Merry Gentry is an American fairy princess, not British. The narrator also overacts, badly. It is distracting me from what I'm sure must be a very good book as all of Ms Hamilton's have been, in my opinion.
I think it was my favorite of the series. But too many plot lines left dangling. Too many conspirators with nowhere to go no reason for being included. It kept the book from feeling finished.
Claudia black is a good narrator but she really didn't fit this story her accents were all wrong for an American. However as the story progresses you got used to her and it ceases to be a major distraction.
In this case, yes. GREAT narrator - I hoped she would be after watching her charactor on the tv show Farscape
I enjoy all of LKH's books, but Claudia make this one a special treat!
I hope LKH uses her as narrator again!
I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print
The entire series was narrated by Laurell Merlington except for this one narrated by Claudia Black. Bad choice - should have stayed with Laurell to remain consistent.
This series is like a roller coaster. Book 5 is probably the worst of this series Book 6 was a bit better and this one story wise is probably one of the best. Claudia is NOT a bad narrator it is just that Laurell is better.
This series has problems and this book goes a long way to fix them... Instead of using descriptive verse time and time again to fill up pages this book gives this series a breath of fresh air
I'm afraid I have to agree with most of the reviews already written. After six books with Laural Merlington I was actually looking forward to Claudia Black and a new voice for the Merry Gentry series.
However, aside from the nice Irish lilt she managed I thought her narration was very lacking. As others have mention she did not have much, if any, difference in voice between characters.
Also her reading kept reminding me of the computer in War Games. Too monotonous and dry by far.
I am happy to see Laural Merlington has returned for Divine Misdemeanors.
I thoroughly enjoyed both the storytelling (MUCH improved from her last few Merry books!) and the excellent narration. Well worth the credit spent! Can't wait for the next book!
I love Laurell Hamilton and this is the first time that I've listened to her audio book. Despite comments that the narrator was not enjoyable, I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator and thought that it added to the story line and the plot.
I enjoyed this book so much more than the others in the series primarily because of the rich, accented voice of the narrator. I have listened to every Laurell K. Hamilton audio book I can find and love them all but this was the most enjoyable due to the reader.
I love the series, but I have to agree with the reviewer who is considering reading the hard copy. As soon as Black began speaking I started having the sense that I'd picked up the wrong book. Only mention of common characters kept me from putting it away immediately. Black is a very distracting reader and I seriously hope that we will go back to Merlington, although it will leave me, when I listen to the books again, which I do, skipping this one to get on to one that's more in tune. Unless I read the book and find out that it's actuallly the writing style that's changed as well. I feel very confused by what I've listened to. I think the story line is ok, but I'll have to read it to be sure, because from listening to it all I get is queasy.
Poor narration. Claudia Black was awful. Very monotone, and no distinction between the characters, even male and female. I can't believe that the narrator was changed in the middle of the series. Laura Merlington was great and I was really looking forward to listening to #7 in the series.
Yes, but they need to keep the same narrator for the entire series. I have the rest of the series in both Audible and Kindle, but this one I am returning.
Monotonous and no distinction between characters, even male and female. Also, the main character, Princess Meredith was raised in America and should not have a British accent. Totally ruined the story.
The book is a fine story.