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Publisher's Summary

Young Savannah Dubrinsky was a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one - Gregori, the Dark One - who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine.

With a dark magic all his own, Gregori - the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the most powerful of Carpathian males - whispered in Savannah's mind that he was her destiny. That she had been born to save his immortal soul. And now, here in New Orleans, the hour had finally come to claim her. To make her completely his. In a ritual as old as time...and as inescapable as eternity.

©2000 Christine Feehan (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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IMHO...I ENJOYED THIS NARRATOR MORE THAN ORIGINAL

I love this series. My only complaint...Gregori...should br pronounced...European Greg-OR-ee...not American Gregory...GREG-er-y. Anyone else agree?

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Intense

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

The main character, The Dark One, Gregori, is intense, in total control of his world and is fascinating for the reader. As his world goes from grey to color, from unfeeling to feeling, the reader is taken through an intense, thrilling story laced with love and humor.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Dark One

Did Sean Crisden do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I know most readers would think his performance was too monotone but he is telling the story of a creature who has walked the earth for over a 1000 years and is in full control of everything and everyone around him. He has not really been challenged to be anything else until his lifemate demands otherwise, then the humor begins.

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

Not able to do that but yes I could sit and listen to the whole story in one sitting if given the chance.

Any additional comments?

The Dark series is not dark, rather the series tell of a struggle among a species to survive, to protect, one with honor and integrity. I am thoroughly enjoying the whole series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Slow down the narration for a better listen

I found it's a much better listening experience when I slowed down the reading speed. At first it came across very monotone but when I slowed it down I was able to catch the inflections & emotions behind the words a lot better

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Book, Abysmal Performance

What disappointed you about Dark Magic?

The performance. This is a dramatic, intense book, where even a simply 'good' narrator would be greatly challenged. This is NOT a good narrator. Not for romance, and probably not for any kind of fiction, which requires being part actor.

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

Glancing at my bookshelf, I'd say the closest by another author, at least in tone, is Karen Marie Moning's THE DARK HIGHLANDER. Both stories revolve around a dark a hero, who hasn't always made the best choices in the past, and is now struggling to hold onto the remains of their honor despite terrible circumstances.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

At about 3 hours in I can safely say this: The reading tempo is repetitive and irritating. The emotional tempo is a constant, sleepy monotone. The characterization, while it receives +1 for differentiating between characters, gets a big -10 for how poorly they're handled. Listening to it is a real struggle - I end up bouncing between utter boredom and disgusted irritation. I will be returning this audiobook and its sequel by the same narrator. I will not be purchasing any others by this narrator unless a sample shows dramatic improvement.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money/credits.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Good...

This book is... good? I don’t know... I’m not sure what I think about it. The beginning is terribly annoying, but after Gregori and Savana moves to New Orleans, the story gets really good, because we change the focus of the couple, to a dangerous plot, I think the author will explore on others books too.
Here, Ithe most interesting is the connection the author does with the others books, and futures book, telling about others characters.
The narrative is perfect. The problem is the ploto f this book. This is the kind of book I read justo n time in life. There isn’t a wish to readed again.

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awesome

Love the story but the actor was a little dull sounding.needs different accents, but good

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Christine Feehan

Loved it laughed my head off cant wait till i listen to the next book in the series.

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Loved the book, exciting more action in this one. pleasant voice and changes with character not as good as some of the others but did well.


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Fantastic

What did you love best about Dark Magic?

I loved how Gregori was so different from what I had learned from the previous books.

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

The Name of The Wind the plot is nothing close to similar, however both books had me enthralled.

Which scene was your favorite?

all of them

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

No I am sure it could be if you had hours on your hands. I however did not listen to it all in one go.

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Love Christine Feehan!

I have read all her books before but am enjoying reliving them through audible. This narrator was one of the best I've heard.

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  • Leigh-Ann Clark
  • 01-05-15

awesome

have always loved christine feehan. great book I am looking forward to the next one