When Sariana and Gryph join forces in a dangerous quest to save their world, their love is tested to its limits - sweeping them into undreamed realms of shimmering, shattering ecstasy.
©2009 Jayne Ann Krentz; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I enjoyed this book very much, especially the second half when the true adventure really got under way. I thought the narrator did an excellent job after listening for a bit and settling into the hero's understated voice. I enjoyed the light English accent of the heroine, it set her apart nicely. I am always a fan of Jayne Ann Krentz, even her older books that feature domineering hero's like this one. I just keep in mind that the book was written in the late 80's, that was the style then, and I go with the flow.
Narrators are either really good actors or can really mess up the story. This narrator made the story even better. She did an excellent job of reading the personalities out for each character. The book was good to read, it was even better to listen to with this narrator.
I was not disappointed. I have listened to this book several times now and will probably listen to it more. I hope I can find more books read by this narrator, especially books by this author.
This was published in 2009 so it was one of the first books about the Shield Guild and how it came about. There were no dust bunnies yet but it was nice to know that the later books maintain the macho images of the shield guys but gives them some softness. This book was lots of fun to listen to and the brash nature of the heroine gave the shield guy a run for his money but the reader knows that in the end, he will prevail and they will wind up together. That predictability is what makes Jayne Ann Krentz, no matter what pseudonym she uses, books a delight to read. They are gripping with twisting plots but in the end, the boy wins girl. I'll be back to keep reading about the ever changing worlds of the dust bunnies.
Natalie Ross is an excellent narrator.
This is one of my favorite books and the narrator really brought the characters to life. I felt like I was listening to a play. Now if they will only offer the other book in set in this world in audio format, I'll be an extremely happy reader.
A required work-noise-survival product (but do members really pay $20-$30+)~ Its great finding new stories and awesome narrators.
This story is full of 'visual' information - excellent action and romance.
Natalie Ross did an excellent job and transition between voices was excellent
Would that I could sit and listen in one sitting... or walk...
Jayne Ann Krentz/Castle's off-world stories are great fun.
love audio books - Anglophile
At first I didn't think I would like this story, but the syfy part was pretty straight forward. I don't like it when the setting is so different that I can't recognize anything in it. The two settlements that were established roughly seemed like Europe in the East and America in the West (ca. mid to late 1899s). I liked the relationship between, Sariana and Gryph - Sariana was no push over. I was pleasantly surprised.
Good narration, clear and smooth with no unsuitable affectations. A few times the emphasis wasn't quite right, but no big deal. Decent story but nothing special, just a smexy beach read with a mild plot twist. Paranormal aspects include telepathy. Gryph and Sariana get a happy ever after, of course. But something bugged me in the final chapter: WHY continue to associate with that one particular shady character?
This story bring in a female lead you can really enjoy. She talks a lot in the story and makes her career lifestyle work with her new love.
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