Don't know - didn't read the print version, but my assumption is that whenever one gets to listen to Adam Paul's sultry all-male voice, especially during the story's intimate escapades, its hard to believe that the voice in my head when I read could ever hold a candle.
The hospital scene where Ash becomes emotional.
Ash. That said he does all male voices great and distinct for each character and female voices almost as good.
I was moved a lot throughout the entire book; there was tension, anticipation, tears, laughter, yearning, squirming and heart pounding.
Well, I am not sure if it was that I felt like I had to wait a long time in anticipation of the audio release of this book or if the book was truly that much better than the other two in the trilogy, but I did like this one better. Oh, don't get me wrong, the first two were exciting and moving also, but Ash & Josie's story just "got" me in so many ways.
I believe of all of Maya Banks' books, especially those of the audio variety, this trilogy was her best thus far. Her writing and character development gets more and more refined/defined and sophisticated. I loved the way Ash talked in "clipped" sentences a lot of the time, making his point firmly, directly and defined his alpha/dominant personality and position. I can't say enough about Ms. Banks' writing and story-telling with this trilogy and hope she continues along this vein with future books - and in the not too distant future cuz' I've listened to everything Audible has offered of hers.
In this series, Beck is right along side the other two, Axel & Cage. This story was much different than the other two but equally as great.
Beck. It was astonishing how he just kept hanging in with Dee; how he knew who she was and could see through her "happy-go-lucky, over-the-top glee" to her pain and had the patience and tenacity to not only wait her out, but gently and sometimes not so gently push her beyond her masks.
All of it throughout the series.
Yes, but not possible.
Not sure why we (meaning those of us who got caught up in this series) had to loose one of our own (no spoilers) but I guess if the rest of the books get published in audio, which I'm praying for, we'll find out.
Crazy, alpha, sexy.
The entire story/series was amazing. Cage & Melissa were perfect and again, who doesn't like suspense, drama, brooding alpha males who fall in love and, oh yeah, let us not forget, in this story, the piercings that brought us to ecstasy along with Melissa.
Yes, in this series.
This series is over-the-top sexy. I would recommend this story along with the other two books to anyone interested in this genre. I greatly appreciate the honest and extensive reviews that were given by those who listened to it before me otherwise I might have missed out. Thanks ladies.
Absolutely. I loved the drama, suspense, anguish, romance, sex and who of us that listen to romantic suspense don't love hard-bodied alpha males who are also tender, loving and dominant.
That Izzy & Axel finally come to terms with their past with each other.
The narration was good. I much prefer when both narrators perform in the story at the same time as if they are truly talking to each other and male narration doesn't try to do female & vice versa.
Yes, but not possible
Even though I only bought the first book originally I couldn't wait to go on to purchase the next two and listen to this series before anything else.
A completely different narrator. I'm not sure how to get past the narration to listen to the story. I love CL Quinn's The Firsts books, but damn this narration was an abomination.
At this point, anyone. It really is a travesty, especially with technology the way it is today not to be able to find a good narrator for this book. Ive listened to Pyper Down before, she's not great, not even close but I've able to get through these books fairly well - this one was awful.
Not sure, couldn't listen to it.
It is too bad that a good book/series was absolutely ruined by the narration. Also, there are certain listeners whose opinions and reviews I depend on to guide me to good books, and one of the reviewers for this one led me astray….too bad.
I would recommend this book to a friend that is interested in lots of hot sex, can withstand the ups and downs of life and rolling from one extreme feeling to the next, i.e., frustration, sadness, elations, and sighing moments.
The HEA ending.
Only in this series & I thought she did a great job; hope to hear more from her.
I had many extreme reactions during this entire series. I did cry, laugh and stomp & swear, & sigh and squirm.
This series could have used a little more drama or suspense, but overall it was/is a keeper. I enjoyed this author and narrator, both of which I had not previously experienced.
Extreme feelings evoked.
Can't say without giving it away.
Katherine & Dominic
I did have extreme reactions; I laughed, cried, got frustrated and wanted to let my inner child stomp her feet & scream obscenities to Dominic and hurl insults to Kate for "giving-in".
With all of that being said above, I very much enjoyed this series and I'm glad there were a few twists thrown in in this book. The plot of this entire series is a bit weak but not so much so as to stop me from listening and moving on to the next book.
NO. I enjoyed this book and the entire series, however, despite not wanting to stop listening and wanting to move on to the next book to "see what happens" the storyline was a bit predictable and there have only been a couple of books out of hundreds of audible books that I've listened to more than once. (I don't like watching movies I've previously seen either).
It kept me wanting to find out what was next for Katherine & Dominic.
I thought she was a great performer. I never felt like she was just "reading" the story but I found myself immersed in it in a way only a good performer can do. I also liked her voice for Dominic. At first I thought it was not masculine enough, but quickly got used to it.
Yes. In other reviews there were negative comments regarding Kate's immaturity. Come on folks, she's 22 in this series. Weren't we all a bit immature at that age. Also, there was 10 years difference between she and Dominic and the lack of worldliness was emphasized to contrast with Dominic's world class escapades, physical, mental & sexual. Yep, there were a couple of times I wanted to say "come one Kate - grow up", but if she had been "grown-up", sensible, mature, then there would not have been the stark contrast between H/H.
Let me first start off by saying that I really enjoyed the narrator. I think he could have done a better job expressing different emotions; the anger, etc. was a bit on the flat side, but he does have the right kind of deep, sexy voice for this type of performance. Hope he picks up his game in the following stories.
I thought the story was pretty good. My main complaint was the lack of character development; granted we got to know Vasilije and his background better as the story progressed, however, even that was a bit on the weak side. And, Sasa, well there was nothing, except the history with her mother and that she was an empath. I would have liked to have gotten to know her better and get more of a sense of who she was other than her mother's keeper. Maybe we'll hear more about her in the future.
Overall, I liked it enough to download the next in the series. Hope we get to know Saint better. Also, I virtually never (with the exception of 3 out of hundreds) give 5's, rarely give 4's, so for me 3's don't mean it was bad.
I loved Jenna & Brock's story, not too different from all the other couples' stories, but great just the same. They, like all the breed and breed mates thus far and, I'm sure, those in future stories deserve happiness.
The stories/books just keep getting better and better.
Thanks Lara Adrian & Hilary Huber for taking us to a realm and reality that can jettison us into a space beyond our own world where we can wile away some of the monotony of our mundane lives & venture into the world of intrigue that is far beyond what everyday life can offer, even if only for the duration of this series. Who doesn't want an alpha male who is uber protective, gentle, kind, sensitive and holds his female in utmost regard above all else.
I absolutely love this series and for the first time listening to a series I hoped that it just kept going, never ending…but, that said, this book #9 came to a too abrupt end. I was hoping, after having waited for Hunter & Corrine's story, that we'd get to be at least a few steps closer to an HEA ending, but alas, we don't know what's happening with them or with them & Nathan. Hoping that in future Books we'll get to find out; I really wanted to hear of Hunter & Corrine having an HEA. Call me a hopeless romantic, but they, of all people (Breed & Breed Mate) deserved it.
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