Amber Farrell, Denver PI, is coming to terms with being part of the paranormal community, but she's about to find that includes very dangerous responsibilities for her. Nothing is quite what it seems, least of all Amber herself, and to survive she must form alliances with powerful groups whose interests are in conflict. But she knows she's expendable, and betrayal is inevitable....
Denver is hosting a meeting of the opposing Athanate creeds who are stirring after a hundred years of peace. War between them would be disastrous for everyone, human and paranormal, but it's Amber who's being blamed for the troubles in the run-up to the Assembly.
And it's going to get very personal....
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The new narrator is excellent! Love the complexity of the Athanate world. Amber, the main character is someone that I can cheer for and cry for. As the peripheral characters develop the story gets deeper and deeper. Again the female characters are well defined and muli-layered! Cannot wait for Bian's Tale!
I have MS and LD and make spelling and grammar mistakes, please forgive the handicap.
There is lots of action and gun play in this 52 chapter book. Amber begins to deal with being both vampire and werewolf. Supposed to be impossible but there she is with it. The book adds more mystery and fun times as she weaves between vampire politics and trying just not to get killed by the bad guys for her blood. Plus not to have sex with any one girl or werewolf because of her blood and a promise. It is tough being Amber.
This audiobook is of a novel that I've read a handful of times via my kindle. The reading was articulate, and the verbal characters distinctive. The action scenes described in an appropriate manner that ensured vivid visualization. There were even a handful of unexpected verbalizations that had me laughing out loud.
The only issue I noted with the reading was the occasional sound of Julia swallowing. At first, these seemed to detract from the reading, but as the book progressed, I found them to be an enjoyable addition to the overall narration.
I highly recommend this audiobook and place in within my top five favorites of all time. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this audiobook for an honest review. (I really loved it!)
Narrator Julia Motyka really nails all the characters, especially Amber. The story is not your normal paranormal girl meets boy. There is a full complex story going on here. I have all the books in print so far and will be getting all the audio books when they come out.
Mark keep on writing in this series!
The first was good. I enjoyed it. ... The second? There wasn't enough. There was so much. I forgive the first. It set the stage. It started guns blazing. It ended the same. The second started tense and thick with the right kind of character building and scene setting. It was building and building. The arc was finished, but the ground is set for so much more.
"Great second book from Mark Henwick"
A great second book. Well written and and leaves you wanting more. looking forward to the rest of the series!
"Very good second audio book!"
Again, I was given a promotional code in exchange for a fair review.
Again, I very much enjoyed the story. The narrator, Julia Motyka, worked very well for me, it was a pleasure to listen to her. The author, Mark Henwick, spins a very engaging tale that for me works perfectly in the medium audiobook. In fact, I enjoyed the audiobook a little more than the book, even though I don't know why that would be.
"Definitely not the same old, same old"
The Bite Back Series gripped my attention two years ago, 'cause it is not the same old ... same old. World-building is imaginative and Amber is a well developed, three-dimensional character - tough (been there, done that and burnt the T-shirt) but not overblown or in a suicidal manner. The story feels real (I know UF, but still) and there is a lot of action without turning into non-stop-roller-coaster-..., but still breath-taking in so many ways.
The audio version is a new chance to relive the story and to get up to date again - if you read a lot you know what I mean.
Julia is no less Amber Farrell than Kimberly had been - indeed Mark did a great and thorough job single her out and I hope the story continues ...
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