In best-selling author Katie MacAlister’s Love in the Time of Dragons, suburban mom Tully Sullivan wakes up in a far-off place surrounded by strangers—many of them muscular, sexy ones—claiming to be dragons. They insist Tully is a dragon, too, and that she’s committed crimes deserving of death. Now Tully must disprove the allegations before time runs out.
©2010 Katie MacAlister (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Like many of you, I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audiobooks allow me to keep up with my favorite authors. I am currently listening to 'Undead and Unstable' by MaryJanice Davidson, because 'Yours, Mine and Ours' is still not available. Grrr.
In Love in the Time of Dragons, we meet Tully who is the resurrected Ysolde de Bouchier, mate to the dreaded ex-Black Dragon wyvern Baltic. Tully is suffering from severe memory loss. In order for Tully to fully regain her memory so she can either accept or reject her identity as Ysolde, she seeks out Baltic to answer her questions and all heck breaks loose. This is the first book in the Light Dragon series, but this plot calls heavily on characters and plots from earlier books in the Aisling Grey series and the Silver Dragon series. Most of the reoccurring characters are back including Jim who is present in a big fat Newfoundland way. Katie MacAlister’s heroines are always comically flawed, and Tully/Ysolde de Bouchier does not break from this pattern. As with all of Katie MacAlister’s books, Love in the Time of Dragons contains her offbeat, slightly Three Stooges infused sense humor and is a joy to hear. This is a fantastic book, and Barbara Rosenblat is as wonderful as she always is.
Addicted to books, especially audiobooks. Read lots and prosper!
I loved the Aisling Grey series, the Silver dragons was okay. I'm having a hard time finishing this one. The stupid cute is leaning too far to the stupid for my taste. Tully's characterization is too much like Aisling. I love the narrator, but she needs to be edited for the swallowing and mouth full of saliva sounds, it's distracting. This lack of editing is a production fault, not Audibles or the writers or the narrators. Lazy, poor production. I think the biggest fault for me is the story at this point. If/when I finish I'll bump up or down my rating accordingly.
There is nothing better than a good book!
I have been a faithful Katie Macalister fan from day 1.... Before I joined Audible-I READ every series she has out and in doing so, my mind had created it's own opinion of all the character's voices, traits, etc... So, when I purchased and began listening to the Audible versions- narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, I admit I was a bit worried it wouldn't do them justice.... Her voice is very distinct- BUT... Oh, how I was SOOOO wrong!!!! Barbara's unique vocal ranges and absolutely superb variations on the characters accents BLEW ME AWAY!!! There really is no other narrator who could pull it off so flawlessly! Bravo Katie, and BRAVO Barbara!!!!
Love the premise of the main character discovering who she really is and her prior affiliations.
The narrator was just annoying. Her voice cuts right through me all of the time regardless of what character is speaking. The swallowing was very distracting. I've persevered hoping that the narrator would grow on me as others have. I'm within an hour of finishing the book, but I'm actually talking aloud to the narrator at this point just wishing it were over with.
If I live through this, I won't be listening to the other books in the series because of the narrator. I might read them instead if I still care about the characters in the end. I love Katie MacKalister's books and have listened to several and enjoyed them, but not by this narrator.
The story was okay but I did not think it was worth a five star. It was a bit flat and without any excitement. This book is the first in the series but the story did not finish leaving the next ones to complete the rest but at this point I’m resigned to not knowing the end. I’m just glad it was a book on sale.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
This is a follow on from the last Silver Dragon's books but what a change in style. I thoroughly enjoyed that series but this one - not so much. It seems K.Mac. has gone more for the comedy aspect in this new series. It has romance but she seems to skip the love scenes, which were part of the Silver Dragons appeal. It was humorous but I am struggling to get through book 2 and keep stopping to listen to another book altogether.
The narrator was good but someone please give her a drink.... she sounded like her mouth was dry all the time, and the swallowing sounds were offputting.
Worth the credit? If, I hadn't already downloaded 2 and 3 then a definite No.
I really enjoy Katie MacAlister and generally enjoy Barbara Rosenblat's performances, but I just started this one and I must say it is EXTREMELY irritating right now.
The story is fine so far
Editing the mouth noises!!!!!! None of the previous books have been this irritating with squishy, watery mouth noises from the narrator.
It is a good book BUT the narrator made me want to puke!! The mouth noises were to much
I want to hear the next book but its the same Narrator.
This is a nice continuation of the original Dragon series from MacAlister, which I listened to years ago. At times it seemed to drag a bit, as though Katie were trying to regain her pacing, but overall the story was enjoyable.
Barbara is great at keeping the different characters distinct through voices, so we don't have to constantly hear who is talking through banal dialog additions. You start to relate to each voice as a separate person.
The story ended rather suddenly, A whole book leading up to a final world-changing battle that lasted just over 5 minutes left me wondering if I had missed something...
This book had been in my wishlist, partly because Barbara Rosenblat is one of my favorite narrators. So I purchased it when it was included in a "sale". Even Barbara couldn't make this story interesting and it was definitely not her best work. It was just cheesy and amateurish all the way around. The plot is thin, the characters 2 dimensional, the humor falls flat and the love scenes are.... what? I can't even think of an appropriate word for them except terrible. I managed to listen to the whole book but was relieved when it was finally over!
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