I really enjoyed all the stories. Listening to some of my favorite characters, such as the Iron Druid series, in a different voice was strange but the stories made up for it. The Cold Girl and Painted Love were my personal favorites.
Anthony Bowden is one of the best narrators out there. Voices for other characters were okay, but for the main character he was simply amazing.
No, but I will now.
This was a pretty good book in terms of story, not fantastic, but pretty good. I think there is a need for Audible to use tenths for ratings. The story is more like a 3.6 ish, which is pretty good for a 1st of story. The naration is phenomenal, with good characters and a very believable main character.
Very believable character with a good dash of humor.
I thought the book started off a little slow and I almost stopped listening, but 1/3 of the way through I was hooked. The narator did a very good job of creating a likable character. The author took a while to get ramped up with the story, IMHO, as at first I really couldn't tell where, what, or if the case was the main story line or merely part of the characters overall story. Once that got sorted out, all proper like, the book really took off for me.
In this series it holds its' own. Definately not the best, but falls right in with the story.
Narrators really enhance this book. They do a fantastic job.
I personally like this series a lot, so I'm probably biased about how good the book really is. Like I said earlier, it's by far not the best, but it does bring the story closer to a finale.
The narrators are perfect!
The author created an amazing cast with depth and believability. The story was developed and had some very good twist and turns.
I don't think any author can be perfect on every character, but RW is perfect for the lead character,
This is a fantastic first book to a series. Great characters with good backdrops mixed with humor and a good amount of action. The story took some nice twist and turns, with characters being developed all through the book. The mythos is just sketchy enough to allow for good stories to come.
Damon Abdallah does a fantastic job with this book. Nearly every reader pronouces fairie names differently and it was fine with me to hear DA do so. His voice is perfect for Kal and he does a great job with the different characters.
This series has become a favorite of mine. The author keeps the stories fresh and fast paced. Stone has created a lead character with depth and a good sense of humor. There are many highs and lows for Kal and this is what has made me really enjoy the series and in particular this book, which is my favorite so far. The author has created a cool niche with his main character and story line that will be fun for many more books, I hope.
Pretty good ending. No real surprises, but it was entertaining
I think this book was a smoother book than the first. Khristine Hvam rocks the hell out of the southern voices, she has perfect timing. I really did enjoy the listen and the characters are very easy to like, I think Faith is putting together a good core cast and leaving tons of room for diversity with character development. My only complaint was the story itself. I like most of the characters and love Khristine, but the all powerful vamps routine gets very old for me. When Leo ripped her up there should have been at least some type of fight, especially since she turned into uber big cat, I mean how many times can you hear "I am not Prey" and then......nothing. I was hoping the vamp mythos would be original too. This origin line isn't too overly borrowed, but it wasn't exactly new, as soon as I heard the Latin phrase for Judas Iscariot, I was disappointed.
Having said all that, I did enjoy the book and again Khristine kicks ass! Worth the listen and I will be finishing out the next several books.
Ray Porter did an amazing job with this book. Very cool story with a cool array of characters.
The author did a fantastic job of giving each character a moment of coolness and plenty of good scenes to go around.
Scooby Doo and the gang with NO f'n scrappy!
I really enjoyed this book and found the mystery part very entertaining. It's kind of en vogue to use Lovecraft and Clines does so without infringing on the originals. Old meets new, loved the style, cast of characters, and the humor.
I can't say enough about Ray Porter in this book. He did an amazing job with each character. The story reminded me a little of John Dies at the End, in as far as the characters and how shit just happens, but they all just rolled with it.
No, it's not that great. I will listen to the rest of the series, however, it was that good.
Most of my friends don't listen to fantasy, unforturnately.
Not really. I thought the book was pretty well written, but GJ fell short with different characters IMO. When it came to conveying emotion or surprise he was very flat. I think the main character required more intoned emotion with the fight scenes and while dealing with Luna. His female voices were very flat.
Reading all the reviews comparing this book to The Dresden Files or The Iron Druid characters is unfair to all the authors involved. All authors borrow and create, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Harry and Atticus are great characters with much better readers. Alex has that potential as a character, but I think a better comparison would be John Steed from the Avengers (British, not comic book). I will continue to listen to the rest of the series, I really do like the style of the author, and to be honest he has left a lot of room for other characters and the whole magical landscape has barely been touched.
Kal Hakala......but there are some other pretty cool characters
I think he does an outstanding job. Perfect voice for the main character, very passable for the others. Most authors have difficulty switching characters without using the same phrases and semantics of the main characters. This does happen in, but can't blame the reader.
Do you feel lucky, punk? Too damn bad!
This is fast becoming a favorite series for me. The main character is flawed like a good character should be, he battles internally as well as externally. This book took on new perspectives without losing the main character and most importantly, without straying away from the heart of the story. Kudos to Stone, he's creating a MHI type series with a Dresden persona main character.
Maybe. I'll probably get throught the rest of the series first.
Really liked the backdrop to the story. Took a while for it to unfold, and not real sure about how it will all end, but it was unusual and interesting.
Really enjoyed DA's performance. I thought he was perfect for this book.
The book started out slow IMO, but after it picked up, I thought the author did a fantastic job of tying a pretty good story with really good characters all together.
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