How can I not like this series. It perfectly blends the suspense and the romance. I love that even though Eve and Roarke are married they still grow w...moreHow can I not like this series. It perfectly blends the suspense and the romance. I love that even though Eve and Roarke are married they still grow with each other and their love grows. I love their awkwardness, their passion. They are just amazing together. Add in the secondary characters and the case (or two) to be solved in each book and I am hooked.
I am slowly making my way through this series and this was the first one I listened to on audio and I am impressed. The reader did a wonderful job distinguishing voices and made it very enjoyable to listen two. I have the next two in this series on audio also from audible.com's 3-for-2 sale.
As usual the suspense in this was great - no mystery in who the bad guy is, but Eve is trying to stay one step ahead of her the entire time and it makes it very interesting. Also personal issues are looked at more deeply and Peabody's family comes for a visit. Very good book.
DS and I listened to this on audio from the library. We both enjoyed it. The voices are well done and it's very engrossing to both me as a parent and...moreDS and I listened to this on audio from the library. We both enjoyed it. The voices are well done and it's very engrossing to both me as a parent and my son the 8-year-old. I like the fantasy-world aspect and I also enjoyed the authors talk at the end about Camelot and how it came from history and from story-telling. Very fascinating. Another great read for DS and I to enjoy in the car on the way to and from school. And it offers a great jumping off point for some discussions. (less)
I listened to this one on audio after reading the last one. I think that is how I'm going to do the rest of this series, listen to one, read the next....moreI listened to this one on audio after reading the last one. I think that is how I'm going to do the rest of this series, listen to one, read the next. I must say that I love the reader of this series, her voices are the ones I hear in my head when I actually read the books too.
So this one has Bill gone, Eric can't remember who he is and Jason is missing. Sookie really has her hands full. It definitely brings in some interesting plot twists and some old friends. Eric has been cursed by witches who want to take over Shreveport, so it's up to the wiccans, the weres and shapeshifters, and the vampires to take Shreveport back and get Eric's memory back.
A lot happens in this book and I thought the last one was good, but this one is even better. So much is going on and it's exciting and engaging throughout. The personal storylines take a twist. My favorite were - Alcide Herveaux returns, I now see why everyone likes Eric and of course dependable Sam is around. Some new shapeshifters are introduced and they provide interest too.
All around an excellent book - I am anxious to start the next one to see where Sookie goes next.(less)
While this one was a little slow at the start, once it got going, it really got going. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book and loved seeing another l...moreWhile this one was a little slow at the start, once it got going, it really got going. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book and loved seeing another look into the world of Narnia with Peter, Susan, Edmond and Lucy. My 8-year-old son, Logan was a different story. We started listening to this one about a month ago. It's only 4 CD's, but as we started, I could tell that Logan just couldn't get into it. He kept wanting to listen to music instead (I was giving him a choice). Then as we kept trying it suddenly got interesting to him and we plowed through the next 2 CDs. After a certain point his interest dropped off again. I attribute this more to him and listening to longer books like this than the actual book. He does get bored easy. He will sit and read a book he is interested in for awhile though so I almost think if he was reading it instead of being read to, he would have enjoyed it more.
Though it is definitely slower than The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, it is well worth reading. We learn what has happened in the time since Peter, Susan, Edmond and Lucy were last in Narnia and how it is in serious trouble with only a few to try and recover the old days. Peter, Susan, Edmond and Lucy are also brought back to Narnia to help Caspian and the animals defend their lovely country from the enemy. Aslan also makes an appearance as the ultimate savior and again is likened to Christ in subtle and not overbearing ways. It's really a beautiful story that focuses on belief in the unbelievable and child-like faith. The world of Narnia is wondrous and full of very interesting characters and they are all fun to learn about.
A wonderful fantasy story for the young and old alike. I am ready to move on to The Voyage of the Dawn Treader now. Not sure about Logan, but hopefully in the next few days we will start it.(less)