Bishop has been a vampire for 700 years and though he wishes nothing more than to live his life in peace, getting humans to believe that vampires are not monsters is a difficult task, and vampire hunters like The Reaper make it even more difficult.
Believing that a vampire killed her mother, Irina leads a band of vigilantes, determined to rid the world of these monsters. What no one knows is that Irina herself is half vampire. Determined to deny that side of her, Irina captures Bishop, believing he can lead her to the vampire responsible for her mother's death. But over the course of Bishop's captivity, secrets about Irina's past are revealed and she soon learns that what she has always believed to be true is anything but. Now Irina and Bishop are in a race against time as they fight for their lives - and their love.
©2007, 2012 Kathryn Smith (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
Well what a disappointment this was, not for the story which was good but, if you're like me, the narrator can make or break a listen and this.....one......was......so......slow......it......was......painful. She didn't put any feelings into the story - it was just a plain boring monotone - yuk! If the female lead didn't have an accent then I wouldn't of known who was talking.
If you can get past her dialogue - it helps if you can speed he up - then the story has merit, and it is part of a series so I expect you will want to download it just to keep up with the storyline.
Worth the credit? - If you're following the series then yes.
I was VERY unimpressed with the narrator, she spoke in a monotone all the way through. I will not finish the rest of this series.
Let those who you love know today, tomorrow is not promised! Life experience, Mishawn
I really enjoyed the story but it wasn't a easy listen as the last book. I really hate to complain but I'm sure they were commas in what she was reading but she didn't notice them. It was a great story!
Would I buy it again? Oh yea! Great story!
Not with the current narrator
When she holds her little brother and her father realizes what a terrible mistake he made.
No! No! No! She should be reading young childrens books, Not adult romance.
I have listened to the sample of the next three books and I will be listening to the next three books as this one would have been a great one with a different narrator.
The story line was a good one. The narrator was boring and monotone. This could be a great series if you can get past the narrator. I have bought the series in order to follow the story line with the knowledge the narrators are different from the first book.
I love the series and Kathryn Smith is becoming one of my trusted authors but this book I'm sad to say is ruined for me by the narrator. She accents are horrible, there is SERIOUS volume issues here. Like she gets to close to the microphone sometimes and she'll sound really loud or high pitched and then sometimes very low or normal.
I really liked Bishop and would have a feeling that I would have loved Marika a lot more if the accent used for her wasn't slaughtering her for me.
Okay about the book now:
Bishop is amazing. I love that he's all MINE and hard ass. To me he very much comes across as a guy that is deceiving. He looks lazy and like he's not going to do anything but push the right button and BOOM, killer on your hands.
Marika sounds like a fabulously interesting character and I like that she is always fighting within herself over the folklore of the Vampires that her villages tell everyone and what Vampires really do and are. I would love it if there was more of the interaction between all the boys, having them meet up and all but I really like the series.
It's a great spin on the 'grail' stories vampire lore. I HIGHLY recommend reading book one in this series.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Due book to this just being a average listen to me I'd say no. I love being swept into a story and this one I was constantly checking to see how much longer I had to listen and I have to admit that I doubled narration speed.
If it's on sale cheap and you want an average listen then you may want to get it, but I wouldn't use a credit on it.
I really enjoyed the story line, and the energy of the narrator especially in the last half of the book.
It wasn't the same old, same old. So many of the same stories out there, I'm so grateful for some real creativity.
"Grows on You" when she starts doing the accents your like ohh noo! Please! But after a while you just accept it for what it is, a part of the story and carry on. She started off a little fast and monotone, but after just a little while she slowed down and started "reading" the book. Once she does that it wasn't hard to get wrapped up in this wonderful story, emotions, atmosphere, it was all there.
I listened to this over a two day period. The book/story itself was interesting and entertaining enough that it kept me listening, but the editing was absolutely horrendous. The way they edited most of it, it made it sound like Tobin was rushing through it, when if you listen closely that's not the case. You can hear the changes, volume, tone, pitch, with just about every splice. This made it a little difficult to listen to, but I listened as I drove or worked so although I did listen to it all in a short amount of time, I could not do it in one sitting. I needed a breather every once in a while on Tobins behalf.
The editing sucked big time. Truly the only reason I gave the book lower than perfect 5 stars across the board was the editing. But the story is well worth putting up with it if you can.
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