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  • The Taker

  • By: Alma Katsu
  • Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
  • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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The Taker

By: Alma Katsu
Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
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Summary

AN IMMORTAL LOVE STORY.

Have you ever loved someone so much that you'd do anything for them? When Dr Luke Findley turns up to his hospital shift in the small town of St Andrews, Maine, he's expecting just another evening of minor injuries and domestic disputes. But instead, Lanore McIlvrae walks into his life - and changes it forever. For Lanny is a woman with a past...Lanny McIlvrae is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. Hers is a story of love and betrayal that defies time and transcends mortality - but this tale cannot end until Lanny's demons are finally put to rest. Her two hundred years on this earth have seen her seduced by both decadence and brutality - yet through it all she has only ever had one true love in her life. Until now.

An unforgettable novel about the power of unrequited love to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, The Taker is an immortal love story on an epic scale...

©2011 Alma Katsu (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

Critic reviews

“I couldn’t put it down… a fantastic debut novel for Alma Katsu and I am looking forward to her sequel The Reckoning” (Reabookreviews)
“An unforgettable novel about the power of unrequited love to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, The Taker is an immortal love story on an epic scale.” (Trashionista)

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Dreadful!

My goodness this book is dreadful. It started off not too bad, but the more I got into it the more I became frustrated. It calls itself an immortal love story. There is no love story, just a main character lusting after a bad man that she can't have. I found a lot of the characters motives hard to believe and hard to feel anything for them. I found I was constantly waiting for something interesting to happen. At one point a character gets tortured, I found myself thinking great something interesting is starting. The next page over the character is tell you "I won't tell what happened when I was tortured, let me have my dignity" - 🙈 Sighhh!!! Even in the interesting bits it were boring! I think it was trying to be lots of things but fell short. Don't waste your time with this one 👎🏻

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My favorite book of all time! .

Alma katsu ... well done girl! The taken is beyond words... it's brilliant. All 3 books are just amazing. the characters, your descriptions and language throughout the book is impeccable.

Highly recommended author!!!

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Good read

I wasnt too sure what to expect. but it was a really good read. definitely gonna have to listen to more of her books.

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  • 23-03-12

Not my kind of book

I didn't get very far with this book before I abandoned it, so I can't say whether it picked up as it progressed. The things that made me abandon it were all story related and I did think that the narrator was rather good. So, for the story, the off putting stuff - first, the author chose to use a mixture of present tense and past tense. I disliked the present tense narration immensely. The plot, as it began to unfold, did not interest me and the characters were already behaving in such unlikely ways that I couldn't find any enthusiasm for continuing. Overall, just not my kind of book.