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I understand that stories need excitement and momentum - and I enjoy that, but this series is all doom and gloom with no humor or light moments to break up all of the negativity.
I also hope (if I do another one of these stories) that Kita finally gets with the program and begins to embrace being a vampire on some level - it is just annoying at this point.
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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Yes if you had read the first one but hard going due to the ongoing drama after drama and i caught myself rolling my eyes and fast forwarding only to do so again. This got really boring as you just wanted resolution and the story to pick up not another drama to start
Was Twice Dead worth the listening time?
It could have been halved and more enjoyable
Any additional comments?
Great story line, great characters - ruined by the monotony of every turn creating more and more drama which made it feel so negative and never ending. I fast forwarded many times and still would get to a bit and do it again as it just went on and one. I nearly stopped listening on numerous occasions just as so sick of the ongoing story and no resolution. Great book but couldve been halved and been better and less dribbly. Looking forward to next book but hope like heck it doesn't get lost like this one
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I don't really agree with the other reviewer about the narrator - I think she does a pretty okay job of personifying the various characters. But...
I said in my review of the first book in this series (Once Bitten) that I found the heroine adolescent and whiny, and she hasn't changed that much! The first 10 or so chapters (about 2, 2.5 hours of listening) were, for me, quite uncomfortable, in that Kita is coerced, totally against her will, into actions and behaviours that are out of character. That the result of some of these actions was a form of sexual relief, made this section uncomfortably close to rape. AND, if Nathaniel hadn't been such an indulgent idiot, and Kita such a head-in-the-sand idiot, the whole section would have been avoided. But then there'd have been no first section of the book... Anyhow, once that section is over with, things do improve, but I wish Kita would stop saying "Crap" every time things go wrong, especially things she reeeeealllly should have see coming!
This is a tense story line, with a blood and body filled resolution very late in the day. Bobby doesn't get much of a look-in, we get a hint of changes in Kita that are extraordinary, she and Nathaniel get no closer to resolving or even flaming talking about their relationship, so no doubt book 3 will start with all the misunderstandings, mistrust and mistakes of books 1 and 2. Will I be reading or downloading it? Not totally sure - but don't' get me wrong, this is a reasonably exciting, nail-biting, cliff-hanging sort of book with suitably bad baddies and are-they-or-aren't-they goodies that is a good way to occupy a few hours - but be prepared for the occasional desire to smack some heads together!
Enjoyed the story line, but what really spoiled it was the narrator, her voice is so flat and un interesting that I nearly gave up on this audiobook after listening to it for 30 minutes. Having nothing else to listen to I decided to persist, the narrator didn't get any better but the story line was interesting enough to keep me going. Lets hope if there is a follow on from this story they will use another narrator.