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Julian Savage was golden. Powerful. But tormented. For the brooding hunter walked alone. Always alone, far from his Carpathian kind, alien to even his twin. Like his name, his existence was savage. Until he met the woman he was sworn to protect.

When Julian heard Desari sing, rainbows swamped his starving senses. Emotions bombarded his hardened heart. And a dark hunger to possess her flooded his loins, blinding him to the danger stalking him. And even as Desari enflamed him, she dared to defy him - with mysterious, unparalleled feminine powers. Was Desari more than his perfect mate? Julian had met his match in this woman, but would she drive him to madness - or save his soul?

©2000 Christine Feehan (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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Narrator was bland

Instead of keeping my interest- the narrator was putting me to sleep other than that the story was good

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Amazing!!!

Amazing... this book is wonderful, very rich on details about the carpathian’s story. Until now, this is one of he best books os Christine Feehan I’d heard.
The narrative is enjoyable. Sean’s voice is clear, well articulated.
this book doesn’t require any kind of recommendation. The story speaks for itself, from the first chapter.
Like the other books in the series, this one also has a narrative with erotic content.

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Caution! Spoiler Alert!!!

The storyline is Fantastic, just not finished. another few chapters or perhaps another book or two are needed.

An attack on Julien, his lifemate, or Darien while they were in the ground was begging to be made. Were the changes in Barak because he wasn't claiming his lifemate in order to give her time to heal?

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story good

story was good, but narrator voice for characters didn't like to well I guess cause heard in previous book. sometimes hard to tell who was talking.

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Good but..

I usually love her books and this one was also good. My complaint is the fact that most of the woman do not have self will. They act so help-less and seem to have no self control. Maybe it's just me but I would like a change where the women actually put up a challenge for the men. I found myself getting frustrated and irritated and the main characters. The books by this author is always good but I wish the carpathtian women would be a little stronger/challenging.

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Cruelty to children should be outlawed

Even in a strong male, cruelty leaves a devesting effect . This beautiful person shows it can be overcome. Family can heal all wounds with love and support........😀

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The Dark series is excellent!

What made the experience of listening to Dark Challenge the most enjoyable?

Love the characters, the sense of community, the devotion and determination.

What other book might you compare Dark Challenge to and why?

I don't really know...to me, each book stands on it's own.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Sean Crisden?

Anyone who didn't make Desiree sound so ugly.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

I've heard other books narrated by Sean Crisden and he does ok. Here's the thing...Desiree is supposed to have the voice of an angel, and he makes her sound like a nasally, hateful shrew. It really didn't work for me at all. I would pay for a re-do as this is a sad ding in my current collection!

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Great Read

What did you love best about Dark Challenge?

The story line. New twist on an old theme.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Julian Savage, I liked his sense of humor.

What does Sean Crisden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Don't know how to answer this question.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I did.

Any additional comments?

In the books I have listened to with Sean Crisden in this series he mispronounces the name GregORi everytime. Instead of GregORI he pronounces it Gregory. GregORi is a Carpathian name and Mr. Crisden's constant mispronounciation drove me nuts. Other then that one flaw his narration was very good.

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Much Better Job from Narrator

I did not like the narrator in the last book he did, but he did a great job in this one. so far this has been my favorite story of them all thus far! can't wait to read the next one though!

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