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I think this is an interesting premise, but it is written very much like the main charter is a teenager. Some of the characters are way over powered, but then the lowest of the low can take them out. Of course that leads our heroine to dramatically save the day.
I will be returning this book and not continuing the series.
Is anyone "human"? Not in the actual sense of the term but emotionally? None of these characters are "people". Her brother gets kidnapped in answer to this the heroine joins the military to get stronger. But she also goes to at least two clubs to have fun, has time for hurt feelings over guys, and has picked a path that will take time to climb up the ranks before she can even go find him. What?! Why are there no deep periods of inner turmoil that she is leaving him to a possibly horrible fate while she eats and sleeps in comfort?
Don't worry it's not just her though. Any character that is on screen for more than 2-3 chapters is an emotionless monster. Like the childhood friends that join love each other but are blind to the fact that they like each other back. Sweet side story? Nope. The girl proceeds to dance with 3 guys and allows one to sensually feed her drugging drops and make out. Think that's the moment they are spurred to the next level? Nope, he wasn't there to see it and it is never mentioned again. Why is it even written? The only character with real depth was Harker and we aren't supposed to like him.
The heroine also jumps to correct conclusions with little information; Higher ranking competent officers telling her classified information just because or how they in their years of experience and caution didn't see the setup that this rookie did. The breaches in protocol for no reason; Perhaps writing about the military without applying research was a bad plan. The fighting scenes seems to have been constructed by someone who either doesn't know what they are doing or by one who assumes you can fill in the parts that were skipped so we can get back to the story.
Oh wait I didn't talk about the narration yet. An emotionless book deserves emotionless narration. Even the parts that required "yelling" were said in the same flat tone. I could pick up slight differences between male and female voices; good job there. Her voice did put me to sleep no less than four times so....
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
bello ...non troppo banale ma soprattutto una storia ben letta e che scorre bene :)
Would you consider the audio edition of Vampire's Kiss to be better than the print version?
As I have never read the printed version, due to health issues with my eyes, and as the narrator does a very good job with this book, I think the audio version could put up a decent fight for its target audience
What about Cris Dukehart’s performance did you like?
Her performance was excellent and I will be looking forward to listening to more books by this narrator. I do have a little issue with the author in reference to the topless sword fighting scene, I think she lost control of the plot for a little while and forgot her lead had discarded her shirt
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
A nice easy fantasy tale with a few twists thrown in but it needs you to perform a bit of "disengaging yourself from reality" in parts. I think the book could have done with some impartial editing but otherwise is great for its targeted audience