Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they've ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated - vampires from humans - they realize that the changes definitely aren't for the better. It seems that an organization called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they've never had: Hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation - even for the vampires themselves - the truth is far more sinister and deadly. Now, Claire, Shane, and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end.
©2013 Roxanne Longstreet Conrad (P)2013 Tantor
Cynthia Holloway read this series so much better. Love the books but not the current narrator!
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
***NOTE THAT I HAVE NOT READ ENTIRE BOOK YET***
My star rating for the book is not fair because I have not gotten past chapter 3 and that is because of Angela Dawe! So my star rating for narration is spot on.
I was so excited for this audiobook, the last Morganville book, resolution to all the characters yay!!! But why oh why did Angela Dawe NOT read or listen to the advice/criticisms of all the wonderful reviewers of "Fall of Night" (and all the other Morganville books she narrated)? For "Fall of Night" I gave A. Dawe a 3/5 star rating on narration because she actually sounded like she had listened to ALL the complaints of the listeners and upped her game. On this book, I don't know if she is just saying screw it, it's the last book who cares or what but I cannot get past chapter 3. I am sadly going to have to return this book and buy the e book to enjoy the ending of our Morganville residents.
My complaint is mainly towards the narrator and not Rachel Caine who is an amazing writer and storyteller. I have read all of her series and they are wonderful. I always feel bad leaving a negative review for a book due to the narrator because I don't think it's fair to the author but on the other hand, the author should respect the listeners and look at the feedback and take action. Everyone who reads this, please go read all of the narrator reviews for A. Dawe for this series and you will see what I am talking about. I just wish Cynthia Holloway could have lasted this entire series or they would have heeded the advice of the listeners and changed from A. Dawe.
**I will happily edit my review once I READ the book** I have no doubt the book is amazing!
As a huge fan of this series, I'm super sad to see it end - but it was defintely time - and Rachel did it perfectly. She closed it out in a way that each character had an end without it feeling like The End. (If that makes sense) She didn't have to go through the list of characters and give all the details of their future, you are just content with how it ends and aren't curious as to how so and so turns out.
As a whole, the story was good - plenty of action, drama, and sarcasm as always.
There were some parts that didn't quite keep my interest and I'd find myself spacing out and thinking of other things while still holding the book. The whole point of reading is to escape from the world and our problems for a little while. Despite the few mind wandering moments I did enjoy the book; it seems the story has come full circle.
In the beginning, the humans are terrified of the vampires and subsequently are their prisoners; by book #15, Daylighters, the vampires are now terrified of the humans and are imprisoned with shock collars. At least in the beginning. It seems everyone's roles have reversed at some point or another throughout the series, but in the end they are all trying to live peacefully... or as peacefully as humans and vampires can.
I mean, they are predator and prey after all.
The store it self was just as good at all the other ones, and I loved it but I ended up having to buy the book because listening to Angela Dawe was driving me crazy. It was like nails on a chalkboard.
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
This is the (for now) LAST installment of the Morganville vamps. And while I hate to say good bye to the gang (read: Shane) I am actually really glad that they can be happy and just settle down for a change. The four of them deserve a normal life. And while I probably wouldn't have made some of the same choices they did (I don't want roommates forever) I'm pretty happy with the way the series turned out.
Loved this one!! Things are wrapped up nicely, but I want more please!! These guys are like family to me now!!! Claire really comes of age in this book as the true HEROINE OF MORGANVILLE!! SHE KICKS SOME SERIOUS A$$ IN THIS ONE!!
Like I said above, I really loved it, but I'm so BUMMED that this could be it!! Really, really praying for more somehow!!!!
Yes (Rachel Caine). No (Angela Dawe)
Her pacing and intonation seemed contrived and awkward. When she was doing dialog, she's super. But when she just narrated, her tone kept lowering at the end of almost every phrase and it just stood out more than the story did.
It's a fun series, but this is the first one I didn't enjoy listening to. I'll buy the ebook instead to find out how it ends. Sorry.
Being bedridden allows me to listen to audiobooks about 20 hours a day. I love anything that helps my imagination wonder to better places.
Duh! First Cynthia Holloway and then Angela Dawe did fantastic jobs narrating and have both become two of my favorite narrators. This series showed the growth of a young high school student to a mature young woman tastefully and very believably.
Her amazing and consistent character changes that fit their personalities perfectly.
Both. Sad to see the series end, but I actually love the ending. Maybe they'll have a spinoff series?
This was great enough to cause me to actually write a review, so that should tell you something!
The series isn't perfect and sometimes the perspective focusing on Claire demands actions that seem odd just so that she can witness events.
Claire keeps on being awesome.
I have a sneaky affection for Oliver and I quite liked the way he was handled here.
Only if they have read the other books in the Morganville series. The book itself wasn't that great, but I still love the series overall.
Allegiant!!!! Anything teen most likely.
Oh this topic is testy. I was upset when they changed performers many books back. I have learned to get used to Angela Dawe, but previous books she disturbed me so. But otherwise I think she is a good performer I just don't agree with them changing performers in the middle of a series.
To not meet a Vampire in a dark alley?
I love Rachel Caine's Morganville vampire series, and I think you should read it too.
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