Story was okay, but ocassionally wanted to strangle the heroine. Loved the narration of the guys, but girls voices, especially the heroine's, just made me want to squeeze tighter. ;-)
I think Marguerite Gavin does an excellent job. In fact, I found this series because I enjoyed her performance of Kim Harrison's "The Hollows" series so much I looked to see what else she did. I didn't like this second book as much as the first for two reasons. 1) There were only a few of the characters from the first book in this and often only briefly. The new characters didn't absorb my interest the way the first book's characters did. 2) The setting of a Washington, D.C. witch hunt, er, uh, werewolf hunt, came across as "preachy" to me. There were some general plot issues that made it seem that making a point was more important than telling a good story. The first book was able to do both. Still, I accidentally listened the very first part of Book 4 by mistake, and I am dying to find out things get to that point, so I'll be loading up Book 3 with my credits as soon as I click Submit. ;-)
Not sure why, but I really liked this Argenau vampire story. I think somehow I found it more believable. Maybe I just find the whole setting - snowbound in a cabin with no electricity - very romantic. Still working on the second story, but if you enjoy the characters Jeaniene Frost has created for her Kat and Bones stories, they are all there and they don't disappoint. Without having finished it, I think the plot may be suffering because of the brevity. She doesn't have the time to spin the usual suspense and intrigue, but a good story none the less.
This was an entertaining listen if somewhat formulaic. Loved the good guys in it. Rating would have been higher on the story, but I didn't like the bad guys. I know, I know. You aren't _supposed_ to like that bad guys. But I like bad guys where, when they get taken out, it's quick, justified, and you feel like justice was done. When these guys get taken out, you feel like they didn't suffer enough, like there needs to be a way to go back and make them never exist. Then again, when I think of it like that, I'm happier with the ending...
I like this series. It's suspenseful, a good story with lots of intrigue. Definitely some steamy parts. I gave the story 4 stars only because my personal preference at the moment is for something with a bit more humor in the mix and because I have trouble relating to the heroine, who I view as sort of remarkably brave, but lucky, not smart. Then again, pretty hard to be smart given what she has to work with and what she's up against. One more thing, in spite of the fact that I find some of the villains, creatures and events to be a little over the top, whenever I listen, I'm immediately sucked into that blissful suspension of disbelief that a good writer makes so easy.
This is my favorite kind of story. A strong, sarcastic female protagonist. Some steamy parts. All wrapped in an engaging mystery/detective story.
I prefer her other two series, just cuz I like supernatural fiction (and maybe because I have an old ex-boyfriend story, too...) ;-) Still, Molly Harper's sense of humor, combined with Amanda Ronconi's delivery, well, it's a combination too good to pass up.
Like the first book, Outlander, this one is so good that I've been known to go back and listen to parts of it again. This is definitely my favorite audiobook series. Waiting for the new one to come out...
It was entertaining, but easy to put down. The teenage angst is too long ago for me. ;-)
The narrator did a great job.
It made me giggle out loud more than once. Pretty funny, I'm just not the right demographic for this one.
I'm not generally one to read/listen to romance novels, but decided to try this one based on the reviews and the sample. I'm amazed at how engrossed I became in it. Davina Porter is awesome! I'll try the rest in the series when I find the unabridged versions read by her. She does the different characters voices so well, you can tell who's speaking even without context.
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