Burke has his own morality but he is clear about it and always finds a way to follow his beliefs. He is tough without being macho. It is a great series.
The story line is interrupted so that we can hear about the heroine try to cope with her ghosts from the past. It is so unrealistic that it was impossible not to fast forward past the "craving for the body of the big macho. The PhD heroine cannot bother to look at the information that is key to solving the mystery. The research labs are so poorly described that it made my teeth grind.
The reader stays true to the hero--very whiny.
I enjoyed the performance and the stories were compelling--AND they held together. However, the subject matter was hard to listen to. The poverty and the hatred--both toward self and others who are different was hard to hear.
The first 4 parts of the Mongolliad were very well written and had a good story line and the reader was very good. This last volume was poorly written and even more poorly performed. It was hard to tell which was more poorly done.
Anyway, I recommend stopping with the 4th volume.
As a bodice ripper, this might be an okay book. As an interesting story line, it still might be just fine (witches and vampires do all sorts of interesting things). As a total story, it is horrible. The main characters are so inconsistent that they are unbelievable in terms of their actions. The main character (Dianna) is so dependent on her "man" that it is impossible to identify with her. Her man (the vampire) is so protective and controlling that even stereotyped hard core Republicans would be alarmed. The narrator is the only thing that saves this book. She is good, but she only had so much to work with.
I liked the whole plot and enjoyed the reading. I thought the ending was a little too far fetched to be believed, but...
I liked the premise and the narrator. The ending was very weak and rather poorly thought out.
I like the story. As a frequent listener to audio books I am generally accepting of different readers. However, in this instance I found the reader very tedious. He speaks in mostly a monotone and his accents are really very trite and unappealing.
I have the paperback and at about page 100, I switched to the book. The story is very good and I am enjoying it a lot.
A poor plot and lousy character development mark this novel. Generally, I have liked the author, but admit this is the first time I have listened and it is the "president agent" novel I have read. The story was well read, but the reading could not save the story.
The story maintains interest mostly because the reader is so good. The story line is mostly SciFi with some magical thinking.
I could not identify nor empathasize with any of the characters the story line was not suspenseful nor satisfyingly complex.
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