I liked the way the author made you believe that this woman could be a demon without making her to violent or blood thirsty and at the same time made her more bloody thoughts seem innocent as if it was natural to kill a human for no good reason a difficult balance for sure yet well maintained
possibly Rosemary and Rue. the story lines are different but it has that same magic feel and forbidden attraction to another without being a full blown romance novel or having the heroin seem super human, easy to relate to.
I enjoyed the narrators voice it has that quite smoky edge that adds to the she demon idea of the book however I don't think her voice was suited to playing the male characters in the beginning. as the story progressed she grew on me but its still od to hear her say "fuck" or some other swear word she just sounds to nice.
I am half way through book 2 as I write this so its hard to remember any one part but when ever she made a rash decision that should have ended with her death and somehow she managed to pull through (usually because some guy liked her and saved her) she never seemed to learn from it, it was entertaining
a good read not overly deep or serious yet fun and enjoyable I will be getting the rest as they come out.
it really got you into the mind set of a high school student and the author actually tried to be accurate with many of the problems facing young adults
I guess the twilight books and maybe harry hotter. much better written then twilight however and mainly because they all focus on high school children with super powers who have to deal with normal high school drama
I think rose was my favorite character but if asked in regards to who I liked listening to the most then Dimitri because of the accent she used while speaking for him
there were quite a few things that got my emotions going but the thing that moved me the most was a negative. I am guessing that the author wants to relate to high school kids when she wrote this but I did not like the idea that anti depressants are the answer to Lissa's problems I know they work for some people but me and my doctor experimented with them for 3 years and the way they change your emotions just is not fair to a teen who has enough trouble with hormones and puberty. and putting that in a book will make kids reading it think that a pill might solve all of their problems when it really is more of a band aid (just my opinion on that)
I see that the next few books have different narrators which I really dislike but I think I enjoyed the book enough that I will get them anyway
this book is so far outside of what I normally read/listen to but I was in the mood for a sappy love story that had a happy ending. I picked this book because it was in the teen section and was more likely to end well. its an old story a girl/guy from the wrong side of the tracks falls in love with a member of high society, but it was told very well. I think the best part for me was how the author told the story from both of the lovers perspectives' and managed to bring them both to life.
Beth, she managed to overcome so much adversity though out the book and even though she only did it because of the help of others she did do it, and looking at her mom in comparison it just proves that you have to want to change before you can.
this is a first for me with both of the narrators but I was impressed and thought they sounded good together, the only think that did not jive well was the voice difference they used for Beth's mother it was a small thing but it did stand out to me.
yes, I normally don't say that in this section but I can say that I did not want to put this book down I even stayed up half the night listening to it knowing I had to work in the morning. I was riveted to the drama of the story.
again this is not the type of book I normally listen to or read but I think I just may revisit this author and get the other books in this series...the ones available on audible anyway.
near the top. its a book of short stories so any one of them isn't a match for a full book but Jim Butcher does it again bringing life to paranormal's favorite hero
Dresden of course how could it be any different
James Marsters is by far the best narrator I have heard to date. and as always he brings life to Harry Dresden in a way no one else could
as they were short stories I was able to listen to each story in one sitting.
keep them coming Jim Butcher please keep them coming.
yes I would. this book is a great continuation of the imp series the author has done a good job fleshing out the characters and the storyline is shaping up to be quite interesting I am interested to learn what new adventures our wayward demon gets into
I think these books so far are most similar to the October daye novels. a slightly ditsy heroin with more powerful friends and enemies who still manages to fumble through although toby is more intelligent who knows the series is still young.
she has a...idk smoky tone that helps convey a better mental picture plus I like hearing female lead books read by a female narrator. in the first book I thought she had trouble with the male voices but I was well pleased with how she did this book
it did keep my attention but as it was more of a fun book for me and not quite so life or death serious I did not feel a compelling need to keep listening...but I did still finish it in under 2 days so it was enjoyable.
i see that there are several more in this series out on paper back i am looking forward to when thy come to audible.
I enjoyed the view of life from a dead man's eyes. it was well written one would think there is only so much to be said about what a zombie does with its time but the authors pulled it off nicely.
again I would have to go with the zombie the other characters were well written and narrated but it was the zombie that held my attention the most
that would be a spoiler but it was when the zombie finally got what he wanted.
no. it was a good book but for me it was really just a palate cleanser between bigger books I enjoyed it and will look up the authors for further work but it did not move me to tears. and its a zombie world there was not much to laugh at.
I am always willing to try again maybe a book written a few years down the line when he has had time to get his style nailed down as for the narrator she did not do to badly with what she had to work with.
it lacked substance. I see most people bash the military discipline (it WAS bad) but I can forgive almost any deviation from realism as long as the book is well written, this one was not. granted I did just finish listening to skin game from Jim Butcher and narrated by James Marsters and few can hold a candle to that duo but I had intended to just clear the palate with a short book before going onto another 20-30 hour book...I couldn't even finish it. the concept of her being put in charge of a backwater that she had to whip into shape reminded me of a poorly written attempt to copy on basilisk station by David weber. maybe if I had read this one first I would have enjoyed it more.
child's book narrator. I cant really say anything bad about her voice but the inflection and tone she uses just sounds well suited to children's books to me.
it wasn't really any one scene that ruined it for me, it was his writing style and ideas on how his military works. the views of the characters and reasons they do what they do just did not seem real to me.
I don't want to sound like an armchair expert by critiquing someone's work who is a far better writer then I will ever be, but I did not enjoy the book. I think it better suited to a younger crowd who wants excitement without any realism.
on Buffy's level. I never watched the tv show because I did not want it to change the way I envisioned the books, but Dresden files is one of those series that develops a following. its impossible to listen to James Marsters giving voice to Jim butchers creation without being drawn into the world that our hero Harry calls home. I am not a religious man but these books really give you a feel for the difference between good and evil and redemption from it. it evoked more emotion then any tear jerker movie and was at the same time as funny as any comedy. it may never reach the heights of star trek simply because it was not based on a tv show and fewer people have the drive to read anymore but it is every bit as good as any of the classics and will stand the test of time.
I don't want to give any spoilers but watching butters grow into...something more, was inspiring to listen to.
Harry Dresden of course, James Marsters is quite talented writing comics, being a singer and a fantastic actor but he will always be known as spike and harry Dresden (my 2 favorite characters)
I teared up several times throughout the book and Harry's child like insolence to his betters made me grin ear to ear on several occasions as well. i think it impossible to hear this work without being emotionally charged and inspired by it.
if you are new to the Dresden files please start at the beginning. and here's hoping with fingers and toes crossed that Jim Butcher will write many more novels and that James Marsters will narrate them. Harry just is not the same without his vocally emotional contributions.
an enthralling tale. the whole idea of a parent dieing and leaving the children with a mess to clean up is not a new one but Brian Staveley did a fantastic job of adding his own flavor to it.
Annick wins my vote. she was not a main character and in most of the book she was labeled as a possible villain, but there is something about her snipers aloofness that I rather enjoyed.
Simon Vance has narrated quite a few books over the years and I do believe I have heard a few of them. I cant recall any title right off hand however but regardless he is a fantastic narrator giving each character a bit of personality that brings them that much more to life in the mind.
the book was very well written and I did find myself reacting to what happened to the characters as they were introduced, insulted, or killed. I did get a bit misty eyed when one of the characters died, I wont spoil it with who though.
yes, this book was very dark and gritty. the main characters were by all accounts evil men and woman bent on doing the right thing one last time. and I think everyone needs to read a book without a happy ending.
it would have to be Nanok. he went through the most "horse shit" as he would say, and still managed to be the most noble member of the iron wolves. I would go so far as to say he wasn't even evil like the others just worn out by a hard life.
the fight scene between Dek and Nanok. I don't think the fight itself was any better or worse then any other but the author built up to this one with the past that the two fighters shared.
the book was really to long to make that feasible. but it did keep my attention the whole time.
the author spent the whole book working to a conclusion that took only 20 minutes. I was a little disappointed I know that there are supposed to be more books coming out so maybe the open questions he left hanging will be answered there. I don't know it just felt like he rushed the climax a little.
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