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They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light....

Alexandria Houton will sacrifice anything - even her life - to protect her orphaned little brother. But when both encounter an unspeakable evil in the swirling San Francisco mists, Alex can only cry to heaven for their deliverance.... And out of the darkness swoops Aidan Savage, a golden being more powerful, more mysterious, than any other creature of the night. The ageless Carpathian male snatches them from a hideous fate. But is Aidan Alex's salvation...or her sin? If she surrenders to Aidan's savage, unearthly seduction, and gives him the color, the light, the family he craves, will Alex truly save her brother? Or sacrifice more than her life?

©2000 Christine Feehan (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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the dark series by Christine Feehan

love this series of stories from Christine Feehan they are my all time favorites and I listen to them over and over. if you are looking for not just a good book but one you'll want to hear over and over give the dark series a try

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Just wow!

The person reading the book was great and the story wonderful. I am going to start an other one now

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Great listen

I have been a fan for a long time ! I could not stop listening‼️🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 a must read‼️💥
Two thumbs up.

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Great Narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I loved reading this story many years ago. The narrator brought the book to life. Loved hearing the book this time around.

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A Wonderful Performance

Where does Dark Gold rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd say an 8-9 out of ten. It doesn't top the Phil Gigante/Jane Brown team-ups which is my absolute ten, and there are very few who can challenge that rank. And it's not THE best single-narrator performance I've heard, but it is very, VERY good.

What did you like best about this story?

Years ago, when I read this book for the first time it was not, I must admit, a favorite. It was good, no argument, but I had just read the first two books in the series, and had found them much more compelling, and it was followed by what is probably my all time favorite of the series, so it did not fare well by comparison.

Fast forward some years, and past the boom of the paranormal genre with its plethora of plucky, kickass, take-no-crud heroines, and I've come back to this book and found it a breath of fresh air. Alexandria, to me, is a far more relatable heroine.Thrust violently into a situation over which she has no control, her life totally turned upside down, her ability to fulfill her responsibilities to a beloved 6-year-old brother severely compromised, and her ONLY frame of reference for understanding these events being the research she had done on vampires for a particularly gory and violent set of video games and the sadistic SOB who turned her, she does what any normal, rational, strong-minded individual might do.

She freaks. Badly.

And I have far more sympathy for Aiden this time around. He seemed a little lacking to me on the first read, but finally realized why. I tend to prefer my heros darker and Aiden isn't. He's not an angst-hero, no tortured past, no deep, dark secrets. He's not sweetness and light either, and he has a distinct streak of arrogance, but really he's just a good man stuck in a terrible situation, trying to do the right thing by his woman.

Another thing I found refreshing about it this time is the lack of save-the-word syndrome, or everybody's-a-bastard politics. I enjoy world-building as much as the next girl, in fact my other primary preferred genres are sci-fi and fantasy, but sometimes you just want something simple, black and white, good and evil. At its heart, for all the high emotions and drama, this is a quiet book, and a gentle romance.

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

He was an excellent choice for this book. Unlike far to many narrators, Mr. Bachmann doesn't simply read the story, he brings it to life, catching just the right tones and rhythms to bring out the drama without going over the top.

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

Difficult to say. I have insomnia issues and tend to find listening to romances useful for settling my brain down so I can get to sleep, and it can take me awhile to get through a book. On the other hand, I'm sitting here, bleary-eyed, because I finished the last half of this book in one night. Part of that was insomnia, but the other part is because I was enjoying the performance.

Any additional comments?

Please, please, please use this narrator in the future for romance productions! He has the right touch for dark-heroic archetypes in the genre, something all too hard to find.

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  • Debra
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LOVE THIS SO HOT

Golden God please find me I want more Please, Marc voice was great. Christine
Feehan rocks this world.

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Loved It

I loved listening to this book. The narration was good because there was a feminine and male voices for the female and male characters. This book was an easy listen. I tried to finish it in one day but unfortunately I needed sleep. I recommend it to readers who enjoy these types of books.

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Carpathians in the U.S.

I was happy to hear Aidan’s story- the first Carpathian in the U.S. HOWEVER I found myself really annoyed with Alexandria. She careened between hysteria, anger, and TSTL. It got to the point where I couldn’t believe she could be a positive role model/parent for Joshua. He and Aidan; and Marie & Stefan made the story for me. And Gregori’s cameo - can’t wait for his comeuppance ;-)
Bachman’s voice is pleasant enough, and his projection of emotion improved as the story progressed, but it just doesn’t have enough character differentiation for my tastes.
Still a recommend if you want to follow the series.

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Rereadable

I love reading all of Christine Feehan's books and tend to reread them. I own many of them in all 3 medias...hard back, ebook and audible and though each of the Carpathian books can stand alone together they are even better.

I tend to go back while waiting on a new installment and read earlier books because they are so intertwined just to make sure I don't miss something.

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Ugh Alex, Mmm Aiden, and its Gregori!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marc Bachmann?

I was not a fan of Marc Bachmann for mainly two reasons. One, every time he did a female voice I was jarred out of the story. They were awful.Two, his pronunciation of Gregori was totally wrong. I made be biased but it hurt every time.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, Alex was probably the most annoying lady in the series. Ugh, she got on my nerves for like 3/4 of the book. Aiden and the rest of the characters were awesome.

Any additional comments?

I have read the series before ages ago but listening to them on audible is a new experience and an exciting one.