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Audiobook Review: Sin Undone by Larissa Ione

Audiobook Review: Sin Undone by Larissa Ione
Sin Undone
Series: Demonica #5
Author: Larissa Ione
Narrated by: Ava Camille Edwards
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Published on: September 22, 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: 11 hrs & 29 mins, Audiobook
Provided by: Purchased
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HER TOUCH IS DEADLY

As the only female Seminus demon ever born, master assassin Sinead Donnelly is used to being treated like an outcast. She spent decades enslaved, and now vows she'll die before she'll relinquish her freedom again. Then Sin's innate ability to kill her enemies goes awry: She creates a lethal new werewolf virus that sparks a firestorm of panic and violence.

HIS HUNGER CAN'T BE DENIED

Half-werewolf, half-vampire Conall Dearghul is charged with bringing in Sin to face punishment for the plague. And she's no stranger: He's bound to her by blood, and the one sexual encounter they shared has left him hungering for her raw sensuality. Worse, Sin is the underworld's most wanted and Con soon learns he's the only one who can help her . . . and that saving her life might mean sacrificing his own.


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I don’t know why I’ve put off listening to this audiobook for so long because it’s hands down the best DEMONICA installment yet! Sin’s story is an emotional one full of highs and lows with plenty of toe curling sex scenes along the way. It took a while for me to get used to Ava Camille Edwards’s narration; ultimately she did an ok job I guess, but I was a little annoyed by this series’ ever changing voice even though it does fit the writing. I enjoyed the main romance as well as Luc & Kar’s side one, and loved the way Larissa Ione wrapped-up this series while also laying the building blocks for LORDS OF DELIVERANCE.

Sin’s tale was the most unique out of the Seminu demons because well, she is one of a kind after all. Her past is rather heartbreaking, and she clearly demonstrated on multiple occasions that being a succubus isn’t as fun as it sounds. Imagine not knowing that you’re a sex demon, and then on your 18th birthday unquenchable unexplainable horniness hits, and you go from being a virgin to a nympho. As a result, Sin’s only ever done the deed to feed, and has been missing out on the finer aspects of love making such as foreplay and deeper connections. She’s a very conflicted character, and I enjoyed following her growth throughout this story.

This novel’s plot revolved around Wargs which are this author’s version of werewolves. Sin’s responsible for a deadly virus that’s sweeping the globe, and instigating a civil war among the furry. I loved learning about the differences between born vs bitten Wargs, Feast Wargs, & Dhampires. Conall, the male lead, falls into the latter category, and his reasons for avoiding relationships at all costs were just as disturbing as the assassin’s. But, when these two broken characters get together they become two pieces of the same whole. The sex scenes are plentiful and HOT, not to mention creative! At one point there’s even a snowball involved…

I struggled a little with Ava Camille Edwards’s narration at first, but once I got into the story I was better able to overlook her monotone delivery thanks to Ione’s superb writing. She wasn’t bad per say, however it felt like Edward’s was straight-up reading the book instead of bringing it to life. The differences between her character voices were minimal, and her rendition of the spicy scenes left something to be desired. In my opinion, her voice is better suited for a younger POV, not a sultry succubus. She was hands down my least favourite narrator in this series.

I’d recommend reading SIN UNDONE over listening to it, but otherwise I enjoyed the conclusion to Larissa Ione’s DEMONICA world. It was great seeing all of the characters one last time, and now I’m psyched to meet the four horsemen!


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56 Comments

  1. I really love this series and I think you’ll like the horseman even more. I with you on the narration. I wish they would find a good narrator and stick with her. Even when the main characters change in each book, like with most PNR, I think keeping the same narrator keeps consistency. I will warn you, read Reaver, the narration there is really bad, IMO. I loved the story and wished that I had read instead of listened. The others aren’t as bad.

    • Thanks for the heads up on Reaver’s narration; I still have a long ways to go though. LOL Is the narrator different for each of the Lords of Deliverance installments too? I haven’t checked…

      • Hillary Huber does one and two and then Erin Bennett does three and four. Reaver is done by Helen Wick, who is completely new to the series (and to me).

  2. I had no idea this series was so good, I guess I better add it to the good ole TBR pile. ;)

    Great review!

    • Larissa Ione’s writing is amazing! Go buy book 1 now. :D

  3. :) OH I need to finish the rest of the Demonica I think I am missing books 3 and 4 I have read the rest :)

  4. I read book one of the Lord of Deliverance and wow you are making me want to read this series too!

    • Hehe ok so we’ll switch! I’ll start Lords of Deliverance, and you start Demonica.

  5. I read this series but this was definitely one of my favorites. Glad you enjoyed it, LOVE Larissa Ione.

    • Smurfette was always my fav so this makes complete sense.

  6. Oh how I love Larissa Ione, The Demonica, and Lords of Deliverance!!! I just can’t get enough of them :D Great review Carmel!

    • You’ve read both series? Looks like I have some catching up to do!

  7. OMG! Thanks to your review I realized I skipped this book. Why? How? I don’t know. I need to fix my mistake and soon.
    Great review

    • It’s a good thing my review reminded you then because this book’s fantastic. Happy reading!

  8. bah that’s okay I really struggle with a lot of audio books anyway. Glad that the writing helped the reader thought!

    • I’m beginning to think that I should maybe read the Lords of Deliverance series. I’m not a fan of the alternating narrator with each installment.

  9. I love audiobook and paranormal books and I’m always on the lookout for new reads.

    • Well then, here’s another one to add to your list. :p

  10. I’ve only read one book by this author and not part of this series. I have heard lots of good things and now I think I will try reading the first book :) Great review!

  11. This was one of my top three favorites in the series! Wraith is my fave Demonica brother but Con is just as yummy! Glad you enjoyed this series (reading/listening) and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the Lords of Deliverance! You will be reading those, right?! ;)

    • Wraith was actually my least fav which is why I didn’t review his book… LOL Don’t hurt me! And yes, I think I’ll be reading Lords of Deliverance. Maybe. I dunno. I’m lazy.

      • Really? LOL I won’t hurt you but I am surprised. I read Demonica before blogging so I didn’t review them, maybe just a couple of sentences. I think I enjoyed the LoD books a little more but I still have to read Reaver. It’s one of those read purely for pleasure and not for reviewing for me.

      • It might have been the narrator too (like this one)… I don’t remember. o_O

  12. *fans self over cover* If given the choice, being a succubus really doesn’t sound like all that much fun. At least not for an eternity. A year, maybe? Paw all the hotties you want then it’s over…

    • It’s hot to read about, but in reality would be a living nightmare if it was for eternity. A year though? That has potential. LOL I like the way you think!

  13. I started this series a while ago and only read the first three books. I enjoyed all three. Your review has made me want to get back to the series and find out what happens next. Thank’s Carmel

    • The fourth was my least favourite, so… make sure you make it to this one!

  14. I loved too, when I read and when I listened!! Every time your review one my enjoyed listens I feel like dusting it out and do a re-listen….I might really have to :)
    This was really good!

    • Well, at least this time I’m not tempting you to spend money on a NEW audiobook. ;)

  15. Book 2 has been sitting on my shelf forever

  16. I really like the Lords of Deliverance. I’ve only read the first book in the Demonica series and I enjoyed it. Ione has a knack for writing sexy scenes.

    • That she does! I didn’t realize that Demonica & Lords of Deliverance were kinda part of the same series until I started chatting with Melanie about them last week.

  17. So I only found a review from you for 4 and 5 on this – I needs to know about #1 *wink*

    • The link to my review of book 1 is above, but the post is kinda wonky cuz it was pre-WP transfer & I haven’t fixed it. It’s also on GoodReads.

  18. I really want to read The Lord of Deliverance series, and then I will try this series. I must get after it.

    • This one comes first I think, but I’ve heard that it doesn’t really matter in which order you read them.

  19. *Sigh* I know… I need to read this series, and fro the life of me I don’t know why I haven’t Awesome REview Carmel! I will have to bump it up if you praise Sin Undone so much!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    • Thanks Naomi! I hope you find time for Ione’s books because they most certainly are worth your time!

  20. Panty ripper, huh? Rawr! I actually have the first book on my tbr, I’ll have to check to see if it’s already on my kindle. Must read these!

  21. I’m glad you had a good time with Sin’s story. I confess I heard a lot of this author but what a shame, I haven’t tried one yet… With your review I know I really should! And soon!

    • Glad I was able to add this one to your radar Melliane. :D

  22. I am so bad. I have read this one and I just can’t really remember the book. Even after reading your review. I can’t believe I forgot it so easily. But I do remember it being good. Happy you loved it mostly.

    • LOL Well, considering the amount of books we both read, that’s not really surprising… Time for a re-read maybe? ;)

  23. I quite enjoy books that pull off the conflicted succubus out and wow this one sounds amazing! Glad you ended up really enjoying the book Carmel, I’ll have to start the Demonica series sometime.

    • Sin’s one of my fav succubi next to Georgina Kincaid of course!

  24. Well…this is a new to me series. I may have to skip the audio though and just try the books. I hate it when they switch narrators through out the series…especially if they switch to one that isn’t so great. The House of Night series did that and I was so mad. The narrator they switched to sounded like a 10 year old girl and I just felt gross listening to her read sex scenes. Anyway…rant over. Great review and another series I need to add to my list.

  25. I need to go back to this series, this sounds really good. Its been awhile but I think I left off at book three. I also enjoyed the few that I’ve read of her Lords of Deliverance series. Great review :)

  26. Oooh I haven’t read this series, though have read the Lords of Deliverance series. Will check these out.

  27. Haven’t read Demonica but started LoD, stuck on Rogue Rider now, I thought it was going to be an easy read but it’s kinda intricate and heavy, hard to read thru in one sitting for me.

  28. Great review, Carmel. I haven’t read this series yet but I want to and I’ll make sure to read it rather than listen. ;) I haven’t tried any fiction audio yet because it makes me nervous. Your frustration with the changing narrator doesn’t calm my nerves. *ha* But I’m glad you enjoyed the book!

  29. I’ve just spend half an hour searching for my Larissa Ione books on my TBR shelves and I can’t find them! As Larissa is coming to Berlin, I wanted to read at least one …

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