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Publisher's Summary

“I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne - if I can stay alive long enough to claim it.”

After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel, her cousin and rival for the Faerie crown, Meredith Gentry, Los Angeles private eye, has a whole new set of problems. To become queen, she must bear a child before Cel can father one of his own. But havoc lies on the horizon: people are dying in mysterious, frightening ways, and suddenly the very existence of the place known as Faerie is at grave risk. So now, while she enjoys the greatest pleasures of her life attempting to conceive a baby with the warriors of her royal guard, she must fend off an ancient evil that could destroy the very fabric of reality. And that’s just her day job....

Fairie tales: listen to another Meredith Gentry fantasy.
©2002 Laurell K. Hamilton (P)2002 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"Hamilton weaves the modern and magical seamlessly in a compelling tale of the effects of three kinds of power - magical, sexual, and the most dangerous, political." ( Booklist)

What listeners say about A Caress of Twilight

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Great Adult Fantasy Series --

If your not shy about very well written sex scenes, that are also important to the storyline, than this series is a wild ride. Princess Meridith is descended from several fertility goddesses, so naturally her greatest power is expressed in the bedroom. Her lovers are all beings who have lost their power, and consequently, the world of the fey is dying -- but through her, they, and the fey, are revitalized. As a fiction writer, I find Ms. Hamilton's depictions to be a masterclass in writing a compelling sex scene. As a fan, I am endlessly entertained by her originality, and the courage of her convictions to tell the story as it is meant to be told. Having read the series, I'm now enjoying the audio books, just as much, if not more. The narrator is perfect.

For those who find it to be too much, I say, quit complaining and move along. This series is meant for adults. Go read Harry Potter. Again.

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Great Story- Terrible Narrator

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Laurell K Hamilton is a first rate story teller. Her characters are vivid and realistic with wonderful growth and change through out the series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Caress of Twilight?

Well I can't say that or its a spoiler!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Laural Merlington?

Kimberly Alexis!

Was A Caress of Twilight worth the listening time?

Yes

Any additional comments?

If you are going to read a book that has Gaelic based names etc please learn how to pronounce them. Sioban is not pronounced "See o Ban" it's pronounced "Shivan" for example!

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Male voices hurt

Listening to this narrator read male voices physically hurt. You cant tell who is who because they all sound like members from the lollypop guild.

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good story, terrible narrator

good story, terrible narrator. It almost ruins the book when she trys to do a Cornish accent. She is good for female voices but trying to do mens voices is like nails on chalkboard

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character name issues

Forgot to mention in my review of the first book in this series is that the narator changes the pronunciation of the characters from book to book. This distracts from the naration immensly.

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Good story...Horrible narrator!

When I first started listening to the book, I thought possibly my Ipod had broken down. The narrator sounds like she's been fed through a machine somehow. Very jarring and poor character voices. I'm finding it difficult to follow along on the story because of the narration. Great story, but poor narration.

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Addicted

I just can't get enough of the Meredith Gentry Series. It contains all aspects I crave Fantasy, Romance, Drama, Action, and Humor sprinkled throughout each climaxing novel. I often find myself longing to be part "She" so much so that I'd gladly except relations to the lesser Fey. Laurell K Hamilton I salute your ability to weave a tale that makes me want to pay almost anything just to get my next fix.

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Narrator mispronouncing names throws me off

I love this entire series of books. I got the audio books to share it with my partner.

I like the narrator, I find her voice pleasant and her cadence enjoyable. I'm not a huge fan of some of her male voices, but that is to a decent degree, because they are so different than how I've always envisioned the characters and their voices (Doyle and Rhys, especially).

My problem comes when I started the second book and noticed that Siobhan's name pronunciation went from 'shee-obahn' to 'cy-o-ban' (the correct pronunciation is shivon') '. I'd always thought the second was correct, until talking to an Irish friend years ago, so hearing this 1. Change in name pronunciation and 2. Something so wrong... It was jarring to me. The only upside was that Siobhan is only mentioned once.

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mispronounced Gaelic names is corny

Siobhan is mispronounced as syobon rather corny but overall this is some good fantasy erotica.

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Story is rich- performance is not

I have been a fan of Laurell K Hamilton's work for years and this series is good. What I do not like is the narration - it is awful and distracting. I would have preferred her to use her regular voice and not attempt other voices. She does not do a good job of any voices and they all end up sounding flat and odd.
I think I will have to stick to reading this series again rather than listening to them. I certainly wouldn't listen to anything else this narrator would do.

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