Monday, May 27, 2019

Audiobook Review: The Others #3, #4


Vision in Silver
Series: The Others #3
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Unabridged
16 hrs.
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Published: March 3, 2015
Source: Library
Speed Listened: 1.5


The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him. 
Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict. 
For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…

My thoughts:

A series I love and needed to catch up on... and if you haven't tried it yet, you really need to start. I do recommend audio as I have loved the whole series so far on audio. Alexandra Harris does an excellent job and voices all the characters well.

This series has captivated me and the world building is spectacular and a bit familiar. The political aspect is very relevant to what is happening today. It really got me thinking about what challenges we are facing due to human devastation. Of course, in this world, there is a consequence that even the Others fear. We start to get a hint what can come if things don't start to change.

The relationships in the book are as good as the previous series and I love how everyone in the courtyard knows how Simon and Meg feel about each other even if they haven't realized it yet.

Just read the series, but do start with book 1. This is a series that needs to be read in order.


Marked in Flesh
Series: The Others #4
Narrator: Alexandra Harris
Unabridged
15 hrs. 21 min.
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Published: March 6, 2016
Source: Library
Speed Listened: 1.5

Since the Others allied themselves with the cassandra sangue, the fragile yet powerful human blood prophets who were being exploited by their own kind, the delicate dynamic between humans and Others changed. Some, like Simon Wolfgard, wolf shifter and leader of the Lakeside Courtyard, and blood prophet Meg Corbyn, see the new, closer companionship as beneficial—both personally and practically.

But not everyone is convinced. A group of radical humans is seeking to usurp land through a series of violent attacks on the Others. What they don’t realize is that there are older and more dangerous forces than shifters and vampires protecting the land that belongs to the Others—and those forces are willing to do whatever is necessary to protect what is theirs…
My thoughts:

I had to immediately start the next book as I really enjoyed my time in this world. Events that accumulated in the last book ramp up in this one and there is a conclusion to what everyone feared. However, this is not the end of the series and many questions as to the consequences of what happened will have to be explored. I also love how Meg has grown and how she is desperately trying to find a way to help all of the cassandra sangue. I also love how we get even more glimpses into other humans who aren't hell-bent on destroying everything in their path. This is another great addition to the series. You will also love the end of this one if you are wanting more romance... just sayin'...

My biggest complaint? The library didn't have the next one on audio! :'( I guess interlibrary loan will be the next thing I do as I want to finish the series on audio!

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38 comments:

  1. I'm almost ready to start book three. Glad you loved these both! I'm starting to like this series a lot.

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  2. Such a great series, with each book better than the previous. I forgot how much I loved book 4. Thanks for the reviews!

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  3. I have read them, but I want to do them in audio too!

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  4. I need to make a list of books to listen to the audiobooks of... Thanks for the review!

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  5. Yezzzz... this is one of my favorite series. I love listening, but own all the hardcovers too. Wonderful reviews Melissa!

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  6. I loved this series so much!!!

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  7. I've heard a lot of good things about this series!

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  8. I love the characters and world but I liked each subsequent book a little less. I guess it's because I don't like the humans lol and the later books focus more on them.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  9. I need to start reading her books at some point because they always sound good.

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  10. I've read the first three books in this series, but I didn't realize how dark they are which is why I took a break. I was uneasy about the Blood prophet aspect of the book, but I continue to read it because I like the characters, especially Simon and Meg. I need to wrap it up with the next two in the series. Glad you are enjoying these!

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    1. I like dark in my books (just not horror... although that has changed a bit) so it didn't bother me. I did tear up here though.

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  11. I have so much love for this series! I listened to the original series (the first 5 books) all of audio and thought Harris’s narration was absolute perfection. I loved Meg’s growth and the relationships between all the Courtyard residents. Seeing your reviews makes me want to go back and start at the beginning again!

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    1. I agree! I can see me re-listening to the series too!

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  12. This is a series that I really need to read! I see it around a lot but haven't yet taken the plunge.

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  13. What sounds like a great series though I'd want it in print rather than audio even if the narrator is wonderful.

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    1. There are some I just enjoy more on audio and others in print. I do think you'll like these books!

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  14. gah I reallly need to get to reading these. Glad they were kind of fun on audio, pretty sure I have book 1 on audio!

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  15. I've been curious about this series! I'm always happy to find a new audiobook to listen to, and awesome narrators can really add to the experience. I'm currently working my way through the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. I'll have to look into this one! Like you, my library doesn't have the next book on audio, so I feel stuck. I own the physical copies, but it's not the same, haha.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. LOVE Kate Daniels and need to interlibrary loan my next audio. You usually can get the CDs. ;)

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  16. I think I need to check this series out, I haven't read any of it.

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  17. I loved these books so much! I always get a little giddy when I see it somewhere. This reminds me that I need to read the latest book---maybe I'll try the audiobook, since it seems the narration is done well.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Oh I want the last one and I don't... :) Audiobook is so good.

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  18. I did manage to pick up some of these on audio during a sale. I need to give it a go once I finish the current series I'm working on. Goodluck with the library loan!

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  19. Argh!! I need to read Anne Bishop! Every review I have read about this series and author has been amazing! I need to make time, now!

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