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Darkfever: Fever, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman.

Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death - a cryptic message on Mac's cell phone - Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers.

The quest to find her sister's killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed - a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae.

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister's death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane - an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women - closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book - because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds.

Listen to more hot titles in Karen Marie Moning's Fever series.

©2006 Karen Marie Moning; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"It's a compelling world filled with mystery and vivid characters, and this, combined with the hint of sparks between Jericho and Mac, will stoke readers' fervor." (Publishers Weekly)
"Joyce Bean captures the beauty, fear, and otherworldliness of Moning's characters." (AudioFile)

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    Picadilly 11-05-12
    Picadilly 11-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this series!!!!"

    I own the books as well as the audio! I will listen to these over and over"

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    Rosebride Stone Mountain, Ga. 11-02-12
    Rosebride Stone Mountain, Ga. 11-02-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Feeling the Fever."
    What made the experience of listening to Darkfever the most enjoyable?

    Joyce Bean was a great narrator, although I didn't prefer her male voice I like the story and her narrative as a whole.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Darkfever?

    Whenever Barrons said something snarky, which was all the time lol.


    What about Joyce Bean’s performance did you like?

    I liked how she read the whole book. She was very passionate and animated about every aspect of the story and she dragged me into it with her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Can the Fae get any hotter? Meet Mr. Barrons, he's not your *ahem* F'ing Faery.


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    Amazon Customer Stamford, CT, United States 10-29-12
    Amazon Customer Stamford, CT, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "The trick to enjoy the first three books...."

    In order to enjoy the first three (or two and half) books, I had to listen to the entire series first. There are two many details cramped, especially in the first book, that necessary to learn about magical world. It maybe different for people that are familiar with Irish folk tales, but I found myself dozing off constantly the first time I listened to the book.

    I found narration of male characters by Joyce Bean quite distracting, though I believe it improved by the third book or maybe I just got used to. I hope these audios will be rerecorded with Phil Gigante. JZB is one of the sexiest characters in romance world, and it would be a shame if Phil Gigante would not finish the whole series. Joyce Bean or very-very few narrators could do this.

    I found ms. Beans' voice and accent quite enjoyable for female characters though. Regardless of the negative comments, I believe ms. Beans one of the best narrators for audio books.

    I, actually, to my surprise, fell in love with the series by the time I finish the last book. So I will encourage everybody, as many other reviewers, to stick with the series, the story truly gets better, especially when Phil Gigante begins narrating JZB. He adds the magic to the book.

    I definitely will listen to Fever series more than once.

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    Joann Huntsville, Alabama, United States 09-26-12
    Joann Huntsville, Alabama, United States 09-26-12 Member Since 2012

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    "I love this series"

    I read the books and loved them so I bought the audio books and listened to them and it was like a new story all over again. The narrators were amazing!

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    Carol Grimes Australia 09-14-12
    Carol Grimes Australia 09-14-12 Member Since 2016
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    "When can we get the next book in the series."
    What made the experience of listening to Darkfever the most enjoyable?

    Very well read and a great story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Different topic - interesting


    What does Joyce Bean bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is clear, and makes you feel you are in the story yourself.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Dark Fever


    Any additional comments?

    none

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    Tanya Kernersville, NC, United States 08-12-12
    Tanya Kernersville, NC, United States 08-12-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Cover Misleading, Story Still Great"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Darkfever to be better than the print version?

    I have never seen the print version, so I cant compare


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Darkfever?

    At the end of the book where Mac comes into her own when she begins to fight the hourdes of monsters. That is pretty cool.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not so much as a favorite scene, but I enjoy the insight of Mac and her southern background. She is very down to Earth. She is stubborn and a bit reliant on her girlie things like pink nailpolish and matching sandals, but she has great morals and she cares. She goes into a speech about how you can only live life two ways, with hope or with fear. I thought that speech was so moving, I paused the recording and wrote it down to share with my husband. It was very uplifting.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Georgia Peach Meets the things that go bump in the night.


    Any additional comments?

    So, the front cover of the book is a hot, steamy naked couple. Im expecting the usual in this book, a boy girl romance. The girl loves the guy and cant tell him, the guy loves the girl but wont even admit it to himself until its almost too late, a lot of longing then hot sex weaved into a paranormal circumstance. Nope, this is all paranormal circumstance and zero hot sex. Unusual but its true. There is no relationship at all between boy and girl really, but dont let that scare you away. The story is really good and kept me coming back for more. wink. Also, the narration I have to comment on. I am from Georgia just like our heroine, so lets just say Im an authority on a Georgian accent. When I listen to the story, its like Blanch from the Golden girls is reading it. If your clueless as to what that means, well lets just say its a little exagerated. Dont get me wrong, the story was read with correct expression, like I said, its just a bit over exagerated. The Irish accents of the characters are awesome but the tones are little off. The man in the story, Jericho, is supposed to be some really dark handsome, young guy. He sounds like an elderly leprachaun. I have to keep telling myself he is young and good looking even though he sounds like an 89 year old, stumped over nursing home resident! Despite these misgivings. I plan to listen to the entire series. The story really is good.

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    Joanne 07-16-12
    Joanne 07-16-12
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    "Can't get enough of this series"
    Would you listen to Darkfever again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again just so I wouldn't miss anything. I have read the whole series and loved it, am now listening to the audios.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the story line and how the main characters interact.


    Have you listened to any of Joyce Bean’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Joyce Bean does an excellent job of narrating. I have listened to other books she narrated and I think she is great. I search for books narrated by her.


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

    I could have listened to this book in one sitting, unfortunately time did not allow.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to the rest of the series on audio.

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    Amanda Northfield, MN, United States 07-09-12
    Amanda Northfield, MN, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Good Story Line"
    If you could sum up Darkfever in three words, what would they be?

    This book has a great story line.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unsuspecting twists and turns.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The reader makes Barens sounds like a gravely old guy when he's really in his 30s. That's a bit hard to listen to, but otherwise, I really enjoyed it.


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    Sam 06-25-12
    Sam 06-25-12 Member Since 2012

    I am a Youth Services Librarian at a public library and I love my job. I am also a runner and I love listening to great books while staying healthy. That's Elsie in the picture...she is my favorite running partner and typically perks her ears up during the tense portions of the books :)

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    "Different than I thought it would be."
    Would you try another book from Karen Marie Moning and/or Joyce Bean?

    For the most part, I did like the reader. The story was a little different than I thought it was going to be and there was just too much world building in this first one and not really enough story. I was really frustrated with Mac's inability to accept the Fae world that she is now a part of.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Karen Marie Moning? Why or why not?

    I will eventually finish the series, because I think I will like the others better.


    Which character – as performed by Joyce Bean – was your favorite?

    Mac was a good character with her Southern drawl.


    Was Darkfever worth the listening time?

    Yes


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    TheLadyKT Las Vegas NV 06-03-12
    TheLadyKT Las Vegas NV 06-03-12 Member Since 2010

    TheLadyKT

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    "Great start"

    Great start to the series. Kept me on the edge of my seat often. Great suspense. Joyce Bean does a great job with the different character voices. Wish she was around for books 4 & 5

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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