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Dark Prince: Author's Cut Special Edition | [Christine Feehan]

Dark Prince: Author's Cut Special Edition

A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps to catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home. Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them.
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Publisher's Summary

Enter the enchanting world of the Carpathians, where dark adventure, mystery, and love await, and the desires of two daring hearts unite in one irresistible passion.

A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney helps to catch some of the most depraved criminals. But her work keeps her from getting close to others, and has drained her body and spirit. In need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks for a vacation far from home.

Mikhail Dubrinsky is the prince of the Carpathians, the powerful leader of a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night. Engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate who can save him from the encroaching darkness, his soul cries out in loneliness - until the day that a beautiful voice full of light and love responds, softly soothing his pain and yearning.

From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail are helpless to resist the desire that sparks between them. But just as fate unexpectedly brings these life mates together, malevolent forces threaten to destroy them and their fragile love. Yet even if they survive, how can these two lovers - Carpathian and human - build a future together? And how can Mikhail bring Raven into his dark world without extinguishing her beautiful goodness and light?

©2011 Christine Feehan (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Amazon Customer Chubbuck, ID, United States 09-18-13
    Amazon Customer Chubbuck, ID, United States 09-18-13
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    "Gods! Shut her up!!!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend buying the audibles version. The book yes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Prince?

    I have to say that I was so annoyed by the Narrators voice that I couldn't pay attention to the story.


    What didn’t you like about Abby Craden’s performance?

    She speaks like William Shatner on Star Trek.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    A different narrator!


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    Hlambase Perth, Australia 09-17-13
    Hlambase Perth, Australia 09-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "boring"

    thats all i can say. The narrator does not help the story either and it just seems like a confusing story.

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    Candace L. Frizzell 08-27-13 Member Since 2010
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    "whiny heroine"
    What made the experience of listening to Dark Prince the most enjoyable?

    I have always enjoyed a good vampire story. And to read this book in print, it is NO exception......but........the reader makes Raven a simpering, whiny female. It is hard to believe that she helped hunt vicious serial killers, using psychic ability.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Abby Craden’s performances?

    absolutely not.


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    Latonia Streamwood, IL, United States 08-21-13
    Latonia Streamwood, IL, United States 08-21-13 Member Since 2014
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    "LOVED IT. COULDN'T STOP LISTENING."

    This book was the first PR book I ever listened too, and now I am hooked. Listened to it in two days. Worth the credit.

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    Jeremy United States 07-26-13
    Jeremy United States 07-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Truly Awful. A Major Snoozefest."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Really the whole novel could have been a short story...and even then, not a very good one.


    What was most disappointing about Christine Feehan’s story?

    The story is shallow and desperate and endlessly repetitive. None of the characters are relatable or even particularly likable. Further, there is NO humor at all. This story takes itself WAY too seriously. For the record, I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to slutty vampire books. I'll read (or listen to) pretty much anything in the genre but I cannot even make myself finish this one. Really, find something else. This one is a total waste of a credit and your time.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator speaks VERY slowly and the dialogue is breathless, and urgent...all of it, not just the times when you think it should be. Everything the girl character says is just waaay over the top. Uber annoying.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dark Prince?

    Um...pretty much like every third scene and about 80% of the endless and lame sex scenes. It just goes on and on and its always the same. Outside of the steamy bits, the scenes propel the story at a snails pace making it virtually impossible to become invested or engaged in the story.


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    Ruffian Madison, MS USA 07-10-13
    Ruffian Madison, MS USA 07-10-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm semi-retired at 67 and a recent Cancer survivor.

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    "Narrator Ruins Great Story"

    I have read (and now listened) to a great story. Ms Feehan has such a gift for the development of a mythology (the Carpathians) and the creative mind to give them real lives and stories. Beginning with the Prince of them all, Mikhail Dubrinksy...a terrific hero and his life-mate Raven. This wonderful story was taken to the brink of ridiculous with an over-dramatic, god-awful accented and just plain bad heroine interpretation by the narrator. I stuck with it thinking I needed to get used to the poor reading/vocals but it never got better. In fact, it got worse. Why a female was chosen to narrate a book about a prince (and the founding character of the series) is beyond me. There are many guys out there (e.g., Robert Petkoff) who can pull off fantastic and totally believable accents as well as a decent female character. Great book turned into a dreadful listen.

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    Deo Brooklyn, NY, United States 05-23-13
    Deo Brooklyn, NY, United States 05-23-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Boring"
    What disappointed you about Dark Prince?

    Poorly written. Boring. Repetitive. Doesn't Flow smoothly. Still forcing myself to finish. The fact that I'm doing this while listening shows my lack of interest.


    Has Dark Prince turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I'm a huge fan of paranormal romance. I was running out of new interesting novels to read and one of my clients recommended this series.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Abby Craden?

    Maybe, but I rather male narrators.


    What character would you cut from Dark Prince?

    The characters are not the problem. The story has great potential but was poorly written. It's just too corny.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope this is all due to the fact that this was her first novel.

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    Jeri 03-15-13
    Jeri 03-15-13 Member Since 2010
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    "yawn yawn yawn"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    plot, and cut out a couple of hours by getting the narrator to speed it up a little.No, I'm afraid that wouldn't do it either...


    Has Dark Prince turned you off from other books in this genre?

    'fraid so.. I stay away from vampire novels in general but this author is really popular so I thought I'd give it a try. Sorry I wasted my credit.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator spoooke waaaay tooooo sloooowly....... Also weird phrasing and dramatic sighs in strange places. The whinging female sounded pathetic and the male voices over emphasized.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointed. The plot lacked cohesion (I know, I can't spell, sorry) and consistancy.. Different events just kept piling up on each other with no clear direction. Secondary characters appeared and disappeared at random. The heroine was a whiney wimp and the hero hardly better.


    Any additional comments?

    And the sex scenes seemed to have been copied and pasted into the book at random. They seemed surprisingly cold. Surprising because they were fairly detailed, but almost clinical.I guess I just didn't like the book, although I think a better narrator might have made it bearable.

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    Donna Birmingham, AL, United States 03-04-13
    Donna Birmingham, AL, United States 03-04-13
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    "Dark Prince: Author's Cut Is Awesome!"
    If you could sum up Dark Prince in three words, what would they be?

    It was Great


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the men show so much love for their life mates.


    Which character – as performed by Abby Craden – was your favorite?

    Mikel


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    The other series need to be quickly accessable or people will not continue. I'm ready for Dark Gold and it's not available and I'm irritatede because I cannot go on. I had to move to another series. Overall this book was EXECELLENT!!!

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    Michele Lansing, MI, United States 02-02-13
    Michele Lansing, MI, United States 02-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator Made it a Difficult Listen"

    This is a favorite episode in the series, but the narrator made it a difficult listen; her hesitation every few words had me backing up to make sense of the story line.

    Enjoyed the Authors Cut inspite of the presentation

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