I have bought the other 3 books in this series, and listened to them, other than reading them, solely on Eric Dove's narration. I was so looking forward to this book, they are all so good. Then, right off the bat, Eric seemed to be speeding through the dialog so fast, that I could hardly recognize his voice.
I listened to samples of the other books, and sure enough, it just wasn't the same. So, I read some of the other reviews, and found out that I'm not alone in this complaint! One listener suggested slowing down the pace on the ipod, so that's what I ended up doing. It didn't sound perfect, cause it kinda sounded like listening through a speaker system. But, it was better than speeding my way through the book. Ms. Ward's lines are so cleaver, that you just need to listen to them slowly, and that is what Eric does with the other books. I don't exactly know how, it can be remedied, but I hope they work it out before the next book. I think on book 5, I'll wait for a few reviews, before buying it on audio.
Otherwise, I loved the book,.
Didn't realize this was the last book of the series, until I read the publishers review, but it's a great book to wrap-up the characters and the series. Everyone from past books seem to be involved with the pursuit of one special little girl. If you have followed the series, then this one is a must listen. I probably wouldn't start with this book, cause of all the characters involved from the other books (background is needed to appreciate it)
I was glad to see the series end before the characters and writing became stale. So many authors these days drag out a series too long, to the point of the writer and reader loosing interest. I would say this one worked out just right.
This is the second Harry Dresden book I've listened to, and must say I'll probably just keep going from there. Can't believe it took me so long to give this series a try.
The narration is excellent, he picks up all the characters excellently, with all their little mannerisms. You feel scared at times, and laugh out loud at times.
The book is non stop mystery, action, suspense, with a touch of sexual tension.
Love the characters that are being built, and looking forward to more of this series.
Love to read!
This was such a cute, funny, and sweet book! I didn't want to stop listening at all. The main characters are complete opposites. She is flaky, personable, and hyper (sometimes annoying), while he is OCD, rigid, and unfriendly. It is hilarious to hear her mess with him so much and turn his life upside down. I laughed throughout the book.