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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Christine Feehan revisits and expands her classic novella Dark Descent, bringing to breathtaking new life her story of an immortal Carpathian hunter, a beautiful adventurer, and their dangerous journey toward an unforeseen destiny and an undying love.

In a cave of mystery and wonder deep in the Carpathian Mountains, bodyguard Joie Sanders encounters a most remarkable being. Proud, strong, immortal, he is called Traian - an ageless hunter locked in a life-and-death battle with enemy vampires - and he will be her salvation in a labyrinth protected by the ingenious traps of a mysterious ancient race. What awaits them in the darkness is not known, and each step could be their last - as their destined path leads them toward a fiery passion that will illuminate the perilous dark night.

Also includes the previously published Carpathian short story Dark Dream.

©2012 Christine Feehan (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
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Don't waste a credit on it!!!

What did you like best about Dark Nights? What did you like least?

The explanation on Joie Sanders brother (Joeble's ) blood line.

What was most disappointing about Christine Feehan’s story?

It was a repeat of Dark Descent... Not a new book... Seems to me that you advertised it as new when it was not....

What three words best describe Jennifer Bradshaw’s voice?

Ok

Was Dark Nights worth the listening time?

NO, had already listen to the story and plot on Dark Descent.... Wasted a credit on it

Any additional comments?

Wish I had read the summary in more detail and figured out I was re-buying two books that were on my library..... Will have to be more careful next time....

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Liked it except for one thing....

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Christine Feehan writes interesting Carpathian stories and most of the plots change from book to book which helps to keep the series fresh and interesting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

No favorites. I like them all with the exception of the female lead as explained below in "other comments".

Have you listened to any of Jennifer Bradshaw’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. And a very pleasent voice she has.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I usually listen in several sittings due to my own time constraints, and wanting to give the story my full attention.

Any additional comments?

I am a little tired of the female lead characters who are starting to feel more insipid. I would like to see more fire and spice in the lead female character . A little bit of bad would be appreciated for the female to grow into and out of and utilize. Not all of the power and fire should be saved for the lead male Carpathian character. In several of Ms Feehan's earlier books there have been wonderfully complicated and sometimes imperfect female leads who are not always sugar sweet. I get that the females are the light to the male's dark. Yet nothing is all black and all white. I would like a little more stirring of the female's roll. This is of course is mine own opinion. I still enjoy the series and have read each book.

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Glad to see this book

If you have already listened to Dark Decent, then you will want to hear this book. It answers some of the questions the short version left and give some much needed information. I hope Ms. Feehan also lengthens Dark Dream.

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Two books in one!

I have copies off both books. Read by others. I'm not sorry I have both copies. They are both stories about strength and honor. I never got tired of reading or listening about honor and true unconditional love with such devotion. Isn't that what every person wants ????

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Amazing!

What did you love best about Dark Nights?

Christine never fails to draw you into her world! Absolutely amazing job as usual!

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I wish narrators would research

I really wish narrators would research. Shea may be Irish but she's from the United States. Raven is also American. I can understand acquiring an accent after living in an area for awhile but come on. I still firmly believe the dark series should either be narrated by both male and female or my male narrators.

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Dark Nights Books 6.5 and 9.5

Dark Descent.
I'm happily getting caught up on the Carpathians after a long break, and I'm enjoying the ride. The Carpathians have such a complex folklore foundation, and I like seeing it unfold in each book. While I wouldn't like some aspects of being a Carpathian lifemate, there is a whole lot to appeal as well. They really are delicious heroes. I think that this one might be one of my favorites. I loved Joie and Traian as characters, and Joie's siblings Gabrielle and Jubal definitely add to the appeal of this novel. Gary Sanders (who becomes a friend and ally to the Carpathians) has a cameo, and it was fun to see this adorable nerd again. Joie is a kickbutt heroine in her own right, a great match with Traian.
This book is actually quite horrific. The vampires are scary and downright disturbing and disgusting. They give an ugly visual picture to creepy crawly. While Traian is one of the most formidable Carpathian warriors and hunters, he has his hands full when he gets caught in the middle of a nest of master vampires who have formed an alliance. Joie forms a mental bond with Traian and that bond causes her to track him down to the ice caves in the Carpathian mountains. In the process, the Sanders discover a long lost familial relationship to the secretive mages.
I loved how the Carpathian universe is expanding to other species. The mage aspect of the story is fun. Like many of Feehan's works, this book reads like an exciting movie. The battles with the vampires would have me quaking in my books on a big movie screen. But at the same time, they were highly exciting.
I'm pretty into Jubal. I'm wondering if he'll have a story (fingers crossed). It looks like Dark Promises is about Gary and Gabrielle. I hoping that Jubal will have a storyline in this book. He's a character I definitely connected with.
For a short novel, this packed an exciting punch! I read this out of the Dark Nights ebook and I'll read Dark Dream next.

Dark Dream
This is a meaty little short story. It definitely has an insta-love vibe, I think most out of all the Carpathian novels. But the story has a lot to offer despite that. Falcon is one of the original Carpathian warriors sent out by the previous Prince Vladimir, which means he's at least a thousand years old. It's amazing that he's held onto his honor and Carpathian sense of ethics and not turned vampire. I like to think that the fact that Sara was out there in the future was one of the reasons he didn't give in, but he's very, very close to turning when he senses his Lifemate. Sara has been stalked by a vampire who killed her whole family for fifteen years. She's stayed one step ahead of him, traveling the globe and helping orphaned children. She meets Falcon and he realizes that she's his lifemate. She realizes that he's the male she's been in love with since she found his journal on one of her archaeologist parent's digs. The romance part is the easy part. The difficult part is keeping Sara safe from the vampire.
This book is full of action and some horror elements with the despicable vampire and his zombie-like human servants. While I like the romance aspects, I find the whole Carpathian culture thing very interesting. It was great to touch base with with Mikhail and Raven and Jacques and Shea. Jacques is a lot more stable than he once was. He's definitely benefited from having a lifemate in Shea. I read this after reading Dark Descent, out of the Dark Nights book. Feehan is developing the whole storyline about the Carpathians trying to find a reason for their infertility and infant mortality, and slowly but surely recruiting assets in their cause. Gary shows up briefly, and it's making me excited to read Dark Promises.
It is amazing novella and with very interesting backgrounds of the forml prince of the Carpathian race.

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Great Listen,

Would you listen to Dark Nights again? Why?

It feels like I have listened to this before, I know I have, although it did not show that I have listened to it before. Not upset about listening to it more than once, just upset about paying for it more than once. This is a good series, except they do not have all the book avalible, and it doesn't show this one in the series.

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what?

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A lot of what was bounced around about throughout the story could've been covered in the prologue.

What was most disappointing about Christine Feehan’s story?

It was not a stand alone book. Clearly a series. So, you must buy them all or be left wanting.

How could the performance have been better?

She is an awesome writer. This series is setup as a sort of treasure hunt. I'd like to see it written more like a meal; with definite satisfaction after every course. If I feel myself getting full, I can always skip a course (or book) without it ruining my meal.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dark Nights?

If I were editor, I'd be more selective in handing out time and content on biography of every single character.

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Enjoyable

I liked both stories, but they both ended awkwardly. I feel they spent much time preparing you to in one meet the parents and answer questions about lineage but it just cuts off with no meeting and no answer about the family. I found it frustrating and unfortunate because I feel like stopping the entire series and the ap. It is expensive. I have been a member for almost three years and have paid for credits but if this is how the books are going to end I will be unwilling to continue reading these books. Please tell me this was just a one time unfortunate situation.

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Christine Feehan is awesome

Two novellas in one book
First book great loved it
Second book RAVEN IS AMERICAN
what is it with the accent grr
Christine Feehan is an awesome writer
Jennifer Bradshaw needs to know her reading matter "bad narrator"

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