©2015 Rachel McClellan (P)2016 Rachel McClellan
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The story sucked me right in. I liked learning about Eve's struggle with using magic. But there were some parts of the book that felt slow and monotonous, due to the slow narration. I can see how the narrator's voice was used to give the story a darker feel, but it was too slow, monotone, and unfeeling. I think I would have enjoyed reading the book, instead of listening to it.
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"Audio book does not match the book"
This audiobook changes some of the wording from the written version and in some cases leaves entire paragraphs out. Someone needs to review and re edit this version. I'm reluctant to use it because I feel like I'm being cheated out of the authors actual words. That really sucks because it seems like a great book that I wanted to listen to( continue reading) during my commute to work.
Really enjoyed this book, I will definitely be listening to book two. cant wait to find out what happens next.
"Original, interesting story - AWFUL narration."
This book is full of familiar types of supernatural beings but the story itself is fairly original. I've read so many books of this genre that I can usually pin down the plot by the end of the first couple chapters but this one had me wondering about some things. The worst part of this book was the narration. It's seriously bad... Veronica Fox - when speaking as Eve - is completely monotone most of the time. I think it's her attempt to sound hopeless and weary but someone with more experience would realize there's a huge difference. When she was speaking as Boraz the vampire she tried to make him sound smooth and bad-boyish but he just sounds like a somewhat monotone used car salesman. Her best narration was Eve's wine-loving, drunk aunt but that was all of about 5 minutes total speaking time.
Some parts of the story kept me wondering. Most supernatural romance books follow a pretty well worn path so it was nice that this one had some elements that I wasn't able to immediately figure out.
I think that if she were to take some acting classes (because really, that's what this is - voice acting) she'd improve remarkably. It was just way too monotone through the entire book.
It has follow up books....
"Witches Vampires and Humans who would have thought"
Eve, Charlie, Boaz, Lucien. Where do you start? Eve is a witch raised by wicked witch parents. she refuses to use her powers because she sees how her parents ae using theirs. Along comes Boaz with his own agenda who gets her to become almost as bad as her parents. What do Lucien and Charlie do? How does Boaz react to their inteference? This is not the brightest of books. Lots of dark charcters and events. The narration could have been better and the story is more for a young adult rather than for seasoned readers. It did keep my interest yet I don't think I will come back for books 2 and 3. That is up in the air. I would recommend for young adults who ar getting into the paranormal reading realm.
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"I just purchased the second book in the Series!"
This Book was such a great story. This story has just the right balance of humans, witches and vampires. I have just purchased the Kindle versions of The Devil's Angel (book 2) and The Devil's Soldier (book 3). I am so happy that there are 2 more books after this one. I enjoyed the characters, the plot, the sub-plots and the last line in the book. Wow!
Eve has been raised by 2 Witch parents that enjoy inflicting torture and play mental games with their daughter. They are trying to get Eve to use her powers. She won't because she NEVER wants to be like her father and mother (who could blame her - they were abusive and evil). She comes from a totally awful secluded life into a bright new world enabled by her vampire friend Boaz.
Eve is a powerful witch that has tried to hide her talents from her parents. Boaz helps bring out her gifts. With the help of her friends, Eve becomes a very dark and dangerous killer. While on a killing spree, she meets a vampire named Lucien. Her dark evil heart is confused by the light she once felt when she touches his hand. Lucien is a dark violent vampire with a mission. His gift is reading people. Eve is given a vision that shows she still has some bright spark in her soul.
There is a major development at this point in the book. I am not going to make this a spoiler, but Eve meets a man named Charlie that is a member of a secret society that keeps a balance between good and evil.This changes her life. I highly recommend this book to any paranormal fantasy fan. There is a tiny bit of romance in this book that does not distract from the action.
The narrator is good and I love her Charlie voice. Nice Sexy english accent. I forgot it was a woman narrator, she is that good.
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"A bit violent for teenagers, very emo for adults."
I struggled to finish it. How can a narrator be simultaneously over wrought and monotone? The writing was similar to Twilight. The style was likely intended for young adults, but descriptive scenes involving both physical and psychological torture were better placed in a snuff film.
"loved it... was unsure at first.. but the thrill"
built until i found my self just sitting in the dark listening... can't to start book 2
"An amazing storyline"
kept me wanting to keep listening well into the late hours of the night great twists and found myself many times squinting my eyes shut as if it were a part in a movie that you are squimish to see but still want to know what happens. Hoping the second book will be just as good as the first.
"Really enjoyed this book!"
This is my first book by Rachel McClellan and if won't be my last! I've already downloaded the next book! Can't wait to listen!
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