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I was lucky enough to purchase this as an Audible Daily Deal and it was SO worth paying a full credit. Anderle does a good job drawing you in and I don't remember a single instance where I was looking to skip past a section. I listened to this in one sitting! I wasn't sure about Beresford as narrator when the story started, but she so fit by the end. Her voice works for an adult woman, no-nonsense character. Don't let the idea of a woman main character or narrator stop you from checking out this series.
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vampire story without alot of sex? check
badass girl main character actually badass? check
potential for an amazing book series? check
when you finish the book you spend 30 min thinking "what the fu** do I read Now!!!!!!" check
what more can you ask for?
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I have read books 1 to 15 on kindle unlimited now I'm going to download the audible versions to keep. these are FUN...
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At the time of writing I am onto the 5th book in the series and still undecided about how many more I will download.
This book - the first is a decent start, but it definitely has the feel of a setup book.
All the books are too short - its as if one much longer story has been chopped into segments fairly arbitrarily. A much longer story arc has been divided into books around 6 hours long. This is about half the length of similar books (and there are good books 4 or 5 times as long). So unless you have a lot of credits this will be an expensive series to get through.
Its not a typical urban fiction with Vampires and Werewolves. For sure it has both but the vampires in particular have a very distinct spin well away from the normal Dracula based type.
The early books are really adventure/military opps with a hint of sci fi - though it hints the sci fi will become more significant later.
The bad language is a feature of this series, not too bad in this book but if you don't feel comfortable with the c- word and lots of other inventive swearing it might not be a series for you. Personally I don't care but I think its overdone in the following books.
The writing is very unpolished - not necessarily a problem but it is a bit annoying at times
The narration is superb and I think without an excellent narrator such as Emily Beresford I would already have given up on the series
Now a fairly personal view and to explain my opening line. Even at book 5 I still haven't really got completely hooked, I almost don't care what happens to the characters.
This isn't a good sign - if I think about other book series I have read/listened to such as Mercy Thompson, Jane Yellowrock, Sookie Stackhouse, Anita Blake and quite a few more I really care for the characters - not just the leads but the whole team and get immersed in the series.
So far I dont really have the same affinity for Bethany Ann and her team. I am stuggling to really relate to the characters and hesitate to get the next book - rather than cant wait to read it. Clearly others don't feel the same as the series seems quite popular, but unless I can get more feelings for the main characters I doubt I will see the series through.
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