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Mike Reiter

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  • Dark Heat: The Dark Kings Stories, #0

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Donna Grant
    • Narrated By Antony Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (66)

    The Dark Kings are sworn to defend an ancient legacy of dragon magic. But their fiercest challenge lies in the modern world, where a woman's love conquers all. These are their stories. Dark Heat gathers together these favorite stories of Donna Grant's Dark Kings.

    Candateshia Pafford says: "Love me some DRAGONS!"
    "Formulaic romance fantasy novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Donna Grant and/or Antony Ferguson?

    No. All women are petite, thin but soft in the right places, and American. All men are tall, rock hard bodies and Scottish. Everybody's eyes are like some sort of gem and all looks are smoldering. Every touch is electric, everybody is filled with longing, needing and wanting. Sex scenes are all overly long and surprisingly boring. All people fall in love at first sight and once they touch they can never be separated. The plot, such as it is, is thin and pointless and is a cheap ruse to have one dimensional characters vacillate between having sex and longing for each other while having no connection and only weakly contrived turmoil. Dialog is very weak and sounds like it was written by a computer.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator cannot express voices well. Everybody sounds the same. His American accent is both bad and inconsistent. His Scottish accent sounds like a bad Sean Connery impression. The narrator has an extra challenge with this material is that all the descriptions and most the dialog sounds like it should be spoken by a woman.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dark Heat?

    I would add scenes that would advance the plot. Except or the very early chapters and a very few in the end, most the rest do not advance the plot or develop the characters.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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