David Weber is one of my absolute favorite authors and this series is an example why.
This is a great story made truly outstanding by the fantastic narration by Nick Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan goes beyond mere narration into voice acting, going so far as to use different geographical accents for characters from different parts of the story's world. This extra touch makes the story come to life for me.
Story starts out fairly violent and cruises for a while working on the relationship of the heroine (and make no mistake, she is a heroine, not a damsel in distress) with her new husband and new clan. The characters in the story were well done. The narration really drew me into the story and made it real. Kristen Potter had great accents for the characters and she did a very good job with male voices. The end of the story ends with some suspense and action that was fine, but sort of gilding the lily on this great listen.
Solid narration by Morgan Hallett. Definitely more enjoyable than reading - for me narration keeps me from skipping parts of the story and makes immersion in the story deeper. A nit pick was that some of her pauses seemed overly long.
This is not the first book in the series, Having read all the books, I was already familiar with the characters and their quirks, although GA Aiken does provide some description of the characters as they appear in the book. I hope they add the other books to the audio library. I would certainly purchase them. The main concept is that dragons in this world can morph into a human shape. And most humans don't know that.
The series is sort of a romance/comedy/fantasy action story. The "romance" and language is explicit at time - this is not a book for young readers.
The number one attraction for me of these stories is the humor. And I'm a sucker for romances with happy endings.
His voice acting really helped bring the story and the individual characters to life. I loved the accents he selected for the characters in the story.
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