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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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    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 06-19-13
    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 06-19-13 Member Since 2017
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    "With so many reviews I was expecting better..."

    At this point, there is momentum created with so many reviews, that people like me get sucked in, and so on... But I frankly did not see what the big deal is.

    I like that the story was a bit different in some ways, but was surprised at what a blatant RIPOFF the main character was from Sookie and Buffy. Except I did not find "Mac's" obsession with pink, fashion and mani/pedicures to be cute in the slightest. She was DENSE and FRIVOLOUS. She is dangerously close to being in the "too stupid to live" category. I frankly don't care much about what happens to her at this point. Which is probably not a good recommendation for continuing with the series.

    But then I look at all the reviews... And I love a good series... And the plot was just left hanging with no resolution what-so-ever. (Yes, this was all set up and no conclusion.) So I'm torn.

    BTW - The narrator drags down an already ridiculous character. Her southern accent is over the top and matronly. It also sounds fake as it slips at times. Her rendition of the "Pict/Irish" male lead is also pretty bad. He sounds like a little old leprechaun with a head cold. I just cannot imagine tall, dark and mysterious with that croak!

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    Dea United States 06-13-13
    Dea United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loving This Story Line"

    I found this a very good series, can't wait to get to the next one. Keeping my interest.

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    Amazon Customer Fairfield, OH, US 05-17-13
    Amazon Customer Fairfield, OH, US 05-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy romance novels


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mackayla Lane and Jerrico Barrons rock


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    Snow Bunny 05-05-13
    Snow Bunny 05-05-13 Member Since 2012

    Easy going listener, I only write reviews is the book is really good or really bad.

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    "Narrator's accent is REALLY hard take, story good"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Either change the narrator or ask her to stop using/change her accent from a twang hick woman that sounds dumb as heck to a soft southern accent with intelligence. It's insulting to listen to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Darkfever?

    I really enjoy her strong personality. It's refreshing to have a strong female character!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Either change the narrator or ask her to stop using/change her accent from a twang hick woman that sounds dumb as heck to a soft southern accent with intelligence. It's insulting to listen to.


    Do you think Darkfever needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no opinion


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    ElzabetG 04-02-13
    ElzabetG 04-02-13

    Geeky Bookish Mother

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    Would you try another book from Karen Marie Moning and/or Joyce Bean?

    I would read another Moning book, but Bean as narrator...No way.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was intriguing and I wanted to know more about the Fae, the seers, what happened to Mac's sister...Everything.


    What didn’t you like about Joyce Bean’s performance?

    She made Mac sound like such a ditz.


    Could you see Darkfever being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The reviews say the narrator changes in the 4th book. I will keep listening because my friends have told the story is worth dealing with Joyce Bean's ditzy Mac.

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    Elizabeth 03-25-13
    Elizabeth 03-25-13 Member Since 2016

    Geeky painter girl who loves all things Whedonverse. Audio book addict. :D

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    "A favorite new series!"
    What made the experience of listening to Darkfever the most enjoyable?

    Excellent story & very engaging. Really cool spin on the fae folklore - I will definitely be reading the rest of the books in the series.


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

    Yes, but sadly, sleep and a full time job got in the way. :D


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    Kathy OMAHA, NEBRASKA, United States 03-11-13
    Kathy OMAHA, NEBRASKA, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful first book in thi series!"
    Would you listen to Darkfever again? Why?

    Yes. I'm actually listening to it after having read the books. It just grabs you and wraps you up in the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mac is my favorite, as well as Barrons. It's interesting to watch their relationship evolve, and Barrons is so mysterious and HOT!


    Have you listened to any of Joyce Bean’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. She's great!


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

    I love the wordless communication that Mac and Barrons have. And then to see Barrons taking care of Mac when she's recovering is way out of Barrons' comfort zone, but touching.


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    Rouxna James Cape Town, South Africa 02-09-13
    Rouxna James Cape Town, South Africa 02-09-13
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    "Captivating"
    Where does Darkfever rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up near the top.


    What other book might you compare Darkfever to and why?

    The Twilight series.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Jerrico Barrons just didn't sound right.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No idea


    Any additional comments?

    Pity the rest of the series was not available in audio form. Had to get the rest on Kindle

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    Amazon Customer SC 01-27-13
    Amazon Customer SC 01-27-13
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    "narrator is not a good fit"
    Would you listen to Darkfever again? Why?

    no, the male and female narrators on the CDs are much better than the audible narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story is fantastic all around.


    What didn’t you like about Joyce Bean’s performance?

    her voice, accents, and intonation. she sounded too old, and her voice for barrons sounded like an old lady which kind of ruined the story.


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

    yes


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    brittany east peoria, il, United States 01-25-13
    brittany east peoria, il, United States 01-25-13 Listener Since 2010
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    "amazing!"

    it was a great book and the series just gets better. I am waiting for another series from her that is not a spinoff from this oneone.

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