my review once I READ the book** I have no doubt the book is amazing!
I had the honor to read this book with my 10 yo twins, this book is what piqued their interest in reading, that is a hard task to accomplish!! Now it's on audio and I KNEW I had to get it. My kids have already made me read them the book twice (1 ch each night) so I'm thrilled they can now read along with the audio vsn.
This book is just magical. It is soulful, emotional, witty, humorous, adventurous, and heartfelt. I would have to say this book is akin to the Harry Potter series without seeming like a copycat of the book. It is very original and I love it.
Ok so the story, no spoilers here, just some info. We start off getting to know Will Cleary, 12 yo boy whose twin sister went missing when they were age 2. Will has two amazing pets who have been with him for ten years and that's all I'll say on that. Will's parents have been trying to find Emmy for the past ten years with no luck and by doing so Will feels neglected so he jumps in and helps with the search, not knowing all the magical stuff that will be revealed to him.
Will lives in the Sound realm which would be "our" realm and Emmy was taken to the Echoe realm where everything is different, magical and beautiful. We get to go on the adventures with Will and see what the Echoe realm holds. This is the fourth time reading this book and I love it more each time.
Narrator - David Radtke is a very new reader, this is his first book from what I can tell. I would have to say its hard after reading the book to hear someone else's interpretation of the characters voices. If you have not read the book and are just listening for the first time, I think you will really enjoy his narration. He has a kid friendly voice and my twins told me they preferred him over me (heart breaking!)
Oh and one thing NO ONE should miss out on are the illustrations. They are magical themselves. I was lucky to win a hard cover book in a contest and before each chapter is an illustration. I recomend that whoever buys this audiobook goes to the authors FB page or website and look at how beautiful the art is.
HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
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