Smarmy lead guy with antiquated language "Baby" this and "Baby" that. Really idiotic leading female whom all the men in the story inexplicably fall h..Show More »ead over heels for. One lonely vampire almost as an after-thought? This is a Vampire story. Where are the sexy Dark Ones?
This book is nowhere near the level of the books later in the Dark Ones series. I really enjoy Katie MacAlister. I think her writing is irreverent and down right laugh out loud funny. Maybe this book was written before she really developed her style.
If you've never read the Dark Ones before, start with a newer one. (I started with Zen and the Art of Vampire, because that was what Audible had before the first three were re-issued.) Then come back and get the first ones just so you can find out how some of the characters end up with their beloveds.
While some of the diminishing appeal of her recent works can be due to a lesser narrators, though Ms Campbell is not as near as incompetent as Ms Hube..Show More »r who read Sex. Lies and Vampires, it seems to this listener that the refreshing, witty, detailed, writing of Ms MacAlister has become formulaic. Vampire needs girl; Vampire gets girl; girl saves Vampire.
Having devoured all of her Dragon Series, and the few Vampire books Audible had available prior to the recent releases, I was ready for some of what I had previously enjoyed. This was not my experience. It would be an acceptable first attempt at fantasy writing, but to a seasoned writer like Katie MacAlister it is half-hearted prose.
This is Katie-Light and NOT what one who has loved all of her previous works expected. She has descended to the level of Laurel Hamilton which is a great plummet.
I was delighted when I found 3 new Katie MacAlister novels to indulge myself with. Without a second thought, or a preview, I bought all three. I star..Show More »ted with this book because it seems that there is no loss of story line whichever way you consume them. However, when I started listening I had an inverse reaction to my original one of delight. Katie should have stayed with Barbara Rosenblat or, in the very least, Nicole Poole. Katie's story line is either watered down or it is another crime to be laid at the feet of Ms. Huber. Hillary Huber merely "phones it in". Her cadence, attempts at accents, and character differentiations are abysmal. Listen to this book only for continuity in the Dark Ones series. Katie: don't use this narrator again. Hillary: pick a different profession.
First, I must admit I am reading/listening to these books out of order. I'm not sure if it's because of this or because I have recently read/listened ..Show More »to some very good books, but this story was just completely lacking. It left me feeling entirely lost and wondering if I had purchased only half a book. It leads up to the point where they will begin their relationship (which I knew because I read them bass akwards) but then stops, before they even GET together! The story itself seemed to have an excellent concept, but horrible execution. The main character acts like an airhead the entire book and, quite honestly is an idiot. I've, thankfully only ever met one person that reminded me of Pia, or else I'd probably have gone insane. It's the kind of person that you ask to do something, Tell to do something, then figure 'screw it' and do it yourself. Though, I must admit the main bad guy I didn't realize would be who it was, however the end of the book Really doesn't tie that end up either. I'm left feeling as though I'm holding a bunch of loose ends, and that that's how the author wanted, so that we'd buy her next book in the series. I'm normally alright with cliff-hangers, but by darned it, at least bring the main character and her mate together in the book that's about Them. With that I think I'm done with my rant. Pick another book, even though the narrator tried, and I really did like how she did the voices (though Pia took a little getting used to) I enjoyed being able to tell who was who by the voice she put to them alone. That, sometimes is rare with narrators.
This has all the ingredients you've come to expect in a Katie MacAlister Novel....funny dialogue, flawed heroines and wacky plots. I've read all the ..Show More »Dark Ones Novels and some are great and others not so much. This one falls somewhere in the middle for me. Katie MacAlister used to be an automatic download for me, but now I fear her books/series are getting a little old. They are no longer fresh and exciting. That being said, I still enjoyed this book but it just wasn't one of my favorites.
More of a Carry On Vamp than Interview With A Vamp
You would think, looking at the cover and reading the summary of the book, that this is going to be the usual 'hot 'n heavy' vamp tale - but you'd be ..Show More »sooo wrong.
It's not a dark tale but it is a well written fun filled plot about timetravel with curses, ghosts, double-crossing, lies, great entertaining characters, lots of humour and funny situations. The couple often talk to each other mind to mind with quick witted quips usually about sex but if you took out the mild sex talk and innuendos which occasionally led to the real thing (usually quick and not very descriptive) then this could have been a YA listen.
I had, in a moment of madness or during a sale, downloaded all her Dark Ones books and I've started with this one not realising it's actually book 10 but it could have been a stand alone listen and I will, in time, listen to the rest but more as a break from my normal books as I like the dark, brooding mysterious vamps like the infamous BDBrotherhood.
Worth a credit? Lots of fun, a light listen and very entertaining so Yes, but if I hadn't already of downloaded the rest then I wouldn't continue with the series - not because their bad books or badly written - but because their just a bit too 'light' for me.