I thoroughly enjoyed the first few books. But as the series has progressed it's turned into soft porn. It seems as though the sex scenes are just filler at this point. It doesn't progress the story at all. I don't know if I would purchase the next book in the series.
More story and less descriptions of Anna's sexual pleasures.
Dina Pearlman's range in voice and character is amazing. Each character is distinctive and unique.
Not this book but perhaps the earlier in the series.
I like the addition of Vlad.
Comedy. Tragedy. Exciting. Thanks to Professor Vandiver these are all brought to life.
The lecturer. She kept things moving and made me excited for the next lecture.
Great timing. Knows when enough is enough and moves on.
Listening to these lectures made me want to buy more.
I am amazed at the range of the narrator. Every character has a distinct personality. This helps to keep all the characters easy to follow. There is sympathy for every character no matter how corrupt they are.
I'm a fan of Lynn Flewelling's books. She is able to describe sexual situations that don't make me uncomfortable. I hate when I start hearing 'he bit my erect nipples', 'slipped his hands into my wetness'...blah, blah, blah. Both Flewelling and Harper let me use my imagination.
I have not, but I certainly intend to. The only other actor that I can always count on a good performance from is Bronson Pinchot.
The Book of Life - Science, Magic and Mystery bound in one book.
The story was a little whiny at times. The portrayal of the gay men in the story as nelly, lisping queens ruined any story line. That was a total producer/narrator decision. If I'd read the book I don't think it would have been nearly as offensive.
The most interesting part of the story to me was the idea that some changes that seem extreme don't really change who you are. It was a nice bit of psychology. The least interesting part was the whining by the boyfriend.
She had a decent range of characters but, as stated earlier, the image of the lisping, bitchy queen was too much.
The book itself didn't really spark much. Any anger that was felt was for the performance.
I don't usually return a book but this one (even at the discounted price) was not worth the disappointment I felt.
The story stood fine by itself. I'm not a prude but I don't really want to listen to the way he 'pleasured her with his tongue in the silky folds of skin between her legs' or the way he 'tugged at her erect nipples'.
I've read or listened to the other series she's written which I enjoyed. At times they became a little more graphic than I prefer but it was a little more integral to the story.
I loved the Bobba. The accent was wonderful and her range in ages and well as sexes was quite good.
Maybe. Even though she might be a little older than the character is in the book I think Kate Winslet would be great.
I have to admit I was glad to see Alec and Seregil back to their old selves. While I appreciated the addition of Sebrahn 'he' was a little bit of a distraction. I fell in love with the series because I appreciate having a gay/bi character that isn't an effeminate mess.
His voice was made for Alec. Some of the more mature characters tend to sound a little young.
The description of the feelings by Alec surrounding the deaths of friends was especially touching. The author didn't have to go into sappy cliches to make the point.
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! Pick ONE pronunciation of the names and stick with it. I've noticed in other audio books that when a new narrator takes over that the pronunciation of certain names can change but this is not Danoff's first reading of this. Whoever is the producer on these needs to figure it out.
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