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Once a broken girl known as Sorrow, Holly Chang now prowls the shadowy gray underground of the city for the angels. But it's not her winged allies who make her a wanted woman - it's the unknown power coursing through her veins. Brutalized by an insane archangel, she was left with the bloodlust of a vampire, the ability to mesmerize her prey, and a poisonous bite.

Now, someone has put a bounty on her head....

Venom is one of the Seven, Archangel Raphael's private guard, and he's as infuriating as he is seductive. A centuries-old vampire, his fangs dispense a poison deadlier than Holly's. But even if Venom can protect Holly from those hunting her, he might not be able to save himself-because the strange, violent power inside Holly is awakening....

No one is safe.

©2017 Nalini Singh (P)2017 Tantor

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Venom sounds like he's got throat cancer

I've been faithfully reading and rereading every Guild Hunter book from the first to the last character and have the Audible version for each of them. Unfortunately, Justine Eyre made a very unfortunate decision about Venom's voice: The smooth, elegant character sounds like his throat is ruined, all scratchy and rough, not seductive and smooth as described in the books of the series. I'm not even complaining that he's got not even a hint of the melodic Indian speech pattern--but the voice turns me off so badly that I have limited myself to reading the book instead of the "total immersion" of reading and listening . My ire about his voice distracts me enough to impact the enjoyment of the story which is unfortunate.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Can’t get through this

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

I can’t understand the high ratings. The narration is so bad I can’t get through the second chapter. I love the guild Gunter books but Justine Eyre ruins them for me. The main characters all sound like they are in pain and the voice she used for Venom was just plain ridiculous. I couldn’t even get into the story because all I thought about was how poorly it was being narrated. I’m sure I’ll eventually read the book but I wish I wouldn’t have waisted my credit on this. I never liked her narration on the other books either, but I could at least get through it. I couldn’t do it with this one. I wish Nalini Singh would pick a better narrator. The narrator makes the story. This one ruined it. I’m giving the book 3 stars even though I haven’t read it yet because I m sure it’s good. Nalini Singh is a great author and never fails to disappoint.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Never made it that far

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Made me not want to even read the book

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Wanted more from Venom’s story

A good listen but not the author’s best work, the first chapters I almost dozed off.

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Not What I Expected

What disappointed you about Archangel’s Viper?

I think Viper's character wasn't as polished, or maybe didn't come across as well as what I have become accustomed to from this series.

Any additional comments?

I did enjoy the imagery of the wings inside Holly trying to get out and how like called to like as the Dead Arch Angel attempted to reassemble himself.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Worth the credit

I love the Guild hunter series. I had listened to the previous books again while waiting for the release of this book. Perhaps that was a mistake. The first quarter of this book seemed to follow a formula which had disappointed me. It turned out that the main story was not really about the bounty that was on Holly/Sorrow's head but rather on Uram's taint. That made the book very interesting as it had some unexpected twists and turns in the story. I enjoyed the book. I did not like the voice the narrator used for Venom. It sounded liked a choked old man not a sexy viper. I ignored it and found the rest of the narration was excellent.

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A Guild Hunter Novel never disappoints!

If you are a guild hunter fan and have anticipated Venom' story as I have you will not be disappointed with this books arrival. I don't want to spoil it, just read it!

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It didn't disappoint!

Finally got to hear Viper's story! Nice twist at the end... won't say what it is.. read/listen to it. Had to listen to a scene 3 times it was so packed with information I'd been waiting to hear. lol

Can't wait for the next book.

Justine Eyre has become a favorite narrator for me.

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So good

This book was so damn awesome I would recommend ppl to read this series and hope future readers enjoy it

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loved it

a very good read. love the whole series. looking forward to the next book. so glad the seven are all finding love. hopefully bluebell will find love as well, even though I wouldn't have guessed it would be sparkle, but it seems like she is leaning toward that.

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  • jw
  • 04-06-18

Not as good as the others

I usually rate this series five stars, maybe had I read instead of listened it would have been. It was way to hard during the final confrontation with the Archangels to tell who was speaking thru Holly. I had to keep replaying it. Also thought the “thing” that drew Holly across the ocean was ridiculous & wasn’t really needed.