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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Review: Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Released: August 2, 2011
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Rated: Adult
Series: Dark-Hunters, Book 20
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*Book was provided by Macmillan for honest review*
Harm no human...
A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he'd spend eternity protecting the humans he'd once considered prey.
Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief- Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meets the man who killed her family: Jess Brady.
A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster...
Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who's assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he's not the one who killed her parents. But Abigail refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all.
Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they've sworn to protect.

What I thought

I love the world that the Dark Hunters are set in. I was given an audiobook to review and I've only recently started listening to them more and more and this one was one that everyone should listen to. The man who reads, Holter Graham, it does it perfectly. He does all the accents, all the voices, even the women's, perfectly. I had actually thought that men growling stuff out was just something you read in a book. Oh man. Did he ever get that growl going! I just about melted in my chair! I highly recommend the audiobook on this. Very worth it to hear it read out loud.

I really liked Sundown. I felt really bad for him. When reading about how he became a Dark Hunter was heartbreaking. Reading about what happened to Abby was equally as heartbreaking. What I loved was how the story twisted and changed. Nothing wasn't as it seemed to be. The story unfolded and truths were learned. Very crafty story, and I loved how it all played out.

Jess and Abby were in a race. They have an apocalypse to stop. I don't know why, but I love the suspense. It keeps me on the edge of my seat, desperate to know how it all ends, hoping that it all ends well. The whole story had me on my toes. Things kept turning out much different than I thought they would, keeping me from being able to figure everything out until I was supposed to.

The book definitely had it's funny moments. Even funnier, was listening to Holter Graham spout out some of those lines. I had some great laughs and very much enjoyed the comic moments in the book. This is one great series and this is what an audiobook should be like. It was engaging and beautifully read.

My Rating

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Coreena McBurnie said...

Sounds like a great book, can't wait to read it myself.

Denise Z said...

Thank you for sharing your review today. I recently won a copy of this book and look forward to receiving it and getting started.

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