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Alaina Carroll

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Loved it

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

Reviewed: 23-03-19

I absolutely loved this book. It pulled me in from the very beginning and has just left me wanting more. I found the characters fascinating, especially Fel’annar, and loved the world it was set in. The authors writing style was fantastic. I honestly can’t wait to listen to the second book.
The narrator speaking voice is very good. My only niggle was that he read Fel’annar’s voice very softly which wasn’t how I imagined him to speak. But like I said, it’s a tiny niggle for someone who was otherwise a very good narrator. To be honest, the story is so good even a bad narrator wouldn’t of stopped me from listening to it, and there’s no book yet where that’s happened. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

More like it.

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

Reviewed: 30-01-18

After hating the last book I was on the verge of giving up on this series. Only the fact that I absolutely loved book three made me progress. I’m so glad I did as I loved this book. Riley and Mercy were right up my street. I loved their story and the plot went from ok to very good in this instalment. The narrator is very good when she’s not narrating the psy women’s characters. Onto the next book now. Hopefully it’s as good as this one and book three.

Shingles

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

Reviewed: 28-01-18

After absolutely loving book three, enjoying book four and taking two steps forward with this series I was looking forward to Dorian and Ashaya’s book. Unfortunately this book had me taking two steps, and two stars, back. I liked Dorian in the previous book but found he grated on me in this book. He was either angry, snarling or having a pity party the entire book. We were told by the heroine and supporting cast on many occasions that Dorian was intelligent and charming, but simply having characters state that doesn’t make it so. He did nothing to show intelligence or charm. In fact had I been Ashaya I’d of run screaming from him. He gave me whiplash with his mood swings. Once he told Ashaya he didn’t care if silence fell and the psy died or were harmed as a result. A few chapters before he fell apart when finding a dying psy family and had the psy traveler agree to avenge them. The one part at the end I was interested in, Dorian finally becoming whole, lasted a total of six minutes!! We had longer than that listening to the, “encrypted personal files of Ashaya Aleine,” that were inserted into practically every chapter. This was another thing that annoyed me. Ashaya was a good character and I quite liked her, but the way the narrator reads the psy women’s voices sets every one of my nerves on edge. She reads them as if they’re simpering, meek idiots. Plus I was treated to hearing her voice Sascha and Faith the same way, as they appeared a lot in this book. Not to mention I had to listen to Lucas call Sascha, “kitten” several times. AGAIN!, I thought that was over after the first book, but no. Hearing that term and having to listen to the narrator voice the psy females got on my nerves so badly that I honestly feel I have shingles. The story was ok, but there was no romance. Talking about sex, or having sex, isn’t romance in my opinion. The author has also brought the human alliance into the story. That’s fine, but the only people she’s portraying as good at the moment are the changelings. I hope that changes in the remaining books. I’m going to have to re listen to book number three before I carry on with this series else I would stop now. Please God let there be no more psy female main characters with this narrator. My ears are still bleeding!!

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Enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

This book was a million times better than the first two, but not as good as the third. I can’t see anything topping the third book with Judd and Brenna. I probably would of given this book three stars, but Judd made some appearances and so it’s four stars. The story finally had me interested in the third book, and now, after this, I find myself invested in it. Clay and Talin were great characters, and I found their story to be quite touching. What they had been through as children was awful and I loved seeing them overcome it together.
The narrator was good, her voice is really nice, but I still find it hard to distinguish characters as they all sound the same. I prefer characters to have individual voices but I am getting used to it. I must of heard her swallow after sentences at least a hundred times which drove me mad. I couldn’t hear it in the other books. Apart from that the narrator was good. On to book number five now.

Still not sure

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

Reviewed: 21-01-18

This book is better than the first, but marginally. Not enough to go up to three stars. It’s Nalini Singh so the writing is good, but I’m just not connecting to the characters. In fact, I haven’t liked any of the main characters so far. I’ve purchased the whole series so hopefully it’ll get better as I am going to listen to them all. I’m looking forward to the next one as Judd and Brenna interest me.
The narrator has a lovely voice, but the way she narrates character speech isn’t the best. The characters don’t have individual voices, and I like individual character voices, and the way the women’s voices are narrated makes them sound like meek idiots. Maybe has something to do with the fact that I just can’t connect to any of them women, I don’t know. Onto book three.

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 21-01-18

After not really liking the first two books in this series I expected to feel the same about this one. How wrong I was. I absolutely loved this book. The hero and heroine were perfect and for the first time in this series I connected to and liked the characters. Judd is way up there on my list of favourite fantasy men. I like the strong and silent lone wolf type. Brenna was my type of girl, too. Ballsy, determined, the complete opposite of the first two women in the series. I like that she went after her man and didn’t take no for an answer. For the first time I’m interested in this world and am looking forward to listening to more. After I re listen to this book at least another three times that is. The narrator has really grown on me. Her reading voice is lovely, only reason I haven’t given her five stars is because I still sometimes can’t tell which characters speech she’s narrating. They tend to sound the same. However, the female lead in this book had more spunk, and she narrated her that way. Roll on book number four.

Ok

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

Reviewed: 10-01-18

After listening to Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series and having it become one of my all time favourite series, I had high expectations for this series. But sadly this book just didn’t do it for me. There was hardly any world building and and I found the story rushed. The main couple fell in love and I just couldn’t see how. They talked a few times, had a few meetings and bam, they were mates. I swear, if I’d had to listen to him call her “kitten” or “darling” one more time I’d of screamed. Which brings me round to the narrator. Her speaking voice was actually quite nice, but her character voices were dreadful. I could hardly tell the heroines from the hero’s. Not to mention the fact that she sounded like an obscene phone call every time she narrated the character speech. I’ve already downloaded this whole series after loving the Guild Hunter one so I have to continue listening to them, but if I hadn’t of done so I wouldn’t of continued with it.

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Stunning

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

Reviewed: 14-09-17

This book is without a doubt my favourite of the whole series. I loved the leads, Jason and Mahiya. Jason has intrigued me from the first mention of him so I couldn't wait to hear this book. Boy did it not disappoint. Jason is strong, loyal and fascinating. His back story heartbreaking. Mayhiya is kind and has in incredible strength of spirit despite everything she's been through. It was refreshing. Both endured so much and were perfect for each other. I actually cried at the end and let me tell you that does not happen often.

We also get to see bits of Dmitri and Honor, which I loved, as well as all the other characters I've come to adore. Venom's book should be fun, our glimpse of him was enticing. It was also nice to see into another court. I'm loving this world and can't wait to hear the rest of the audiobooks.

As usual the narrator, Justine Eyre was phenomenal. I just adore her tone and the way she reads. Her voice for Jason was perfect. I honestly don't think that I could read these books better myself. Love her.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-09-17

I have to admit that whilst I loved Honour from the beginning, Dmitri took a long time to grow on me. He was a jerk for the longest time. Hearing more about his back story softened me to him though and I ended up loving him. So much so I'm actually going to listen to it again before I listen to the next book.

The narrator, as usual, was flawless. I just love her tone and the way she narrates is perfect. Especially male voices. She's fantastic. I couldn't read it better myself.

Good third book

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

Reviewed: 03-09-17

I enjoyed this book, not as much as the first two, as the plot wasn't as interesting. It felt very much the same old. It was still good though.
I love Elena and Raphael and their continuing story but am looking forward to listening to the other characters stories.

The narrator was one again fabulous. I love her tone. I'm so glad she narrates the entire series.