Good story. Enjoyed the characters, the storyline and the humor. It's not a laugh out loud humor, but a more subtle makes you smile. I enjoy the way the author adds levity to various situations in the story.
I love Amanda Ronconi's narrations. She is great at distinguishing the characters voices and good with accents. That's very important to me. If the narration is bad, then I sometimes have to stop listening to the book. NEVER the situation with an Amanda Ronconi narration. She always does an excellent job!
If you like light, paranormal romances, you'll enjoy this book.
Find some way to down play the puppets. For the most part I really didn't like them. I understand the role they play, but I think they could have been written in without being such an integeral part of Annie's life that she constantly heard their voices in her head and she talked to them as if they were real? I found it annoying and it creeped me out a bit and made me question her sanity.
I enjoyed the flash backs to Annie's youth so that you understood the history, as she knew it, between her and Theo (her love interest). I also enjoyed slowly uncovering the truth about Theo and his life. The mystery of who was trying to get her to leave the island was interesting as well.
Yes. Very distinct voices. Would happily listen to another of her narrations.
Lack of puppets. Did I mention I really didn't like them?
This book is a little over 12 hrs long. If you can force yourself to get through the first 4 hrs or so, then it starts to change and gets better. I have to say that I really haven't enjoyed the last two books SEP has written. I found that I was forcing myself to continue on and finish them. If this trend continues I will drop her from my "must read" authors list.
Basically the main characters's behavior seemed implausible.
I don't think so. I wasn't very impressed with the narration. Can't put my finger on it. Just wasn't very good.
not sure if I would try another book by Susan Wiggs. When I read the synopsis it seemed interesting, but the listening was hard. It just moved along so slowly. I had to force myself to continue, but in the end I couldn't finish it.
Her limited vocabulary. It seemed that EVERY OTHER word was "Fuck", "Vagina" or "Dick/Penis". The actual story line was good and I was interested in it, but if felt like the author went overboard with the explicit words. In my opinion it was unecessary and took away from the story. I won' be reading any of her other books because of it.
Th narrator did a horrible job. Voice distinction was poor. It was hard to tell when the different characters were talking and made it confusing at times. Aside from that for the first couple of hours is sounded as if she was just reading the story. Her delivery was flat and there were times that funny things were said or thought and it took me a minute to realize it becuase of her narration.
I enjoyed the actual story line, but HATED the narrator. She had a habit of swallowing audibly after each sentence or so. It was very distracting adn annoying. If I continue with the series, it will be read it. I can't torture myself by listening to another one.
Jim the demon / dog was my favorite character becuase he was the comic relief.
I love the entire Mercy Thompson series and this latest installment wasn't a let down. Nice plot, good pace and enjoyment that the story was able to involve, to some extent, all the old characters from previous books. If you enjoy the series this one will continue to please.
I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to continue the series. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that it really took me a long time to get used the to narrator's voice for the leading man. So much so that I considered not continuing with the story. But about a few hours into it I was able to get accustomed to it and the story line had me hooked so I had to continue regardless. I really enjoyed the author's take on the do's and don'ts of vampires. I highly recommned this book.
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