The Dark Ones

Dark Ones Saga, Book 1
Series: Dark Ones, Book 1, Dark Ones Saga Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (842 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

To touch a Dark One is death. To talk to an immortal is suicide. Yet, I've been marked by both. 

A Vampire. And the King of the immortals. My life is no longer my own. And now I know the truth, my life was never mine to begin with. It was theirs. 

It's always been theirs. 

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2018 Tantor

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Wow. Just, wow.

Ok, first I have to say that I do not like "vampire romances". I have read one or two and they were just annoying. This one, however, I really enjoyed. It is not a typical "vampire romance". The story line was amazing and the narrators were fabulous. I couldn't stop listening. I had to know how it would end. So, when it ended at 3 am, I immediately bought the next book in the series. Again, just amazing. Wow. I would highly recommend this book.

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Wow. Just wow!

I was always passing this book because I thought I wouldn’t like the female and male narrator combo, but I’m oh so glad I did. Best. Credit. Ever. Spent! They did an AMAZING job, although I did get a little lost on which character (minus Simon) that the male narrator would do. They all sounded the same a little. It’s simply a great book that I truly enjoyed and the author did an amazing job at creating this world and characters. I was hooked and had to finish, just to listen to one more chapter, that I finished in a day. You get invested in it and their lives. I’m so getting book 2. Loved!

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Interesting paranormal story

Arc angles, immortals, humans all mixed into one saga. I was on the fence about this book but the more I listen to it the better it got. many different good characters to choose from as your favorite. The way the story ended gives you a good preview on which characters saga will unfolded. I did enjoy listening to it. The narrator was good especially in giving each characters their unique voices. I would recommend the book.

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Meh...

I wanted to like this book but honestly the performance was not great. The narrator can make or break an audiobook.

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amazing story

this book was so interesting and the reader did an amazing job reading the story

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Okay story, bad performance

The narrators’ performances were stilted, awkward, and cumbersome. Their enunciation, “voices,” and wooden intonation took away from the story, which was okay, but clumsy and a bit disconnected. Wouldn’t recommend, and will be avoiding these narrators.

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🤦 WOW!! THE STRUGGLE WAS REAL TRYING TO FINISH


I'M STILL CONFUSED AS TO WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS BOOK
I MEAN COME ON LOOK AT THE DESCRIPTION IT DOESN'T REALLY TELL YOU ANYTHING I GOT IT CUZ OF THE OTHER REVIEWS AND I'M GLAD THAT IT WAS INCLUDED IN MY ROMANCE PACKAGE BECAUSE IF I WOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY CLOSE TO $20 😑 I'M NOT GOING TO LIE I WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY UPSET 🤯
IT'S LIKE A 9-10 HR BAD JOKE I KNOW I CAN'T BE THE ONLY ONE FEELING THIS WAY .. SMH

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Unusual and entertaining

This one had interesting, unusual, exotic plotting and relatable characters … not excessively sex-driven; this one is worth a listen.

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Alternating narrator distracting!

The female narrator handled different characters very well. The male narrator was distracting and made it difficult to distinguish one character the other.

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Excellent

Well written, narration spectacular you will love this series you are entrapped at the beginning until the end your heart aches

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