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There is no action without consequence.
Dani O'Malley was nine years old when the delusional, sadistic Rowena transformed her into a ruthless killer. Years later, Dani is tough and hardened, yet achingly vulnerable and fiercely compassionate, living alone by her own exacting code. Despite the scars on her body, and driven by deeper ones carved into her soul, no one is more committed to protecting Dublin. By day she ensures the safety of those she rescues, by night she hunts evil, dispensing justice swiftly and without mercy, determined to give to those she cares for the peace she has never known.
There is no power without price.
When the Faerie Queen used the dangerously powerful Song of Making to heal the world from the damage done by the Hoar Frost King, catastrophic magic seeped deep into the earth, giving rise to horrifying, unforeseen consequences - and now deadly enemies plot in the darkness, preparing to enslave the human race and unleash an ancient reign of Hell on Earth.
There is no future without sacrifice.
With the lethal, immortal Ryodan at her side, armed with the epic Sword of Light, Dani once again battles to save the world, but her past comes back to haunt her with a vengeance, demanding an unspeakable price for the power she needs to save the human race. And no one - not even Ryodan, who would move the very stars for her - can save her this time.
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By LOYL-00 on 03-09-18
High Voltage--bk 10---good story BUT....
High Voltage is well written, BUT the first half is bit long winded.
Amanda Leigh Cobb and Jim Frangione do and excellent narration.
Dani O'Malley is the main character. It shows what she faces as she is left alone to manage without her accumulated family. This is the part that gets to be a bit redundant. I was so happy when some of the old characters started to show up.
New foe will be found--and the Fae have changed, are altered, and those left behind are finding that the new conflict is heading to another war. Old protective runes used to protect the abbey and humans and locations, from the Fae are no longer of use. Ryodan returns to be at her side. With him, her sword of light, and the Dani determination they move straight away into danger. But this time she has a couple of strange personal changes that make her a bit of an unknown, as how this will all turn out you must read the story.
I must say it is my least favorite of the Fever series to date. But the first part is why (being it's dragged out). By the end of the story, it does have it's place in the series.
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By Jamie Barrington on 06-08-18
Male Narrator Was Cringe-inducing
The ONLY reason I gave this audiobook 2 stars is because of the terrible male narrator. The story was AMAZING, which is no surprise, since KMM rarely disappoints. I also thought Amanda Leigh Cobb's performance was very good, Even though her Irish accent occasionally morphed into an English accent, I thought she nailed Dani's character. It is Jim Frangione's terrible, hammed up narration that made this audiobook impossible to enjoy & I feel like I should warn my fellow Audible members before they spend their credit on this. Trust me when I say, the male narration is that bad. Jim Frangione completely butchered every character in the book, save for Shazam, which I actually thought was spot on. He gave all the bad guys that cliché New York gangster henchmen accent you hear in old cartoons, which was absolutely cringe inducing, not to mention, it didn't fit within the context of the story, considering they are in DUBLIN, IRELAND! He also gave Lor that hammed up New York accent, but the worst offense of all was the voice he gave Ryoden. He made my favorite sexy, testosterone packed, manly man sound like a kind old man. Sacrilege! I tried to ignore it, I really did, but I could not stop cringing every time the male narrator opened his mouth & it completely took me out of the story. I finally gave up listening & bought the eBook instead. A wasted credit. Such a bummer.. :'( I just can't understand, that out of ALL the male narrators out there, Brilliance Audio had to hire the worst possible choice. I understand that anyone they choose will have big shoes to fill, because I doubt anyone could ever top Phil Gigante's amazing performances. I understand why he had to be replaced & am ok with that. I'm sure Jim Frangione is a lovely person in real life, but he should have done his homework. How hard could it be to listen to some of the previous Fever audiobooks & emulate to the best of his ability? I'm not asking for an exact replica; it doesn't have to be perfect or even close to perfect, but at the very least, he could have at least tried to keep the voices & accents fluid with the previous audiobooks in the series. /Rant over As far as the story goes, I thought it was fantastic! I'm thrilled to have another Dani O'Malley centric book, because I have always loved her character. I was hooked, from start to finish & loved every minute. And like I said before, I thought Amanda Leigh Cobb did a great job as the female narrator. I feel like she is a worthy replacement for Natalie Ross, maybe even better. Audible really should allow members to rate each rate each narrator separately when the book has multiple narrators. I don't think it's fair to group Amanda's good performance with Jim's terrible one. Having said all that, I would recommend saving your credit & buy the book/eBook instead. You won't regret it!
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By Vicki on 03-08-18
“I’m okay I’m...”
High Voltage was a different book to what I was expecting. In comparison to the first nine books, which were chock full of mystery, intrigue and blow-you-over plot reveals; High Voltage was much more of a character study, with some HUGE moments serving the character development, but it played out a bit more understated than the previous books.
Personally, I think it pairs well with Feversong, because whilst FS was the culmination of various plot threads that had been established in the earlier books, it was also very much about Mac accepting the many facets of her own character.
HV expands on this idea by moving the heftier story elements to the background and delving into the forces that drive Dani. She is logical and guarded, she has been conditioned to compartmentalise her own thoughts and feelings, she has suffered abuses and loss beyond imagination, she has an exacting eye and a lust for life. She’s always been a character that I’ve viewed in contradictions. One moment she is zipping around Dublin without a care in the world, her emotions pouring out of her and the next moment she is shut off from everyone around her. After HV, I think I finally understand her and why it had to be this tenth book in the series where things clicked into place for me.
Some may think that there is a little bit of deus ex machina at play, towards the end of the book, but Dani has been through her fair share of suffering and sacrifice in order for the ending to be the exact type of ending that the book should have had.
This was a story about growing up, family, love and belonging. It was a story about grasping on to the things that you want in life, but also seeking and owning the things that you have to work hard for - the things you have to earn the right to deserve, where the pay-off is so much sweeter. And finally, it was a story about finding your match, mate, the other part of your soul and having to work on understanding and loving yourself to perfect clarity so that those two pieces could finally fit together without the fissures that were there before.
This was not the book I was expecting, but I’m so damn happy that it was the book I got.
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