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Dark Lycan Audiobook

Dark Lycan: A Carpathian Novel, Book 24

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Publisher's Summary

"The erotic, gripping series that has defined an entire genre." (J. R. Ward) continues as #1 New York Times best-selling author Christine Feehan links the fates of two strangers bound by a secret in the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains....

Tatijana of the Dragonseekers spent centuries encased in ice with her sister, trapped in limbo between life and death, never speaking to a soul other than those who tormented her. Now, she has been freed from her frozen prison by an unknown descendent. Awakened in human form, Tatijana yearns to explore the modern world in which she now lives - a world with more mysteries than she is prepared for.

Fenris Dalka has returned to the Carpathian Mountains after a long absence to be with his brother. He is scarred by centuries of battle, and every hard-won victory. But the real reason for his return home could prove deadly if discovered by the wrong man - or woman. Upon his arrival, he is compelled by a beautiful and enigmatic stranger who carries the scent of fresh earth, of forest, of the night itself.

In time Tatijana and Fenris will discover all that unites them - their secrets and pasts, their predators, and the hot flush of passion that stirs their souls. Yet just as surely, seduced into the silvery darkness of a full-moon night, they’ll also discover everything ancient and evil that exists to destroy them.

©2013 Christine Feehan (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Darla 09-11-13
    Darla 09-11-13
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    "Narration not so good"
    Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Robert Sarkus?

    I would try another book from Christine Feehan (I have all of her books) but not one read by Robert Sarkus. Listening felt very stilted, lots of hesitation. I love Christine's dark series books but the phrase "narrow rib cage" needs to go. Can't you find another way to say it or leave it out all together...its in every book. Also in this book alone I don't know how many time I heard the phrase "great chunks of flesh"...enough already.


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

    None that I can think of.


    What three words best describe Robert Sarkus’s voice?

    Stilted, hesitant, boring


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I love the Dark Series and would watch any of them if they came out on film.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robin United States 01-27-14
    Robin United States 01-27-14 Member Since 2010

    audiobook junkie, listen to at least 2 a week-- in traffic, while cleaning, laundry, boredom.. Fav is paranormal, romance, erotica...

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    "Ho-hum...."

    Dark Lycan is certainly better than Dark Wolf-- i listened to them back to back (well..okay tried to..). But in both stories the character dialogue feels dated, stiff and forced. Sexual chemistry, magical worlds and romance is replaced with battle scenes and awkward dialogue. I have read and listened to the Dark series and never have felt this way. I wonder if Feehan needs to be inspired with a new series. If you just love Feehan and HAVE to read her, then choose Dark Lycan as it is the better of the two. Dark Wolf you might throw out the window. I feel cheated somehow. I just expected so much more from Feehan.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paulette S. 09-11-13
    Paulette S. 09-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Worst Narrator I have EVER heard!!!"
    Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Robert Sarkus?

    Love Christine Feehan's books and this one was no different AFTER I bought it in hardcopy just to read it after only an hour and a half of the worse narrator I've ever had the misfortune to listen to! His diction, silences and emphasis in odd places made the listening excruciating. Although I own every book available in audio by this author, even when the narration has not been the best, I've never returned a book of hers... until now! It was painful to listen to him butcher a story I had so looked forward to!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Lycan?

    After reading this book in hardcover, I can say that the scene in which the Prince creates a new name for what is perceived by the lycanthropes as always being a vampire mix abomination.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robert Sarkus?

    ANYONE ELSE!!!


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dark Lycan?

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is worth the time to read in book form as it is also partly the story of Dimitri and Skyler which is concluded in the next book out in January. It has been worth the wait of all these years to finally learn more about Dimitri, his family and history. I pray a different narrator is chosen as I will never purchase another book read by Robert Sarkus! Ever!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 09-09-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Could not listen!!!! I had to read it to finish"
    Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Robert Sarkus?

    Robert Sarkus - not a chance, after 23 books with good to great narration then this disappointment. The other 23 books I have listened to numerous times, This one could could not finish. Bring back Phil Giganti and Natalie Ross PLEASE!!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Robert Sarkus?

    Just about anyone but Sarkus


    Any additional comments?

    The story is wonderful and in the tradition of the Dark series. We have a new focus and threat to the Carpathians and characters that we have only seen glimpses of in the past finally getting page time. With this book being billed as trilogy within the series I expected a cliffhanger and pleased at the break point. I am eagerly awaiting the next book release, desperately hoping the change narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Natasha 09-07-13
    Natasha 09-07-13
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    "Narration horrible... story a little repetitive"

    Well, as you can see from the other reviews.. the narrator was horrible. The voices all have american accents and half of them sound like young men, not the "alpha males" that they are supposed to be. I found this to be especially true for Dimitri.. he might as well have been a teenager. His character was nothing like the strong silent man with the tortured soul we've seen in other books.

    I usually have a lot of fun listening to Christine's stories, but I feel in this one she spent way too much time with the descriptions of how the main characters thought and felt about each other... every other line was how he thought she was so strong (or beautiful or smart) and that he respected and loved her for that.. so on and so forth. Then there would be more of the same on her part.. it was like, get to it already. It seemed like the Christine was saying the same thought but in different words all through the book. Wondering if she had to make sure this book was so many pages long so she just kept rewriting descriptions of stuff so that she could get her word count in.

    Not sure if I like this new plot of the Lycan/Carpathian thing either. It makes me feel like at some point, there won't be any Carpathians any more. That is all I'll say about that so I won't spoil any of the plot (hopefully, I haven't done that at this point).

    I think if I wasn't already interested and involved in this world, I would have shut this off. I finished it just so I can keep up with the plot for the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Dalton, GA, United States 09-04-13
    Cindy Dalton, GA, United States 09-04-13 Member Since 2011
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better narrator. It's like listening to Captain Kirk recite a story. So many pauses I loose track.


    What could Christine Feehan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I think this line is getting to the end of it's life. It's been the same story over and over and over.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Robert Sarkus’s performances?

    I doubt it. Not until he can read a little better. There is a male voice and he he speaks higher when it's a woman but when there are multiple men I loose track of who's talking. And the pauses drive me nuts.


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    GEL COLLINSVILLE, OK, United States 09-17-13
    GEL COLLINSVILLE, OK, United States 09-17-13 Member Since 2011

    Book & History Enthusiast

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    "A HUGE letdown from Christine Feehan..."

    I have been a fan of Christine Feehan's for several years, read everything she's put out. I can't believe I'm actually going to say this but this one is awful. It's so not up to par for Feehan and the Dark Series. At first I bought the book and tried to read it, I just couldn't get into it. The characters this time are just boring, the story is weak too and with vampire's, werewolves, and Carpathian's mixed together...this story shouldn't be boring.

    So, I thought perhaps the audio book will be better and I will enjoy it more that way....nope. The reader (Robert Sarkus) is soooo ho-hum. He is almost monotone and I actually found myself getting into a database I was working on and drifting away from the story constantly. When listening in my car...I still wasn't drawn in enough to listen to the story over my own thoughts. This is actually one that I'm sending back to audible in order to get a refund, I can't even force myself to finish it.

    This one was a big let down!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 06-19-17

    LAC

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    "Excellent Listen"

    I have listened to the entire Carpathian series and I do not know why the narrator has such bad reviews. I am fussy and I enjoyed his narration very much. Also, the story was great. Enjoyed hearing about the characters from the past books. Highly recommended

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    Christyn 03-03-17
    Christyn 03-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Horrible Narration!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would get a different narrator for this book. Robert Sarkus was painful to listen to, everything from the pitch of his voice to the way he pronounced names. This was the most painful book I've listened to yet.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like how the Carpathian world is expanding. With the main "villain" so to speak dead, it's nice to see that the story is branching off into new directions with their own complex issues.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was boring and painful to listen to. There was no range of emotion, his accents horrendous, don't even get me started on when he was using the Carpathian language...it's a shame that a good story was destroyed by someone basically reading the book with no emotion.


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    Ms. SGM 11-16-16
    Ms. SGM 11-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Another new species"

    First we have the Jagpathians now we have the Carpalycans!! However, I don't like the Songraugh and think that "Guardians of All" is much much better. Tatiana is a hot mess force of natural. Love every bit of it.

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