Another ball right out of the park. The story does take a bit to get out of the explaining mode and into the action. Once it starts there is no stopping Franks. Not much of MHI in this story as it focuses on MCB more. I'm a huge fan of Franks - badass extraordinaire. Franks has been around for a long time but he still has things to learn. I listened to the first book again recently and I wish I had with the entire series so that I could refresh my memory on events and characters. Defiantly a series to read in order. This book also revisits some of the other characters from previous books that I liked, especially loved the gangsta gnomes. The narrator does an awesome job and I can't imagine this series without him.
Barely an okay story, I didn't get very involved in the story. I was not a fan of the heroine, if she wasn't such a stick in the mud and so naïve (naïve stupid not cute way) I would have enjoyed this story more. I thought the Duncan was a better character but there was no connection between the two and I just didn't care what happened to either of them. The big surprise halfway through the book did not fit the storyline, it felt like it was done for convenience over plot. I will not be continuing on with the trilogy, especially since I don't like the hero for the next book. Narrator does a good job.
This story is a little different than I thought it would be. The beginning starts out more as a Urban Fantasy but the story kept progressing into a Sci-fi. There was humor, action, interesting characters, and unique world building. The part with the coffee was hilarious along with a few other parts. I really like the concept of the house and totally want one for myself. I liked this story, but I do admit the ending was kinda a letdown. The book veered off into a direction that didn't quite fit with the main story, it almost felt like a different book at about hour 6. If this becomes a series I would read the next book, hopefully there will be more romance added to the next book. Of course, I know that the authors take there time building relationships in their series. I still like the Kate Daniels Series best. Same narrator as Ilona Andrews other works, although she read a bit slower in this book trying to convey a southern drawl. It was almost too slow.
While I liked this book there were a few things that just missed the mark on making this a really good book. I would rate this book a 3.5 overall.
The good: The characters were loveable and I wouldn't mind seeing what will become of them. I like the world that was created and I can see lots of potential with the story.
The bad: The whole story was covered in only two days. Now that’s fast even for flies. The whole speed of the story was a wham bam thank you ma'am, even the narrator. There were times I had to suspend disbelief how events progressed concerning the time factor. Although I liked most of the characters Kim drove me a bit nuts with her reasoning, to me she didn't make sense. I also was not surprised at the ending, a bit predictable.
But with all that I still liked it and would be willing to pick up the next book on a sale. While the narrator is a bit fast, she would have done better if she paused for a breath once in a while. I did like her Irish accent though.
Not sure why I bought this book besides the fact it was on sale back in 2012. I'm not really big on western romance books as you can tell by how long it has taken me to listen to. If you can call this book a romance. Basically this book is about a serial raped victim who was force to marry and the first thing her new husband does is make her have sex so she can get "over" her trauma. I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt, but it was just so unrealistic. There is no way a woman who had that much trauma would be so into sex. Not to mention Caine being a dumb ass, he seemed to think the thing to make her better was to push her in the bedroom. Needless to say I will not be continuing on with this series, I only made it half way through this book before giving up. Narrator was just okay.
I really like a good children's book. This one borders on being both a children's book and YA book. The characters are great, the bad guy gives just enough logic to his madness that you are kept guessing what the good guys will do. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to listening to more from this series. In a way it reminded me of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Chronicles of Nick series, just not as dark. Maybe because Fred Berman reads some of her books but both were excellent audiobooks. Maybe some of the ideas are not quite original, but the telling of the story caught and held my attention. Narrator of course is great. Some of my favorite kids series are of course Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and How to train your Dragons.
Not as bad as all the reviewers are complaining about. This book was a bit funny, albeit not a lot of depth to it. My worst complaint would be that the main character's inner dialog with herself was slightly whinny. Over all if you are looking for a light romance with some mystery this would be a good choice, but I recommend waiting until this book is on sale. I have read other books by Stephanie Bond and have enjoyed them before. Also the narrator is not as horrible as stated, even if she can't pronounce garage. I happened to pick it up with the Whispersync program so for a few bucks I enjoyed it.
After Gideon's book I wasn't sure I was going to continue on with this series, it was so boring. But I wanted to read Elijah's story, especially since it has lycanthropes (my favorites) in it. Yes this book is better, more in the line of Jacob. So if you liked the first book you will enjoy this one too. I really liked the hair concept, of how it is a living part of a lycanthrope, kinda like a medusa. Overall I did enjoy this book. Although I'm not in a hurry to read the next, so I just might wait for a sale. As I have stated before Xe Sands is not my favorite narrator. It not her voice but her speed of reading that really gets me. If she would speed up just a bit, maybe she wouldn't put me to sleep. I might be in the minority here, but she is not my favorite narrator.
I had read this book as a teenager and thought I really liked it. While I did enjoyed this book, it was nowhere as good as I thought it was when I was younger. Overall this is a typical regency romance. 3.5 overall it was and enjoyable story and would be a good book for a sale. I probably won't read the other two in the series. I tend to enjoy Karen Robards newer books that have more mystery in them. My favorites being Whisper at Midnight, One Summer, and Walking after Midnight. Narrator does a fairly good job.
An enjoyable children's story that is a timeless story. I actually enjoyed this story better than anticipated. I liked how the books beginning seemed to be in black and white just like how the moving is. I really liked the TV series the Tin Man that was based on this book. Anne Hathaway is a very good narrator, although some of her interpretations of how certain characters will sound do not fit. Thanks Audible for the freebie.
Hard to rate this book. At first I thought I was going to hate Sam, she was just not a likable character. I almost shut off the book, but I continued to listen and Sam started to grow on me and I then laughed at some of her antics. The story itself was mildly entertaining and I did finish the story. While there was no sex in the book it has lots of cussing and talk of dismemberment, so if that sort of thing bugs you stay away from this book. I had purchase the first three in this series for about 6 bucks total and I still don't really know if I will read the next two books or not. I really am having a hard time deciding if I like this book or not. Usually the narrator even if not great I can deal with. But the worst thing a narrator can do is read soooooo slow that it wants to put me to sleep and unfortunately this narrator did. While she has a pleasant voice, I still put my player on fast speed so as not to be bored to death.
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