Audio Book of the Month

My audio book choice. Something that I’ve listened to or read before or new altogether.

Bitten by Kelly Armstrong, is a fictional, paranormal drama. Narrated by Aasne Vigesaa. Released in audiobook form, 2004.

Main character Elena Michaels, is just trying to live her life like everyone else. She lives in downtown, Toronto, Canada with her boyfriend Philip. She has friends and a job in journalism that she loves. A pretty normal life by most standards. Except, once a week she needs to leave her apartment in the middle of the night and stretch her feet. Or rather, her paws.

You guessed it, Elena Michaels is a werewolf. One of a small number in the world. She's also the only female. In this tale males are mostly born, but sometimes made werewolves. The gene is not passed down to females. Elena was made. The first female to survive a werewolf bite.

After years of living with her werewolf pack she wanted a "normal" human life. Now the pack needs her back. Trouble is starting with some rogue werewolves, jeopardizing their species. Elena's other life is away from the city. Remote and far away from humans. She also has Clay, a past love who has never stopped seeing Elena as his mate.

Elena has to decide can she continue to live as a human (most of the time) or will she be drawn back to her pack, her duties and her werewolf life?

Pros:

  • The narrator, Aasne Vigesaa did a great job with making me believe that she was the multiple characters, that she voiced. Not an easy feat for many narrators. As much as I love a full cast, this narrator pulled it off, beautifully.
  • I like the length of the audiobook. Although, almost 13 hours may be too long for some.

Cons:

  • The Canadian accent. I'm from Ontario, Canada and the narrator was exaggerating a lot (my opinion only). Kind of what non-Canadians expect to hear us to sound like. More than annoying, at times. Maybe it just depends on what part of the country you're from.
  • The sex scenes, were a little long and graphic for my taste. Start and phase out, I get what's going on. 😉

I give Bitten by Kelly Armstrong 4/5.

Bitten also available in paperback, published in 2001.

Who are some of your favourite paranormal authors? Enjoy your Friday and have a fabulous weekend!

Till next time,

Nadia