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A dark storm is on the horizon.... Return to Christine Feehan’s “steamy and dreamy” (Publishers Weekly) world of her New York Times best-selling Carpathian novels as roiling passions collide in a perfect storm of dangerous desire that only a precious few can hope to outrun....

Awakening after all this time in a world of absolute darkness and oppressive heat, Dax wonders in how many ways the world above must have changed. But it is how he has changed that fills him with dread and loathing. Buried alive for hundreds of years in a volcano in the Carpathian Mountains, Dax fears that he has become the full-fledged abomination that every Carpathian male fears, a victim of the insidious evil that has crept relentlessly into his mind and body over the centuries.

But there are some things that never change.

His name is Mitro, the vampire Dax had hunted all these long centuries. Second in command to the prince of the Carpathian people he is the epitome of everything malevolent, and perpetrator of one of the most shocking killing sprees known to man - and beast. Even his friends and family weren’t safe from Mitro’s bloodlust. Neither was Mitro’s lifemate, Arabejila, an extraordinary woman with extraordinary gifts.

But now that Dax has re-emerged, so too has Mitro. The ultimate battle between good and evil has been re-engaged. Between Dax and Mitro, a violent game has begun - one that has marked Riley Parker, the last descendent of Arabejila, as the reward.

©2012 Christine Feehan (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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It's been done better before...

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

The two narrator experience helps contrast the female and male main characters, and makes it more real-to-life and appealing.

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

When Riley and Dax consummate their relationship. It was more of a courtship process than the typical swoop-you-up, "you're mine", and bang! mating of other Carpathian stories.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Sadly, not so much. The Penguin Audio producers had each narrator read the total line when the character's Point of View was in play, resulting in a woman reading a deep male's voice, and vice versa. I wish they would have kept to the Brilliance Audio's production technique of having one or the other narrator during character POV, but when dialog appears, actually have the man or woman read the lines.

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

No, I usually do not. I like to listen while on commutes or doing household chores. That doesn't lend itself to listening for very long stretches.

Any additional comments?

I would have liked the production MUCH better had the Penguin Audio producers taken my suggestion for the narration. PLEASE pass that on for the next recording! Why bother having a two person narration when the wrong sex person reads dialog? Also, please verify with the author about Foreign Word Pronunciation: some of the words didn't seem quite correct.

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Very repetitive

Is this storyline has just become very repetitive.
She's lost the thrill in the mystery and her writing.
All this scene our continued from one book to another it's time to end the series

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The plot was great but ewwwwwh

Would you listen to Dark Storm again? Why?

No.

Would you recommend Dark Storm to your friends? Why or why not?

Only if they want incredibly detailed sexual episodes.

Which scene was your favorite?

??

Any additional comments?

I have always liked Christine Feehan. I haven't listened to one in a long time - so that may be the issue. I loved how the story started and was really thrilled till about 1/3 of the way through. Then as the 2 main characters become closer and closer (physically and emotionally), the steam just keeps rising. If you enjoy the details of the sexual exploits, you will love this one. If you like her stories, it is hard to get through the exploits this time to get to the story.

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A Sleeper and not in a Good Way

Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Erik Bergmann and Kristine Ryan ?

No. The author reused words and phrases too many times. The narrators tried, but it was too painful to listen.

Has Dark Storm turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What three words best describe Erik Bergmann and Kristine Ryan ’s voice?

Earnest
Complimentary
Sincere

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

Christine Feehan has been a fav for years. After reading and rereading all the previous "Dark" series, I was bitterly disappointed in this offering.

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Unending angst - get on with the story already!

Would you try another book from Christine Feehan and/or Erik Bergmann and Kristine Ryan ?

I just read a couple of books from this series while on vacation. Aside from the repeated backdrop of violence toward women, I enjoyed them. This one was a different story. Doubt, insecurity, & angst take up at least 1/3 of the story. I found myself saying "just get on with it' often & eventually having to fast forward because I couldn't take it anymore. I lost interest way before the end. Thus I am returning it. There are over 20 books in the series. I enjoy different characters being developed throughout a series. However, I think the author has drawn this well dry.
I find it hard to believe that others gave this one a good rating. I chose this book over others in the series because of that. Yecch.

Would you ever listen to anything by Christine Feehan again?

Maybe older ones from this series - nothing newer.

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  • joann
  • el cajon, CA, United States
  • 11-05-12

this book makes you wish you had the day off..

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

the next chapter!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

how to choose one from a cast of great one???

Which character – as performed by Erik Bergmann and Kristine Ryan – was your favorite?

Erik gave each their own voice and part of the story..... all to good to pick one...

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

Oh!!! yea baby!!!!!

Any additional comments?

You can't go wrong with Christine Feehan's books. Every thing you want in a "good" book she gives to you.. you will not be disappointed in any way!!! jump right in and take a deep breath hold on and enjoy!!!!

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Yet another amazing carpathian story

This book is so good I'm not sure where to start. The concept is novel the characters just get better and better. There seems to be a surprising love interest for jubal, I doubt few of us saw that coming. I love Christeen Feehan - she just keeps surprising fans. Her abilities are awsome. Each offering gets better and better and the choice of narrators is great too.

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An End is near

Would you listen to Dark Storm again? Why?

Yes I would listen again. I liked the new characters and direction.

What did you like best about this story?

The way she blended in some of the old characters with new ones.

Which character – as performed by Erik Bergmann and Kristine Ryan – was your favorite?

The Dragon

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the Carpathian and Dragon realized they were not alone.

Any additional comments?

I liked this book because it was not the same old boy meets girl type as some of the others. I mean he found his mate but this was like a stumble in the dark type of thing.

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Keep it coming!!!

If you could sum up Dark Storm in three words, what would they be?

Ever changing

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jubal, cant wait to see how he turns out.

Have you listened to any of Erik Bergmann and Kristine Ryan ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not that I can remember.

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

I guess it was... what is next???

Any additional comments?

I really love Christine Feehan books, and this one was no different, but my absolute favs are the ones where all of the characters get together for a common goal... I kept waiting for that to happen in this one...

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  • Beverly
  • Londonderry, NH, United States
  • 10-07-12

Love those Carpathians

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

Returning to the Carpathian world. Christine has woven so many different characters into an evolving storyline. It's nice to meet new characters and revisit older ones.

What did you like best about this story?

Loved the dragon

Which scene was your favorite?

Loved the courtship ritual. It brought new hope for the Carpathians.

Any additional comments?

I had hard time with the female narrator. I did get used to her. Of all the narrators that have done Christine's books Phil is my favorite. But Erik does a great job too!!!!