Her touch is deadly....
As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she'll die before she'll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin's innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.
His hunger cannot be denied....
Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she's no stranger: He's bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld's most wanted and Con soon learns he's the only one who can help her... and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.
©2010 Larissa Ione (P)2010 Hachette Audio
I absolutely love The Demonica series. I couldnt put them down when I first read them so I was so looking forward to the audio version. I listen to audio books daily and all are paranormal romance/urban fantasy, so I am no newbie to audio or this genre. The narrator made it very difficult to listen, I actually dreaded it but did finish because aI love these books. As I said I have listened everyday for about 2 years now to audio books. Every narrator, male and female, were able to identify with each character. I came to know how the character was just by their speech. This narrator mostly sounded like she was reading the book only. Im going to write the publishing company of this audio to beg them to please change narrators for future books. If you listen like I do you will understand immediately what I mean. Sin sounded like a little girl and not the firce woman she is!
Mind your own business.
The story is typical of the series, if you enjoy Larissa Ione then you will enjoy the plot of the book. Its the narrator that ruins the experience for the listener. The narrators voice is more suitable for storybook time at the local children's library than reading a paranormal romance with explicit language. Her voice is overly childlike and without proper inflection. She makes a book that is supposed be grown up and a little dark sound like a young adult novel. When the bad-ass assassin/demons start to sound like whining 13 year olds then something is wrong. Its not the writing its the reading that make this audio book so difficult to listen to. I suggest listening to the sample before you spend your credit if the narrator's voice doesn't bother you then this book will definitely keep you interested.
I started reading Larissa Ione just recently and I have to saw, she really know how to grab a sci-fi, fantasy addict!!! I love this whole series and am hoping that the rest of this series will end up on Audible. Sooner rather than later.!! The stories in the Demonica series (Sin Undone) really make me think....why not a demon hospital with hunky werewolf and dhampir, (rare cross between a werewolf and a vampire) as EMTs? Audible would really do good to get the others of this series (that are out on audio, just not on Audible).
I also like Sydney Croft which is Larissa Ione and Stephanie Tyler writing together. The comfort zone was pushed a little with some of those.....but I got over that real fast.....Great stories all.
The plot was good but the narration was the worst I've ever listened to. The narrator put punctuation where it shouldn't be and I felt like I was listening to an automated telephone service, with emphasis on the wrong words. I found myself re-wording sentences in my head as I was listening.
Example: "I have finished my work." [pause] The accountant SAID with glee.
rather than "I have finished my work," the accountant said with glee.
I think this book had a lot of good points and potential, but the story was about an hour too long and the plot was a bit scattered to keep me interested. One of the highlights in my opinion is the narrator: Ava Camille Edwards. I wish this series had one narrator for all 5 books. I liked the first narrator and this narrator the best.
Demonica series begins with Pleasure Unbound, which truly is one of my favorite audiobooks. While none of the books were as good as the first, they are all very good and I highly recommend the series.
Sin Undone is a sort of prerequisite for the next Larissa Ione series, "Lords of Deliverance." (series has very high praise as of the latest release.)
Full Disclosure: nearly all my friends loved Sin Undone! I had just reread the series when I got to this book and all together, there is a great deal of doomsday drama in the plot. I think I began to get tired of constant roadblocks in the relationships, and melodramatic plot lines that were more involved with each book.
If you like PNRs that are heavy with action, this book will be a treat. But we're dealing with saving the world, saving the heavens, keeping bad demons from taking over the universe etc. sometimes it felt like overkill.
This is a new author for me so always unsure if I will like the book. Wow!! I hope Audible put the rest of the series on audio.
I'm with the other reviewers on this one, the book was good, the narrator was AWFUL! She had no variation in her voice at all in reference to what the characters were saying or doing. Drove me nuts. I'd suggest reading this one or getting an ebook version.
Sin is an incubus and semenus demon who has started a virus through the wharg community. She is wanted dead by them as well as by her assains that she leads. Sin has been a slave before and the last thing she wants is ever to be owned again. Con is a dhampire and has been affected by the virus Sin has let loose. The only cure for him is to drink Sin's blood. The problem is in ordered to be cured he will become addicted to her and make her a slave again. Sin and Con are stuck together as whargs and assains are trying to kill them.
This book was ok for me. I am glad I finally finished this series. I liked it a lot. Although I should have stuck to reading the book instead of listening to it on audio book. I did not really like the narrator that much.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Another great addition to the series and I will be starting on the other spin off series by Larissa Ione soon. Out of all the series narrators this one is my least liked. Although she was okay not terrible as everybody is complaining about. Read in order it will enhance the depth of the characters and how they interact with each other. I was glad they gave Luke a story, since the beginning I was hoping he would have one.
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged to assist the only female Seminus daemon, Sinead, with both healing the warg plague she inadvertently started as well as protect her from the many who wish to kill her. Whilst doing so, Con must feed from Sin which simply compounds their existing romantic chemistry. As the story progresses, Sin sheds her callousness and we're introduced to a sensitive side not present in earlier installments. Moments near the story's conclusion are a bit sappier than expected.
The narration by Ava Camille Edwards left much to be desired. Although a typical signature of the Demonica audio series is a change in narrator, Edwards just doesn't meet the standard of the previous four books. That said, Sin Undone serves as a kind of bridge to Ione's next series... Lords of Deliverance. The last two chapters of ...Undone introduces the plot and several key players found within ...Deliverance.
"One in a series, readers should try previous books"
Larissa Ione may not be as well known as some of the vamp/ supernatural authors out there, but she is def. worth reading/listening to. Her series of characters consist of demons, weres, vamps and they are highly entertaining. This story is about the demon sister Sin and how she finds a mate. It is a great read and at times made me blush and look around to see if anyone could hear the naughty scenes the narrator was describing, via my I pod headphones. I highly recommend it.
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