The narrator is completely wrong for this character and unfortunately she sticks around for the first 3 books. Mac, the lead character, is annoying in..Show More » the beginning but really transforms into someone much more interesting. The real disappointment in this narrators representation of the story is Barrons, which she makes sound like an 80 year old man. Any chemistry that happens between Mac and Barrons comes across a little creepy, instead of hot. That being said, stick with the story. Read the first 3 if you can't handle this narrator but be sure to listen to Dreamfever and Shadowfever. You will be blown away by the 2 narrators and the way they interpret the story.
I have to agree with many other reviewers here as to the narrator. She sounds much too old to be MacKayla Lane and what she does to Jericho Barrons i..Show More »s rather unforgiveable. He is described as a large and very vibrant man but she makes him sound like a tiny withered old man. I really wish these would be re-done with other narrators and am looking forward to the final two books where the narrators are different.
Thats all I can say about this 3rd installment in the Fever books. I love this series. A little romance but mainly suspense and intrigue. Many more..Show More » questions were answered in this book but not enough and I suppose my only complaint would be the major cliff hanger at the end. Now I will have to wait for the fourth book to be published hopefully sometime in 2009 to find out what happens to Mac (and others). It will be a long wait!
At first I thought Joyce Bean's narration for the first three Fever books to be over the top, but now I miss her. Natalie Ross just doesn't do the cha..Show More »racters justice. Her voice for Mac sounds like Peg Bundy from Married with Children rather than a young southern girl. I am, however, happy with Phil Gigante voicing the men...
Otherwise, the book is a good listen, especially if you've read the first three in the series. While cliff hangers abound and the relationships are left in an unsatisfactory state, it is still entertaining. We will all have to wait for the final book to see if the time commitment has been worth it.
Wow! This was a great ending to an OK series. Unfortunately, I would suggest reading all 4 previous books before starting this one. (Which is a huge l..Show More »istening investment). Don't get me wrong I liked the entire series but at times it did drag on. If you like Paranormal Romance then this book (series) is for you. Although I found the entire series a little light on the romance part. I loved the narration but my opinion is definitely biased (Natalie and Phil are my favorite)
I loved Dani from the Fever Series (she cracks me up!) And this story did not disappoint. I mistakenly thought this was going to be a YA book - thank ..Show More »goodness it wasn't! Don't get me wrong, I love YA books but I think the direction KMM is going with this character is best kept outside YA genre. This book was way beyond my expectations. After Shadowfever I didn't think there were anymore stories to be told. Glad I was wrong! I don't want to give away any spoilers so I will just say get this book if you loved the Fever Series. As always, Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross are amazing!!!
Listened/Read for Fun (Audible/Hardcover) Overall Rating: 2.50 Story Rating: 2.50 Character Rating: 2.50
Audio Rating: 5.00 (not ..Show More »part of the overall rating)
Read at your own PERIL! I don't think it is spoilery but that might be because I thought it was a bit predictable, rehashing, and well not that much happened (other than Mac whining--in her head and while _______ <---bit spoilery)
First Thought when Finished: I don't even know where to start on how very disappointed I am with Burned by Karen Marie Moning.
I am going to have to write the review later when I have thought about it a bit. The rating might go up to a 3 but it probably won't.
Rating will not be going up! Still extremely disappointed. If this is the book she wanted to write, then good for her for doing her own thing. It didn't work for me but it wasn't written for me. Anytime I don't like a book, the author should not take it personally!
What you should know that impacted my view of the story:
1: I was a fan of Dani. I liked her fire, will to live, and ability to live with her choices. That character is no longer there. I am not saying how she is no longer there but let's just say that the change/disappearance was
a)too contrived b)a cop-out c)not the Dani I adore
2: I don't like Mac. I started out the series liking her but by Shadowfever she was one of the most annoying lead females in UF (to me). I read in an interview that KMM said this was a combo Mac/Dani story--that is BS. This is 90% Mac and it is a LOT of back peddling. It annoyed the heck out of me. Seriously the last quarter of the book drove me insane. Really???? Just UGH!
3: I did love the Nine! In fact, if the next book is going to be told from anyone's POV let's just make it theirs. We can have 1/4 of Lor being Lor. 1/4 of R & B just being themselves, and then 1/4 the rest of them (I would like to get to know them better). The last 1/4 can be spent on the gals if you insist unless of course it is all Mac whining about how she is 23 and can't live her normal fantasy life.
4: I did love Kat and Jo so more of them would not be bad at all. In fact, they are a heck of a lot more interesting now.
5: Nothing FECKING happened! This is my biggest complaint! 3/4 of the book nothing happened. Seriously I kept thinking--oh this is going to lead somewhere---hmmmm nope. The last 1/4 of the book stuff happened but it was pretty predictable. Even that end (she usually is the queen of cliffhangers), if she hadn't put that there--I wouldn't have thought that character was gone. (not saying which or how or anything--read it). This was very much filler. Filler that took years to write? Just felt let down!
Final Thought on the book: I really hope the next book is not such a mess. If it is, I might just skim for things that say Lor and read!
Really, the book was meant for fans that hated Dani and loved Mac. It was really for those that wanted Mac/Barrons to be back in the forefront. If you are those fans then you will freaking love it. If you are not, then well grab a glass of wine and read all the Lor parts! They were fantastic!
Narrated By Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross , Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
NAILED IT! Phil and Natalie just are a rocking team. They are a fantastic duo and can run the gambit of character voices. Just freaking ROCK STARS!
Please don't throw things at me---I just didn't like it