I am now hooked on another series (I need another series like a need a hole in the head)...I really enjoyed this one both the audio and the book. I like the parallel world, and how the histories are the same people (mostly) but different situations....I like the characters and Jace is pretty kick ass...this had everything I like, snark, humor, mystery, adventure...and Cassius....while he appears to be a "good guy" I'm still holding judgement on him...still need more background before I decide...and some of my favorite lines:
Because, as we all know, nothing solves insomnia like a nice warm glass of regret, depression, and self-loathing.
“You can bring three things with you,” the man says. He has no accent, but somehow that just reinforces the idea that he’s a foreigner. In fact, I’m sure this is the first time he’s ever been to my country. “The three things you feel are most instrumental to you doing your job. Choose carefully.” I’m pretty straightforward. I grab my handgun, my laptop, and the carton of ammunition I keep under my bed.
Ah. If whisky is the water of life, coffee is the whisky of Nirvana. “Brain . . . activating,” I mutter. “Will to live . . . returning.”
“I look over at him. He stares straight ahead.
"So," I say. "Golem, huh?"
"I prefer the term 'Mineral-American.”
“Stubborn, too?” “Yes, ma’am,” he says with a smile. “Though I prefer the term ‘option recognition deficient.’
Plausible deniability ain’t just a river in Egypt.”
This was good, an interesting take on vampires and werewolves. I think what kept this from a solid 4 stars is that Zoe while likable bugged me a bit, I can't quite pinpoint if it was how she was written or how she sounded with the narration, this is not a complaint about the narration Kate Rudd did a wonderful job.
I liked the mythology and archaeology in this one, I found this part of it very interesting. While this did not have a "cliffhanger" ending, it does leave a lot of unanswered questions and no book two available to answer those questions...which is a bit frustrating cause book 2 is not out until March....
I really liked this one, did a re-read with the audio cause I realized I had the second book but could not quite remember everything from this one....and I had a feeling I was combining other book plots/stories to my recollections of this one.
The narration was well done, lots of action, chemistry and a bit of suspense which makes for an excellent read...or listen.
Down to You 2.5....not quite a 3 star read
While the book irritated me a bit in the beginning, I think it was mostly the narration, individually both narrators were good and I am of the opinion if you are going to have two narrators let the girl narrate all the girls and the boy narrate all the boys....not back and forth on the POV's because then each character has two different voices....other than that "pet peeve" of mine the narration of the story was good.The story itself....I ended up figuring out the "twist" about a chapter or two before Olivia...so as far as a book being written well enough that you don't figure it out right away that was well done. Olivia as a character while I did not hate her...I did not like her a whole lot either. Cash & Nash...while appealing and certainly sexy...that was about all they had going for them for most of the book.I was entertained by the story, I don't feel the need to move on to book two as I am not that invested in the characters, but am happy with the HFN ending....
The story was good and I enjoyed it...but how it was wrapped up seemed a bit rushed....and with what we know of one of the characters a bit unbelievable....I really enjoyed the world created mostly current times with dragons (as dragons not shifters) and humans living side by side.
I am undecided on the narration, in the beginning I did not care for it, but her voice grew on me and while great for most of the characters some of the dragons would have been better with a deeper voice (while not really feasible...I think it would be awesome if all audio's had "full cast" narration) I know that realistically I'm not going to get all the voices to be what I think they should be.
So all in all a good read/listen and hope the author does more in this world.
I had actually read an ARC of this before it came out then jumped on the audio as soon as it was available. Jim Frangoine is a wonderful narrator, and while I don't always like how he narrates (I thought he fell a little flat in A Perfect Storm) I thought he did a great job on this one.
I really liked this one, I had not read the first one in the series but had no problem following the story. We met Alice in the the second "Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor" series, and I am glad we get to see her again and that she gets a HEA. And it was pretty cool to see Trace too.
As with all the men in these books, Reese falls hard and fast for Alice, he wants to know her secrets and Alice is afraid of what Reese will think of her when he finds out the truth about her past...amidst all of this is the search for the "bad" cops within the ranks and then Alice gets herself involved in a whole new mess by assisting a girl in need.
I loved seeing Alice come out of her shell and not only get involved with Reese but make new friends and get back in touch with her family. This was a great read and I cannot wait for Rowdy's book....I also wonder if Dash will get his book with Lieutenant Peterson??
So now I want to go back and read all the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor books then the fist book in this series and then this one again....
I LOVED this book..it is my first Nora Roberts (as herself and not JD Robb).
Elizabeth was heartbreaking as was Liz to a certain extent.... Abigail was great, she made me laugh and at times she almost made me want to cry...Brooks what can I say about Brooks other than I think I found my new BBF...Abigail and Brooks together were just great.
Julia Whelan did a wonderful job with the narration.
LOVED IT!!! But what the hell....how could it just end where it did and we now have to wait until 2014 to find out....that's just mean.....and as usual Lorelei King does a fabulous job!
I love this series and am thrilled that it is being released in audio..... Charlotte Kane does a great job with the narration.
I was not sure how much I would like this one....I was not sure if I liked Arizona when we met her in Savor the Danger (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #3) but she really grew on me in this one. After everything she has survived she is still fighting to right the wrongs and also for acceptance for who she is. Spencer is a total alpha male and really needed to pull his head out of his ass...while I really liked him the one thing that really bugged me was his initial need to fix Arizona . The only one who really see's and understands who Arizona is is Chris (he is the smart one after all). Eventually everyone comes around and see's that yes, Arizona can hold her own and she really is okay as is...and yes Spencer does get his head out of his ass and proves he is a good guy after all.
While the narrator on this one is a good narrator in general (I have listened to him narrate other books and liked him), I found him to be a bit to flat for this story, there is a lot of emotion and he did not really convey that, while not a "monotone reader" there was not a lot of emotion expressed in his reading.
I liked this story when I read it so when the audio was available at the awesome price of $2.99 whispersync deal I thought I would give it a try. There are few male narrators that can really pull of romance or erotica...Christian Fox did a great job....there were a couple of character voices he did that did not quite match what I had in my head while reading but he pulled of Cade and Trevor really well.
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