I have read several of Laurann's books. I like the New Species the best. I thought Simone did a very good job in this audio.
This had some potential but I find Shana's character a little annoying. I am all for a strong female character but sometimes in these Zorn stories, that is all that defines the woman lead character. There is very little mixture of both hard and soft. It is like in these stories, Laurann has a difficult time balancing the two. I sometimes did not understand why Berr cared so much for Shana. Except for being a human woman, I did not find anything in her character that would attract him to her. She was always mouthy, cursing, and always had an attitude. So, while i am for being a strong woman, there has to be more to the character than that. I sometimes found myself skipping ahead because Shana would start complaining yet again about the same things. I think Laurann did a great job with the third story in this series. I felt the female lead was much more balanced.
The love scenes between Berr and Shana were nice.
I would like it if Laurann could reduce the foul language. I wrote this before but I am not sure it is necessary to use such language just to make the characters tough. I really like her work overall and because I listen to many of her books, I do get to hear the curse words often. After a while, it starts to grate on the nerves.
Yes. These are great stories. The characters are very interesting and the story telling is also great.
I like ALL of the Dragos and Pia books. I really hope we get more. I think these two characters are the best of the the entire series of the Elder Races.
I connect to books in a closer way when I hear them read and Sophie does an excellent Dragos!
I would not rename it. It is fine.
PLEASE bring back more Dragos and Pia stories and include Peanut.
I love all of the books featuring Dragos and Pia. Please keep them coming. Maybe a longer book next time?
Story line, performance, characters, everything.
Tatiana and Todd are great. I think more stories should have male and female performers rather than one voice for the entire story to capture the male and female characters. Please continue this trend.
I really like the male characters of these books.
Not much to say except...keep them coming!
Please write another book with Dragos. I really like his character and the story. Another short story would be fine.
Yes. It is a really good story. It is a great balance of romance, a close bond between brothers, and intrigue. I only wished it lasted longer. I have listed to it two times and know I will eventually listen to it again.
When Blake and Dominique finally let themselves see that they care for each other.
Wow...so many. All the scenes between Blake and Dominique and those between the brothers are good.
This is a great book. It was a change listening to a man, Brandon, narrate and it was nice. There were times when I wished to hear a female for Dominique and Elise, but the male voice was perfect for the male characters, and there were more male characters than female. Tanya's other audio book about the Vikings is also a great read and I would recommend that as well.
I really like Valiant. He is one of my favorite species.
He goes for it but he also cares a great deal. The flow of the story is very good and kept me interested. The characters are very interesting. I like how Laurann keeps the previous characters in the story so that we feel there is a progression from one book to the next. Having read Book 4 and 5 already, Justice is my favorite, then Brawn and then Valiant as species characters. But wait...Wrath seems good. Keep reading these stories!
She did a fine job.
I could have in maybe three.
I would recommend that folks stick with the series. These stories are really good, though some will be better than others of course. I can't wait to ready the next one.
Yes. It is a very good story but I would recommend that it be read with the other Cyborg books to be an even better read.
Yes. I could have.
This is really my favorite book of this series. The story is good and flows nicely, the pace is good, I really like the characters. These books have really gotten better and better. I was loosing interest at around the fourth book but wanting to give the series another chance, I skipped a few and read this one. Now, I want to go back and read the prior two books. Good job!
This one is very good. I will listen to it again.
I liked all of the characters. Justice's character was developed in the earlier versions and this story really did not deviate from what we have learned about him. It really filled out a lot of his story. I really liked all the characters and it was not too much angst. This is my favorite New Species so far. Justice is also my favorite New Species so far.
She did the male and female characters very well.
Yes. I could have easily done that if I had the time.
I have liked Fury, Valiant and Justice. I was not too fond of Slade because it went too fast and ended abruptly. Brawn is great as a character but the story started good and ended annoyingly. I look forward to the next one (#6). I do wonder why some of Lauranne's women (especially in her Zor series) use foul language so often. It is grating after a while and while I am sure it is for emphasis, after a while it is just a bit much.
I think the basic story was good but I found Becka annoying. I liked Brawn but Becka was a pain in being so difficult. It was really a bit much and her anger went on way too long. She should have been easier to deal with earlier in the book so that we could see their relationship develop more.
Brawn is the most interesting. Like I said, Becka was annoying. I just wish they would have talked more because the mis-perceptions were silly. And boy, she had a potty-mouth.
Yes. I liked Vanessa's performance in this book.
Having read 5 books now, my favorite is Justice and my next favorite is Valiant. This one is my least favorite. I am sure the next one will be better.
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