In this next searing tale of the Immortals After Dark Series, #1 New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole delves deeper into the mysterious Clan MacRieve, a family tormented by ancient agonies and forbidden wolven hungers.
Uilleam MacRieve, a centuries-old Lykae warrior, was captured, caged, and experimented on by a shadowy human order, along with other immortals. During a prison break that devolved into one of the bloodiest massacres in recent history, he escapes. But the aftermath of his unspeakable torture preys on his damaged mind, while the wolf inside him roars for vengeance and carnage. In the days leading up to the full moon, can MacRieve rein in his beast, even when he encounters his mate - a vexingly impossible female unlike anything he'd ever dreamed for himself?
©2013 Kresley Cole (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
I have read and listened to hundreds of books and this rates as one of the highest.
The twists and turns kept you interested all the way through.
Great narrator, brings alive the charachters.
Yes, but listed over a number of days, did not want to put it down.
Yes it was left on a cliff hanger, please can the sequel to this with the brothers be bought out as soon as possible, before interest wains and I get into another series.
Robert Petkoff is just a brilliant narrator, his mastery of different accents and individual voices is just amazing and he actually sounds like he is enjoying the book as well!!
Very imaginative, excellent description of people and places but not too much.
Oh very definitely!
I love Kresley Cole books I have them all and decided to try the audio version. I enjoyed this more than reading out of a book.
Dark, dangerous and hot
The most memorable moment, in my opinion was the scene where he was burning down the cottage in the woods and Chloe found him. The way he opened himself up, allowed himself to be completely vulnerable and showed his emotions made my heart break and speed up at the same time lol.
I've never heard anything read by Robert Petkoff before but after listening to him read Macrieve.....wow, I'll definitely be listening to more of his audio readings. He made me shiver with his gorgeous scots accent. It sounded completely natural. ( And as a scot myself, I've heard a few attempts that just don't pass muster!!!!) Needless to say ill be buying the rest of Kresley Cole's Immortals after dark to hear him read.
Oh yes..couldn't concentrate on my work!!! Couldn't wait to get home and listen to more!
I would definitely recommend this audio both for the story and the narrator. I'm so glad I found it! Will certainly be one of my favourites.
I've not listened/read all of the series or even read them in the right order but i think this was the best I've heard so far. I think it might be good to listen in order but in my opinion it's not necessary. I really love the narrator except every time he said arse it sounded weird, that really is the best complaint I can come up with regarding him :-P I liked the characters and the story and found myself empathising and wanting them to be happy, wasn't overly predictable unlike many romances all in all worth a credit.
First the positives; the narration by Robert Petkoff is a joy. He really captures the voice of the author and the intonation of the characters. He's one of the best narrators I've heard.
The characters are likeable with a funny and feisty Chloe and a gorgeous hunk of lychae in Will.
The problem is, as others have suggested, there isn't much action going on except of the 'bedroom kind' (euphemism!) and it feels like that has been substituted for plot.
Also not enough Valkyries - you can never have enough of them.
Overall, ok if you want to follow the overarching series plot but it's not on my read again list.
Yep, Hot and Hotter expresses it best! Hot leading Wolf, intricate plot, strong leading lady. The plot was FANTASTIC! The kind when you say, "Dang, I didn't see that coming."
I liked the beginning, middle, and end. Waiting for the next twins story!
And just like someone else said, "Thank God for road trips!" Got to listen in one gulp!
"Still the reigning Queen of the Lore!"
No surprise here...when it comes to Kresley Cole you will never be disappointment! The Immortals after Dark series paired with brilliant narration of Robert Petkoff is pure perfection. In this IAD installment its the lykae twin Uilleam Macrieve runs into his fated female with a nudge from Nix and a line of unfortunate events of course. Uilleam is completely happy to have found his Chloe until she turns immortal that throws a huge wrench in Macrieve's feeling for her. This book was more emotional and heart wrenching then her other ones and a lot little twist in it....just brilliant!
I absolutely love it when a Kresley Cole book comes out and then I am totally bummed when I finish it. Kresley Cole definitely has the magic touch when it comes to paranormal romances, even her young adult books are completely awesome. I can honestly say I have never finished a Kresley Cole book and was like " well that sucked" or "how disappointing". She is hands down my favorite author and Robert Petkoff is my favorite narrator! ( I wish I could get a personalized ring tone for my cell in his Scottish accent....hhhmmm hotness! )
Any and all of Kresley Cole books are always credit worthy.
"Will Macrieve is hotter than hot"
Macrieve has been on my pre-order list for awhile now and I can happily say it did not disappoint. I love the Macrieve Lykae Clan and I've anxiously been waiting for a story about either Will or Munro. (The super hot twin warriors)
This one is about Will and it will absolutely melt your heart. Chloe (his mate) is a good match for him and the scenes between these two are intense and toe-curling. As in all of the IAD books there is perfect mix of action and romance. I don't know how Kresley Cole manages to keep her series so fresh and entertaining but somehow she pulls it off brilliantly.
I can't wait for Munro's story next. And I always look forward to more Nix!
"Wow Those Scotts Wolfmen"
The humor, but you have to listen for it or miss it. Our hero has such good humor when he uses it.
Book 1 and book 4, the best use of reader's Scott's voice.
he is just such a talented reader. The author is so good and R. Petkoff has picked up the rhythm of the author. #1 does not have the best rhythm. I started w/ book 5,6,4, then 1. If I
had started with #1, I probably would not have continued.
I liked the concern of the two brothers for each other.
Since this is book #13, it has all the good stuff from the author's experience of getting good reviews.
"Stunning, Beautiful, Heartbreaking, & Mindblowing"
ABSOLUTELY! Robert does an AMAZING job bringing life to these characters. Not only that, his voice and well developed acting ability make every scene alive and vivid.
I love Will. His history is heartbreaking, his life was dark, stark, and filled with grief and guilt, but he had such immense strength (physical, mental, and emotional), such deep love, and such a wonderful sense of humor that Chloe couldn't help but fall in love with him.
Oh, hard to choose, although any scene in which his is talking dirty kind of made me smile, lol.
I did. Thank God for road trips.
This is, by far, my favorite of the IAD series. Kresely, you've outdone yourself with this one. Bravo!
"Love the Lykae in this series"
Ulieam "William" MacRieve had been trying to outrun painful events in his past that cost him his parents. Along with his twin Munro, Will had finally began muddling his way through until he scents his mate Chloe. Chloe Todd is the daughter of General Webb, the most hated enemy of the Lore, as the general leads THE ORDER. Webb had totrured William, and now fate has dealt him this rough hand.
It's hard explaining further without giving away part of the plait. But I enjoy this series and how Nix continues to maneuver or manipulate everyone like pieces on her personal chess board. I also liked how both characters had to work to develop trust even though the attraction was definitely there in spades. I am amazed at how Kresley Cole continues to keep the story fresh even though the timeline coincidences with other HEAs in this series. I have found that lykae and demons are my favorite heroes in this series, with Lothaire being the exception as his book blew me away. I can't wait for Dark Skye.
"Great except for 'to be continued' ending"
I've enjoyed this entire series and I've re-listened to all of them. I'm sure I'll re-listen to this one as well. While hugely enjoyable, Macrieve seemed not to have as much nail-biting tension as the previous releases--not as action packed perhaps. I was wondering if the author was distracted by her work on the new Poison Princess series. It's plenty satisfying nevertheless. As usual Robert Petkoff did an outstanding job with narration. He delivers the story exactly as how I'd hear it in my own head if I were actually reading the story. The conclusion was really the introduction to the next book in the series which really does nothing but annoy me because I want instant satisfaction! I want the next book now! Her previous releases wrapped things up more neatly, so I found that a bit disappointing. Kresley Cole sets the standard for paranormal romance. If paranormal romance with lots of action is what you're looking for, you've found the right author.
"I love Kresley Cole's IAD series!!"
This series is a must buy! I love any PNR audio books by this author!! Robert Petkoff does a great job narrating all the IAD books. Loved it!
"PREPARE TO CRY, FLY & SIGH AS IT'S AN AWESOME RIDE"
We PNR fans wait impatiently, counting the days with baited breaths and cursors eagerly hovering over the 'Add To Basket' tab for the next riviting instalment of the IAD series (unless we've already pre-ordered it of course) and this one naturally does not disappoint.
What a clever well written roller-coaster emotional ride - first come the Ahhh's as we learn Macrieve is being abused by a Succubus at such a young age, and then the heartbreaking fall-out follows when his family finds out. Years later we have the Wooo Hooo's as he smells and seeks out his mate Chloe and for a while there's a peaceful false Yipee of a lull. Suddenly there's the Oooo's, Outch and Arrrgh's and some WHO THE/WHAT THE .... twists as the storyline throws you in a 180 degree loop and, for a while, all you can do is hang on and scream.... that is until the next 'I didn't see that coming' moment sneaks in.
Macrieve, the Scots Warrior and Chloe's epic and intense love story is unmissable with great characters involved in a 'thrills a minute' pulse-pounding tense book that's packed full of emotional scenes such as torture, rage, death, revenge, loathing, humour, lust, passion, sex, disbelief..... but thankfully this is followed by forgiveness, loyalty, redemption, romance and eventually love.
I'm a HUGE fan of Robert Petkoff and his input into this series is invaluable as he flawlessly delivers just the right voices to each of the character and fills the chapters with emotions which, in turn, brings them alive and makes the listen sooooo much more enjoyable.
Worth a credit? Well, after spending 12 credits already on this fantastic series, I was only too happy to spend another - so that's a YES and long may this series continue and, at the end we get a small taste of how Munroe's life has taken a shocking turn, so I'm ready to pre-order it ASAP.
"Hot Hot Hot Sexy Scottish Accent ... Hmm good!!"
The book was good, narrator with his accents awesome!! It really brings it to life and the sex talk was right on!!
The woman was strong and KC show the characters strengths and weaknesses very well...good story and the narration with the accent really made the story come to life for me.
Great!! Amazing gruff Scotts voices I loved it.
The pain she dealt with after he rejected her was heartbreaking but seeing what he went thru to go thru the portal to save her and realize he had hurt her was touching.
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