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A thoroughly enjoyable story.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-19

I enjoyed this book. The story line had a different twist to a lot of the daddy/boy relationship that made it interesting. Both main characters were easy to like and pulled you into the tale.
As usual with this narrator, the performance was wobderful, with a good range of character voices and great ebb and flow to the reading.

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Narrator is wrong.

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-10-19

I didn't get very far with this. The voice of Kip is totally wrong and I found myself cringing when I listened to it.
I've read the book and really enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to the audio version, but sadly this was not the right narrator for this project.

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A good story, but lacking something.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-09-19

I did enjoy this book, but in both the story and the narration I felt it was missing something.
The narration itself was clear, but the London accents often felt forced and slipped into an almost South African twang. And a few pronunciations were wrong, the most obvious being Woolwich. It sometimes came across as a flat monotone making the pace of the book feel slower than it should.
Again with the story, it didn't have that spark I like to find in a book. Maybe it was the narration dragging it down, but nothing inspired feelings of either high or low. It wasn't awful, but it was far from the best I've heard.
In the end, it was good enough for me to listen to all the way through, but not enough to do so again.

A good-ish story.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-08-19

I was given an Audible code for this book. This is my honest review.
Something about this just didn't quite hit it for me. Some of the big events got brushed over very quickly, when a lot more detail should of been given. We jumped days and weeks, with them being passed over with a sentence or two.
I just didn't quite engage with the characters, when I feel I should of.
The narration at time was tough to listen to. I don't know if it was the books structure or the narrators style (I have not heard him before) but at times I felt myself wish for a full stop or comma in his reading, just so a pause for breath could be heard. I also found he read with a monotonous voice at times with very little depth or expression.

Superb from start to finish.<br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-19

I loved this book when I first read it, so snapped up the audio version when released.
I wasn't disspointed.
Michael Ferraiuolo does one of the best narrations I've heard. Each character is voiced so differently that it is easy to know who was speaking at any given time and with four regular plus a series of secondary characters that must of been quite a task.
I absolutely loved this audio version and really hope Ferraiuolo will be doing the rest of the series.

A fabulous narration of a superb book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-18

Sean Crisden has one of those voices that sends shivers down my spine. He could read me the telephone directory and I would happily sit and listen.
His narration of this book and this series is fabulous. He has the depth and gravel to his voice that brings this book alive. it is definitely one I will listen to again and again.

A good narration .

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-07-18

I have listen to few narrations by Michael Pauley and fine his style flows well at an even pace. He also has the kind of deep voice that is suited well to portraying strong alphas, while also lending itself to the more gentle characters in this book.
An excellent choice for bringing this story to life.

Excellent narration.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-07-18

I wasn't sure what to expect when listening to this book. I have previously read some of Hawke's books, but not Scott's and being on a bit of a paranormal/dragon kick I thought I would give this a go.
I sadly found the story didn't quite live up to its blurb.
I have a problem with insta love, it has to be writen well for me to believe it and sadly, this wasn't writen well. A young man who has kept himself a virgin, suddenly is having sex with what was a stone statue, minutes after it comes to life was just a bit off in my opinion.
The character of Emery was sweet, but very bland and far too excepting of all that was happening.
The main alpha character, Cory, didn't ring true to me. A strong dragon raised to be a Prince of his people, took direction from a paranoid stranger far too quickly. That he would leave one of his own men wandering an unknown land without even making the smallest effort to find him just seemed highly out of character.
And Sam, argh... Sam. All I can say is he annoyed the hell out of me.
My main problem with this book was it all came far too easy. From Cory being released from stasis and Emery's mother happened to know a leading dragon expert, through to the ease of Emery being taken, escaping the "baddies" getting their ending.
I was hoping for a more in depth tale and this sadly didn't deliver.

However, this is the first time I have listened to an audio book narrated by Colin Darcy and I have to say I was very impressed. His characterisation of the different parts was superb. Each character had a distinctly different voice and was instantly recognisable.
Darcy has a smooth reading style that moves along at an even pace, I would definitely listen to other works read this narrator.

On the whole I did find my mind wandered a bit when listening to this audio book and would have to rewind to re-listen to the parts I missed.

5* across the board

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-18

I loved this book when I first read an excerpt Parker Williams posted on social media. I then waited many months for the full story to be released. I was overjoyed when not too long afterwards Parker announced an audio version was to be released.
It did not dissapoint. Patrick Zeller is a new performer to me and I think he did an amazing job portraying the characters and the angst and uncertainty Matt lives with on a daily basis.
I know I will be listening to this again and again.

Have the tissues ready.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-18

I knew going in there were parts of this story that would break my heart, but the level of emotion Joel Leslie put into this book, especially with that one particular chapter, had the tears rolling down my cheeks.
Another superb performance of a great book.

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