Dark Hunter, book 2
By Sherrilyn Kenyon
Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
Length: 13H 8M
"Night Embrace" spins the story of Talon, an ancient Celtic warrior who killed the son of the god Camulus. Camulus cursed Talon, decreeing death for everyone he loved. Now a Dark-Hunter in modern-day New Orleans, Talon meets Sunshine, who is key to ending his curse once and for all. Not to mention helping him to save New Orleans from an ancient god bent on total destruction...
Talon is the son of a Druid High Priest and Celtic Queen. He, himself, was a High Chieftain in Britain who fought back invaders and secured his clan against any and all threats.
After the deaths of his aunt, uncle, wife and son over a short period of time, he was told that his ancient gods had cursed him. That they would plague his sister, his people and his lands so long as he lived. To appease the gods, he would have to be sacrificed to them.
Once his clan had Talon secured to the altar, they killed his sister before his eyes and then turned on him. He gladly ceded his soul for revenge against them.
Unlike the other Dark-Hunters, he is entirely detached from this world. Talon walks between this realm and the next with the help of Spirit Guides.
There are those who speculate that should he ever free his banished emotions, the volatile Celtic blood that flows through him will destroy not only him, but anyone near him.
Second book in the series; I'm glad I gave it a chance, I listened to first book ( Night Pleasures) and I wasn't that impressed, and every time I came across this book I keep passing it over, so I decided to read the reviews, and it had so many high ratings that it convinced me to try it.
The narrator was very good, especially with the male character's voices, which is unusual, sometimes that's a big bummer on an audio book, when they do horribly at the male voices, but that's not the case here, she manages real good with all the characters, I particularly love the way she did Acheron, who starts so sound like a character I will really like.
I wish I would've listened or read this series before I read The Black Dagger Brotherhood, I would've been a lot more impressed by this book, but like any other series it only gets better the more familiar you become with the characters.
I do recommend this book, especially if you have not read the series before.
The sex scenes in this book are HOT HOT!! , I can see why Mrs. Kenyon has so many fans.
What others said:
And still, at times, this brought tears to my eyes. Even though it was 'read' by a woman, she does Talon and Sunshine's voice's so different, that it's like more than one person reading. Fantastic. This makes me remember WHY I love this series.
Her last few stories weren't all that great, but this makes me remember and makes me excited for Ash's story coming out Aug 5th :)
Ordering the next one now. :)
I love this series. At first, I wasn't sure but each book gets better and better. I LOVE the narrator! She does a great job with the characters. Once you get to know the style of the writing and the "world" of the dark hunters, it will make you want to hurry to the next. I only wish Audible had the rest of the series. I'm trying to find them in downloadable form as I love listening to a book while I drive, do laundry or anything else. For now, I'm getting others from the library and reading them. I can't put them down.
I loved this book. I loved the story and Carrington MacDuffie is a wonderful narrator. It's the second book in a series but can be considered a stand alone book. There is a reference to the previous story but it's explained enough that it's not confusing. It was fun to listen to because I love the Irish brogue.
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Voices Behind the books.
Carrington MacDuffie came to audiobooks from a musical background as a singer and recording artist, responding first to the opportunity of reading poetry. For the last five years, the LA- and Seattle-based actress has read titles as varied as THE ART OF WAR, novels by Jackie Collins, and, recently, a fantasy novel by Ursula le Guin. Earlier this year, Carrington got a chance to record bestselling author Harlan Coben’s JUST ONE LOOK. Celebrated in this issue is her Earphones-winning performance of Christopher Buckley’s FLORENCE OF ARABIA. “As a vocalist, I love to do dialects; here, I got to play a camel!” Carrington told us. That’s probably once-in-a-lifetime casting.