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!
I even listened to the audio sample!! Thought I could make it through....I LOVE the series so much. HOWEVER...the narrator is just awful. I've listed to the other 4 books in the series and truly enjoyed them and the narrators. But this one.....the narrator just ruined it for me. R.U.I.N.E.D it!!! The men in these series are alpha, sexy males...and her male voice...AHHHHH!! Horrible. I ended up buying the book for my kindle.and reading it that way.
The story is wonderful!!! Just don't waste your audible credits on this narration!
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.
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 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.
I love to read but with my busy schedule I barely get a chance to. However, audiobooks allow me to "read" while I manage my crazy life.
I've listen to all the books in the Demonica series and this is, by far, the worst narrated of all the books. I felt like the narrator didn't fully grasp what the story was about. The inflection in her readings were off as well as the pace in her delivery. I'm glad I was familiar with the characters enough to understand what the narrator wasn't correctly portraying.
The story is fantastic and I love listening to the Sem brother's family grow. Larissa Ione has brought a really great paranormal romance world to life in this series. Each book can be a stand alone if you want to test out the Demonica world, but I would highly recommend reading all of the stories in order so you can get the full impact of the Demonica world.
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've become a sucker for Audible. I love audiobooks, to the point of addiction. Especially a good romance audiobook... :)
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.
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.
I'm a fantasy book hoarder!! :-) I am a mother of two small beautful childeren and my books are my way of getting away for a little break!!!
I really like Larissa Ione but this one is not the one for me. It was really hard for me to get passed the narrator!!!! God she is awful!!! If I had to do it again I WOULD NOT!! this book just didn't do it for me!!! But I will Listen to Ione's other books I just wish they would PICK ONE NARRATOR AND STAY WITH THAT PERSON!!!! Sorry but I'm just telling the truth!!!
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