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Summary

In a spellbinding new Argeneau novel from New York Times best-selling author Lynsay Sands, a dangerous rescue is just the beginning of red-hot adventure.

Ever since Domitian Argenis recognized Sarita as his life mate, he's been waiting for the perfect moment to claim her. Those fantasies did not include him being chained to a table in a secret lab or both of them being held hostage by a mad scientist. Somehow, they have to escape.

Sarita has seen some crazy things as a cop, but nothing to rival Domitian. A vampire? Seriously? But his healing ability, his incredible powers, and their mind-blowing physical connection - none of it should be possible, yet her body knows differently. Now, not only do they have to save each other, but other innocent lives are at stake. Failure is not an option, for Sarita intends that Domitian show her exactly what an eternity of pleasure feels like.

©2017 Lynsay Sands (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Its a shame the narrator sounds too old for this series. Spoils it as just sounds wrong.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Brilliant story Awful narrator!!

I love all of Lynsey Sands books, especially the Argeneau series. Immortal unchained was fantastic, with a real twist on her normal stories. I loved it.

The only thing that let it down was Julian Durant, the Narrator. He was bloody awful, seriously. He really put a downer on the experience and enjoyment of the book. He "tries" to do the voice of Quinn a Scottish vampire and he sounded like an Irish Cockney!!!!!
These narrators are meant to be professionals and are paid accordingly so if they are taking on different accents for different characters, you expect them to sound like the country they are portraying. ( i hope that makes sense).

To be honest I was disgusted with Julian Durants performance, and it did take away some of the enjoyment of the book as I found my self concentrating on his voice and not the story, so would have to rewind some of the book. For this reason I have only given this book 4. Stars and that's a first for me with one of Lynsays books.
I just hope that he won't be used again for one of lynsays' books, as I am 100% positive i won't be listening to Mr Durant narrating any books in future.

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I was looking forward to this but...

The beginning held promise but to describe someone who had been cut in half as 'awful' was unbelievable! Too much emphasis on lifemate sex when Domitian's friends were being experimented on and the main reason he was there was to save them. Not sure if I can cope with another if the story is going to be sidelined like that.

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Great story, strange accents from the narrator

Lynsay Sands has outdone herself with this book. It was a bit slow to start. I've listened to every one of the Argeneau novels and this was probably the most ingenious. Her original premise is great and this bookmahows her fantastic imagination. The island of hybrids, the Mengele-style doctor and the prisonsrs made for an excellent book.

The narration let thos book down though. Isarita's accent half the time sounded Irish. Quinn the Scottish guy sounded like a dodgy Dick Van Dyke cockney and I've no idea what was going on with Victor and Lucien who in all the other books are canadian and English sounding respectively.

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  • Twosocks
  • 29-03-17

What did loyal fans do to deserve this narrator?!?

My wife and I have enjoyed this series from the beginning, first in paperbacks and then in audio books, and to date own the entire collection in audio book format. And to date, most of the narrators of this series have been good to excellent, until today. Our entire listening experience was ruined before we got to the end of the first chapter. This narrator is by far the worst I have ever heard. In what universe did the recording agency ever believe that this narrator did justice to the characters in this book. I would hope that the recording agency would give serious consideration to re-recording this book, utilizing any of the previous narrators in this series other than Julian Durant.

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  • Gnight
  • 29-03-17

Worst narrator on series

The narrator has the worst accent and pronunciation off Spanish I just stopped the audio several times I'm a fan of this series for years but oh the accent was just too bad

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-03-17

Worst narrated book EVER!!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Love Lynsay Sands Argeneau books but this was terrible!! Because of Julian Durant's performance.

What did you like best about this story?

Love Argeneau books by Lynsay Sands, have all of them and but can't stand this reading.

What didn’t you like about Julian Durant’s performance?

Spanish is awful. Did not like this performance.

Any additional comments?

Please re-do this book with a better narrator. Difficult to listen too!

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  • Mary
  • 27-04-17

Narrator sucked.

He did some of the accents so badly that it was distracting. The storyline was not one of her best.

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  • MaxChaosTheory
  • 29-03-17

Narrator is Horrible-William Shatner impersonator

Would you try another book from Lynsay Sands and/or Julian Durant?

Love Lynsay Sands books and this series. But this narrator was so bad I could not finish the book... he sounded like a William Shatner impersonator or something. He was NOT good. Took away from an enjoyable book to the point I couldn't listen.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The least - narrator.

Would you be willing to try another one of Julian Durant’s performances?

NEVER

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • erin mitchell
  • 12-04-17

Boring

I have loved every book in this series but disappointed by this book. Overall, very boring. Found myself easily distracted and unable to focus on the dull story. Usually you can't drag me away from these books but this one was very disappointing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-17

Hate it

The female was over the top with her wanting to know it all and wanting to do it all. I know women rights , I am female, but she need to sometime let a man be a man and be still. She got into all that trouble for no reason. I love Lynsay books, but this took the cake. I hated this book and hope she does not write another like this ever.
The story line I hated it to. I Have never been disappointed in her books before. I own almost all of her books. This make me think she did not write this book at all. This book does not deserve any star, but it is a Lynsay Sand book I gave it one.

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  • nwpioneer
  • 26-04-17

Sorry Lynsay - First book of yours I didnt like

I have read or listened to all 25 Argeneau books and this is the FIRST one that I was actually counting chapters until it was done. As well as being the first book in the series I rated with less than 4 or 5 stars. So - I am a fan. After chapter 4 I was literally forcing myself to finish each successive chapter, but this book seemed to drag on... and on.... and on.

For me personally, part of the charm of the Argeneau series is the familiar cast of characters that buzz in the background, characters of former books, etc. But this book was -- well -- a deserted island.

I was not endeared to Domitian or Sanita at all, after the first few chapters.

I was mostly annoyed with the whole mad scientist experimenting with humans and animals on a deserted island ( RE: a very famous book by H.G. Wells). I think Lynsay Sands has jumped the shark with this bad-guy. I began to think I was trapped in a bad James Bond movie.

I think Vampires / Immortals are enough -- I don't need other mythical creatures too. I can read C.S. Lewis for that. Though I sense this is all groundwork for a potential spin-off series about characters like Thorn.

Sorry Lynsay, but in my opinion you dropped the ball here. But I am still a fan for me to really-really enjoy 22 out of 25 books is still quite an accomplishment. And this is the first out of 25 books I had to force myself to finish.


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  • LOYL-00
  • 01-04-17

Story- a good story extension (narrator-Why?)

Lynsay--I speak to you as a friend and most certainly a fan. I've own and have listened to all of the Argeneau series (audible): Your best narrators were Victoria McGree, Bebe Kaye, and Lisa Larsen. Not Juian Durant! It's like listening to a Saturday Night Live old time radio jokester. Why would you do this to us??????????

As for the story--it is a good extension of the story line.

I know your story has taken you in the direction you are in--but it seems we aren't solving this pathway. We should have had one novel to contain the last 2 to 3 books. We need a new direction and better narrator.

We all have are ups and downs. The story I will say is holding a steady course to the last 2 books. The narrator is a big bomb. Sorry that the truth hurts--but at least you know not to use Juian Durant again.

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  • wbooth
  • 02-09-17

Horrible

I loved the other books in the immortal series. This one was unlistenable. The male character sounds like a total idiot. The narration. was awful. I couldn't even get through this book. It was inspiring though. It inspired me to write this review. Bad book

2 of 2 people found this review helpful