Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement. Born with a natural shield that protects him against Psy mental invasions, he knows he has little chance of advancement within the Psy-dominated power structure. The last case he expects to be assigned is that of a murderer targeting a Psy Councilor's closest advisors. And the last woman he expects to compel him in the most sensual of ways is a Psy on the verge of a catastrophic mental fracture.
Mind over matter: listen to more in the Psy-Changeling series.
©2010 Nalini Singh (P)2011 Tantor
"Consistent excellence makes Singh one of today's premier storytellers!" (Romantic Times)
I have an addiction to Audio books. What I can't get at the library, I come to Audible and they are always having a sale. I have way more audiobooks than I could possible listen to in over 3 years, but I can't help but adding to my collection and I read a little of everything but mostly romance and paranormal goodies.
I like these books very much some more than others. This one was a good one. I don't always like the characters and sometimes her story line is fast and then I'm scrambling to figure out what she's writting about. But I will defiently finish the series.
The on going saga insures your attention. Excellent tails ;-) Certainly not a waste of 10 credits to read the entire series.
Grad student, avid reader/listener, yarn-fiend, romantic cynic.
This book adds depth to the world of the Psy-Changling-Human triumvirate, but I feel like more than any of the others, it **does require previous knowledge of the series**.
That being said -- very, very, very interesting twists in the storyline over the course of this book. Hmmm...
Full of Counselor politics and a subtle discussion of what "justice" really is, Singh took the series in a new direction with this book and I like the method which she chose. Granted, reality outside of these books would probably have left a very different ending than what the author wrote, but in the setting created by Singh, it works.
I did drop the performance down to 4 stars from 5, ONLY because with so many characters, there were a few places where I couldn't tell the difference between the "husky" voiced heroine and the "rough" voiced hero. That being said, there around 50 regular occuring characters with distinct voices and this is the 8th book that I have listened too in the series (all narrated by Dawe), so honestly it's still a great job on her part.
This being the 8th installation of the Psy-Changeling series, I thought I'd gotten a handle on what "But he/she was Psy" meant. This time I was totally lost. This time, the actual drama around the love story was more interesting than the love story. They went from strangers to 60 in no time flat. They totally skipped into the realm of love and possession and the "Psy" issues they had to work around never realy connected. I actually found myself looking forward to other characters coming into play because I just couldn't get into the two of them.
Having said that, I believe they will be very useful in the next books. I'm sure their skills wil be very interesting put to use to help the others. Perhaps, we'll learn more about Max's father and get a better understanding of him.
This is really a good book but a long with that is the over arcing story of silence that is written in each book of the series makes it all that much more interesting. These must be read in order to under stand it all.
Angela Dawe does a great job narrating this as she has through the series.
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
When Sophia told Max that the girls shouldn't be left alone and they should go home to be with their families. That a woman who grew up in silence still retained a conscious even though she trolled the minds of serial killers; very impressive.
Some might call me an antagonist but, I'm a fan of Nikita. Even though she is a counselor and is suppose to uphold silence she let a human be her chief of security and a "flawed"
J-psy work for her. I think people underestimate Nikita and she will soon surprise us with her devotion to not only her daughter but also all the "flawed" psy.
Good story, lived up to previous reads by this author.
Really good narration, easy listening, great flow.
I love this series. Some of these books have gone onto my all-time-favorites shelf. So in the interest of reading the entire series, which you really need to do to understand some of the plot nuances, yes, I would reccomend it to a friend. On it's own though, no way!
I found both protagonists completely unsympathetic. There was a marked absence of most of the characters I've come to know and love from the previous books. I literally began reading this book at9 at night, slept through most of part 1, tried to finish the next evening and ended up skipping to the end to get the wrap-up from the last chapter. I didn't connect with either character and I found the sex scenes tepid at best.
As always, she did a fine job. The problem was not with the narration.
Nope. I slept through most of it and was so bored by the rest that I skipped chapters. There were some useful plot points related to the overarching series, mostly dealing with Nikita and the Psy, but other than that, what a snore!
Great series!!!! This is my favorite series. Each book builds on the overall world while keeping you interested in the individual romances. A few of the book were about secondary characters that I didn’t care about at the beginning and absolutely loved by the end. This review applies to the first 9 books in the series.
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