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I really like Sylvia Day's Crossfire series, so I wanted to see what she could do with a bit of the paranormal. The story itself is interesting but the narration is HORRIBLE. The guy sounds like "the agent" from the The Matrix and it's not too fun to be listening to a steamy scene with THAT voice....very bad pick there audio studio!
The world is very complex, it has angels and demons and vampires, and somehow they are all related, but yet hunt each other, but only certain angels hunt certain vampires and so on...it's very complex like I said. The steamy scenes tried to be steamy, but once again THAT voice...*shudder*.
I'll get the next one, just hope it has a different narrator.
This was a nice distraction from my normal read...we have a hot guy who is destined to be chief of his clan, and we have an opinionated strong woman who is ticking all the men in her clan off because she won't act like a "proper" lady, she acts like a shrew...skinning them alive with her tongue!
I found this book to be light, and charming, but with some real substance that I found very fun to listen to. And the accents....wow...swoon!
I would get this book again in a heart beat :-)
When you are tired of intense books, or tired of people finding their mates and just poof living happily ever after in a book where everything just seems to magically work out for everyone I HIGHLY recommend you pick up a Molly Harper Book where nothing works out the way you think it will and you will laugh until you cry and smile while you listen.
Some people don't want to get into these books because they think it's just another vampire series, they could not be further from the truth! In this book our human leading lady Iris owns a company who provides a special service...see ever since the vampires where outed by a lawsuit in the late 90's the general population has just had to accept that they really do exist. Part of that acceptance is creating sparkling fang toothpaste, Fo-type O (a fake blood replacement), and even vampire protection kits...all of which are available at the local Wal-Mart....nope not kidding! Iris's business is providing daytime services to the un-dead, for a nominal fee of course! She picks up donor blood, get's their pets groomed, cleans their house for the company they are having tonight and is just a personal assistant to the un-dead...but to be honest they kind of creep her out! She tries very hard never to meet any of them on purpose and never after dark.
That is until she goes to a new clients house and accidentally trips over his poisoned body on the floor. Oh she is SOOO not happy about being near the un-dead especially when the man asks for her help, for a sizable fee he needs her to take him home with her so he can figure out who tried to kill him. Waiting at home is her 17 year old sister, her mouthy opinionated, sneaky snarky sister...oh this is going to go well! It also doesn't hurt that the vampire is H-O-T!
The snarky jabs and jibes are hilarious, and I can't recommend these books and the narrator enough! Whenever I need a pick-me-up I turn to Molly Harper, she never disappoints! Put all her books in your wish list so audible can tell you when they go on sale, but to be honest I would pay full price for this slice of uncomplicated heaven.
This is book 2 in the series and the cliffhanger from book 1 had me downloading this ASAP! We pick up where book 1 left off and our leading lady has made it back to the states and is trying to figure out her career...which she does. Meanwhile her handsome mystery man searches for her, unbeknownst to her.
This book has it's ups and downs, it's sweet moments and it's moment where I just want to turn off my phone and yell at these characters for being monumentally stupid...but then I want to cry because they want the same thing but their lives won't let it happen...or will it?
Good follow up book, the characters even felt more real in this sequel and I want to find out what happens in book 3 but to be honest I'm exhausted by these two at the moment so I think I'll take a break...which the lack of a cliffhanger allows me to :-)
The narrators are still the same...I could be imagining it but I think the southern twang has become a bit better, but overall I'm still disappointed by the woman's version of the mens voices and I'm really disappointing in the man's version of both genders. The women sound like they are drugged up and the man voices...gesh...adjust the speed or something I swear it sounds like he is reporting a horse race not a love scene!
Overall, still recommended.
This book takes place in Australia...there is both a male and a female narrator and they take turns doing the male and female POV. Both do an excellent Australian Accent, they may actually be Australian, but the leading lady is an American with a southern twang and GESH...*shudder* worst accent EVER! I seriously almost didn't get past chapter one, but I was intrigued with the story enough to get through it...and I'm glad I did.
The story was pretty good, and original, so that was a nice change. Multimillionaire winery owner doesn't do the relationship thing. In the past relationships have been horrible, women trying to trick him for his money and overall it has damaged him from ever wanting anything but sex from a woman. He picks out a random stranger and offers her a deal...no real names, have a 3 week relationship with me, then never contact me again...and during those 3 weeks I'll make you feel like a princess. Surprisingly women go along with this.
Enter our leading lady, she doesn't know what to do with her life so when her best friend said "I'm going to spend the winter with my brother in Australia and you should come and stay for free, I'll even buy your plane ticket"...well how could a girl refuse? She meets the mystery man on her first night in town and things get steamy, very steamy for the next 3 months rather than 3 weeks...there is a bit of a cliffhanger at the end which prompted me to buy book 2 right away, but overall these 2 are a bit on the intense side, and it is a love story with lots of steam. I would recommend this book if you want a love story and can get past the HORRIBLE narration.
Okay, I miss Dragos and the Griffins, that has got to be why I didn't fall in love with this book. This one doesn't even touch on NY or Dragos for more than 30 seconds just to say the main character went to the games in NY and it was fun..poof that was it, just a brief second to connect with the fan favorites of the Weir domain.
This story takes place in the Night kind Domain, the Vampire Domain, and it was a decent story, just not all enrapturing like the Weir Domain stories. In this story we hear from the Gin and the vampires mostly, and we got to hear more about Julian, which was good because he seemed really shady in other books due to all his interactions with Carling...anyway....If you like the Elder races you will like the book and revisiting this wonderful world of Mrs. Harrison, but think of it as a short story rather than the next novel in the series so you won't be disappointed.
If you haven't started this series just drop what you are doing and go download the first book...no seriously go now!
This has got to be one of the most highly rated series on Audible, and it is well deserved! This is a world full of vampires, protectors, hero's...and none of it is cheesy, and none of it is what you think it will be. These books are written for adults, and boy oh boy are they awesome!
This is the story of the french Immortal Lizette, and Zach the um...let's call him Seth's long lost cousin. I had to give this book 4 stars because it took a bit of head bashing for the truth to come out that I knew in chapter one and to be honest Mrs. Duvall doesn't usually play with us like that...but a 4 for an immortal guardian book is like a 7 for a normal run of the mill book.
The narrator was wonderful, as usual, and everyone has their own voice and the men sound like men...and some swoon worthy accents too! Yummy yummy!
If you are a fan of the series this book is required listening because we hear about all of our old friends...Rolland is still anti-social, although Zach could give him a run for his money on that one....Marcus is still over protective, David is still cool as ice and someone is having naughty dreams about Sheldon...oh and want to know what happens with Amy and her pregnancy......dum...dum....dummmmmmmmmmm Read on!
In this story we have a strong leading lady....she is a social worker and use to putting up with the dark side of life...she has a heart of gold but feels she isn't making a difference. Enter Connel...Prince of Atlantis who is 500 years old and recently released from 7 years of torture. He wasn't looking for the other half of his soul...but there she was on the beach and he was done for!
This story had twists and turns and although predictable at times it was in a good way. The leading lady Riley is one tough cookie, which I like in my heroins, and she puts Connel in his place...OFTEN. Social worker meets spoiled heir to the thrown...hehehe, it was a fun ride. The tension was thick and high and had some nice scenes.
Overall I would call this book Paranormal Romance Light...not too angsty, not edge of your seat nail bitter, but very well done. It helped that the mythical world of Atlantis was explained without going into the nitty gritty boring details...and of course there were some bad guys to deal with.
Overall I didn't mind the male narrator, wish the female voices were a bit more feminine, but the male voices were of course yummy yummy yummy!
Onto my next "A" book....how many of these do I have? I'm sure I will break into the "B" books soon...and I know I have at least one "C" book I haven't listened to yet.
The leading lady is struggling in life...she doesn't really know her place in the world so she is at a dead end job, with a string of dead end boy friends, she has just been playing it safe in life not willing to fully go after any one thing. Enter the hero of our story...Torment...yes that is his MMA fighter name and it suits him! He's damaged due to his past, she is damaged due to hers, can they heal each other or is the damage too great for either of them to have a happily ever after?
I liked this book, don't get me wrong...it had many great qualities that I like in a book. A dark hero, a lady in distress, and some kink...but it just didn't tie together like I thought it should. I can't put my finger on it, it just didn't all come together...maybe it needed to be longer, or maybe this is a fluff story trying to be deep and missing the mark?
I'd still be willing to read book 2 about Jake and Amanda, but it isn't on my list of dear God when is audible going to get that book!
Still, if you can catch it for a credit or on sale I say go for it, it was enjoyable.
Narrator does 1 good male voice and the rest just sound dopey. And the plot...gesh! Okay, I only got 2 hours into it, I won't lie, but I feel justified.
The heroine of the story was just plain dumb, I mean truly too stupid to live. She starts an affair with her practically engaged boss, realizes that is NOT a good plan and starts dating someone else. Of course the boss is pissed, the new guy is clueless, and everyone seems to be sleeping with everyone. Lots of cheating, no condoms used, and the word Love is tossed around like the word of the day!
I finally turned it off when guy#1 was at her house, and 2 minute after he leaves guy#2 knocks on her door....she jokes "What did you do drive around the block until the coast was clear?", he admits he did...then after guy#2 leaves guy#1 calls and she acts like she hasn't seen him in days...um....he was JUST THERE!!!
Poorly written, poorly executed, not worth the $4.95 I paid for it....and the "steamy" scenes had zero steam! They were written in almost a clinical way, no buildup, no play by play in a sensual way...have I mentioned this book had ZERO redeeming value?
Anyway, still going through my library of books I have purchased and never got around to listening to. I'm hoping my next "A" book is better than this drivel.
I have to say...it had such promise and then it got detoured, like through a volcano, on the other side of the world, during a time warp...detoured!
The synopsis has nothing to do with the plot, which in a nut-shell is:
Emma has heard a voice in her head for as long as she could remember...finally at age 22 the voice agrees that he is doing more harm than good and if she will travel to Mexico she can set his body free and he will get out of her head...so of COURSE she goes off to Mexico. There are chases, sexual tension (hampered by the fact that there is a consequence to touching him..of course there is!), a who can you trust plot...all in all it had really great bones but I guess the editor thought incessant whining and internal dialogue that goes on for HOURS was a good thing? *shrug*
In order to read this book you have to suspend reality, and I don't just mean like accept the idea that there are God"s", perhaps suspend common sense would be a better way to put it. The whole mess could have been avoided, the big dramatic climaxes were basically fizzled because you just stare at your listening device and say "well THAT was stupid!", as you slowly beat your head against the wall for STILL listening to this drivel!
WHEW, rant over...I obviously won't be getting another book by this author, but on the bright side narrator was decent! Her Spanish male accent....shiver!!!! *SIGH*
Okay enough said...off to some other nonsense in my library. I have decided I have too many unread books (curse you $4.95 sales), and so I'm starting at "A" and working through them...enjoy the ride!
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