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I'm a must say I enjoyed the book. I first read this book a few years ago and decided to listen to the second time to refresh my memory. I really enjoyed Christine Feehan has an author, particularly in the dark Carpathian series.
Listening to this book somehow I made the book sappier then when I read it, not sure if it was the author or just my recollection of reading versus listening to the book.
I typically like my books to have a little bit of conflict in the relationship I like for the main characters to have to really work for the HEA. This book was just too goody two shoes I think. The main character was supposed to really good at all of this telepathy in supernatural kind of powers but she just seem to be whiny and needy to me.
I do like the concept of the series so I think I'll listen to the next book in the series. I'm hoping that the women will get a little tougher and the men in a little more cautious and hard-core on the relationship front.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
I love this series and was so glad to see Shadow Game, which is book 1 in the GhostWalker series, was finally picked up for audio. Shadow Game sets up the whole series about Doctor Peter Whitney who experiments on men to make the perfect commando team that can work together, talk to each other without speaking, have paranormal powers like being able to make guards look the other way, blending in with the background and control over animals. They also have super hearing and can see in the dark. When Dr Lily Whitney, Dr Peter Whitney's daughter, who also has the same type of powers as the men, is brought in on the project, she wonders if her father is a genius or a madman. Of course there is a love story as well that will blow your mind.
The narrator, Tom Stechschulte, is a brilliant choice for this series. He has a different voice for each of the GhostWalkers (the team of men in this series), and having listened to the other books in this series, he keeps the voices true to each character, in each book. Awesome!!
Christine Feehan is such a good author and I always have a hard time waiting for her next book to come out, no matter which series it is in. I really loved this book and will listen to it again and again.
24 of 29 people found this review helpful
Love the Dark series thought I'd read one of Christine Feehan's other series.
I'm glad I picked Ghostwalkers.
I have the next book and can't wait to see the story progress
Total rubbish makes one wander how it got published. Not worth the effort to read
Where does Shadow Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I really enjoyed this book, and was glad to have found it. The paranormal genre is a favourite of mine and I'd rate this book above average, but it's just flooded now with so many trashy (not all), vacuous teen vampire, werewolf and zombie novels (V,W,Z), so it was a delight to find something so very original. It's getting hard to find books like this because they get so lost so amongst this genre that don't really belong here and you miss them due to trudging through masses of crap, PLEASE put the VAMP's or make a new genre (V,W,Z) etc.... or put them back in horror where they used to be and belong, PLEASE!!!. I was surprised by the high raunchy steam factor but to me the circumstances of the plot warrant it. It's not something I'd normally read but the story goes there in detail but you can understand why and it's a going to be a great series if they keep up the pace like book one. Funny, heart wrenching, witty and intense in both the thriller and sex factors. Well written paranormal thriller/love story that doesn't hold back. It's raw emotion and a great listen.
What other book might you compare Shadow Game to, and why?
Hard to say because I haven't been able to read for 6 years and finally dived in the deep end with Audiobooks and love them. This to me was "very loosely" along the lines of something that say Stephen King or Dean Koontz might concoct in cohorts with a tamer Jackie Collins, so yes, it makes for a very interesting plot!
What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
I really like him, I think he's great, I didn't realise how much the standard of voices varies, and I think Tom's right up there. I didn't know I was picky with voices but I am now.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Well I've read 1 and 2 now and I have to say that the way Christine takes very strong powerful male characters and swings the balance of having men being desperately needed to be loved more so than the lead women in the two I've read so far, is done very well and is quite endearing.