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Firelight Audiobook

Firelight: Darkest London, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

London, 1881

Once the flames are ignited...

Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.

They will burn for eternity...

Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

©2012 Kristen Callihan (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Amanda Lyn Arizona 08-27-12
    Amanda Lyn Arizona 08-27-12 Member Since 2016

    Writer of paranormal & contemporary erotic romance. Reader of muchness. Drinker of beer & coffee. Ye be forewarned!

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    "Doesn't do the print version justice"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would probably NOT recommend this audiobook to a friend-- I'd tell them to just go out and buy the print or e-copy. For me, the narrator totally missed the mark on this. Her voice is largely monotone and most of her characters sound similar, which takes away from the beautiful tone of the story itself and how different all the characters are.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself. Kristen Callihan is relatively new on the scene and her story is lush, complemented by the stage she sets in both mystery and setting. It's a brilliant combination of historical and paranormal elements.


    How could the performance have been better?

    After being so uninspired by the narrator, the only way to improve on the performance-- again, for me-- would be to have someone else do the reading. I was such a fan of this book that I bought the audiobook automatically without giving a listen to the sample first. I won't be making the same mistake again.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moving parts of the story weren't done justice by this narrator. There are some particularly tense scenes that weren't given the emphasis and tension they deserved.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Gloucester, VA, United States 08-27-12
    Debbie Gloucester, VA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Good start but went downhill for me."

    At the beginning I thought this was going to be a great read but towards the middle of the book it lost its momentum and my appreciation for it.

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    angela DES MOINES, WA, United States 08-02-12
    angela DES MOINES, WA, United States 08-02-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Nothing I did not enjoy about this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Firelight to be better than the print version?


    Which character ??? as performed by Moira Quirk ??? was your favorite?

    Miranda.


    Any additional comments?

    Narration was good, which can make or break a book. Strong heroine. Wonderful chemistry between the hero and heroine. Excellent dialogue/action from characters.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rita 09-12-12
    Rita 09-12-12

    Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired

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    "Very different but very entertaining"

    Absolutely excellent narrator she has just made it in my top 3 the story was very cool I enjoy the change from the normal romance

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    J Muscarella 09-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "NIce Story"

    This was a nice pleasant pass time. I choose books like these when I don't have time or focus to put into huge epics, which are my favorites. Light beach reading, wasn't boring.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 09-26-12
    Lia Sutton, Australia 09-26-12 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    ""A fun, mysterious adventure!""

    This book is very well written and read! The story was well paced and revealed just enough detail to keep the mind wondering about the rest of the mystery. The narrator was fantastic and actually enhanced the story with different accents and speech patterns that were very well done. Her interpretation of male voices was seamless and believable.


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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 02-02-13
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 02-02-13 Member Since 2016

    Audible Addict!

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    "Excellent book."

    I totally enjoyed this book. The narrator is excellent. The story was great, the characters are great. I have already read the second book and it was good too. I like the different paranormal in the 1700's London setting. Totally worth the credits and/or dollars. I am looking forward to the third book, I hope it shows up soon on audible.

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    K 05-31-16
    K 05-31-16
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    "Great narration could not save this book"

    I read a fair amount of paranormal, steampunk, and related fiction and stumbled across this one while looking for something to rival the Parasol Protectorate series. This book doesn't belong on the same planet. Poorly written, the 'plot line ' is an excuse to get to the intimate parts- which are particularly unrealistic. The plot is poorly developed and there's no substance to the characters. Skip it.

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    CSK Herndon, PA, United States 04-14-16
    CSK Herndon, PA, United States 04-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Definitely different"

    Very much enjoyed. Mystery, snark, love, and a bit otherworldly. Ok. Maybe not a "bit". But a great introduction for the series!

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    kestergayle 10-26-15
    kestergayle 10-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Slow moving, but somewhat original."
    Would you try another book from Kristen Callihan and/or Moira Quirk?

    Unlikely


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kristen Callihan? Why or why not?

    Maybe, it would depend on the topic. Probably not another paranormal, at any rate.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    It was fair, but I would have preferred more inflection to convey mood and tone of each scene.


    Do you think Firelight needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. It felt finished to me...I know it's the first of a series, but I won't be reading any more of them.


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