Crave : Fallen Angels

  • by J.R. Ward
  • Narrated by Eric G. Dove
  • Series: Fallen Angels
  • 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-holds-barred battle between Jim Heron, a fallen angel with a hardened heart, and a demon with everything to lose.
Isaac Rothe is a black-ops soldier with a dark past and a grim future. The target of an assassin, he finds himself behind bars, his fate in the hands of his gorgeous public defender, Grier Childe. His hot attraction to her is a totally wrong-place-wrong-time kind of thing - and that’s before Jim Heron tells him his soul is in danger. Caught up in a wicked game with the demon who shadows Jim, Isaac must decide whether the soldier in him can believe that true love is the ultimate weapon against evil....

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I Really Liked it... But...

Although I rated this book 4 stars, I would have preferred a 4.5 rating if it was possible.
First, for the positive. If you are a J.R. Ward and/or Black Dagger Brotherhood fan, Crave (and Covet) will not disappoint. For all of the fans who disliked reading about the Lessers in BDB, these books have much less detailed background about the demons so they will be pleased. What we do learn about Devina helps us understand her quirks and makes her into better evil being.
Ward has created a great leading man in Jim and he just keeps getting better. His character is coming along nicely. Jim's 2 sidekicks are becoming more likable and we are learning a little more about them.
I thought the narrator, Eric Dove, did an excellent job. I know that many fans were unhappy that Jim Frangione of the BDB series did not do the narration with this series, but I did not find a single problem with Dove. In fact, I think he did a fine job with Isaac's Mississippi accent.
As for the negatives of the book, there was one torture scene that was a little too graphic for me. I would have preferred to hear about that scenario in a little less detail. I'm not usually squeamish, but this is not for the faint of heart.
Grier and Isaac started out smoldering, but by the 2nd half of the book they had dropped by several degrees into a lukewarm relationship. It was a little disappointing.
There wasn't nearly as much "branding" in this book as in the BDB books. but most of it was well placed in the plot. A few spots missed completely. I'm all for slang and branding if the character calls for it, but a 50-something year old, suit-wearing, rich lawyer calling mushrooms "shrooms" is pushing it. Not likely to happen.
Overall, I think this book is a solid 4.5. I tend to get bored unless a book is very good and this kept my attention all the way through. I am waiting for the next book in the series. I think the series will continue to improve and I predict the next book will be a solid 5 stars.
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- Sandy

An echo of Sandra's Review

BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) - The Fallen Angel series is shaping up to a be a slightly more "manly" version of the Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) series. Definitely worth 13 hours of your life, but you might want to get a refresher of what happened in Covet becuase this one jumps right in where Covet left off and there aren't a lot of reminders of what happened in the first book.

PLOT: This listen is a little shorter than the first book and significantly shorter than the last couple of BDB books. This series is written in a similar fashion to the BDB series (i.e. One Good Guy vs. One Bad Guy as the central theme) but might be more tailored to the male audience. While I very much enjoyed all of the BDB books I find myself wanting the war between the Brothers and Lessoning Society to play a larger role and not focus so much on the love story. The first book (Covet) did not have a love theme while this book tries to float one in there. Definitely not of the BDB quality but the romance scenes are there along with some fighting and torture.

NARRATOR: I'm definately a fan of Mr. Dove. I think he does a very good job in varying his pitches and tones for all of his characters and have no issues with his reading style. Personally I am glad they did not choose Jim Frangione (sp? the BDB narrator) as it's nice to associate one voice with one set of characters.
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- Deepseabc "BC"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-05-2010
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio