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Cronin's Key

– tekijä: N. R. Walker

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Sarjat: Cronin's Key (1)

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NYPD Detective Alec MacAidan has always been good with weird. After all, his life has been a string of the unexplainable. But when an injured man gives him cryptic clues, then turns to dust in front of him, Alec's view on weird is changed forever.Cronin, a vampire Elder, has spent the last thousand years waiting for Alec. He'd been told his fated one would be a man wielding a shield, but he didn't expect him to be human, and he certainly didn't expect that shield to be a police badge.Both men, strong-willed and stubborn, are still learning how to cope with the push and pull of being fated, when fate throws them another curveball.Rumors have spread quickly of turmoil in Egypt. Covens are fleeing with news of a vampire who has a talent like no other, hell-bent on unleashing the wrath of Death.Alec and Cronin are thrown into a world of weird Alec cannot imagine. What he learned in school of ancient pharaohs and Egyptian gods was far from the truth. Instead, he finds out firsthand that history isn't always what it seems.… (lisätietoja)
Viimeisimmät tallentajatNannyOgg13, Stephan24, marolyn, DebbyeC, CJHerbert, NancyH2014
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näyttää 5/5
Re-read attempt on May 26, 2018
I quit the re-read at 26% because it's so so bad. I don't remember it being this bad. Goes to show what your mood does for your reading enjoyment.

Original review:
3.5 stars

There were things I loved. The insta-love that was done just right for my tastes, the vampire lore was interesting, and I loved the special-power thing. Also, Alec and Cronin were hot together.

On the other hand, I was irked by some stuff too like how "Alec is a cop turned criminal" part of the plot was completely unnecessary and a bit forced, and how Alec was too accepting of everything paranormal.

While I enjoyed this book overall, and I'm looking forward to the sequel, this certainly isn't NR's best work. ( )
  NannyOgg13 | Apr 9, 2021 |
DNF @ around 80%

So. Back in May, I stopped reading this book at 26%. I figured I was not in the right mood for the amount of fluff present.

Today I was going through a list of books I should read for a challenge, and I found the audio version of Cronin's Key III on that list. So I did a search on Scribd, and found all three audiobooks in the series available. I figured I would have an easier time with audio and I gave it a try. I started listening to the book at around 20%.

My main problem is with Eiji's voice. At first I was amused at how Eiji, supposedly Japanese, sounded exactly like Indiana Jones' kid sidekick. But it grated on my nerves more and more as I listened. I studied Japanese at uni and I had many native lecturers. I have also met a lot of Japanese people at language exchange groups. When not conversing in Japanese, we mostly talked in English. None of them sounded even remotely like what Eiji sounded in this audiobook. What Eiji sounded like was a Hollywood representation of how an Asian person is supposed to sound like, and frankly I find that offensive.

As I said in one of my status updates, if you're gonna do an accent, do it right or not at all.

At around 80% comes a scene where Eiji is excited and is almost incomprehensible. That's when I decided I've had enough.

My rating is purely for narration. ( )
  NannyOgg13 | Mar 27, 2021 |
Story: 8
First MC: 9
Second MC: 9
Secondary characters: 8
Mystery: 7
Sexual tension: 6
Humor: 7
Hotness: 5
Product placement: 2
Ridiculousness: 3
Annoying: 2
Audio: 10 (10h 52min)
To re-read: 7

Fun story. I'm thinking vampire stories are still interesting; Twilight did not kill them. Some action, some laughs, interesting secondary characters. An evil bitch who had minimum screen time.

Alec slept a lot and consumed lots of takeout food.
This is the second author I discovered and liked this week. Good thing since Lanyon refuses to produce a book a week.
I want to read the second book. ( )
  lulumiami | Sep 3, 2017 |
So...yes it's been said...NR Walker could write anything and I'll read it. She has written about some amazing relationships and while I'm still making my way through her many books, she just has a way of pulling you in, and leaving you breathless for more. So what to do when she writes a book about vampires...well you READ IT of course!!

First off this book is very different from other Walker books. If you are looking for a romance with a side story about vampires then this may not be the book for you. This is first a foremost a book about vampires. I know...vampires...and yes Walker even jokes about this within the book. Lord it's been done but Walker manages to pull you into a rich history that for me was just brilliantly developed. New theories, new perspectives...all while leaving the sparkle and caskets behind.

Now there is a romance too...a fated love which so worked for me. Alec and Cronin were hesitant to the point that you're begging Cronin to just bite him already...but it was worth the wait. Their fated love viewed by others in the book were some of my favorite moments.

And amongst the history was some perfect banter and comedy. Eiji was a highlight...his sideline giggles over these two not to mention his badassery was fantastic. And yes...Momo nailed it with her casting of this character. Phew.



A BR with Susan, Sonia, Nathan, Elsbeth, Marte and Momo...we were kinda all over the place with our views so clearly it's not for everyone. I ate this up though and was left wanting more!
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  JulieCovington | May 29, 2016 |
M/M romance/adventure story with vampires and a plot to end the world. Characters are fun, humor is great, world building is interesting, plot is a little rushed. A fun, quick read. ( )
  lycomayflower | Oct 5, 2015 |
näyttää 5/5
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NYPD Detective Alec MacAidan has always been good with weird. After all, his life has been a string of the unexplainable. But when an injured man gives him cryptic clues, then turns to dust in front of him, Alec's view on weird is changed forever.Cronin, a vampire Elder, has spent the last thousand years waiting for Alec. He'd been told his fated one would be a man wielding a shield, but he didn't expect him to be human, and he certainly didn't expect that shield to be a police badge.Both men, strong-willed and stubborn, are still learning how to cope with the push and pull of being fated, when fate throws them another curveball.Rumors have spread quickly of turmoil in Egypt. Covens are fleeing with news of a vampire who has a talent like no other, hell-bent on unleashing the wrath of Death.Alec and Cronin are thrown into a world of weird Alec cannot imagine. What he learned in school of ancient pharaohs and Egyptian gods was far from the truth. Instead, he finds out firsthand that history isn't always what it seems.

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