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©2008 Gena Showalter; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Badly written, full of cliches and a complete rip off of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I can't even believe this woman hasn't been sued by JR Ward. This books is so similar it's shocking. A group of cursed men living together and fighting as a team, each with their own set of issues, all single and hooking up one by one. At least the Brotherhood series is good. This was just really trashy and ridiculous. The characters weren't even likeable. The whole "the voices go away when I'm with you" idea was a rip off of the Sookie Stackhouse books. There wasn't an original idea or thought in this entire book. I won't be reading anything by this author again.
If you like the book then you will love the audio book. Narrator is able to carry story well and develops different voices for each characer.
I really was happy to fine a new series that caught my interest. Maddox and Ashland are really a great couple, and the calm that each brings to the other is really nice. If you like demons and the supernatural, give this series a try. I've read the first 5 books and the presequels, and they all are good. Try this one. It's worth the credit.
I couldn't even finish it. It was too bad to even waste my time with. I wish I hadn't wasted the 2 hours I DID put into it, not to mention the credits.
I Love this series!!! Have the print books and will keep reading them but geez!!!! this narator is absolutely horrible!! I wish I would have listened to the sample before purchasing the 4 books series because I would have picked a different book to download especially considering that it costs 2 credits! Please listen to the sample before you make your decision on this one. But do read the series it's really great!
I was really interested in this story. It had a great concept. Unfortunately in the end, it was very disappointing. If the hero was supposed to have been one of the greatest warriors for the Greek gods, he apparently took one too many blows to the head. He spent a lot of time talking in monosyllabic words and one word sentences. Longer sentences were formed by putting the word "Ashlyn" in them. The heroine was, well, to put it as nicely as possible, lacking in common sense. (I.e., "All these people are trying to kill us so I'll just wander off and do my own thing.") Of course, all of that could have been forgiven if it weren't for the terrible narration. The guy sounded as bored as he was making me. He paused in weird spots in the middle of sentences like he came to the end of a line of text in the script and didn't know what to do next. He was also mind-numbingly monotone. It was hard to tell the characters apart and if Maddox hadn't been shouting "Ashlyn" at the beginning of each sentence I might not have been sure it was him. Some of the peripheral characters were actually more interesting sounding than the two main ones, but who could tell, they all had the same voice and inflection ("bored beyond belief").
The plot concept still interests me but since it's apparently the same narrator for all the books, I'll take a pass on listening and do it the old fashioned way and actually read the paperback.
Author did an excellent job of developing characters throughout the series. Just enough love, sex, intrigue and turmoil. A little predictible, of course, but still a great read! Narrator is a little slow and drawn out BUT you get used to him. The only downside is that Audible does not offer all of the books in the series - I'm off to B&N to find the rest!
The story line was predictable, but man this women can write a sex scene. I work from home and listen to books for a good part of my day. My husband and kids will sometimes walk in to get something and I normally let the books play. Not this one when I heard that doorknob turn the book was paused. If you're a prude pass it by, otherwise order the whole series.
good story. A bit slow at times but moves quickly mid way thru. VERY HOT HOT HOT - SPICY love, nude, dirty thinking scenes set for you. NOT a YA book. Adults for sure. A bit of smut with the story. I have to admit I liked Intertwined a YA book by same author much much much better than this story. Not sure I'll finish this series. Story ended up ok but a bit out there for me. Still recommend the other books as to this one particular series. I will check out her other stuff in time but wont JUMP on any of it unless it mimicks Intertwined. FABULOUS one there!!
The narrator is so slow and pause so long. He completely ruin the book. He yelling for him to get on with it. Good grief...I notice the also used him for the other books...I cannot listen to this guy...Max Bellmore again.
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