Some things never go away, like vile enemies, bad ale, and annoying kin. But I thought I was finished with the one dragon I’d have done anything for: Éibhear the Blue, a big, gorgeous, blue-haired beast who thinks the world belongs to him. The world, and apparently, me.
So if Éibhear wants to play the caring hero and travel into the most forsaken of Gods forsaken lands to protect the one woman who doesn’t need it - namely me - I’ll let him. Because while I’m trying to fulfill a ridiculous quest for a pushy god, I’m going to draw this overconfident warlord much too close, rekindle his fires, and enjoy every minute of his delicious defeat....
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The Story. It's difficult to pick it apart but as with everything Shelly Laurenston (aka G.A. Aiken) writes it was funny and engaging. For readers new to G.A Aiken please do not start with the audio books. The production quality is sub-par at best. Buy the ebook or physical paperback first.
Too many long pauses. Too many long pauses in the middle of a sentence. Lack of ability to identify a question mark, comma or period. I do not think the narrator is completely to blame. At some point the director or producer should have called attention to these basic errors and fixed them. I find it hard to believe that no one at all from recording to finished product addressed this. This holds true for the other G.A Aiken audio books as well. It is an injustice to an author who has given us tremendously great books to savage her audio books in such a manner. and it is an insult to the listener.
This is a great fun loving, oh so funny series. I am happy I stumbled upon it. It is a family of humans, dragons and magic. All in one loving family that fight like cats and dogs. Only two books on audible, I am hoping they will correct this very soon, however, kindle has the book series. Book one is DRAGON ACTUALLY, book2. is ABOUT A DRAGON etc... I am looking forward to all in audio. SOON!
I own her books in every form they are provided!!!! She has genius, humor and just makes my day better!!!!! If you like shape shifters, dragons... and a family that doesn't pull their punches you will love this book!!!! Wonderful!!!!
I laughed throughout the entire book! If you are not familiar with all the characters from previous books then the beginning can be quite tedious as it bounces back and forth like a soap opera between different scenes. Yet, the whose who is quickly grasped and the fun begins. The banter between characters is quick and thoroughly hilarious. The wording of the character's speech makes it easy to picture the character actually saying the words with all the acidity or humor intended by the author.
The narrator could have been better at the inflections in her voice to reflect the sarcasm so obvious in the dialect, but all in all she does really good with the voices and makes them sound believable.
Very good read!
The narrator did a terrific job, but I just couldn't muster up any enthusiasm for Eibhear and Izzy's love story.
If you haven't already started on this series, I recommend listening to Katie MacAlister's "You Slay Me," as an alternative. Like Aiken's Dragon Kin series, you get the dragons, the romance, and the adventure, and with MacAlister the humor isn't as cheesy.
somewhere in the middle
humor, draconic attitudes and interactions.
Did the voices well, and conveyed the matter of fact attitudes written into the story.
Closer to laugh than cry. The characters aren't developed enough for the latter, but this style book doesn't require that kind of development.
This is more a romance than an adventure or fantasy. It is basically a romance between two strong-willed individuals from extremely dysfunctional families, and the dragons are sort of welded into it. Not what I expected from the descriptions, but still not bad. It is one you can set down for a while without chomping at the bit to return to, but you'll still probably want to return.
Morgan Hallett, the narrator, did voices very well.
The most interesting aspect of this story was the developments of the children's chosen paths and how the adults reacted to letting go (or not). The least interesting aspect of this book,unfortunately, was Izzy and Eibhear's love story, which means this book totally missed the mark.
Nothing in this book really moved me.
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