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Dark Celebration

Dark Series, Book 17
Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
Series: Dark, Book 17
Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (994 ratings)
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This Story Is Seductive

Publisher's Summary

Christine Feehan has sent shivers of pleasure up and down the spines of fans enthralled by her New York Times best-selling Carpathian tales. In Dark Celebration, Feehan delivers a unique gift to her readers by bringing together all the characters of Carpathian legend in a celebration of unbridled sensuality.

Prince of the Carpathians Mikhail Dubrinsky has witnessed numerous mysterious events during his many centuries on Earth, but now he is faced with the ultimate horror: the extinction of his species. The Carpathians' enemies salivate at the thought of a final victory, but all hope is not lost. The Carpathians gather, united in a desperate hope. And no matter the outcome, blood will be shed and limitless passion unleashed.

With its endless feast of erotic delights, Dark Celebration offers everything Feehan's many fans long for.

Love in vein: listen to more Carpathian tales in Christine Feehan's Dark Series.
©2006 Christine Feehan (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Feehan has a knack for bringing vampiric Carpathians to vivid, virile life in her Dark Carpathian novels." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Dark Celebration

This is a terrific story - great catch up about everone in the Dark series. But could someone PLEASE give the reader a clue about how to pronounce names? He misses litteraly over 1/2 of the names. Very distracting and almost ruined the read for me.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Chantel
  • Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • 10-20-08

Excellent book! Narrater needs to go!

I love this book I have read it and listened to it I read it first thank goodness as the narrater Richard Ferrone freaks you out with pronouncing things wrong and well I just think that this type of book is better read by a woman all around the man just creeps you out. I love Christine's Dark Series I have read all 19 (Dark Curse just released) and would recommed her to everyone I know that enjoys good romance adventure thriller stories, each book even the celebration leaves me wanting more... now Ms. Feehan what comes next after Dark Curse because I can't wait.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Poor Judgement By Publisher

I have read and listend to most of Christine Feehan's Dark Series. This is the first time I have had and Issue with the narrator. His pronuceation of names is appaling. It makes the book very hard to follow because you have to keep thinking of who is he talking about. I realize sometimes a word here or there can be an issue for some but he purposely makes his own assumption of names. I will never listen to another book that he narrates. The Publisher has really dropped the ball on this one

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Traci
  • Trussville, AL, United States
  • 09-30-10

Great catching up!

I really enjoyed this story, it was so good to catch up with all of the couples I have come to care for. I laughed out loud, I cringed and I celebrated with this family that Ms. Feehan has made me a part of. By touching on stories past and giving a taste of stories to come, Skylar and Mary Ann in particular, I thought she did a wonderful job of interlinking past, present and future. This is the first time we get to experience a Carpathian male going through the awkward stage of teen to man and I hope to see more of the growing pains of the younger ones. I am looking forward to the stories of the next generation of the Carpathians.

The narrator did not pronounce everything the way they have been pronounced in other books but then I look at a narrator as I do the lead actors in plays changing. Not every actor plays a character exactly the same and not every narrator is going to narrate a book exactly as the ones before have. He did a fine job of evoking the emotions and feelings of each character and I enjoyed listening to him. I do have to admit I tend to fast forward through some of the more graphic sex scenes because it does make me a bit uncomfortable having a man read them to me but that is my personal feeling.

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Horrible narrative

I can’t even listen to this story. This guy is saying everyone name incorrectly it’s driving me crazy

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Be prepared to be irritated.......

In spite of a great story this is not easy listening. The narrator has mispronounced many words and worse, names. He uses a growling voice throughout, even for the women's voices. I've heard other narrations by him and he is so totally wrong for this book. Do yourself a favor and read the book. Don't pay for this audiobook.

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  • Adrianne
  • PLAINFIELD, NJ, United States
  • 08-31-11

One of my favorites!!

I have read all of the books in the Dark Series. This one has always been one of my favorites so I was excited about getting the audio book. I was very disappointed in the narrator. As others have stated, his mispronunciation of so many of the names makes it difficult to keep the story flowing. I have several audio books and this one took me forever to finish since I didn't like the way the narrator pronounced the names. I won't be purchasing any other books narrated by this person. It would just be a waste of money.

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Dark Celebration

I waited as long as I could to purchase this one due to the narrarator. I only purchased for the story, but the guy reading is simply awful. He also reads 3 other dark books which I refuse to purchase. For those who follow the series, this book is good as it gives you insight into all the past Carpathians' lives. But, I can't say enough about how terrible the narrarator is.

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Hummm...

THE BOOK: not at all what i was expecting. i expected Skyler to find and be united with her lifemate. That's the whole point of each book! Right? She was 16 in the book. Why she couldn't have just make it 2 years later is beyond me. I'm don't like to be a "critic" of an author's work, but i was totally disspointed that those two didn't resolve their union.

THE NARRIATOR: ok, yes. He didn't pronounce names the way others did or the way I have myself, but i blame that on the publisher. Once it was relized he wasn't pronouncing names correctly -- or even in the same realm as others have or would have, they should have fixed it. even if it meant rerecording it. There are enough mispronounced names to warrent that. Other than that, i liked this narriator. like any new voice, he took some getting used to, but he kinda grew on me. he definitely makes a sexy male voice. i'd like to see he and the narriator for Dark Descent team up. :D

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Book - Poor Narrater

I love this book and am glad I read it first - I have several of her audio books and have really enjoyed them so far - I am sorry but this narrater Richard Ferrone is very poor and I am very disappointed in the audiobook. I had a hard time finishing this one.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Sinead
  • 10-02-18

beautiful story

Wonderful story and I absolutely loved it but the recording jumps in places which is rather annoying. Christine Feehan should do another like this, it was nice to have all the separate couples and groups interacting.

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  • Sharon B
  • 06-07-16

great

This book gives the Carpathian faithful a catch up and update.
Also sets the scene for where Christine Feehan wants to go next