Nalini Singh dives into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind - and none of the heart. Born a Psy, Sascha Duncan must hide the emotions that mark her as flawed. But a passionate Changeling will tempt her to reveal everything - and risk her very soul.
Mind over matter: listen to more in the Psy-Changeling series.
©2006 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor
"This book is a must even for those uninitiated in the paranormal genre." (Romantic Times)
I started reading this series with "Caressed by Ice" because Audible was running a special for $4.95. I have to say Audible that is the best way to get someone hooked on a Author you've never read before.
Needless to say I loved that story so much that I just had to hear it from the beginning of the series.
NOW-On with my review of Slave to Sensation. WOW!!! this is the first book of this series and it was AWESOME. I love Lucas and Sasha's story. Nalini Singh is now one of my favorite authors, and as for Angela Dawe well let me just tell you this narrator is one of the best I have heard.
She is great telling these stories and making you feel like you are really part of it. I mean you cant help it's so addictive that you just have to know what happens next. The characters are fantastic and the voices she does are perfect. Makes you want to be part of the DarkRiver and SnowDancer pack/family. The characters all have their own voice Angela brings life to the character.
You get to know everyone by their own voice.
Well...HAPPY listening. I am ready to go onto Faith and Vaughn's story book #2 of this series.
I've only listened to the audio version so I can't compare.
There were to many to choose..
She brings the characters to life!!
It really is a good start to a good series..each book keeps getting better
I wasn't sure about this book. I avoided like the plague for more than a year since. I finally gave in and thought it to be a really good story. I would have liked the characters to develop more and what the author lacked there she made up for it brilliantly by other aspects of the book. I liked learning about the psy world and how the psy network functioned. It was a pretty clever storyline. Keeping up with series just to meet new characters will be worth it in my opinion.
All in all a good story. Hopefully the rest of the books in the series will be as enjoyable.
Lastly, Angela Dawe-as I expected-gave a fine narration.
I really liked the world these characters live in. The background seems to be very well thought out and the characters themselves seem like fully formed people. The story line is great and I loved the main characters. I think this would be a book I would listen to again. Angela Dawe was an adequate narrator but really didn't make me want to go seek out other books she's read.
Well, I already have. It is the perfect mix of romance and adventure. I love that the heroine was always fantastic, even if she did not know it.
I can't really compare it to anything - and that is a great thing.
I love the scene between a couple of the sentinels and the heroine towards the end. As someone who has wrestled with the question of identity and where one belongs, I had a great deal of empathy and love for that.
Yes, the scene with the kiddos and the heroine.
It was well paced, interesting characters, and good plot. Although it's not one my top ten . . . it's definitely on my top twenty.
The story is a refreshing twist to paranormal romantic fiction (to which I am an absoulte newby). From what I've noticed, the "popular" para-romances tend to sway toward vampires and werewolves (which is why I don't read and/or listen to a lot of them). . .Ms Singh's Psy-Changling series offers an interesting alternative. In "Slave to Sensation", you have two sets of people with differing perspectives . . . The Psy who were mandated to have the emotions suppressed (and almost stripped from them) until they are near cold unfeeling robots (although they are also ambitious and conniving--go figure). And then there's the Changlings who are all about feelings, connections, and raw emotions but have to overcome clan prejudices (e.g., Cats vs. Wolves). And in the middle of all this, you have Lucas (the panther Alpha with issues) and Sascha (the Psy with issues) who meet under very straining circumstances. Very interesting yarn . . . worth a listen.
Yes, because the storyline and narration were both pretty good.
The "steamy" parts :)
She was good overall.
Author used the word "lethal" too many times. Otherwise, it was well done.
Didn't care for the characters, seemed lacking. The plot seemed weak. Saw the ending from a mile away...
I prefer the Archangel series she has and was let down by this one. Not continuing the series. Can't put my finger on it, just didn't care for the plot. I really wanted to like it because I enjoyed her other series.
Full of stupid cheesy lines like "she made his inner panther purr like the alpha he is" this book was an interesting backstory ruined by sleezy horribly done sex scenes. I laughed out loud and some of the ridiculous dialogue. I finished the book to hear what happened with the backstory but I fast forwarded A LOT to get there.
I love Romance and Urban Fantasy
I’ve had this series on my TBR list for a long time. So when Audible.com was having a sale I grabbed books 1, 2 and 4, 5 (yes I don’t have 3 in audio but I have it in ebook). I really wish I had only used one of my credits on this series. I didn’t love the narrator. IMO she didn’t change her voice enough for the male characters and I found myself a little confused from time to time about who was speaking or thinking. But since I have the others I will continue to listen to them. But I can’t help but think I would have enjoyed reading Slave to Sensation more than I did listening to it.
While I didn’t love the narration of the book I did enjoy the story and the idea behind the world that Nalini Singh built. It felt like a mix between Lora Leigh’s Breeds Series and the Matrix.
Within the Psy-Changeling world you have three races; human, Changeling (weres/shifters) and the Psy. The Psy are engineered beings that have over the years learned to live without any emotions. They only live by what is logical. (Think Vulcans from Star Trek)
PsyNet made me think of the Matrix where people plugged into each other but as where a person that dies in the Matrix will die in real life; a Psy will die without being connected to the PsyNet. Their brain will not work without.
So when Sascha starts feeling emotions she is afraid that her shields in her mind that she has made over the years will break and the rest of the Psy will learn that she is “broken”. And because the Psy believe they cannot leave the Net, she knows that her days are numbered.
After Sascha is paired with a Lucas, the alpha of a Changeling Leopard pack, her emotions really start to take off. Lucas shows Sascha the ways of lust and passion. After she learns what it’s like enjoy the feel of Lucas’ touch she learns what it means to be pack and to get a different kind of touch through the other Changelings.
Over all the plot and characters were descent, I’m hoping that Slave to Sensation just fell into the first book in a series trap and that I will enjoy book two, Visions of Heat, more.
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