When 20-year-old police recruit Kiera Hudson is posted to the remote town of The Ragged Cove, her life is changed forever. Investigating a series of horrific murders, grave desecrations, and missing persons, with her unique ability of "seeing," Kiera soon realizes her life is in danger.
But when Kiera falls in love with police officer Luke Bishop, not only is her mind and her heart opened to a terrifying new world, she comes to suspect that Luke might be involved in the killings. In a race against time to unearth the truth, Kiera must discover the identity of who or what is behind the gruesome deaths on the "Vampire Shift".
©2011 Tim O'Rourke (P)2014 Tim O'Rourke
I bought this as I liked the sound of the book, however the narrator is absolutely awful! Her voice is utterly monotone, and each character sounds completely the same which can make it difficult to follow whose who at times. Her narration was so bad in fact that I gave up on the audio book and bought the Kindle version instead.
Real shame as the actual story is good, just badly let down by the choice of narrator.
This is the first audio book O have listened too and have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this. Having read the book numerous times didn't think this book would get any better. Keeley Beresford does an amazing job of narrating this book.
When I could see I used to read a bout 1 book ever 3 months if I was lucky, now I can listen to at least 2 books a month, its great,
This was a very good narrated story , which gave a whole new twist on the normal vampire books , easy listening and entertaining
No, because the next book in the series is better and the narrator is much more into the story
The end was no surprise as the author keep dropping clues throughout the story , but there is enough of a cliff hanger to make you want to read the next book.
She needs to enjoy herself more . At times her performance is slightly monotone
When Keira uses her gift to see situations , I enjoyed the way the author explain how she worked them out
It is very slow at the beginning , but keep going as it does get exciting
I haven't read the print version.
Yeah, I would recommend it to people who like vampires. It was quite scary in places, and I think vampire fans would enjoy the instensity of it.
Life! I loved the narration, and the use of different voices for some of the characters. Keely Beresford is very talented. :)
Yes, but I can't tell without ruining the plot!
Overall, I thought it was a good story, with moments that were super gripping. I would like to hear what happens next!
I probably would listen to this again, Keely Beresford has a rather nice voice which makes it easy to just sit back and enjoy. But i always find I don't fully absorb everything when someone reads to me (and even when reading myself) I will pick up on something new on a re-read.
This is the first time in a long time I have read a book where we have met traditional vampires... aversion to sunlight, crucifixes and holy water and have a predilection for human blood. Add in to the mix a Sherlock-esque main character (Kiera has an amazing ability to pick up on all the little things that most people would not notice) and you have yourself a nifty little mystery story begging to be read. Or in my case listened to as i had the audio version.
My only reason for not giving this the full 5 stars was the narrator irked me. There was no discernible difference in the tone of her voice between hushed or shouted speech which made certain scenes difficult to understand immediately... and im not sure if it was again the narrators tone of voice or the way O'Rourke has written the character but Kiera at times seemed incredibly whiny and that irked me because it seemed the complete opposite of everything else about her.
O'Rourke does a marvellous job of weaving his tale of mystery and builds the atmosphere without it ever feeling like a spoof of a Hammer Horror. There are some truly awful (for Kiera) scenes and it is something that the vampire/paranormal genre has been lacking most recently. The actual mystery of the story is slowly unveiled and i can guarantee that fairly early on you will have a good idea as to what/who is responsible for what. I can also guarantee that you will be wrong. And you will be wrong with your next idea. There are a few twists and turns in this book that will leave you guessing right to the very last page.
great listening but wish it was longer. will listen to the rest of the books for sure though
"LOVED IT !!"
I totally enjoyed this book. It's creepy and interesting all the way through. I love it when it's not all romance and bad guy meets poor little girl...bla bla bla. There is a budding romance, but it doesn't take away from the main story. This story actually has a "creep" factor that I love!!! The narration is good except her screams are a little lame, besides that I didn't have a problem with her. I would definitely say listen to it. **** I am looking forward to the other books in the Kiera Hudson series.****
"I think they forgot to edit chapter 20!"
I really enjoyed this all apart from chapter 20! I think that they forgot to edit this chapter! The narrator kept repeating the line, pausing and I think she even burped twice!! It was so bad I checked my phone to make sure I hadn't somehow put my phone on repeat! But the rest of it was fine! Lol!
Maybe the Anna Strong series!
I don't really know!
I do hope more of this series comes out on audio!
I love a classic scary vampire story. I love a classic vampire love story. This has both! A very cool new concept, fast paced and well written and narrated. I highly recommend!
When I started this, I was relieved that it wasn't one of those vampire stories where the author comes up with ridiculous names of clans and all that. Sadly as it progressed, that's exactly what it turned into. I had to laugh at times with how the narrator imitated screams and an old ladies voice. This book is a joke.
"is the narrator slow?"
she was a little too slow for me. I put the speed at 1.25. worked great!
"did not like so much"
did not like the story teller, a little hard to get into. I was hoping for someone to read a bit more powerful, not much emotion in her voice.
"Entertaining, but not a favorite."
If not for the frequent PLEEASE... entreaties and some singular stupidity attributed to the lead character, I would have given the story higher marks. Narrator fabulous.
British narrators for some reason can't hold my attention, no matter how much I'm enjoying the book. This one did. Her voice was nice.
I was thinking after the second time she fainted that she's a dainty little thing, but she's a cop. I've never read about vampire-bats, but it was interesting. I definitely want to read the rest of the series.
"Couldn't stop listening"
I fell in love with the different take on Vampires in this book. Each author has a way of making the paranormal interesting, but adding the difference of another race that can cause the ailment was terrific.
Kieran Hudson has some really great abilities that are going to come into play later in the series.
I can't wait to listen to the rest.
"narrator doesn't match the story"
the story is quite good and I hate to see the narration take away from the story. The plot is great I love the twists and turns. But her whispery voice does not give enough differentiation to the characters. Who all seem very laid back because of her narration. this book would be a great read 4 star.
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