Although I rated this book 4 stars, I would have preferred a 4.5 rating if it was possible.
First, for the positive. If you are a J.R. Ward and/or Black Dagger Brotherhood fan, Crave (and Covet) will not disappoint. For all of the fans who disliked reading about the Lessers in BDB, these books have much less detailed background about the demons so they will be pleased. What we do learn about Devina helps us understand her quirks and makes her into better evil being.
Ward has created a great leading man in Jim and he just keeps getting better. His character is coming along nicely. Jim's 2 sidekicks are becoming more likable and we are learning a little more about them.
I thought the narrator, Eric Dove, did an excellent job. I know that many fans were unhappy that Jim Frangione of the BDB series did not do the narration with this series, but I did not find a single problem with Dove. In fact, I think he did a fine job with Isaac's Mississippi accent.
As for the negatives of the book, there was one torture scene that was a little too graphic for me. I would have preferred to hear about that scenario in a little less detail. I'm not usually squeamish, but this is not for the faint of heart.
Grier and Isaac started out smoldering, but by the 2nd half of the book they had dropped by several degrees into a lukewarm relationship. It was a little disappointing.
There wasn't nearly as much "branding" in this book as in the BDB books. but most of it was well placed in the plot. A few spots missed completely. I'm all for slang and branding if the character calls for it, but a 50-something year old, suit-wearing, rich lawyer calling mushrooms "shrooms" is pushing it. Not likely to happen.
Overall, I think this book is a solid 4.5. I tend to get bored unless a book is very good and this kept my attention all the way through. I am waiting for the next book in the series. I think the series will continue to improve and I predict the next book will be a solid 5 stars.
I have not read the print version but since this is abridged, I expect that the book would be much better.
This book wasn't as riveting for me because I've seen the movie "Shooter" many times (love that movie) and it follows the movie pretty well, which was a surprise.
I thought Beau did an excellent job as narrator. I had no problems with his Southern accent. I'm from the south and know there are many, many different accents in the south, from Dolly Partin hick of TN and AR to the southern belles of South Carolina, to the Cajun accents of Louisiana.
This audio book was short enough that it was easy to listen to in one sitting, and that's what I did.
I would love to hear the unabridged version, but I don't think that it is available, so I will probably read to book now to get the back story that the abridged version seems to miss.
More action and excitement. I kept trying to listen but got bored every few minutes.
That this so-called mother kept wanting to have sex with Ridge with the clock ticking on her son's life. Really? He was awfully easy for Mom to forget.
The voices sounded so similar they were hard to distinguish.
About 6 hours at the end of the book. Maybe this would have been better as a short story.
I haven't finished this book. After repeated tries, I get bored every time. But I think I will skip the next 4 hours of the book and listen to the last 30 minutes. I seriously doubt I will miss anything important. I'm already guessing the kidnapper is her ex who tried to burn her at the stake, the boy is Ridge's son, he's perfectly capable of fathering children, and the witch really isn't "bad" at all (except that she forgets her kidnapped son to have sex with Ridge).
While I'm sure the printed version is excellent, the narration of Holter Graham adds to the story. His voices are fantastic and really bring the story to life. He does the female voices so well that I never notice that a male is voicing the parts.
This book is just a continuation of Infinity, Invincible, and Infamous. Each was better than the previous and Inferno is the best of the four. Nick is maturing but he still has problems with his powers. Being a teenager is difficult enough without the added pressure that he might one day destroy the world.
Holter Graham's performances are always flawless. He has narrated many Kenyon books and they are all wonderful.
Like many other listeners/readers, I think the epilogue is a little strange and frustrating. I'm looking forward to seeing how Sherrilyn Kenyon resolves this.
This is a YA book, but I have never felt that Kenyon writes down for her young adult audiences. This book series shows that it isn't necessary to have sex scenes to be an entertaining book. I do think this book should be read after the other three CON books. I believe it would be pretty confusing to jump into this book without first reading the other three.
Molly Harper has done it again! This 4th book in the "Nice Girls" series is just as good as the other three. I was entertained and laughed many times (as I always do with MH books).
I have to admit, I panicked near the end because I thought the series was ending because of some things that happened, but then Molly threw us a curve ball and now there is subject matter for several more books. Whew! That's a relief.
Amanda Ronconi was awesome as the narrator, as always.
I had started and stopped several audio books before NGDBTN because I was bored but I listened to this one every chance I could and was disappointed when it was over. I am ready for #5.
Liked the book but I was a little put off by the preaching of vegetarianism, recycling, etc. It's not that I disagree with the concept, but I don't particularly care for it in my fantasy books. I also found it a little unbelievable that an Immortal would own a Prius. Hot men drive a Jag, Hummer, Mercedes, etc., but not a Prius!
Otherwise, I thought this book, and the first in the series were very good and I plan to buy the third when it is released.
Those of us who have read or listened to The Breed series have been waiting for Sterling Chase's "happily ever after" for quite awhile. However, this listener thought that this was the conclusion to an awesome series and I didn't want that. But not to worry. Even though this book tied up the loose ends nicely and brought us to a conclusion of sorts, a glance at the author's website shows books #11 and #12 to come so the world is not yet safe. (hooray for that!)
Chase is one of the good guys. He has always had a sense of honor even though he has been through some pretty horrible events. So he was due for some good stuff to happen and in this book, Chase found his perfect mate in Tavia. Tavia is a strong, likable character that is a great heroine, and she goes well with the tortured Chase.
Once again Hillary Huber is the narrator and she does an excellent job with the voices and accents. It is always nice when a great narrator reads the entire series.
Lara Adrian has not been repetitive in the course of 10 books. She came up with a fresh plot for every book. What an imagination she has!
I highly recommend this book, and the entire series. Not only did this series interest me enough to purchase every audio book, it has interested me enough to listen to every audio book again and again.
Buy the book, buy the series. You won't be disappointed. It's 5 stars all the way.
I took a chance on this book because it was inexpensive and was pleasantly surprised.
Alec and Dani have been together in several previous lives, and all had tragic endings. Their present relationship seems to be headed in that direction (but, we all know it's a romance so the ending is happier this time).
I was sure I had the "bad guy" figured out early on, and then discovered I was totally wrong, so there were some surprises.
Overall, it was an enjoyable listen and I had no problems with the narrator.
This book is a little different, with Norse mythology and mythological creatures, healers, witches, shape shifters, and fire demons. I like both the characters of Grace and Aiden.
When I started this audio book, I thought it got off to a good start and the narrator was okay. After a half hour, the book was still good but the narration just got worse. It was more like a boring reading. The. Book. Was. Read. Like.This. It was definitely one of the poorest performances I've heard.
Demon Crossings lost quite a bit of steam in the middle and the narrator made listening painful so I almost quit listening, but I hung in there. I was glad I did. The book picked up at the end and maybe I got used to the narration because it didn't seem so bad, or maybe my ears were numb by this time.
But I did think the story was good. With someone else performing, the overall rating would have been at least 4 stars. Check the sample clip first. You might want to skip the audio book and read the book instead.
I listened to this book on a 950 mile trip and it kept me entertained for 800 miles, until the book finished. I can't say that this was a light-hearted, Happily-Ever-After book because it was more of a real-life story. It addressed some tough subjects, but I thought it was enjoyable, even with my tears.
One More Summer never lost my attention and I never became bored with the characters. Grace was definitely damaged but Ms Flaherty wrote her as a fragile but tough and caring woman. The secondary characters were likable people with very human flaws.
The narrator did a good job and that is always a plus.
I do recommend this book but be sure to have your hankie out and be ready to cry.
I started this book twice. The narrator is a bad choice. Luckily, this was a $2.95 book or I would have felt like I wasted my money. The book was only fair. Considering that the male lead only spoke about 100 words the entire book, it just wasn't that interesting. Then add a narrator that sounds as if she is reading a book word for word, and it was a chore to finish.
Listen to a sample first to see if you can stand the narrator, and if you can, then it might be an okay book for the money.
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