So I really have an issue with romance stories being in first person, I don't know why but I all ways feel like I'm only getting half the story, so this one is on the back burner till I am in the mood to tough out the first person narration.
This was a wonderful surprise of a listen. I wasn't expecting it at all from the description (uh, shes DEAD). It was instantaneous action, but his resistance to her and her take-no-prisoners approach--loved them as a couple. It was an interesting world view too. There is only a superficial similarity to Nalini Singh's Archangel series but Douglas delivers an original plot and a very intriguing worldscape, offering a twist on the christian pantheon with many of the usual suspects. The romance was delicious in taking a very contemporary view to both characters and their disturbing sentiments about the great sex but no relationship. And thank you for delivering on a female who's full of vices (I hate high heels!), uses contemporary language, and comes with "some" experience instead of the typical 30- to 400-something virgins waiting for mr right (insert finger down throat). I never thought I'd like a heroine so (formerly) enslaved to haute couture, ridiculous high heels (did I love the irony of THAT downfall), and spending all her money on looks. All that fluff (is THAT the author's real message on the condemnation of this heroine to hell?) is quickly dispensed with as she is dropped into a Twilight=like forks, WA atmosphere (because of course that is where fallen angels will build their enclaves against evil). mmmm.
I loved this book, stayed up all nite listening. And I'll likely do the same tonite with the sequel. Keep these coming,
Ms Kristina. As for the narration--loved the double narration in first person by the two performers. To have both their thought processes narrated of same situations was wonderful and more nuanced in delivery. I liked the performance (heck, gave it my rarest 5 star).
Put this at the top of your reading list!
The Narrators were excellent and the story was good.
This is the second time I’ve read Raziel. My enjoyment equals the first time.
Not a big fan it was just ok.
Run!!!! Do not read! I cant even describe how awful this book was to me. The narration of two people in first person got confusing and the characters themselves were disturbing. Then you throw a sexual scene that basically hinged on non consensual... well that was awful awful awful!!!!