REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; APRIL 25, 2015 Narrator: Greg Tremblay
This collaboration did not work for me. I've liked, or loved, both authors' works on their oREVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; APRIL 25, 2015 Narrator: Greg Tremblay
This collaboration did not work for me. I've liked, or loved, both authors' works on their own and though I went into this one without any strong expectations except to like it enough to keep listening, I found myself bored.
The 2 stars for the little I did listen to. There wasn't anything in the writing to pull me in and keep me listening for a few chapters, at least. I switched to another book, one I had no interest in reading oer listening, and stayed the course - Renae Kaye's The Blinding Light.
Greg Tremblay is not a narrator I get excited about but I think it's more to do with the Rhys Ford Dirty Series audios than his narrative style. I like his voice but that series is one I just could not do and I've, unfortunately, associated Tremblay with those books. It's his pronunciation of the Korean names. I think he's done them so well (I'm not sure, just guessing, since I'm not Korean) that the names reverberate around my head for ages....more
REVIEW OF AUDIO & EBOOK; JULY 11, 2014 Narrator: Charlie David
The Story: I prefer the first book but UFC has a charm all of its own and I did loveREVIEW OF AUDIO & EBOOK; JULY 11, 2014 Narrator: Charlie David
The Story: I prefer the first book but UFC has a charm all of its own and I did love the interaction between Miguel and Ethan. What I would have liked, too, is a back story for Miguel. I mean, this ancient vampire has a Latino name so I'd like to know more. There is only a brief explanation by Miguel as to how he got turned but I wanted more about his life after that. As it is, Miguel just pops up out of nowhere. Which is fine at the start, but this is one book where I would have liked an extended flashback, anything to let me know how he came to be such a powerful dude and so feared by the other vampires. He had a sort of fuck-&-suck buddy in Ted and that could have become a Prologue or the flashback but Ted merely hangs around and we don't know about the fuck-&-suck arrangement until towards the end.
Picking up the theme in the previous book, here we have another instance of supposedly impossible pairings: a vampire and a shifter. Vampires are, after all, allergic to shifter blood so no way could a vampire have a shifter as his mate and his chosen (the one he feeds from).
I enjoyed the verbal sparring between the two whenever the topic came to bloodsuckers vs shifters and while I haven't read many vampire/shifter stories, I'm glad I chose these two books. I'll be looking for others now:)
The Narration: it's Charlie David. Love him:) I don't know exactly where Ethan's speech pattern comes from or whether Charlie David nailed it but I do recall having heard people from Tennessee speaking this way and some relatives of friends who are from Louisiana speaking like that (my friends from New Orleans do not speak like that) and I'm guessing it could be a form of Southern Inland (highland) dialect. I'd love for someone to enlighten me. I know I loved the way David performed it.
Miguel's accent I couldn't quite place but it's not 100% Latino or North American. Maybe 40% Latino, 10% North American and 50% medieval Transylvanian? I adored it:D
A sweet, romantic, erotic story and I'd love to have one more - how about a menage among a shifter, vampire and human? With Charlie David narrating, of course!...more