The narrator killed this one. I bought this audiobook on sale because I just wanted to hear my second fav again. Jim Frangione is a great narrator but not for the BDB. His voice has a nice smooth sound but the slang of the BDB just does not sound right coming out of his mouth. The story is great and it's hot as hell but it's definently better read than listened too.
Definitely near the top, I look forward to listening to this series again.
Political intrigue and convoluted conspiracies. Feels like you're on the verge of figuring out what is going when a completely different explanation is given making the story that much better.
Narrator was great! Some of the characters get a little confusing in spots but overall he did a very good job. Narrators are usually the kiss of death for me and Mr. Reynolds was very entertaining.
No. There is so much deceit and plotting that you really need to take your time to ponder what's going on before getting more clues.
This story started out slow while learning all the different characters and locations, kings and queens, prisons and towers and castles, bad guys and good guys, etc. Once I got down who was who and where they belonged I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.
If you're looking for paranormal with lots and lots and lots of sex then this is the one for you. I can't even remember what the plot was because everytime you turn around he has to sleep with her again. It was redundant and cheesy.
Let me first say that I was a HUGE fan of BDB before "Avenged." "Avenged" just seemed a little too sappy for me and "Mine" has followed right in its footsteps. Aside from the multiple plots (some of which didn't go anywhere, i.e. the haunted house, huh) between Quinn being completely out of character with Blaylock and Ward's attempt to sound cool by overdoing the slang that originally attracted me to this series, it took me FOREVER to get through this book. I don't discount the fact that it may have been Jim Frangione's narrating skills being completely unsuitable for this series. Frangione is a great narrator but not for the BDB. I even bought Vishous' story on sale (which I absolutely loved when I read) and didn't enjoy it because of Frangione. I think I'll wait to read Payne's story. Luckily I read a lot or this book may have killed BDB for me. I gave three stars because I see the potential in the written word but not the spoken one this time
Let me first say the narrators totally make this book. I really did not like the original narrator for this series but I was able to perserve. Ms. Ross put just enough southern accent in the lead without being overbearing and Mr. Gigante can purr in my ear anytime. Normally after so much sexual tension in a book it's gratifying to have the two antagonists finally put their petty differences aside and get down to business. This book left me drifting between loving it and feeling slightly cheated. After the explosive cliffhanger of Dreamfever, I so devasted by Barrens' death I was dying to know what Ms. Moning would do to make the story still as hot and interesting. The story was just as riveting as always but it just wrapped up so neat and tidy that I was left feeling... well, cheated. I still give five stars because I rarely find an audiobook I can get just as abosrbed in as a written text and the plot twists kept me guessing. I have listened to or read every Moning book and will continue to do so without hesitation. I'm waiting for my next highlander or another Jericho ;-)~
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