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Darkfever Audiobook

Darkfever: Fever, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary 21st-century woman.

Or so she thinks...until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death - a cryptic message on Mac's cell phone - Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers.

The quest to find her sister's killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed - a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae.

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister's death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane - an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women - closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book - because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds.

Listen to more hot titles in Karen Marie Moning's Fever series.

©2006 Karen Marie Moning; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"It's a compelling world filled with mystery and vivid characters, and this, combined with the hint of sparks between Jericho and Mac, will stoke readers' fervor." (Publishers Weekly)
"Joyce Bean captures the beauty, fear, and otherworldliness of Moning's characters." (AudioFile)

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    The Bookie Monster Cape Coral, FL, US 10-22-14
    The Bookie Monster Cape Coral, FL, US 10-22-14
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    "My favorite all-time series"
    Would you listen to Darkfever again? Why?

    Karen Marie Moning has held strong as the author of my favorite series of all-time. This is a book that I can read over and over again, and still love it each time!


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    LoveRomanceTales 10-19-14 Member Since 2012

    LoveRomanceTales

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    "I don't get the hoopla"
    Any additional comments?

    Short & Sweet: I don’t get what the hoopla was about this book. One of my pet peeves where a character says in narration that the “meaning of this event would come clear later” happens numerous times in this book. Unfortunately I would prefer to have my nearly 9 hours back instead of having read this book but I’m obviously in the minority.


    I purchased Darkfever and nothing else was exchanged for my honest review.

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    Carol Vanstee Minnesota 10-10-14
    Carol Vanstee Minnesota 10-10-14

    I'm a caffeine zombie suffering from constant book hangovers.

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    "one of my top fave series"
    What did you love best about Darkfever?

    everything


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    hard to say, I really like Danny


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Barrons


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

    the prologue when it was talking about the butterfly effect.


    Any additional comments?

    really worth checking out.

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    Jennifer 09-10-14
    Jennifer 09-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Really?"
    What would have made Darkfever better?

    Less heaving and more plot.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not anything by this author.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joyce Bean’s performances?

    The fact that she could read this book without cracking up is incredible.


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

    Most of them. All bodice ripping, internal heaving.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't finish it.

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    lena Port JEfferson Station, NY, United States 08-18-14
    lena Port JEfferson Station, NY, United States 08-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes , it's unique descriptive and unusual. I really enjoy the excepts and quotes from famous authors.It was sensual( not sexual,) dark, creative, entertaining, funny,emotional, mysterious and intriguing. Morning built an unusual situation, twists and unexpected turns throughout the series and leaves you hanging on the overall antagonist. Although, I enjoyed the other books in this series better, this initial installment is the first layer of her multilevel story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Frankly I had no favorites in this book the story not the characters kept me interested.


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

    Really nothing of distinguishably noticeable. She was even a little annoying at first; after a while I got used to her voice. Her narration was better than the voice she used in conversation and made the book pleasurable to hear.


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

    Yes I was riveted through most. A bit repetitive at times I wished to. Skip some parts


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    Cloe 07-29-14
    Cloe 07-29-14
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    "Unique"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Darkfever to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the book in print


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was unique. It had me wondering what was going to happen next.


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

    Yes! Luckily we got most of it done on our drive from Santa Rosa CA to Eugene OR


    Any additional comments?

    We really enjoyed this book and cant wait to listen to the next book!

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    Abbie brisbane, Australia 06-23-14
    Abbie brisbane, Australia 06-23-14

    Love a good book with a great storyline, read by a captivating voice.

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    "Feverishly Fantastic"
    If you could sum up Darkfever in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome. This series was a great find from the first to last book i was hooked, and don't worry there is a great ending to the series and lets be honest some time a series ending can be rather underwhelming.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Left me needing more.


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    Brooke Trabuco Canyon, CA, United States 04-22-14
    Brooke Trabuco Canyon, CA, United States 04-22-14

    Production & Set Designer and lover of audiobooks!

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    "Loved! Loved! Loved! I need more!"
    Where does Darkfever rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Darkfever, and the entire series is up there is my top 5 for sure!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoy the world the story takes place in, I love Fae lore, the mystery of the story and how the characters develop and surprise you in the story. Also I think that Jericho is perhaps the sexiest male character ever written in a series.


    What about Joyce Bean’s performance did you like?

    Joyce Bean read the story great! However, in books 4 and 5 Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante are brilliant. It was so nice to have a male and female voice, and Phil Gigante is perhaps one of my favorite audio book performers as a result of these novels!


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

    Honestly I can't look at the book singularly, the whole series is just something that builds and builds and builds and the final book does not disappoint. What I will say is be prepared for cliff hangers as the novels end.


    Any additional comments?

    I have recommended this book to several men and women and every person I have recommended it to enjoyed the books as well. Myself and 3 of my best girlfriends were spoiled by this series and now compare every other book series to it. I feel it is a well balanced series; enough action, mystery, interesting characters and romance with out to much of any of the above. I highly recommend this series, a series I felt really measured up to the Darkfever series is Jeaniene Frost's, Night Huntress novels.

    I really hope you enjoy the Darkfever series as much as myself and my friends have!

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    Kat Delaney Kentucky 03-21-14
    Kat Delaney Kentucky 03-21-14

    KatDelaney

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    "great story, so so narrator"
    If you could sum up Darkfever in three words, what would they be?

    Whole new Fae


    What did you like best about this story?

    journey of self-discovery and learning what you're capable of.


    What three words best describe Joyce Bean’s performance?

    terrible male impression


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

    listen while driving many times over, could definitely listen to it in one go!


    Any additional comments?

    Love the story, hate that Narrator, which it would be re-done with Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross

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    Teri 03-15-14
    Teri 03-15-14
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    "I Keep Laughing"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    In some ways, yes. I've been listening to very heavy fantasy and wanted something light to listen to for a bit of a change. So far, deep into the first book, it's light, partly due, I think, to the narrator. I like her voice, but her style of reading, and especially her accents, don't exactly match well with the book.Listening to her speaking in the voice of Barrons (?) made me chuckle when I heard her say he was 30. She makes him sound like a little old goblin. She doesn't use a sexy masculine voice that Barron should have. Thanks to that and the author's writing, Barron didn't come across as masculine and sexy to me.


    What aspect of Joyce Bean’s performance would you have changed?

    I wouldn't have hired Ms Bean for this book. She reads in sort of Southern frivolous voice, smooth and easy, but this takes away from the tone of the story for me. She sounds a little older and wiser than the heroine should sound.


    Was Darkfever worth the listening time?

    Although the story could have been better written, I think it was worth listening to, IF you want something very light.To some extent I adjusted to the narration and enjoyed the story.


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