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Darkness Rises Audiobook

Darkness Rises: Immortal Guardians Series, Book 4

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Krysta is used to getting the drop on vampires. Her "special abilities" aren't much, but the plan is simple - she plays helpless pretty young thing to lure them in. Then her shoto swords come out and it's bye-bye, bloodsucker. Until one night she finds herself with an unexpected ally. He's a vampire, all right, but different. Mysterious. Handsome. And more interested in saving her skin than draining it. Etienne has been an Immortal Guardian for two hundred years-long enough to know that Krysta is special. He can't stop thinking about her long legs, even more than her short swords. Then he discovers the vamps she's exterminating have friends in high places, and the Guardians are in danger, too. He'll have to accept Krysta's help to save them. The stakes for a mortal are high. But the cost to his heart might be higher . . .

©2013 Leslie Duvall (P)2013 Tantor

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    Patricia Hemlock, MI, United States 10-23-13
    Patricia Hemlock, MI, United States 10-23-13 Member Since 2017
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    As soon as I started listening to this book in the series, I couldn't stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the characters. Duvall is able to blend mystery, thrills, romance, and humor in a wonderful combination. I enjoy learning more about previous characters and their romances. Now I can't wait for the next book in the series. I love the world she has created. When I finished the book, I didn't want to leave the fascinating characters in the series. I ended up listening to the whole series all over again. Now I'm almost done listening again. Darn! I will have to wait now for the next book.

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    Teri Weis 10-23-13
    Teri Weis 10-23-13 Member Since 2017
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    "LOVE Duvall's books & Potter's flawless narration!"

    Anxious for the outcome of several story lines in this series.
    Am especially hooked on latest character developments!

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    Lisa CROWLEY, LA, United States 10-23-13
    Lisa CROWLEY, LA, United States 10-23-13
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    "great seriesloved them all"
    What made the experience of listening to Darkness Rises the most enjoyable?

    just get caught up in the sory and the romance,love this couple



    Who was your favorite character and why?

    loved them all


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

    the story was well read,and easy to listen to


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

    oh yes,could not put it down


    Any additional comments?

    read them all,and listen to them also,great series,can not wait till the next one

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    KATHY 10-19-13
    KATHY 10-19-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I love the whole series and listen to it again"
    What did you love best about Darkness Rises?

    It's not boring it keeps going and there is no drag your leg time.z


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Darkness Rises?

    The whole alien thing.


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

    The narrator was really good and I didn't foresee any problems with her performance


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

    If I listen to all of them at one time


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    Kindle Customer Indianapolis, In 10-17-13
    Kindle Customer Indianapolis, In 10-17-13
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    "Another Hilarious, Delightful Read"

    First let me start by saying, I LOVE SHELDON! He made this book so enjoyable. Sheldon is Richart second and is very new to his position. But I will get back to him.

    Ok now about the hero and heroine of this book, Krysta and Etienne. Krysta is a shoto sword wielding, butt kicking vampire hunter. She uses her special ability to see vampires’ auras to help her in her fight against them. That was the plan until she encounters Etienne, whose aura she has never seen or encountered before and it baffles her. Etienne has fangs like a vampire and his eyes glow but unlike the other vampires; he actually saves her instead of trying to kill her. So weird. Etienne is mistaken when he first rescued Krysta, thinking she was a second out hunting vampires alone. It wasn’t until after he saved her life and she treated him as a threat that he realized that Krysta had no idea who or what he was. Intriguing. He now makes it part of his nightly mission to follow Krysta and learn more about her and also to keep her out of trouble. Which is a hard task because Krysta attracts trouble like honey attracts flies.

    The story is similar to the previous three, the two meet and at first it’s resistant between them because of who the other person is. But eventually, they find a common ground and form a bond. They eventually start hunting together and discovery that even though Etienne is over two centuries old and the very thing Krysta loathes, love can transcend anything. I’m still trying to understand the beef between Zach and Seth. That situation is becoming extremely interesting. Unlike the other three stories (four if you include the novella), Sheldon interacts more with the characters than before. He is still a side character but when he is involved in the conversation, it’s hilarious. The things that pop out of his mouth make the book so enjoyable. I found myself at times waiting for Sheldon to say something just to laugh at the timing of his comments and the things he says. Dianne writes him as a character who really doesn’t think before he speaks, ever. So funny. I hope he gets his own story even if it would be a short story.

    Kristen is awesome as a narrator. Her voice really helps to add the extra element to every story. I love her voice. I have listen to several novels that she has narrated and I haven’t been disappointed yet. I don’t think she could do a bad read, even with a bad book it would still be damn good because of her.

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    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 10-16-13
    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 10-16-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Still liking the series. :)"

    Keep them coming Dianne. I have really enjoyed keeping up with the imortals. They are fun. And Kirsten is awesome with the different accents. Cant wait to see what is up with Zach. Thanks

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    Riva 10-11-13
    Riva 10-11-13
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    "Same old, same old"

    I love the Immortal Guardians, but I think this book is just a repeat of Roland's and Bastien's story. It is very predictable and really not that exciting. Kristen Potter does an excellent job with the characters, but the story didn't really hold any surprises and the side stories with Marcus and Ami and Seth and Zach quite frankly held my interest more than the main story. If all the stories are going to follow this very formulaic path, I'm afraid I am going to lose interest pretty fast. Worth a credit if you are a fan of the series for the narration. If you are not a fan, I wouldn't start with this book.

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    Oli 10-09-13
    Oli 10-09-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Thumbs up!"

    What can I say, I'm a sucker for aliens. This series has mixed reviews but for some reason it got me from the first book and I got hooked on the interesting story about blood sucking aliens. Characters are totally cliché but the story is very interesting and the reader is giving every character a personality that sometimes lacks in writing. I would recommend this series for people who like to read paranormal romance.

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    Daisy PALMYRA, VA, United States 10-07-13
    Daisy PALMYRA, VA, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"
    Where does Darkness Rises rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top five


    What other book might you compare Darkness Rises to and why?

    Pleasure of the night. Good story not to raunch


    What about Kirsten Potter’s performance did you like?

    Took a bit to adjust. She did a good job


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Ending left un done? With no other books to follow.

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    Lr marietta, GA, United States 10-07-13
    Lr marietta, GA, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would totally recommend (and have) this book. I love the storyline, the heroine already kicking vampire butt, not knowing anything about the Immortal Guardian world. I liked the narrator, who brought the story to life, you simply get caught up in all the action, and bond with every character.


    What other book might you compare Darkness Rises to and why?

    I like Christine Feehan Dark series and JD Tyer's Alpha Pack however, Darkness Rises and the other books in the series are so good the character so well developed that you can't wait to read what happens next. I just couldn't stop listening.


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

    I've only listen to her performance in this series. Some narrators are made for a particular series. I love how she has brought each and every book in the series to life. I love every character


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

    Some of the antics and charaters made me laugh, particularly the changing ringtones and the hero trying to use modern day slang.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope it's not a whole year before we get the next book.

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