This third book was just ok for me. Eliana was not at all likable, too self-centered, too hard-headed, too blind to what was really going on around her, nor could I picture her being beautiful since she had "shoulder length, chopped rough and dyed indigo blue hair." Really? And, of course, she would be attracted to someone, Demetrius, with a shaved head, tats and 3 rings in his brow, and he's supposed to be 30 years old? A rebellious 16 year old, maybe. I just can't picture a hero looking like that. But, that's just me. I was so disappointed in the storyline I'm not even sure I'll read the others in this series. I'm only at 43% and I'm having a really hard time keeping an interest in this book. I'll leave an update whether I finish it or not. At this point I'm just not sure.
Update: 7/13... OK I finished it and I'm still disappointed. Everything was just alright for me, nothing special.
However, I do wish someone would kill Viscount Weymouth. I think he's a little too much like Eliana's evil father.
As much as I liked the first 2 books in this series I will go on to the 4th one.
As to the narrator: Wonderful! Ms. Dawe keeps getting better and better with each book she reads. Men sounding like men!! Doesn't get better than that!
I love CB's Weekday series and her Not Quite series. Well, since I've read almost all her books I guess I just love her writing.
It would be impossible to say which is my favorite book but this one would be right up on top.
As others have mentioned, the part where Judy was tied up in the basement was pretty horrific but it didn't last long before Rick and Neil came to the rescue, not horrific enough to get 1 or 2 stars! It's like they based their review on a chapter or two of the whole book.
Anyway, I loved Taken by Tuesday, like so many others. Great storyline. Great love affair, great sex. Just a great book.
Loved seeing Blake and Sam, Zach and Karen, Neil and Gwen, Carter and Eliza and Michael.
AND true to real life, Detectives Raskin and Perozo arrest the good guy and stop looking for the real bad guy. BUT it all worked out and there was a HEA for Rick and Judy.
As to the narrator: She did a wonderful job. I never get tired of listening to Tanya Eby. Her men might all sound almost alike but, at least, they sound like men and that's important to me.
I would also like to say that the description tells us what the book is about or we can zip over to Amazon and look at reviews. This is AUDIBLE! What we need to review is the narrator. Does he or she suck? Why? Is he or she too nasal-y, too sweet for the kind of book he or she is reading, to gruff, too bland, too robotic, lacks emotion. Is he or she doing nothing but reading the book? Not changing his or her voice for the male and female voices? Is the narrator sounding the same whether she or he is reading a whisper spoken?
Most of us on AUDIBLE don't really care what the book is about. We want to know about the narrator!
Another great book from the Not Quite series. And I have to say that Walt's and Dakota's mothers were just awful, for the biggest part of the book. On the other hand, Dakota's sunny personality and disposition was just awesome. I loved everything about them both. Loved her best friend, Mary, as well as Glen and it was nice to see Monica and Trent/Barefoot again. Ms. Bybee writes warm, sensual and wonderful love stories and I never get tired of her books. I'm off to read Taken By Tuesday now.
As to the narrator: Just spectacular. I never get tired of listening to Ms. McFadden. Her many voices are just great.
This was a really great read. Loved how Max tried so hard to stay away from Abby. Loved the laugh-out-loud moments when Abby talked about Max's body part.
Big Jack was a real creep and deserved what he got but I'm not so sure about Emmett and Bill. I thought that was a little unfair.
I thought the sex was ok but there wasn't any kind of passion or lust, no thoughts of wanting when they were apart, no real sexual tension. Everything that had to do with sex was only when they were together and that's not all that great. However, it was not enough to take away from this being a great story.
As to the narrator: Just great! He had perfect men's voices and perfect women's voices. Could have had a little more emotions but I still really liked him. And that's saying a lot for me. I don't usually like the men narrators but Mr. Page did an awesome job. I would definitely listen to him again.
This was a good read. I liked Annie and Cade. Liked the storyline, too. I especially liked Lily Rae, Violet Fae and Daisy Mae, really funny names. Also liked Page and Cole, Miles, Marshall and Pierce.
Funniest names EVER for the deputies: Dinky and Noodle.
As far as sex goes? There was NONE! There was a little sexual tension but then it was fade-to-black.
I know a lot of readers like that but I don't happen to be one of those. Therefore, as much as I liked this book I can't see myself reading any others.
As to the narrator: He did a wonderful job with the females voices. I would definitely listen to him again.
How could this narrator get so many 4 and 5 stars? She totally sucks? I'm only at 20% and I'm done listening. Good grief, Logan sounds just like Maya. I know there's sex in this book and I also know that when it does happen it will sound like two women. This is not a book about two women it's about a man and a woman. Obviously, others don't mind this type of narration but I do. If you can't even try to sound a little manly then you shouldn't be a narrator. Sorry!
I absolutely loved this book. It was rather wordy and very long but it was always interesting.
Loved Brodick's cranky and demanding ways. Loved how Gillian managed to put up with him.
The secondary characters were wonderful, especially Alec. I was laughing my a$$ off ever time he said "you know what?" He was one great kid and I hated when they got home with him and his part in the book was over.
Loved Ramsey, Bridgid, Uncle Morgan, Dylan, Robert, Liam, Aaron and Stephen.
Positively hated Alford, Hugh and Edwin. Wow, they were such sick ba$tard$.
I was very disappointed in how Gillian's sister chose to be without Gillian in her life. I didn't see the point in that.
There were two sex scenes that were really nicely done.
This was one terrific book.
As to the narrator: She did a little better in this book than she did in The Secret but not by much. She still gave too many men a really raspy voices. I've listened to Ms. Duerden before and she didn't do that to the voices so maybe she got better in the last year or so.
Some of the reviews, on here and on Amazon, complained about her sing-song voice when she reads but I'm really not bothered by that. I've heard worst, much worse..
Great storyline and some laugh out loud moments. Judith was a perfect heroine, funny and smart, and Iain was a georgeous and wonderful hero. The book was not filled with so much angst it made you crazy. I absolutely hate angsty books.
Love, love, loved the council members: Graham, Gelfrid, Owen, Duncan and Vincent. Loved Francis Catherine and Patrick. Loved Alex and Brodick. It was just a really great read and I'm going to read Ransom now.
There was just the right amount of sex in the book, too.
As to the narrator: Ms. Duerden has some awesome emotions she puts in her books. I loved her laughing and crying and yelling but I especially loved that everytime the book called for a whisper, which was a lot, she whispered. It was perfect.
The only thing I didn't like was that EVERY man had a very raspy voice, like a 2 pack-a-day smoker, and there were a lot of men. I can honestly say that I didn't like the voice of any man in this book but because she read it with so much emotion I was able to overlook that.
I can't tell you how sad I'am that this is the last book in this series (for now). AND I've loved every one of them.
Orion and Catryn were awesome, The secondary were wonderful: Iago, Bened, Gethin, Giles, Paul, Hector and little Alwyn.
The way Morris was described sounded like a peacock but he was as crazy as a bedbug!
The right amount of sex was added to make the book really interesting.
I will truly miss the Wherlockes and the Vaughns until the next book comes out.
As to the narrator: I'm really not sure. It says Polly Lee but it sounded just like Ashford McNab. Is it McNab using a different name? All I know is that every man in this book sounded just like he did in the other books. Especially Iago! You couldn't miss him because his voice was soooo nasally it was horrible. Fortunately he wasn't in the books too much. I don't know who did the narration but she did a wonderful job.
Lady Letitia Mallam was the most evil biotch I've ever read about. An author never had me hating a villain so much! And Minden was so crazy from the "pox" he actually believed that "bedding" the virgin Agatha would cure him? Laughable. And he was utterly disgusting, too.I absolutely loved Brant and Olympia. Her son Ilar was pretty talented when it came to the bad guys. I really like Thomas and Henry, really sweet boys. Even the street urchins were nice kids.This had some nice sex scenes that were nicely written.Overall, a really good book. I'm off to read number 6 now.
As to the narrator: Wonderful with the voices and that's what I care about: men sounding like men! But she really could put a bit of emotion in her reading, as I've said before. She really doesn't laugh or cry or yell or mutter like the book says and that really is important to some listeners. She does the voices so well that if she added emotions to her reading she'd be a 10 star narrator.
Ahh.. 2- one and two stars reviews and 56 four and five star reviews. Go figure..
I loved this book, as well as the other 3 that I read in this series, and will now move on to the 5th one.
I find the Wherlocke's and Vaughn's a fascinating family.
Loved Argus, and how he met Lorelie. Loved how she went looking for him and saved him from Charles.
AND Charles and his two minions got exactly what they deserved.
Loved his son's Olwen and Daries. Always love seeing Olympia and Iago.
And I adored Lorelie's father, Roland and the butler, Max.
A great read filled with murder, mischief, and mayhem.
With awesome sexual tension and sex that was very well written.
As to the narrator: Simply awesome! Ms. McNab could stand to read a little more emotion in her books but as long as the men sound like men, I'm good. Nothing worse than two people making love and having them BOTH sound just like the male or female narrator, no difference in their voices whatsoever. Gotta have men and women's voices in a book or it's not worth listening to. IMO..
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