Audio Review: Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole

Posted March 19, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 14 Comments

Audio Review: Demon from the Dark by Kresley ColeDemon from the Dark by Kresley Cole
Series: Immortals After Dark #10
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on 03/04/13 (audio)
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
Source: Purchased
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From New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this scorching tale of a demon outcast poisoned with vampire blood and the vulnerable young witch he vows to protect—even from himself.


Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.


Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.


In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?

10 books into the Immortals After Dark series and the team of Cole and Petkoff is still knocking it out of the park!

The Writing:

Kresley Cole is paranormal romance at its finest. I don’t how she does it but she kinds the laughs and sexy times coming with each installment in the IAD series. She writes extremely entertaining characters and paints a vivid world surrounding her supes.

The Narration Performance:

I can’t call Robert Petkoff a narrator no longer, he doesn’t read a book he PERFORMS them. The man can do no wrong! He is the cherry on top of Cole’s writing. Seriously, if you think of audio books as experiencing the biggest epic/action movie in 3D then you not only get an outstanding story told through Cole’s writing but you get the added layers in-depth and texture of her characters through Petkoff’s performance. I couldn’t image anyone else bring this series to life the way he does. It’s magic to my ears! EVERY TIME!

The Story & Character:

Malkolm is a vemon (I know you’re thinking WTH is a venom), a demon that has been turned into a vampire. Malkolm was forced into the turning by his enemy many, many years ago. He hates vampires due to his childhood as a blood slave to a vampire his mother sold him to. (Great childhood, right? Mother of the year award goes to…)

So Malkolm has characteristics from both his demon and vampire sides. He also lives alone because no one likes or wants a vemon around.

Carrow is a witch and has been kidnapped and blackmailed into bring Malkolm back to her enemies. She thinks the task will be easy and agrees to do it because hey, she has no choice. But once she meets Malkolm she realizes that her task of bring him back won’t be as easy as she thought.

And of course Cole adds in the fact that Carrow is Malkolm’s mate. Things start to heat up between the two and they develop feelings for each other (duh, it’s a romance of course they do). But Carrow holds back because she has HUGE guilt over lying to Malkolm about why she is there in his realm. Especially since she has learned of his past and how everyone that he had loved betrayed him in some way.

Demon from the Dark is easily one of my favorites in the series. Malkolm grabs your heart and doesn’t let go and Carrow is the perfect mate for him. If you like your heroes on the strong and silent side with a heart of gold underneath you should pick Demon from the Dark.  It could be read without reading the other books in the series but I highly recommend starting with the first book, A Hunger Like No Other or even the novella that started it all, The Warlord Wants Forever. The IAD series has characters and plotlines that overlap one another and it’s much better to experience this world in the layers that each book brings. And if you are an audio fan do this series on audio!! If you’re looking to give audios a try start with this series. It a faultless example of what a great narrator can do for an already awesome book(s). 



About Robert Petkoff

Robert Petkoff is an award-winning American stage actor known for his work in Shakespearean productions and more recently on the New York City musical theater stage. Petkoff has performed on Broadway, the West End, regional theatre, and done work in film and television. Petkoff was featured as “Perchik” in the Tony award-nominated 1994 revival cast of Fiddler on the Roof but is perhaps best known for his role as “Tateh” in the 2009 revival of “Ragtime” on Broadway. Petkoff has also provided the voices for over two dozen audiobooks, winning awards for his reading of Michael Koryta‘s So Cold the River. Married to actress Susan Wands, Petkoff has lived in New York City for the last twenty years, and often performs in benefit concerts for theater-district-related charities.

About Kresley Cole

Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Immortals After Dark paranormal series, the young adult Arcana Chronicles series, the erotic Gamemakers series, and five award-winning historical romances.

A master’s grad and former athlete, she has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.

Her IAD books have been translated into twenty foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, a Hall of Fame induction, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists, in the U.S. and abroad.

Cole lives in Florida with her family and “far too many animals.” .

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14 responses to “Audio Review: Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole

  1. Malkolm is my #1 and still is. I’ve considering getting the audio for this one. I haven’t done these on audio since I read them all. I may for the new ones coming out. This was the first book that almost made me cry and had me teary up. *sigh* The way Cole manages to make these two fall in love without even speaking to each other is fucking amazing. LOVE HER!

    Glad you liked it. 🙂

  2. This is a series I never truly clicked with a stopped reading after book 6 (I believe). Maybe the books will find a new life with me if I try them in audio. Your review makes this a promising prospect for me. 🙂

    • TheBookNympho

      This is one of my series that I only do on audio. But I’m thinking of reading the next one since I already own the ebook just to save one of credits. And to see if I enjoy it as much reading as I do listening.

  3. Wasn’t it awesome! I just love this two. It’s no nice to revisit this way, I had forgotten how things are beginning to take a new direction and how exciting everything is getting.

    Not too long of wait for the next! YAY!

    • TheBookNympho

      I purchased this one and the next book for my Nook but I held out for the audios because I love Petkoff’s work. I believe the next book comes out in audio in May. But I may go ahead and read it since I have it already so that I can listen to Lothaire and MacRieve since I already have them on audio.

  4. I just started a re-read of this series a few days ago. It is my absolute favorite PNR series. I’m going to start a list of the narrators you guys say are good, so if I decide to make a go of the audio thing, I won’t shoot myself in the foot with a bad one. Anyway, I’m glad you’re loving these too! Great review 🙂

    • TheBookNympho

      You can always look under Favorites on the menu. I keep a list of my favorite narrators. Which reminds me that I need to update the list. LOL