The story starts out on an archaeological dig in the Yucatan. A new discovery is made and soon the problems start. Artifacts are stolen, people are killed. Deborah wants to learn more about what was found in the tomb so she follows the trail from Yucatan, to England, back to Mexico. There's plots and subplots that come together at the end. You learn about different places in both Mexico and England that were quite interesting.
The narrator was pretty good, although I was thinking Nick was English but at least half the time it sounded like she gave him a Scottish accent.
If you like books that drag with a lot of introspection and any action or something happening being far and few between then you'll like this book. I liked the two main characters but otherwise it was pretty boring except for a few snatches of action. Unfortunately this is one series I won't be continuing.
Narrator: Just because the words say someone whispered or something was said in a low voice doesn't mean you have to drop your voice so low the listener can't hear what you're saying unless there is no other noise around, which unfortunately doesn't happen when you're driving down the road and have the volume turned up as high as you can and you still can't hear what's being said. Occasionally I could get my volume up high enough to hear what was being whispered, but then I'd have to hurry and turn it down again once she got back to a normal voice. After a while I didn't bother.
This was a free listen for me and was pretty good. I hadn't realized when I listened to this one first that it was actually the second book. Some reference is made to the first book but it can still be considered a standalone.
10 co-workers are lucky enough (or at least they thought so) to go on a company retreat to a luxury resort on an island where Giles works - who unfortunately had been through this before, the first book. They had the whole resort to themselves. Soon they learn they had been invited to participate in several murder mysteries where they turn out to be the murder victims, and one of them is the actual killer. They're given clues, allowed to investigate one of three places - the crime scene, the morgue or the last known place the victim was before they were discovered. They're allowed to consult with each other after their investigations, which some do and some don't, and then they're given a riddle to solve. Afterwards they are to speak individually into a video camera telling how the murder happened. They then all meet up again to find out who won, who is safe and who is sacred.
Some of the murders were pretty grisly but luckily the book is pretty fast-paced so the grisly isn't dwelled on.
The narrator was easy to listen to and did a terrific job, especially with Giles, the butler who had to explain everything. He was even pretty good with the female voices.
The only thing I didn't like about this book was that it eventually had to come to an end. Lawrence Anthony was a wonderful storyteller and Simon Vance did a superb job of reading it. You get a glimpse into what it was like living on a reserve in Africa, the heartaches and the triumphs.
Didn't read the print version.
Didn't have a favorite one. I liked all of them - except the bad guys, of course.
This was an easy listen with a new take on innkeepers, vampires and werewolves, plus a few other creatures and worlds. The narrator did a terrific job and added a lot to the story. Could have wished for a little more romance, but who knows what will happen as the series continues.
Unfortunately I'm not a fan of dystopian novels. At least this one was a little better than the last one I listened to, but I didn't like it enough to finish the trilogy. The beginning was good until (spoiler) the first few characters you came to like in the first few hours or so were killed off. After that it was very slow and not much happening until way into the last half of the book.
The story was way too long, not much romance and about all I learned was how to rip off your employer if you work in retail and how to crash parties. I couldn't like either the main character or her friends and really didn't approve of what they were doing.
It's hard to rate a book that has multiple stories. A couple were part of a series..
"Vampire Fight Club" and "Darkness Eternal" were my least favorite.
"Kane" is from the Nightwalkers series and doesn't add really much to the series.
"Dragon on Top" is part of the Dragon Kin series and was the best story.
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.
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