*I received a free copy of Lucifer's Daughter from Tantor Media via Tantor Media. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *Lucifer's Daughter by Eve Langlais
Narrator: Rebecca Estrella
Series: Princess of Hell #1
Published by Tantor Media on November 22, 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Length: 6 hours
Source: Tantor Media
It drives my dad nuts I'm such a goody-two-shoes, but the fact that I'm a virgin makes smoke pour from his ears. See, I'm determined to save myself for love, but daddy dear, more commonly known as Lucifer, just wants me to stop being an embarrassment. Would it kill you to sin a little? Maybe he'll get his wish, because I met an intriguing hunk last night in my bar. Could he be the one? He certainly melts my panties like marshmallows over the coals of Hell, but do I dare trust him? My last boyfriend thought he'd gain infamy by killing me. He's infamous all right. Dad had him mounted on a wall, his version of modern art titled, "Touch my baby girl and die." My love life isn't the only thing I've got to worry about. There's someone threatening the denizens of Hell, and while my daddy says to not worry my pretty little head about it, I am involved because whoever is behind the attacks keeps coming after me. Bring it. I'm not afraid.
Welcome to OctobeRec Fest. I started this as a nod to Oktoberfest (books & beer…heaven, am I right?!?) so I’ll spending the month of October reading a few of the many, many books I’ve procured thanks to you, my blogging friends.
Title: Lucifer’s Daughter
Author: Eve Langlais
Narrator: Rebecca Estrella
Recommended by: Melanie @Hot Listens
Lucifer’s Daughter wasn’t my first Eve Langlais read but I’d met Muriel in another book and really wanted her story. Melanie really liked ELanglais and recommended this series so I gave it a go in audio. I adored Muriel’s story and REstrella’s narration for the most part.
Muriel is quite entertaining. She’s strong, independent, smart, honest, a virgin… hehe Yeah, her dad is not so proud of all her good behavior being the King of the Damned and all. 😉 But Muriel is holding out for love before she has sex and that wasn’t too difficult until Auric walked into her bar. ELanglais not only gave us a kickass heroine but she surrounded Muriel with a colorful cast of secondary characters such as Lucifer, Charon, and Bambi – Muriel’s succubus sister. All the characters are well drawn and gave depth to the story.
Someone is out to get Muriel and the plot might be bigger than she, or her father, could have imagined. ELanglais wove in the suspenseful elements well, keeping the tension just right. I was riveted, needing to know the answers.
ELanglais’ trademark humor is stamped all over Lucifer’s Daughter. It was fun listening to Lucifer whine about Muriel being who she is instead of reaching for her dark side. 😉
Rebecca Estrella is a new-to-me narrator and I enjoyed her deliver for the most part. She did well with voices, both female and male. And she had no trouble with the steamy scenes. There were a few things that grated though. Now I’m prefacing my gripes by admitting I was listening to this one CD in my car. Therefore, I wasn’t able to adjust any settings or speed which might have helped. At any rate, at normal speed there were times when REstrella’s delivery sounded like Captain James T. Kirk. Hopefully you understand the comparison. It was kind of robotic. My other gripe is that her deliver of the humor was lacking. I kept thinking I’d probably be laughing more if I’d been reading rather than listening. I will give her a second chance though as I have book #2 in audio. I’ll put it on my phone though to see if listening speed makes a difference. 🙂
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
I’ve never read anything by Langlais before but this sounds like a fun one. The daughter of the devil being strong and honest and holding out for love. 🙂 I’m thinking I’d go the traditional route, though, and read this one. The narration comparison to Shatner does not make me want to rush out and get the audio. LOL
Eve Langlais’ novels are both very hot and very funny, Tanya 🙂 I read this one, and I really enjoyed it.
This sounds like a really good read. I feel like if you’d read it you might have enjoyed it more. I’m not a huge audiobook listener because I sometimes have this very same issue with the narrator. I think the only times I HAVE to listen to the book v.s. read it is when it’s an autobiography and the person is reading their own work.
This sounds right up my alley! Its a shame the narrator was kinda lacking in certain aspects… I cant listen to books at normal speed though anymore so hopefully speeding up helps you for the second book.
I had to go look up my review – I read this one in June 2018 – and haven’t read anymore. I remembered that I had intended to read more but I don’t know why I didn’t. I noted that the narration worked for me, but that I listened at 2x speed. So maybe it will be better when you speed it up 🙂
I’m a huge fan of Eve, but this narrator was just okay for me. I would love for her to have a narrator that is great bringing out the humor in a series (F.U.C. with Abby Craden is on my favorites of Eve’s series on audio). Lucifer is one of my favorite characters. He is just so funny and gets better as I’ve read more of him. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart