After saving the world from his fiendish father's side of the family, Cal Leandros and his stalwart half-brother Niko have settled down with new digs and a new gig - bodyguard and detective work. And in New York City, where preternatural beings stalk the streets just like normal folk, business is good. Their latest case has them going undercover for the Kin - the werewolf Mafia. A low-level Kin boss thinks a rival is setting him up for a fall, and wants proof. The place to start is the back room of Moonshine - a gambling club for non-humans. Cal thinks it's a simple in-and-out job. But Cal is very, very wrong. Cal and Niko are being set up themselves - and the people behind it have a bite much worse than their bark.
©2007 Robyn Thurman (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I have listened to Steal Hart which was narrated by the same person. This book was done so well that I didn't realize that they had the same narrator. He gives the craters their own voice allowing them to be a distinctive presence through out the, never reminding a person of other books that Andrews has narrated.
The change in narrators is the best thing that could have happened for the audio versions of this book series. I disliked the narrator for the last book Nightlife.
He is a wonderful reader and makes the characters come to life weather male or female...
Better then the first book...... Looking forward to book three.....
Dyed-in-the-wool urban fantasy fan here. I've chewed my way through Dresden, Sandman Slim, Bobby Dollar, the Iron Druid, and many more that aren't as good, before stumbling across the Leandros brothers. Their adventures compare quite favorably with those (perhaps) more well-known series, with nice doses of epic battles of good vs. evil, scary monsters and super freaks, imaginative takes on age-old supernatural legends, a little romance, a little comedy, and lots of witty banter and a great, nicely fleshed-out, very real-feeling relationship between the brothers, Cal and Niko.
Of course, it doesn't hurt to have the ever-fabulous MacLeod Andrews narrating. He gives perfect voice(s) to the Sandman Slim books and Sanderson's Steelheart series, among many others; I'm thrilled that Audible has gotten him to perform books 2-9 of the Leandros books. The narrator of book 1 wasn't dreadful, but not great either; Andrews is pitch-perfect in tone and has created voices for the many human and non-human characters that are always right on the money.
It's a happy prospect to be spending a good part of this winter with the Mac Leod Andrews and the Leandros boys. Wholehearted recommend!
Sometimes you're in the mood for books about the bonds between people, the triumph of good over evil...and killer two-headed werewolves.This book is just plain fun.
This book was well read with a narrator that really brought out the emotions and individual voices of every character. A wonderful dark urban fantasy that is thrilling to the very end. A good mix of family loyalty, sarcastic humor ,and the dark terror of the supernatural.
🌺 Lover of Amazing Stories 🌺
I decided not to purchase book one on audibles because the narrator's voice for Cal and Niko was a no go! He sounded like he should be their dad or grandpa. Thank goodness for whoever made the wise decision to use MacLeod Andrews as the narration for the rest of this series.
Wow! This story has me falling in love with the fantasy genre. The unique twists on vampires, werewolves, and the Auphe etc. is so innovative and creative.
You will not find a boring moment in this story and what's even better is, I look forward to listening to this series again because the stories are so creatively told and the narrator has a beautiful talent with voices. You will never be confused with which character is speaking.
This honestly feels as though it's a television series you're listening too and I appreciate that so much.
And, what I appreciate even more is the romantic endeavors aren't overwhelming. It's nice to just get a good creative story that doesn't make romance an important backdrop in the plot. I'd honestly prefer Robin's love life anyway. With him, you'll never know what you get but you know it'll be fun! 💞
The narration was great. Story a little confusing but by the 4th chapter I started to get the idea.
Probably not. Please bring back Patrick Lawlor.
No, he did not capture Cal's voice or conflict.
I adore the Leandros brothers. I've been reading Rob Thurman as long as the books have been published. Another great series ruined by changing the narrator.
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