I could not decide if it was the terrible narrator who talked voices in monotone without inflection or the really bad writing and language. I don't mean swearing I mean slang. I did not even last two chapters.
Disgust. I had just listened to a five star book that cost as much as this one, by Diana Gabaldon.
I really enjoy a good paranormal book. This isn't one.
I usually follow authors. I chose this one thinking well.. if I hate it I can return it. I do not give five stars usually. I gave this one five because I laughed out loud several times during the story.
I thought this was a light fun read. Maybe I felt the same with the first Sookie Stackhouse book. A different idea.
The reader was very good, did several characters with different voices and was easy to tell one from another while they were talking in a group. I thought she was outstanding.
This story is one of shapeshifting wolves. Not people that were bitten. So the sex in it was a bit different and graphic and I can see how it could upset some people. My thought was, if I can get through three books of 50 Shades, how bad could this be :)
Perhaps I have a twisted sense of humor but I enjoyed the sarcastic wit and I look forward to the next book in the series.
It took me a while to get into the book, not knowing what to expect but it was surprisingly addictive. I actually found myself sad that the ending didn't extend itself :)
I am wondering if Mr. King is having problems with his women. A story of a man who murders his wife, which isn't anything but gross and corrupts his son into helping him do it, which is sad and sick. The next one a detailed story of a woman getting raped and beaten. Oh yeah that is what women want to read. I quit. Nothing spooky, nothing that goes bump in the night or makes you wonder what is happening. The third story is about a man who wants to transfer his cancer to his best friend. Why? Because he is jealous. After doing a deal with the devil his friend's wife gets it instead and dies. It then goes on to tell how the friends entire family gets destroyed, while the man watches and enjoys. No moral here, no story here. The last story is about a woman with a dark side... what a surprise.
If you have been listening to Laural Merlington narrate the series this book will be a hard listen. She is good but she doesn't do different voices and it is easy to mistake which person is talking. I think I will probably buy the book, I feel like I missed a lot.
The male narration made me want to barf, the story included a lot of descriptive child abuse, and in my opinion probably the worst book of the series. For those of us who followed the series this was just...disappointing. For some reason the series now has it's own language and I moaned when the terrible narrator started singing, to me it has all made the series into a joke.
I actually liked this story. It was entertaining and moved along quickly. However I think it would be a better read. The narrator was so irritating. She read well, changed voices well however has a habit of lowering the tone of her voice at the end of her sentences. As if she was reading poetry. If it had a better narrator I would have given it four stars.
They are making a pilot out of this series called True Blood on HBO. It is a light and funny series with a lot of adventure that I started listening to in the middle with Dead as a Doornail with Audible. I did go out and get the earlier books to read to bring myself up to date. I would love to have the entire series available on Audible. Even though each book stands on its own it is better starting at the beginning, you get more of a feel on the history of the characters. If you are looking for something entertaining you will enjoy this series.
One of my favorite books! If you have been reading this series you will love this one. If you haven't, start with Outlander.
This series starts with Outlander when the main character Clare is in her 20s. The series continues in time and in the last one written to date she is in her 50s. It is hard to identify this series but is definitely a descriptive romance with a lot of adventure, with a touch of SciFi. My favorite books in this series so far are The Outlander and the next one called The Voyager. For all of you who loved Outlander the best is yet to come, just don't buy the unabridged. It is like listening to half of the story. Dragonfly In Amber is not the end of the story just setting up the future stories. Enjoy.
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