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Finally get to hear Dougal Kincaid's Story. In the "Love At Stake" Series, earlier on, Dougal lost his sword hand in battle with the Malcontents. He's always the soft spoken of the Vamps and very loyal. A background character that you smiled and felt sorry for. Unfortunately, I felt sorry for him through this whole book! Sad life and sadder way to become a vampire. It touches base on his childhood of slavery, how he came to be playing the pipes and his music in general. Highlights on his lost love. Also touches on his new prosthetic hand that Roman made him that he can control with his mind. I never knew what a mopey Vamp he was! Leah is no better. She's his love interest. A brainy child who grew up smarter then the rest and became a scientist. She has a few hang-ups herself and found myself wanting to reach in the book and smack her a good one a few times. The story does improve when you get further into it! I loved the Angels part in it and a face off with the demon Darifer.
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Where does The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
When listening to audiobooks vs. reading books, the narrator can truly make or break the book. This was wonderful story, the perfect mix of paranormal and romance but it was Paula Costello's Scottish accent that made me swoon at the dialogue between Dougal and his love.
What other book might you compare The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo to and why?
Again, this book had the perfect combination of romance and paranormal with a dash of sexiness. The hero was sweet and strong like Samantha Young's Down London Road and the story had humor and paranormal like my other favorite author Katie MacAlister!
What does Paula Costello bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I just don't think the words that Dougal spoke to his love would have made me feel the same way without Paula Costello's perfect Scottish accent! Also, sometimes narrators can do a great female voice and a horrible male voice or the other way around. Of course Paula does the female voices great but she also makes the males sound like their characters-strong, funny, romantic.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
YES-because of the narration. I love that the book is told in both the female's point of view and the male's point of view. And because Paula does both narrations so well, I just wanted to listen to the whole story through to the end. Unfortunately work and sleep got in the way.
Any additional comments?
I love all Kerrelyn Sparks books but this one is one of the best.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
I think before a person reads a book out load for a audiobook. They really should know how to say words from a different country correctly. Hearing all the Scottish characters say Culloden incorrectly was annoying and offsetting. But the story is great and I love the whole series of stories in the love at stake series