Ok first off one thing i realize looking back after listening to the WHOLE audio book is the narrator does have more variation in her tone of voi..Show More »ce the further you get into the book. I didnt like that the story seems to start off in the middle of things and takes AGES to get around to explaining even the tiniest bit of the main characters background and why she is in the middle of running from assassins when the book opens. from there it does turn into a pretty good story apart from the fact that it is VERY choppy. I hope that this author learned how to write things more smoothly in the following books... ( for instance an "intimate" scene in the book where the characters are in bed in the middle of arousing each other and then she throws in a LONG discussion between them that really wouldnt be conducive to that kind of mood... and then after a talk that would have taken quite a while they suddenly remember what they were doing and resume? or out takes in the middle of fights too.. .. the other BIG thing that kept me from giving it a higher rating is the narrator has a problem with mispronunciation. Especially with words like werewolves or wererats she pronounces it weerwolves.
If you liked the first book, Touch the Dark, you will love this one. Be warned, just as book one left you hanging at the end so will this one. I can't..Show More » wait to get book three. Hopefully audible will have it soon or I will have to go get the dead tree version
Cassie, Mircea, and Pritkin are back and dysfunctional as ever. In this installment, the world's chief clairvoyant tries to be assertive, stay alive ..Show More »and oh yeah, kill a god in her spare time. This is just a fun series. The author is witty and the characters are ridiculous and I love it all. Holloway is a solid narrator but is unable to produce a British accent for Pritkin.
What could be harder than killing a god? That would be killing three gods. In Hunt the Moon, Cassie Palmer takes on another fantastical task, namely..Show More » kill another god (or in this case the god???s representatives). Don???t worry. This is not a repeat of the last book. In this installment of the Cassandra Palmer series, we also learn more about Cassie???s mother and father as well as more about Lord Mircea and John Pitchin. But the burning question still remains: Mircea or Pritchin? In other words, to love or to be in love? It must be ???to be in love???; therefore, it must be Pritchin. Karen Chance has outdone herself with her action-packed plot and witty narrative, and she does a wonderful job with Marco, Jonas Marsden, and Fred. The absolute worst thing about this book is the fact that it is over. I can???t wait for book 6.
I've noticed that even the best narrators receive less than complimentary reviews when they take over narration in the middle of a series, and trying ..Show More »to follow up Cynthia Holloway is even more of a challenge. (Check out the negative reviews of the replacement narrators for the Chicagoland Vampire series or the Morganville Vampire series if you're curious) For loyal fans of this audiobook series it will probably be hard to adjust, especially since the stories are written in first-person. Allyson Ryan does a better than average job, although I found the way she kept pronouncing "stalactite" like 'stale-LICK-tite' bizarre and distracting.
Karen Chance's writing is superb and I really enjoyed this story. It seems that every book has explored a new aspect and/or faction of the supernatural world she has created. She's focused vampires, mages, ghosts, seers, mythological deities, and now demons. This, along with an awesome cast of secondary characters makes for an always entertaining read (or listen).
It's definitely not my favorite book of the series, but I don't know how much of that is due to the narrator switch. I don't think I can be impartial, since Holloway has always been one of my favorite narrators. Tempt the Stars is definitely worth a credit and I already eagerly anticipating Chance's next release.
Like so many others I struggled with the direction this book took us. I felt there was definitely a lot going on but it only took us a baby step forwa..Show More »rd then again it may be a baby step to the side. There was no progression to saving Pritkin or for Cassie's understanding of her powers. In the end I gave it a 4 because despite all of that Ms. Chance wrote well enough to keep me interested to the bitter end of this filler book and yes, I dutifully will await the next installment. As for the narrator change, as much as I love Ms. Holloway's narrating I found I was able to enjoy Ms. Marie's rendition just as well. There were a few words that each one pronounced differently which normally aggravates me but I found it was tolerable. I'm not sure if that's because I've waited 2 years for this book or not.