This is the story of a young boy who was the only person born on Antarctica and somehow became a part of the land. His family leaves Antarctica shortly after he's born but surprises him with a trip back. He had been fascinated with the continent and had always wanted to visit it. As soon as he steps off the plane he fells like he's home. He's able to leave the plane without a coat and not feel the cold.
Shortly after they return the young boy is kidnapped and taken underground where there's another world. His "brainwashing" is harsh lessons and soon he forgets his previous life. Although he still retains some knowledge of before, he doesn't know why he knows certain things. You follow him as he learns from another hunter how to be the last hunter of Antarctica.
The narrator brought the story to life and was a perfect fit for the book.
The story was interesting enough and I enjoyed the characters but after reading the summaries of the other three books in the series and some of the reviews it doesn't sound like a series that I want to continue listening to.
The leading character was too irritating for me. She wouldn't listen to good advice so she got in trouble, of course. A guy gives her bad vibes but yet she's still thinking of having a fling with him as her first foray back into being close to men again after being brutally raped. There were also several descriptions of the black magic that I didn't care for.
Yes. I already have.
The narrator was easy to listen to, but I think she got a little over-dramatic in some places.
There was a lot of fighting in this one so be prepared for a lot of blood and gore.
This is a hard book to review because you don't want to give anything away. At almost every pivotal point in Laura's life where she's threatened with harm there's lightning and then a strange man appears. As the book goes on you learn of Laura's life and the happiness and pain she endures and you eventually start learning who the stranger really is. The characters are well developed and you also get a little history lesson.
The narrator did a great job and added a lot to the book.
I enjoy a series where the main character grows and develops as has happened in this one. All the characters are well developed and you learn more and more about them as the series continues. In this one we got to learn about witches and a new generation of vampires that are a lot harder to kill and have developed new immunities and characteristics - and naturally not the good kind. There's also the developing relationships between Jane, Eli, Ricky Bo and Bruiser, plus you learn a little more of Jane's early years.
The narrator did a fantastic job like usual.
I like Ms. Hunter's Yellowrock series but I'm afraid I'll have to pass on continuing this series. I most likely missed a lot of the book because there were way too many words of desription in between segments of action so the mind would drift and I didn't care to rewind to see what I had missed while the mind drifted. I did enjoy the spell gone wrong part with the hens and roosters. That was pretty funny.
I'm not sure which category this book was listed under but it's more of an inspirational story than a mystery. It's also a slow romance book. There were religious undertones, conversations and thoughts. That having been said it wasn't too overwhelming and if you like slow, clean, getting to know you romances with a little bit of excitement and action (no sex and the violence was low-key since it is an inspirational book) you would like this book. It jumps back and forth between different characters thoughts of what was happening at the moment or what had happened in the past that brought everyone to the crossroads they were at. The characters are well-developed and fleshed out.
Looking over the reviews I saw a lot of complaints of the narrator but I didn't think he was that bad. I actually liked his voice.
I've listened to several books in this series and this one is my least favorite so far, probably because Dutch didn't have much of a role maybe. I did enjoy the interaction between Abby, Candace and the over-the-top Cat but the rest of the story seemed to be lacking something, maybe too many close calls. It seemed no matter what they did the bad guy seemed to find them quickly so off they go again. At least the bad guy was a surprise.
The narrator could have been a lot better.
The story starts out pretty intensely. A demoted State trooper is on his way to his new post in Alaska. When he gets there he gets off the plane in the middle of a crime scene. A man's head had been removed by a plane's propeller. The State trooper that was stationed there turns it over to Liam and without really briefing Liam on the job gets on the plane and leaves. Liam is thrust into one situation after another without having time to change into his uniform or even finding a place to live.
After the beginning the story sort of goes downhill. The description of Alaska and what it took to be a herring spotter were interesting but the rest of the story was kind of lame.
There was one reviewer who did a pretty good analysis of the book which I would have to agree with. Liam doesn't like himself so it's hard for us to like him.
Jane is unexpectedly turned into a vampire when she's mistaken for a deer on the side of the road and shot by a drunk. A stranger she met at the bar had been following her to make sure she got home all right but unfortunately not close enough to prevent the accident. The stranger just happens to be a vampire and to save her life he turns her.
Like so many in Half Moon Hollow Jane is full of sarcasm and humor trying to adjust to her new lifestyle without revealing the change in her status to family and friends. There's also a good mystery of trying to figure out who is out to get her. The ghost of her favorite recently deceased aunt was also a nice touch and added some very funny moments to the story.
If you want to listen to something to pick up your spirits this one would be a good one to try.
The narrator also did a great job.
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