Audiobook Review: Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall

Posted January 24th, 2013 by in 2013 Read, 4.75 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 28 comments

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Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall
Book: Phantom Shadows
Author: Dianne Duvall
Article Type: Audiobook Review

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Goodreads / Library Thing

About the Book: Dr. Melanie Lipton is no stranger to the supernatural. She knows immortals better than they know themselves, right down to their stubborn little genes. So although a handsome rogue immortal seems suspicious to her colleagues, Sebastien Newcombe intrigues Melanie. His history is checkered, his scars are impressive, and his ideas are daring. But it’s not his ideas that have Melanie fighting off surges of desire. . .

Bastien is used to being the bad guy. In fact, he can’t remember the last time he had an ally he could trust. But Melanie is different–and under her calm, professional exterior he senses a passion beyond anything in his centuries of experience. Giving in to temptation is out of the question–he can’t put her in danger. But she isn’t asking him. .

My Thoughts

Read from January 12 to 17, 2013

Listened for fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.75
Story Rating: 4.75
Character Rating: 4.75

Audio Rating: 4.50

First Thought When Finished: I can’t believe it is so long to the next one! I can’t WAIT! (I guess I have too)

Story Thoughts: I am going to be honest and say that you will get so much more out of the story if you read these books in order. This one built on the previous two with such greatness that I was immediately drawn into the story. I was really curious how Bastian was going to fit in with the rest of the group and was totally thrilled about how it was handled. I am not giving anything away but the way the whole thing played out was perfectly done. I was not disappointed in this edition of the series.

Character Thoughts: I think Dianne writes awesome characters. Bastian was a character that has grown so much since we met him and I was pleased in how he continued to grow in this story. His support of his vampires never wavers and that makes me love him more! Melanie is the perfect match for him. She has always been supportive and she is strong, smart, and wonderful at defending him. I love her gumption and she is probably my favorite female character so far.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Kirsten Potter at a running time 11 hrs and 36 mins

Kristen Potter is really good for this series. I think she has perfect pacing and just the right amount of attitude to pull off the strong characters. She has decent male voices and she has great distinction. You can tell who is talking at all times and I adore that! I recommend this series on audio.

Final Thought: Freaking October! That is when the next one is out *sigh*

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks and Libraries with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her eclectic reading tastes include: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Swoon-Worthy Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, Historical Fiction, and the occasional YA read.

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28 Responses to “Audiobook Review: Phantom Shadows by Dianne Duvall”

  1. Steph, The Readingista

    This sounds really good. I don’t listen to audio, but would like to give it another try. I love audio reviews, so a big thanks. I think the problem that i may have had with them in the past is that I made poor choices and ended up with bad narration.

  2. Heidi

    Well, I am glad October is a ways away because I need spring and summer. Why have I not heard of this author and these books? They sound so good and boy what a sexy cover!

  3. Jenny
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    YEAH! I loved this book too Felicia! Well the entire series really, I completely agree that Dianne writes absolutely amazing characters. Do we really have to wait all the way till October? I was hoping we might get a May release. *sobs* Do we know who the next couple is yet?

    • Felicia
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      DARKNESS RISES, Immortal Guardians Book 4 is about Γ‰tienne and is due out in October. “In Still Darkness”, the novella she wrote for the PREDATORY anthology is about Richart and I think out in March or May!

      I can’t wait!

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