I have most of these books in paperback but when the opportunity came to get them on Audible I jumped at a chance to listen to something funny and well written for those times I am not in the mood for something new and unknown. I have to admit that this book and the the one with Jackie and Vincent (A Bite to Remember) are my favorites due to the kicka** attitude of the female characters. I loved how Jo doesn't get sidetracked from what is important and when it comes time for her to learn the truth about vampires she still is hesitant but doesn't go into that "Oh no, I need to run away and act like an idiot" frame of mind. If you like a strong, intelligent, take no guff off anybody and see through to the truth lead female character? This book is for you. I love Nicholas and his way of dealing with his previous loss and accepting Jo as his new lifemate. As for my favorite scene - has to be Jo's "discussion" with Lucien towards the end of the book. She had me laughing out loud there. Nicholas and Jo's story flows right into Armand's story, they tie into each other and complete the story line. If you get this one, please make sure and get "Born to Bite" as well. Both very good stories. (Eshie fits the same female character style as Jackie and Jo.) As for Kerby Heyborne as a narrator - he did a good job. I didn't have any trouble listening and feeling like I understood the characters' voices or who was talking when. If you haven't checked out this series please do. Well worth your time and money.
I already have. I loved this book. There was so much emotion and relationship to this story. I had read a post the first day it was out and the complaint was about not enough of Stephen in this story - but I have to disagree. I think Patricia did a great job of bringing him into the storyline with him not being a main character in this story. She provided so much depth to his relationship with Mercy in the few scenes he was in. Loved Gary Laughingdog and Coyote and the possibilities they bring to Mercy's future. I was thrilled to see the connection made between Fair Game and this story. Patricia has done a fairly good job with maintaining two related story lines with Mercy and Adam and that of Charles and Anna. Occasionally I notice a minor discrepancy, but realize that the changes were necessary to continue the storyline. This book left so many options for future story lines that I am very excited about the the next installment. I am so afraid that one day Patricia will say enough is enough. I don't think any of us fans will ever feel that way about her work.
The quality of this story was as good as Moon Called to me. All of them are good and I am truly in love with both of the series set in Mercy World, but Moon Called hooked me with the emotional connections between all of the characters and this book offered just as much.
Several things - Her voice is the Mercy voice I hear when I do read the text. I am very pleased that Audible and the powers that be, that they have continued with the same narrator for the whole series. That being said, I think Ms. King does a great job with the lighthearted attitude that is needed as well as the snarky thought processes of Mercy's mind. I don't think I would ever enjoy another narrator doing this series.
The whole book offered little tidbits of information that either answered long standing questions, offered new insight into situations, or gave plenty of ideas and openings for the story to go in the next couple installments. I guess the Shoes story was a good point for me. It offered a funny installment in Mercy's background and relationship with Bran.... I also liked Honey in this story. What could have been a depressing situation wasn't, and her loyalty to Adam and Mercy made me appreciate her even more than before.
Patricia Briggs' books are a mandatory pre-order for me. I don't do that with too many other authors. She was a by chance find and I haven't found too many others that stand up to her quality of stories or writing.
Ok, usually I read not only the info on the book, but the reviews others have done on a book before purchasing. This time though, I bought without even finding out who the story was about. Molly Harper books are a must have for me - many times I am pre-ordering them before they are even released. She has a great sense of humor and has a great imagination that comes through in her stories. But back to the fact that I hadn't read the summary of the book first, the only complaint I had for this book was that Gigi didn't introduce herself so it was only by the fact that I have read every story previously that I figured out who the story was about. Usually in the books, the character introduces themselves - but that in no way effects the story. I also loved getting a look at Iris after her transformation as that was where her story left off, and how Cal had grown as an over-protective father figure in Gigi's life. I sooooooo wish I knew when Gigi's full story was coming out as now I am very eager to read it next. So if you have read the Half Moon Hollow series - you need this story. If you haven't - please start with Jane's story "Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs." The series and the spin-offs for the other characters are awesome.
I don't know, I tried to listen several times and could just never get interested in the book.
It was just boring.
The narrating was ok. The story overrode the whole thing.
Couldn't get far enough into it to know.
I had figured if it was worth making into a movie it would be great. It just wasn't worth the credit.
The humor in this story was perfect. I have listened to several in the series but this one is the funniest one. I loved Mike and her sense of humor and willingness to do what needed to be done at any given point. She also has some great comebacks. I loved when she talks to herself and then fusses at her self for not listening to herself. :) I liked Big Daddy too. He had a heart of gold and some strange ways of trying to get his daughter settled. As for Theo - "Well, there was this boy." It explains it all - sort of! I didn't see the mystery ending of this story. I did see what Theo would do at the end, but it was perfect for them. I enjoyed seeing into each characters' thoughts - the good and the evil.
Her accents for both Boston and New Orleans. She did a great job of making not only the characters come to life, but she handled the humor perfectly. There are a lot of good narrators that can't bring out the best in the area of humor. Christina did an awesome job. She didn't lag or rush the story, she made sure you felt exactly what the characters were feeling. I would listen to another book by her even if by another author. She did that great of a job.
I laughed out loud many times during this book. I enjoyed it so much I have listened to it a second time just for the humor. Great story.
I can't wait to read Noah's story. Should be great. I am getting the rest of the series. The only thing is that there are several more books in the series but they aren't listed as a series on Audible. They need to be connected and in order.
The humor - when the narrator can convey the humor in the story to the point I laugh out loud - that's a great read/listen for me.
Izzy and Eibhear's story started pretty much in the second book in the series and has continued all the way thru each book. It was great to finally get their story told and G.A. Akien did a great job. She did a great job with the characters' development in that each of them had grown up and yet retained their personalities. Too often when authors have a character growing up throughout their series they feel the need to change them dramatically when it comes to their story. She didn't do that with these characters. She allowed them to be the same people/dragon as they were growing into being in the other books. - And FUNNY! I love the relationships with all the other characters - new and old.
Pronunciations of names!!!! The names of some these characters has always been a bit of a challenge and I have to hand it to Ms. Hallett that she handled it with ease. She was very consistent throughout the whole book. She does a great job with the humorous lines in the story as well. I would give her an easy 4 out of 5 for narrating. (A 5 out of 5 for me is saved for those that actually give the tears, laughter, choking, etc into the voice as they are reading it. There are very few that can do that in their narrations, but boy does it make it come alive when they do.)
Man, to pick one scene would be hard. I enjoyed the relationship of the 4 cousins. I also loved how Izzy and Eibhear interacted together. It is a great story. I truly think it was one of the best stories in the series (I have read them all.) So worth a credit if that is your method of purchasing books. (I got this one on sale due to the fact I also own it on Kindle.) Thank you Audible for providing this series in audible format. Please, please get the rest of them. This is the 6th book in the series. It could probably be read out of order....BUT there is so much backstory that you really need the whole series to truly appreciate all the punchlines and understand all the relationships of the other characters. These books truly build each story from the others. G.A. Aiken also does a great job of staying consistent with her story lines and characters. I hate when reading a series and as the author grows more comfortable, they start making glaring changes in backstories, the hows and whys of things in the series.... She stays right on track. For those that don't know - she is also the author Shelly Laurenston with the shapeshifter Pride series and Magnus Pack series (all interrelated - just grouped separately). She has 24 books/short stories (between the two author names) out altogether at this point. Her Pride series under the name of Laurenston can be read out of order without too much struggle to follow along.
There was only one point of issue for me during this story and I have had it happen in other books but this one had it multiple times. During editing, when the narrator has to go back and rerecord something not quite right the first time, it was very noticeable. It was a different tone of voice, didn't have the same quality of sound and could be a bit distracting while listening to the book. It was not something that would change the story or my true enjoyment of listening, but stood out when listening. This was not Ms. Hallett's fault in any way and doesn't take away from her skill as a narrator. Just something the producer should have paid more attention to.
I loved Scott Brick as the narrator. His voice and the personality he inflected for the characters was perfect. He has the perfect timing in his rhythm for comedy too. Truly a joy to listen to.
It was really good. I wasn't sure what to expect after listening Pros and Cons - seemed a little too far fetched concept but this one was good. Still need to understand this is a fun fiction book. You are reading this book for the fun of it, not looking for the meaning of life in it. It is a fun story and the stage is set for future books. I can't wait.
I would have to say that both Kate and Nick were really good, but I loved Nick the most, probably because his voice/personality came through and allowed you to understand why he did what he did.
I laughed out loud several times through the book, shook my head at others and had to wonder how they were going to get out of several of the situations. I knew the answer as the story happened a couple of times, but there were several I had to listen to carefully for the solution to the dilemma.
I figured that with these two authors it was going to be a good book and I wasn't disappointed. Add Scott as narrator and I loved it. Thanks
I enjoyed the story. The characters were well developed and the story line flowed. I loved the relationships with the relatives and the ending was definitely cute. None of the characters played the idiot or came across as stupid. I had a feeling about what was coming in the story line but it was well done. I didn't feel like I might as well give up because I knew what was going to happen. Truly the only problem I have with the book at all is the accent that the narrator uses for her male heroes in the books. Sadly, she has had this problem with another series. Usually her secondary characters have better fitting voices then the lead male voice. I am usually able to move beyond it enough to enjoy the book but I so would perfer a more masculine voice that fit the character. Please don't get me wrong, I love her voices for her female leads and she is great at the humor part of her roles. (She is great in Nice Girls: Jane Jamison series except for Gabriel's voice. She carries the humor part of the characters and first person narration wonderfully, but Gabriel's accent makes him come across as something less then an alpha type male.) When she has a male voice that doesn't require a foreign accent, she does a great job.
I loved this book for the humor as much as the romance. I liked the pace for the most part that Owen and Avery took their relationship - making sure to not mess up their friendship in the process. I absolutely loved when Owen went to his mom's for breakfast. Hysterical!!! You begin to understand Lizzy and her character better as well. She starts to become more 3 dimensional (if that is possible for a ghost) and really adds to the story. Even the misunderstandings between Owen and Avery are realistic. I have truly enjoyed this series as much as the Bride/Vow series that Roberts just finished. Vows left me hungry for more and this one has done a really good job of filling that gap. I loved being able to go online and see the real Inn Boonsboro while listening to get a complete picture of the descriptions of the book. That story is an interesting read too.
This book was fun. It took me a couple of tries to get going with the book (my fault not the book's) but once I got to the point of Kat and Bones meeting - it was really good. I laughed out loud so often that I was constantly getting funny looks or the comment "What's so funny?" (listening on my MP3 Player).
Good - Could Improve - This is the only problem I had with this book. Ms. Gilbert's voice for all of her characters, but one, was really pretty good and fit what you expected to hear.......but with Bones. Her English accent was hard on my ears. I struggled with Bones' voice because it was so high pitched. She had other guys with the right pitch but Bones came out sounding too high pitched for my tastes. I finally got to tolerating it by the second half of the book but would have preferred something different there. I would listen to her other books because like I said - all the other characters were great. Just wish she had chosen to do something a little deeper for Bones.
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