I was really shocked at how good this book really is. Let me say this first, I totally understand why there are so many bad reviews; however, actually..Show More » the book is not bad... just Kiera (the main female character) is misunderstood.
Quick summary: Kiera is originally with Denny and they move into Kellan's, Denny's friend, house. Denny goes away on a work trip and Kiera starts an emotional affair with Kellan. Kiera and Denny break up and then Kiera sleeps with Kellan. Denny comes back and Kiera goes back to Denny, but wants to maintain the relationship with Kellan as well.
Ok... now what make this book really shine are the characters. Each one is so unique, even down to the members of Kellan's band. Griffin was just great. Kellan is what you would call a "beautiful disaster" and Kiera is like his poison. Kellan actually falls in love with Kiera and throughout the whole book Kellan is trying to get Kiera to basically choose him. I found myself taking Kellan side on most everything that happen throughout the book. I really liked it when Kellan actually called Kiera a whore. That was awesome... !!!
Now, Kiera, even though I totally agreed with Kellan throughtout the book, I felt Kiera was seriously misunderstood. She was in love with Denny but Kellan was like her soul mate or whatever... so she was torn between two guys. I get it somewhat... She didn't want to hurt Denny, I got that... but Kiera was seriously doing some dirt!!!! I found it funny how she always got away with it and Kellan and Denny loved her even more.
I have to say "The slap heard around the bar" chapter was the best intense love/hate fight chapter I have ever read/listen to.... AWESOMENESS!!!!
This was my first Ross narration. I actually enjoyed her narration. She was very good with speeding up and slowing down as the drama and action built. I thought she really expressed Kiera the best, but not so bad with Kellan either. I like when the narrator actually change their voice to show different characters, and I think Ross did well, especially when Kiera, Kellan and Denny was all in one scene. Switching from Aussie Denny to laid back rocker Kellan to whinny Kiera was done really well.
This is a buy/credit. I would do either one. I would buy if you plan to buy the second one too... this will leave you wanting more. If you plan to wait for credits then, it’s a wait... Well worth it.
This is the best one of the series, I loved every minute of it. I listened and read this one, becuase I was so excited that it was fianally out. Thi..Show More »s is one that I can read or listen to over and over again
I definately loved hearing Kellan's POV. I listened to the previous three from Kiera's point of view. Also, this narrator pronounced Kiera's name diff..Show More »erently than the previous narrator of the first three books. Not such a big deal but it is something that someone who has listened to all the books would notice. However in general I think this narrator did a great job. I did think in some places that Kellan tended to be somewhat of a whiner. I would not have guessed that from the first three books. The story held up well all through the 20 hours that I listened. I liked being inside that world. I was sad when the story came to an end but was very happy with the ending itself.