Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn't the only town with vampire trouble. Claire never thought she'd leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can't pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane.
Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire's mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires.
But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she'll ever make.
©2013 Roxanne Longstreet Conrad (P)2013 Tantor
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So, the last 2 books were read by Angela Dawe & my reviews of those books were not glowing. Angela completely butchered the narration of the past 2 books, so much so that I was not going to buy another book read by her. Well I guess I just like Rachel Caine and her Morganville series to stop at book 13.
So, my review:
Narrator - I was not expecting anything really from this book, just another botched narraton from Mrs. Dawe, but it seems she read the reviews and took the advice of her listeners and did her homework on how Cynthia Holloway read the characters. Angela actually did a pretty decent job reading this book. Myrnin no longer sounds like a pixie on helium and she gave Eve a voice worthy of her and her attitude. It was still not perfect and it was kinda slow at times but all and all it was tons better than earlier books.
The Story - I truly enjoyed this story a lot more than I thought, it was set outside of Morganville and we meet new characters. There are a lot of fun twists, turns and surprises here and it was truly refreshing. We get some resolution on the Claire/Shane situation which is nice as well. Over all I really enjoyed this book. I didn't have to cringe because of the narrator and the story was well written and enjoyable. I will definitely buy the next book even if A. Dawe is the narrator, I just hope she does the next book the same justice as this one.
My opinion - worth a credit if you are a true Morganville fan.
Happy Reading (listening)
** spoiler alert ** I'm not sure how I feel about this book...
I don't know if it's because the setting isn't in Morganville, but I just wasn't feeling this one. You can tell the series is coming to an end because it seems like the story is very fragile and new ideas are hard to come by. I feel as though I read for a couple of hours and came out with nothing. What really happened in the book of any importance? In the first couple of chapters Shane is bitten by a hell hound, and he hints about it bothering him from time to time but nothing ever comes of it until the very end but you have to wait until the next book to find out. Apparently the humans have taken over Morganville... but again it comes in the last chapter.
Claire left Morganville to attend college, but she never goes to a single class. The first half of the book the worst that happens is her roommates stalker, and then he dies trying to save her?! I mean, really? There just wasn't much substance to this book and the more I think about it the more it aggravates me. As much as I LOVE and ADORE this series I think it's time for it to come to an end. When the authors run out of ideas and story starts to suffer it's time to put it down.
Good story - a departure from Morganville. The narrator lifts her voice at the end of most lines. Quite annoying.
I love this series I just feel so cheated that the last three books were not narrated by Cynthia Holloway. Angela Dawe reads the book, she does not perform it. She is very dull and her voice never changes with the emotions of the words. Monotone and after a bit I finally quit wanting her to stop talking and take a drink of something, it was worse in the first one she narrated. This is the only series I have listened to her because I will not start any series she reads.After listening to some really great narrators like James Marsters, Luke Daniels, Cynthia Holloway, and Margarette Gavin, it is difficult to listen to such a bad read no matter how well liked a series is.The book was great and the next one should be very interesting just hope someone comes to their senses and changes the narrator to someone who can actually do it justice if not Cynthia Holloway then someone...anyone else would be an improvement.
In Fall of Night I really like that we get to see Claire outside Morganville. She gets a chance to experience life in the "real" world and discovers it is not what she imagined.
I am a huge fan of Myrnin, and I really like him in this story.
I really wish that there was not a change in narrator. I have listened to most of the Morganville books via audio except the prior two and that is when the narrator changed. I do not like the change especially when she does Eve's voice; it is awful.
This was a very emotional book. Claire has to make a lot of rough decisions and at time you find yourself questioning the choices that she makes.
Clare and Shane are awesome!! Eve never truly has her friends back it all about her needs first. All her friends do is like of the best why to get them all out of trouble and Eve just makes them feel bad. Even though Clare and Shane always pull thru for her and Michael .
Eve never truly has her friends back it all about her needs first. Her friends do the best they can to get them all out of trouble and Eve just makes them feel bad and guilty. Even though Clare and Shane always pull thru for her and Michael .
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