...I was finally able to finish the book. It's any interesting story, but it did not catch and hold my attention. The performance is outstanding. Team shake ups are almost overshadowed by the other story revelations. This is an early hiccup. I'm not giving up on Maberry or Joe Ledger, there is too much promise in the series.
This time we get to learn , or guess, a bit more about Mr. Church. We also see the damage the constant fights are having on Team Ledger. High literature, nope...ain't suppose to be =) but it is an fun, pulpish, bookride. Warning, take precautions if you drive and read - agressions can lead to growling.
I did not listen to the sample audio, and I did not check the narrators name before purchasing this book. That was a mistake.
After a few minutes, I stopped the book. The reader and my ears are not in agreement.
Cannot review the story; I am a Coben fan, but could not get past the performance.
Meet Mr. Grant - the is a wonderful series. The writing is funny, rich and exciting with characters that you will want to know more about. The story is compelling, and the author's use of London as a key character is beautifully executed.
It's easy to find yourself hooked on Joe Ledger and his team. He is a flawed hero with demons, both figurative and literal, dogging his heels. Trying to save the world from Walkers/zombies with a team of men you just wiped the floor with is a bit of a challenge. There is a little romance (nothing too graphic), the language is not too off color, lots of weapon lingo, and tons of gadgets for the geek squaders - so it's a good car listen with others. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
So, there I was, really enjoying this series when the writer insisted on giving me the Fox News bites of the world. Darn it!! I just wanted some shot-it-up-mind-numbing fun in a safe non-drink or think way and the constant Obama-bashing-come-get-my-gun-from-my-rotting-corpse-BS effn killed it. If I have to get the bites, I'm out. Enjoyed the series, and I love a good debate, but the didactic nature of this is a NOGO for me. If that does not deter you, you'll abosolutely love the book. As always the narrator is perfect.
Fortunately, I can hide the cover. There is know way you can convince anyone that the story is really good with the cheesy cover. Vlad is one of my favorite characters, and even an old master vampire can have trouble with the"L-word." If you enjoyed the first book, you'll enjoy this one. Leila's determination to get the guy, and on terms that she can thrive with make the story charming, heart breaking, and funny. The author continues to slowly bring bits of Vlad's story out. Leila is growing. She is gaining a better understanding of Vlad's world. Her family is back to drive her nuts, and love her. No, it's not Shakespeare, it's not supposed to be (look at the cover;-), it's just a fun story that makes you cheer for the lovers.
I think this will have to be the end of the series for me...I just cannot take it. Rachel has outlasted my endurance for stupid. I enjoyed the storyline and the supporting cast of characters, but Rachel is like the talented kid in your family that decides to break the law for a living. At some point you turn away from the wreckage, this book is that point for me. :-(
I enjoy the writer's play on the "two halves of one soul" concept; but the gawd awful rhyming must stop-it's painful. I've listened/read each of the books; I enjoyed Possession. Unlike Possession, Slayer does not show growth. The horrid rhyming makes it challenging to want to continue.While I get the excitement of developing your own language, the repetitive nature of the text is grating in English and just bleeping annoying in Carpathian. The writer has a great concept, and no one is better at love/sex scenes, but excise the terms "feminine sheaf," "molten ANYTHING," "fiery ANYTHING," and "wet channel" from the lexicon. The writer's editor is not helping her.
I fell in love with this book. If you have ever lived with a dog, you will appreciate the narrators perspective. Enzo provides a beautiful insight into a dog's life. Well done!!
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