Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Member Since 2012
It was an interesting listen. Just to get a little understanding of how reality is viewed by some is entertaining all by itself. Christian writes this book in (all most) a case study format. Pulling in some history as well as (supposedly) applicable chants and directions adding his own personal experiences to the mix. But still... I would think that people as a whole would finally pull away from old school ritualistic ignorance and evolve to new levels. Learning from the Dead? Please... It's not that I am a non-believer, it's just that I know of better ways to get the same results. I would post here but I am tired of people taking my words and twisting them around. If you are just looking for and idea of how people that dabble in this type of primitive ritualistic ideology think, this is a very interesting read. If you are actually looking for usable sustenance, you really need to start looking inside yourself. Once you begin to realize you are the energy inside, you will start to feel your relationship to the energy outside yourself. Once that happens, life will begin to lead you to your answers.
This book seems to set the stage for the rest of the story. Not a lot of action, just enough to keep it interesting, I definitely like the attitude of the main character and think there is a lot of potential to this story, I hope to see some of that in the next book. :) Narration was Awesomely done.
This book is a Drama Love Story. Love and Lust although that description may seem a little more entertaining than the actual story. The Narrator did a great job, I am not sure I could have kept up with this book the way it goes from one character viewpoint to another without the awesome Narrations. I am not from Chicago so I don't know enough to comment on the accent but it was the Narrator that kept me from asking audible for my money back.
It wasn't a bad story, it was like an episode of the Days of Our Lives. I buy a book like this I want action, near death experience, excitement not Drama and Redneck Lust and sex.
I was hoping that maybe this book just built up the characters and the next book would add the adventure and action, but .... They play a couple of hours of the next book at the end of this book and it is just another episode of Drama type Love Story with another odd couple.
One thing that really bugged me about this book is the author's depiction of Werewolves, I question whether the Author has ever read anything about them. His depiction of the Werewolves is off compared to where everyone else is. For example werewolves can get drunk in his book. There are several contradictions and I just found the overwhelming amount of sexual dialog to be a little primitively written in a redneck-ish style of Lustyness.. (sorry I am making up words now... :).
It didn't suck but... Not buying the next one.
Both this series and the Mercy Thompson had so much potential. I keep hoping for more umph, but just not getting it with these books. It seems very basic, or maybe I just read to many books that had the OMG factor built in to the point I thought I was going to change (fingers crossed)... ;) I will buy the next and last book, with the same hope I had for this one. It is interesting enough to keep my attention, but no real WOW factor. I am still giving it four stars, but it would only be deserving of 4 if it was out of 6 stars, three stars just seems a little petty and I am not petty.
This series is in the list of my Favorites, Awesome! The whole series from start to finish, both the storyline and narration, flawless (unless you are an over critical hardcore historian in this type of folklore, but I think even they would like this series). If you like these type of books, you will not be disappointed with this series. I hope Kevin Hearne comes out with another one.
You will get a lot more out of this book if you read the "Mercy Thompson" Series First!
I wish they would have used the same Narrator, a word or two is pronounced differently between the two readers and of course the characters that play in both books have a different voice. But besides that, it is pretty good. I think he does a perfect Charles voice, once you get over these slightly annoying differences it is a pretty good book.
I think this series is starting out a little better then the Mercy Thompson series. But I keep looking for an equal to the "Night Huntress World" series. If you find one let me know.
After this book I can say if you liked "Mercy Thompson" you will definitely like this book too.
This is one of my favorite series. Thus far narration is awesome and Oberon is hilarious in this book. lots of laughs and adventures. Awesome
Ok Seriously??? I don't like books that bring tears to my eyes. Dang oh freaking mighty! ARG! That part was both written and read well, I had to stop this book a few times. There are certain emotions I don't admit to having and I don't appreciate something bringing them out in me. Holy Smokes. Cheese is Crusty!! lol Some of the things Mercy says you just have to stop everything and write it down for future reference. This book goes over an event that no one should ever go through and the manipulation is so thick, I was ... Well I don't want to talk about it... If the next book exploits these emotions again, I don't think I will buy book 5.
Mercy can shape shift into a coyote and outside of having a good sense of smell, good hearing, she can sense magic and talk to ghosts. No super strength, just your average Girl who is a Mechanic ... lol ... Seriously just that alone made me want to buy the book. I don't have trouble believing in Fairies, Elves, Vampires or Werewolves but two things that I know don't exist in this world are Girl Mechanic's and Gamer Chicks. This is one of those books that just go a little bit beyond the point of keeping your interest. This book did leave me with a few questions... The main question about something that happened and the book even has it in the title, but... You know it is just one of those things... It happens right in front of your face, there is no doubt it just happened but everyone chooses to ignore it and after a span of time goes by even you are wondering if it happened.... Is it just me? I guess I am buying the next book! ;)
It wasn't quite the action packed book I was hoping for, although it kept my interest through it all. I was looking for the Anita Blake (in the first 10/12 books of that series after that BLA!! crash and burn.). This has a slightly different sway to it. I do think it has a lot of potential and have just purchased the second book. Fingers crossed. :)
I don't know...
Evolution isn't really an argument anymore, we know how things evolve, but the missing link is still not really explained. There are a few things in our evolutionary transition from Neanderthal Man to Space Man, that don't add up. I am not christian creationist "Let there be Light!!" believer and I would not care how humans have came to be. However I am interested and every time someone comes up with a book that says they absolutely have the answer I buy it hoping they do. Beyond a reasonable doubt.... Not yet. When you see how long it takes for things to evolve the smallest thing and we go from Zero to Hero in miniscule blink of an eye. The only people that can slam me are the people that are RELIGIOUSLY one sided. The extremes are on both sides of the fence. I have talked with Evolutionist that were more imposing than some of the hard-core southern bible thumpers, there is no debating with them, it's an absolute.
Second this guys tiptoes around all the subjects trying to build his case and then when he should be slamming his point home he give a general opinion that can be interpreted different ways...
In general it was a good book, explained some confusing subjects in easy to understand details. It was obviously one sided.
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