Young Savannah Dubrinsky was a mistress of illusion, a world-famous magician capable of mesmerizing millions. But there was one - Gregori, the Dark One - who held her in terrifying thrall. Whose cold silver eyes and heated sensuality sent shivers of danger, of desire, down her slender spine.
With a dark magic all his own, Gregori - the implacable hunter, the legendary healer, the most powerful of Carpathian males - whispered in Savannah's mind that he was her destiny. That she had been born to save his immortal soul. And now, here in New Orleans, the hour had finally come to claim her. To make her completely his. In a ritual as old as time...and as inescapable as eternity.
©2000 Christine Feehan (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
"IMHO...I ENJOYED THIS NARRATOR MORE THAN ORIGINAL"
I love this series. My only complaint...Gregori...should br pronounced...European Greg-OR-ee...not American Gregory...GREG-er-y. Anyone else agree?
"Great Book, Abysmal Performance"
The performance. This is a dramatic, intense book, where even a simply 'good' narrator would be greatly challenged. This is NOT a good narrator. Not for romance, and probably not for any kind of fiction, which requires being part actor.
Glancing at my bookshelf, I'd say the closest by another author, at least in tone, is Karen Marie Moning's THE DARK HIGHLANDER. Both stories revolve around a dark a hero, who hasn't always made the best choices in the past, and is now struggling to hold onto the remains of their honor despite terrible circumstances.
At about 3 hours in I can safely say this: The reading tempo is repetitive and irritating. The emotional tempo is a constant, sleepy monotone. The characterization, while it receives +1 for differentiating between characters, gets a big -10 for how poorly they're handled. Listening to it is a real struggle - I end up bouncing between utter boredom and disgusted irritation. I will be returning this audiobook and its sequel by the same narrator. I will not be purchasing any others by this narrator unless a sample shows dramatic improvement.
Don't waste your money/credits.
"Great book......except the narrator needs help"
Dark Magic is a wonderful story, rich with the imagination you'ld expect from Ms. Feehan . The narrator however needs help. Mr.Chrisden has a pleasant voice but needs help with pronunciation. The main character's name is pronounced Gregg-gor-ry not Greggery. Also Savahana is not a "valley girl" and it is doubtful that she would whine the way Mr. Chrisden read so much of her dialogue.
"After 1,000 years to add another 24?"
When you are a hunter of the undead, no colors of emotions linger. To wait till it's almost to late to save your soul. What a rear gift to finally see colors and have emotions flood back in a moment. Biggest problem are 21st century women. These poor hunters have their handsful, and still have to fight vampires. Poor babies......haha.
Gregori finally gets his comeuppance from the beautiful Savannah Dobranski . For all of his gruff blaster towards Mikyle and Byron with their lifemates now he knows the real deal . Savanna is young headstrong and more than match for his dark challenge. I'll absolutely loved it. I got a little bit tired of hearing "Gregori' the dark one" over and over again throughout the story but I guess it's to help build the mystique of him. An awesome book!
"good book but"
loved the book but didn't like the narrator. his voice ruined the main characters
Gregori and Savannah are my favs so far....but I really would like the woman to stop being so stubborn!!! Makes me want to stop reading at times!!!!
"Loved the story, not the narrator "
I loved the story and was looking for to the, but the narrator was extremely horrible about Savanah's voice. he made her into a whiney bitch and I did not like that at all.
"Love the fact he changes the voice an tone as he"
Love the fact he changes the voice an tone as he talked for different ppl.... It made it just such a wonderful experience
WHEN SHE SAVED HIM FROM THE DARK SIDE
YES THIS ONE COMPARE VERY WELL
YES AND THE BOOKMADE ME LAUGH AT TIMES
A VERY GOOD STORY
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