OK, this is not one of my favorite Reaper books. Talin and Neve and the other Reapers are in the hall of the castle getting ready to go a..Show More »fter Bran, who had kidnapped Neve’s brother and parents, when she suddenly tells the others that she needs to be alone with Talin and they disappear. They end up in one of the castles many rooms where they proceed to have sex. Really? Cael, Kyran, Fintan, and Eoghan wait there in the hall while the two go have sex? I don’t get that at all!
We did spend time with Rhi, and Erith the Devil, and that always exciting. I think Daire in falling for Rhi and I can’t see how that’s going to turn out. I mean, what about her Dragon King? It’s getting confusing. Also, Cael IS in love with Erith so I’m wondering where that’s going to go.
At 82% the battle with Bran has ended and, of course, he got away. And Erith is still wondering why her magic keeps dwindling and Bran’s keeps getting stronger. I’ll be glad when this deal with Bran is over. It’s becoming tedious and boring.
Other problems, serious problems! I’ve listened to several of the other Dragon Kings books and even though Antony Ferguson does lousy women’s voices at least the Kings sound like men. In the other Reaper books I simply read them so imagine my surprise when Roman and Con showed up near the end of this book, the ONLY one I’ve listened to, and the MEN sounded feminine. If you’re going to have the same characters in different series’ then why the heck would you have one narrated by a man and the other by a woman, a woman that can NOT do men’s voices? Totally ridiculous!
There was certainly explicit sex in this story and the F-bomb was used 4 times.
As to the narrator: There are 2 written reviews on Audible and neither one mentioned the narrator, which is kind of silly since AUDIBLE is supposed to be where you review the narration. So, let me do it for them: the narration sucked. Victoria McGloven does no laugh or whisper or anything else. So many times someone would whisper something, even in someone’s ear or a crowded ballroom where you don’t want others to here, and Ms. McGloven would just about yell whatever it was that was said. The newest Reaper book is out and Victoria McGloven narrates that one too. I’m still up in the air as to whether I’ll buy the Audible or not. But this book was read in April 2016 and the next one, Dark Alpha’s Lover, just came out today. Maybe Ms. McGloven has gotten better?
This was much better than the last Reapers book. I really liked Fintan and Cat. Fintan had closed off ANY kind of feelings over thousands of..Show More » years and Cat taught him to feel again. And Cat thought she didn’t have any magic, which she had a lot of. I’m still getting tired of Bran, though. I mean, really, he has to get away in every book? That makes the Reapers look a little worthless, IMO. They all keep trying to kill him by stabbing him. Why doesn’t someone just cut his head off? Time to put an end to him and find a new storyline.
And it’s time to find a male narrator OR stop bringing the Dragon Kings into the Reaper books, too. Or, maybe it’s time for me to stop buying the Reaper audibles. The Reapers were all males when the series started so why was a woman chosen as a narrator? Doesn’t make a bit of sense. A DRAGON that sounds womanly is horrible.
The overall story was wonderful but the narrator and Bran have to go. Again, IMO. I absolutely love the Reapers but this story is getting old. Ya', gotta change it up now and then or you lose readers.
There is explicit sex in this story, as usual, and the F-bomb was used 2 times.
As to the narration: Victoria McGloven simply cannot narrate. Since 2012 she’s narrated 8 books so that should tell you something. She never, ever laughs when the book calls for it and she only whispers occasionally. She does woman’s voices great but that’s not who she should be doing better at. The men’s voices are still terrible. Isn’t Victoria McGloven reading reviews of other female narrators, to see what people are saying about them? There are some fantastic female readers and it would behoove Ms. McGloven to listen to some of them. Katherine Kellgren, Tanya Eby, Sophie Eastlake, Mary Jane Wells, Ashford McNab, to name a few.