All is lost. All.
I don't recognize myself in the mirror anymore. My thoughts are filled with hatred and dripping with rage.
I've lost my soul. She took it to the depths of hell with her and haunts me with images of what could have been.
Sixty lives are mine to take. Sixty lives stand in the way of my vengeance. Sixty lives, plus one more. Mine.
When the last drop of blood falls - mine will be spilled.
Only one person stands in the way. She doesn't realize I'll kill her, too. I don't own a heart. And even if I did - I wouldn't fall prey to it's lies again.
I am Chase Abandonato. Heir to a legacy of betrayal. And I will kill them all. Even if it means pointing the gun at myself.
A life for a life. A soul for a soul.
Now I lay me down to sleep...I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Blood in. No out.
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Consistency suffers in this recording
First ~ I love Rachel Van Dyken's books and I adore this series in particular. When I first read this as an ebook, it definitely ranked as one of my favorites. Then, I bought the audiobook and I am incredibly disappointed.
One of my favorite things about the recordings for this series is that each character has his/her own narrator. Pretty much throughout the books. Until now. These narrators were in the last book (Enrage) but playing different characters. Which kills the cohesion achieved up to this point. Most of the chapters are told from Chase (David Brenin) or Luciana's (Scarlett Chase) POV. But there are chapters by Nixon, Phoenix, Tex, Andrei & Trace. Nixon, Phoenix, & Andrei are still narrated by David Brenin but Tex is narrated by Rob Shapiro and Trace is narrated by Kit Swann.
I'm especially disappointed that Scarlet Chase was cast again. I love her as a narrator (Blacktop Cowboys series is phenomenal), but she definitely has a "mature" voice which doesn't fit with the 19-24yo characters she keeps narrating.
At the beginning of each chapter is a little "blurb" that's a quote from "Agent P". I really wish they'd chosen a narrator just for these quotes. Even having read & listened to the book several times, it's kind of confusing to know who is talking because it changes depending on who is narrating that particular chapter. (See above about narrator roulette).
Probably the most distracting thing about the recording is that Scarlet Chase pronounces Luciana as "loo-chee-ah-na" and her nickname "Luc" as "Luke". The book specifically describes "Luc" to be pronounced "Luke". While David Brenin pronounces Luciana as "loo-cee-ah-na" and the nickname as "loose". Considering Luciana/Luc appears in the book over 150 times ~ this is a HUGE oversight and incredibly annoying.
Definitely buy the book, but I'd encourage you to pass on adding the audiobook to your library.