When Ethan discovers the terrified woman hiding on his ranch, he knows immediately not only who she is, but what. He's never forgotten her, not in all the time since he escaped their joint prison, a clandestine CIA facility where humans are bred into vampires willing to kill on command. He refused to accept that fate, and since he won his freedom he's become a legend to those he left behind.
With her own escape, Lilith has become a legend, too, and now - together - they have no choice but to fight those who would become a legend by killing one.
©2009 Maggie Shayne; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
I listen to audio books all the time. It was suspenseful and hooked me from the first paragraph. A young mother escaping from the hospital where her baby had been taken from her. Believing that her baby was alive, even after being told that the baby died. A mother's intuition is strong. Strengthenned by the fact, that she heard her baby cry. Full of action, the thrill of being chased carries the reader through the whole book. I loved it!!!
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
These two deserved each other. Honestly I have never met a female that was as dumb as this one. Lilith manages to escape, finds the home of the one guy she shared "one" kiss with a year before. Blames him for not coming back to get her out of the "Farm." Then insists that he goes with her back to this horrible place to break others out. Meanwhile she is being hunted by two factions, she has a tracking device embedded in her back. Because of escapes by others, all the ones left at the Farm have been lojacked, so they can be found easily. Lilith has no plan how to accomplish her goal, just go there and break em out, while this place is heavily guarded with military grade firepower, helicopters and trained killer vampires. Meanwhile, Mr. Heart throb, is telling his brother, who he believed had escaped 3 years prior,every move they are making. He doesn't wonder why his brother, whom he has been looking for all these years suddenly shows up now, when she does. Lilith extracts a promise from him to not tell his brother where they are going, he reluctantly agrees, and promptly breaks it, leading to her being caught.....you get the picture. Like I said Dumb N Dumber! If you want to be amused get the book, but don't say I didn't warn you.
A reviewer at Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I don't go anywhere without a book -ebook or audiobook- and I always have an opinion to share.
While the story involves an intriguing plot and moves along at a good pace, the main characters (vampires) are just dumb. I can't connect with, understand or sympathize with them. It felt unbelievable and forced. This just missed the mark. The narrator did a good job with what she was given though.
A covert training facility known as the Farm, trains kids to adulthood then turns them into vampire operatives under government control is the basic premise for Maggie Shayne's novel. It moves at a good pace and has an interesting secondary story, but the male and female main characters, now vampires, are incredibly stupid and naive to have grown up on, then escaped from the Farm. The stupid behavior of all the novel's characters are completely unbelievable.
A benevolent organization attacks the two main characters when all they had to do was talk to them. The male lead character Ethan, escaped the Farm and survived on his own for two years, yet he is so stupidly naive that he should have been caught within a day. The female lead character, Lilith, is a newly turned vampire with partial amnesia and no clue as to all her abilities as a vampire, yet she thinks she can just attack the Farm and rescue all the people being held in captivity knowing that there are fully trained and loyal vampires that will defend the place against her. She has no plan or common sense, but she somehow thinks she can succeed.
The Narrator did a great job and has a good reading voice, but overall, this novel isn't worth your credit.
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