If I could I would rate this a 3.5. I might have given it a higher rating but it took me a while to warm up to the character. He's very self-centered and egotistical through a lot of the book. I also think some of the bad language could have been toned down just a little. Besides those points it was a good mystery with a surprise as to who the bad guy was.
The narrator was pretty good, even with the female voices.
There was a little more action in this book than the first one in the series. I liked Elijah in the first book and also in this one,but I just couldn't get into him and Vashti as a couple. This is evidently a trilogy and from the research I did it sounds like it will be a while before the final one is available - seems she has to finish another series first for the same publisher, so you might want to wait before you start this trilogy otherwise you might be hanging for a while.
The narrator did an okay job but she needs to practice her male voices. She made Adrian sound kind of stilted.
This is mainly for young teens since the main characters are in their teens. While I like some YA books, this one had too many references to religion and faith than I usually like. Other than that it was a pretty good story, although I won't be continuing the series.
Make the main character stop and think before jumping to so many wrong conclusions. She also used poor judgement and didn't seem to have any sense at all. She just wasn't a very likeable character to me.
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.
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