I listen to a TON of paranormal romance audiobooks, and I have to tell you that with few exceptions, I'm left cold. Either the story is too dry and pl..Show More »odding, or the narrator left much to be desired.
This is not the case with this series. I was immediately drawn into the story, and fell in love with the characters. I laughed a lot, teared up a little, and immediately moved on to book 2. Sophie Eastlake did a wonderful job on the narration, and they were a few times I forgot I was listening to just one person reading. I highly recommend this series, and I hope others find it as enjoyable as I!
This audiobook was so great! This is the second book in Thea Harrison's Elder Races Series and the story was great! I'm a reader who usually reads the..Show More » book first and then listens to the audiobooks of the series I truly LOVE! I decide this time to use my monthly credit on a book I had not read yet!
I think my favorite part of was how perfect the voice of Niniane was portrayed. The narrator voiced her exactly how I pictured her speaking in my head! The other characters were very well done also!
Overall, a great book worth listening too! AWESOME JOB Ms. Eastlake!! A GREAT JOB goest to Thea Harrison as well....keep them coming!!
Ummm...I have to admit, I've already listened to it so often that if it were a record, it would have grooves! I love this particular installment of t..Show More »he series. Rune is so very...well, HOT and possibly the most enjoyable of all of the male leads in the series. I love the portrayal of his lazy, playful, lion's side. Plus, the story itself is extremely well done and highly entertaining. There are perfect blends of steam, action and drama with the typcal comedic moments that catch you by surprise sprinkled throughout. If you haven't started this series, you'll want to begin with Dragon Bound. What I like about this series is that each of your male and female leads have very distinct personalities. You don't feel like you are reading something made from a cookie cutter formula of alpha male, helpless female, blah, blah, blah. The women are strong in their own rights and the men are delicious and the stories will be ones you wish to listen to again and again.
Sophie Eastlake rocks the narration for this series. If she never said which character was supposed to be speaking in the midst of an all out argument with every single character involved, you would know who was speaking just like you know your own family or friend's voices. I've read a couple of reviews complaining about the way she might pronounce a word here and there. I would challenge that regionally, we all pronounce words slightly differently. Being from the south, I do prounounce the word fillet as 'Fill-Ay' but my neighbor, commonly pronounces it as 'fill-it'. It's no different than the whole 'roof' argument about whether it is pronounced like 'goof' or whether you say it like you are a dog barking. See...I can be snarky too!
So if you are already into the stories...keep going and don't forget to swing over to Kindle to check out the novellas that are only available in electronic form. You'll meet some new characters and revisit some older characters and there's a bit of glue that will bind the series in preparation of the book that will come out after "Oracle's Moon." Read "True Colors" and "Natural Evil" before you read "Devil's Gate" and make sure you don't read "Devil's Gate" before listening to "Oracle's Moon."
I am a huge fan of the Elder Races books... so anything in this series is a winner for me. I really like the .5 books, b/c it shows different asp..Show More »ects of the Elder Races world that don't focus on Dragos or one of the Sentinels, although Dragos or the Griffins are my absolute FAVORITES!
The first story was my favorite. The whole Tarot Card killer thing was really interesting. This is a must for those who follow the series... a great credit, buy or sale.
Narration was superb...as Eastlake is one of the best!
I think this book and book #1 are my favorite in this series. I liked this book for many reasons. I like the fact that the characters were likeable a..Show More »nd interesting. Another thing that I enjoyed a lot was that the author gave you glimpses on the direction she is going to take the series. Through out the whole story their were hints of possible future book. Which involved my mind even more.
Their were a lot of unanswered question that will be answered in other books in series. If you are not patience to wait for the answers...this might not be the book for you. I don't think this book could be taken as a stand a lone. So I recommend that you start in the beginning.
They are sexy men...(of course there is its Thea Harrison Book). There is a lot Fantasy taken in different point view. ( I have read other books with Djinn and they were never portrayed like this. They are always unfeeling spirit creatures with no forms. Not at all lip biting sexy Kid loving males.)
I also love the female heroine struggles with being Oracle. The author give the character just enough whin but she did not make her a whinier. Some author over do in that area.
Each addition to the series brings readers further into the Elder Race world. The characters are unique, each with thier own powers, personalities and..Show More » backstories. The story is packed with action, intrigue and romance. It's the perfect combination when combined with the high quality narration to bring readers a paranormal treat.
Thea Harrison has a way of keeping you on the edge of your seat while Sophie Eastlake brings the characters to life. I fell back in love with the two ..Show More »who started it all. Dragos and Pia continue to grow and I found my self laughing at Pia's commentary. Harrison has showed that these two are not a one shot deal... While I enjoyed the other characters in this series being able to read about the Pia and Dragos made me what to read the series again from the start.. Can't wait to see what happens next!
I'm not into the bdsm stuff that is all the craze now, but I have to say it works if it is from both sides and in small amounts. Only one part toward..Show More »s the end that I felt could have been left out and I would have like the book better. Of course I love this series. This is not my favorite book in it, but it is still awesome. The book defiantly starts out with a hate/hate relationship. Thea Harrison has great character development and over time Aryal and Quentin come together perfectly. The Dragon Bound series is an immediate download for me. I have enjoyed the narrator, which is the same one as the rest of the series. Read in order for max enjoyment.
Man... this was awesome! If your a fan of the Elder Races... you know Dragos and you know Pia and Peanut! Dragos gets in a little accident... and poor..Show More » Pia has to deal with a reverted Dragos... how he was before he was the Dragos we all love...
Now.. here is the thing... Will Dragos get his memories back...IDK... which sucks because Dragos was one of the oldest of the oldest of the Elder Races... I see a full book coming up about this..
Now Peanut... boy has just decided to keep growing... 6 months... 5yrs old.... why not! Loved it..
I cannot wait till the 3rd book in this set of novellas... Peanut is going to start school... I am so there!
Love this series, especially love this character and his family. $5 is a bit much for such a short story but I think it is worth it if you're into Pi..Show More »a & Dragos and the rest of the Elder Races characters. Hopefully Thea Harrison will return to full-length novels. Hate to spend a credit on a novella but hate to miss any developments in the series.
Short or long, Thea's writing and Sohpie Eastlake's narration are consistently top-notch. 4 stars overall just to complain about the price/length ratio.
Man I love these books! Visiting the Elder Race world is so much fun, I adore the complex world Thea Harrison has created and really wish they came o..Show More »ut more often!
In this book we have the Night Kind King Julian's story. We have only ever heard of the ruthless mean streaked Julian who doesn't care for anyone or anything...but how did he get that way? He is a vampire who has walked the earth for nearly 2000 years and he's tired of existing, the one brief glimpse of happiness he had was when he dated the Light Fae Princess Mellie for 3 months 20 years ago, but even that was ruined, he is a man who doesn't have anything to loose, or so he thought.
When the call comes from Mellie's mother that she needs Julian in LA right now for a crisis she won't discuss over the phone Julian's blood runs cold...not Mellie....not Mellie....but when his worse fears are confirmed and the kidnappers ask for him in exchange he has no choice but to try to save the only woman he has ever cared about.
*shiver*...this book had a really decent plot, nothing stale about it, Mrs. Harrison has opened up a new can of worms with this book. My only complaint would be that things wrapped up a bit too neatly for my tastes but it was still a great book full of humor and interesting characters. We didn't get to see much of the Weir in this book, but hopefully book 9 will send us back to those lovable characters.
It's the Diplomat's decree that all Leaders of the Elder Races have to spend a brief time in other Realms so Pia has to spend time with the Light Fae ..Show More »and she's accompanied by her grumpy but loveable husband Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, who doesn't have, or ever cares to have, 'people skills' because he feels that his Laws are the only Laws that truly count. But he's devoted to his little family unit made up of his lovely wife Pia, his gifted son Liam and the mysterious (recently conceived) 'stink pot'. Dragos is very touchy-feely, is deeply in love (and lust) with Pia and has a healthy and unquenchable sexual appetite for her.... But she's not complaining!! He's true to his Dragon form..... all gruff, growls, smoke and outwardly tough but, underneath his hard exterior, he'd do anything for the woman he loves.
Dragos is not meant to go with Pia but he's not about to be told what to do, when to do it and he also doesn't want to be separated from her so he travels 'under the radar' to be close by. But, while Pia's meeting the Fae Queen and is trying to fit in at the Light Fae Realm, Dragos is left to his own devices which is unfortunate because he gets into a terrifying situation that has frightening and potentially deadly consequences when he's bitten and infected with a magical disease that will destroy him. There's a race against time to find a cure before he turns into a crazed Zombie type of monster but before he looses control secrets get told, secrets are guarded and an old secret of a twin's dark and hateful vendetta could reach global proportions. Because it's not just the Light Fae that's affected..... no, this disease has the potential to spread and destroy the whole of the Elder Races realms because already the Lord of the Wyr Realm has turned dangerous, is chained up, fighting infection and is powerless. But he has a secret weapon..... Pia's blood.
A captivating story, with a wonderful loving close family feel, it has sex, a powerful drool-worthy Hero, a strong magical Heroine who gets caught up in a terrifying race against time and she has to gamble with the life of her husband vs the life of her unborn baby (aka stink pot). This listen packed a lot in and seemed much longer than it actually was.
Worth a credit? Well if anyone can make me use a credit on a short 4.30 hr listen then it's Thea Harrison because the wonderful, weird and quirky paranormal characters that make up the Elder Races are so interesting, likeable, ooze charm and, in all the books, have a fun element to them too. Sophie Eastlake is also an important part of the enjoyment of this series because she is a skilful narrator who always brings the action, the drama and the characters to life and injects just the right emotion that each scene calls for. When I see the words Elder Races or Thea Harrison there's no doubt that I'll be hitting the Add To Cart button without the need to read the Preview.... so creditworthy - Hell yeah.
While this isn't my favorite book from the Elder series is still really good, it is a little bit slow in parts with only one really big action scene. ..Show More » This is really more of a romance than anything else. While there was a lot of discussion about what to do with the Big Bad, I would have liked to have had more action in the story. Maybe it was me, but I was a bit confused what exactly happened at the final battle. Without spoiling anything it took me a while to piece it together after the event. Then there seemed to be a really long ending it was almost like an epilogue but not. I liked the main characters and I did have a good chuckle at the end when Graydon panicked and texted an emergency when there really wasn't one. Narrator does a good job, same one as the rest of the series.
I was expecting something different than a sullen teenager story. Although I do love Liam, I hate the fact that he is now practically an adult and on..Show More »ly one year has passed by since he was born. This story was too short with a story that could have had more substance to it. I realize Liam is special, but I think that Thea has missed some opportunities for more great stories because she had Liam grow up so fast. I only hope that the stink pot doesn't grow so fast. Same narrator as the rest of the series, I enjoy her.
I wanted to title this review "Nope!" but was afraid to confuse people. What a fun book! Sophie and Nik are two of the most fun characters I've read i..Show More »n awhile and like all of Harrison's books, this one had sexy heat to spare! The story was a nice spin on the existing Elder races world, the side characters were fabulous, and I just want to go back and reread because it would feel like a warm snuggly blanket.
As always, Sophie Eastlake does a brilliant job with the narration. She does men's voices especially well--Nik was super sexy--and she's got great timing.