In a world where the League and its assassins rule, where betrayal and treachery are everywhere... the only survivors are those ones who are... Born of Shadows.
For Caillen Dagan, a defiant soldier of fortune, survival isn't a right, it's a brutal daily battle. Moving through the Ichidaian universe like a wraith, his brushes with the law and death are legendary. But when an act of rare heroism reveals his hidden birthright, he's forced into a world much more dangerous and cold-hearted than the bloody streets where he was raised-one of obscene wealth and lethal politics.
Ferocious and determined, Desideria serves as an official bodyguard for her queen. Born of questionable genetics, she will do anything to prove herself worthy of the weapons she carries and the position she's won by combat. But when she uncovers a ruthless plot to assassinate the queen and overthrow her country's government, Desideria is caught in the crosshairs.<
©2011 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2011 Hachette
Print and Audio have different uses. Audio is perfect for doing other things while you listen, it allows you a freedome that print doesnot. So i can't really say one is better then the other.
That said, in this case i might say YES. the biggest downfall of an audio book is the naration. if it is not really spectacular, it can be distracting, make it hard to follow the story, or even turn you off completely. I have now listened to quite a few of Holter Graham's narations and i am really in love with him. He does such a fantastic job, you get imersed in the story, you can follow various characters, and you really enjoy listening to him the entire while.
the naration should ELEVATE the story, and in the case of this production i would say that he did a perfect job of it. i pretty much listened to the entire thing in one or two settings. Great book, great production, really great characters, fantastic author!
I have fallen in love with the men of this universe. All of them are so unique and interesting. I totally want to find one of them for myself :grins:
i always think of this question as "OTHER then the main characters, who is your favorite character and why?" i dunno why, but its how i see this question. Really tho, in this book i would probably say Caillan is my favorite character - and his partner in crime desidaria, is a beautiful, strong, intelligent wonderful woman.
ALL Of Holter Graham's performances that i have had the good luck to listen to have been spectacular. he is VERY talented, and i would absolutely be more likely and more inclined to buy an audio book if i saw his name as the naration.
Three cheers for him, no joke. I hope Sherrilyn kenyon uses him for ALL her future audio books because he is just so very talented. i find it can be difficult for some men to narate "romance" stories cause they have a tendancy to sorta go ultra-husky which if sounding forced can be really distracting, especially when trying to do female voices.
Graham's reading is not forced. A good example is in sherri's books the men tend to do a lot of playful bantering. that "forced huskiness" can make that banter flat, without humor and totally lost on the listening. GRAHAM however, he's so natural. That banter is completely humorous when read by him. nothing is forced, but the characters are easy to tell a part and really enjoyable to listen to. Truly the best reader i've found so far.
It made me laugh more then once. There werent actually that many sad or depressing momens in the books, so no crying. :)
Just that this author and this reader are perfectly matched. i hope they do a ton more together in the future. :)
if you like Sherrilyn kenyon, but have never heard Holter Graham narate before - BUY this book. you won't be disapointed, i promise :)
it was by far the best way to contiue the series. you feel as if you are a part of the group.
no other book!! it is all by its self!!! you are so wrapped up in the story and the adventure they are going through.
no way can you pick out just one!!! they are all so cool and fun...
it is so hard to turn off the book to get things done. it is the first thing i would plug in and get to it!!!
you must start at the begining of the
series... you will soon find yourself into the 2nd 3rd and so on.....
Action packed. This book was really good but the story towards the end became a little confusing.
I just love the Leagues Series and this one was another great addition to the series. The narrator was excellent also.
This book has it all - action, espionage, technology, fantasy, romance. I'm glad I bought it on audiobook rather than hardback - I don't think I could have turned the pages fast enough. Although futuristic, Sherrilyn's characters are totally believable and the narrator portrayed them as such. I have read at least half of Ms. Kenyon's books and this is my favorite.
Corny amaturish. One of the worst books I've ever read. Endless descriptions of how stunning, hot, magnificent, beautiful, handsome the main characters are.
I had hopes for the story. The characters were creative and interesting, and the story was engaging. However, I quickly grew weary of the authors perplexing and distracting fixation on the male lead's constant erections. I ended up fast forwarding through several sections because the "love scenes" became such an unnecessary distraction from the story. By the end I just wanted the story to end in some vain hope that the author would redeem herself, but I was left wanting. If you want a story where a women's version of male machismo and id driven lust meet a mediocre sci fi story and turns into a lame romance novel then this is for you.
Not feeling it, but maybe you will like it. I kept hoping it would get better, no such luck. There were a few bright moments which quickly faded.
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