This series is my favorite.. but this was REALLY hard to listen too.
This performance was very monotoned ... The characters individual voices were alright, but the rest of the story was painful
This was a recommended book several times, so I purchased it. The narrator was slooooowwww and the story was written at a 4th grade level. I am returning it.
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I MIGHT try another book by the author but not if it has the same narrator.
NO! Sorry, but she was robotic. I like my narrators to be full of emotion, not lifeless. The sound of her voice is pleasant but its just not right for a book. Maybe she should work narrating GPS or something. The only voice she did well was the uptight mother.
This story is the absolute most boring, predictable ever written in my opinion. I love paranormal romance and have read many well written deeply engaging series. This is definetly not one of them, not even close.
The plot is about as thick as thin air, and the "vampires" in this book are the lamest ever! The main character is just plain stupid, not even realizing something so obvious I was just rolling my eyes, and thinking to myself "did my 10 year old write this?".
*WARNING SOME MILD SPOLIERS ARE NEXT
After four days the two main characters are madly in love. The was no depth to the story what so ever. There was none of that wonderful personal angst from the characters knowing it is wrong, but not being able to stay away. It was just like "hi nice to meet you, I think I love you" "Oh good I love you too" GAG!
Someone tries to kill her, which is almost an afterthought no one was really worried about trying to figure out who. Now, I don't know about you, but if someone staked me I would be trying to find the person. But that's just me.
After knowing eachother for less than a week he makes the decision to become a vampire after hardly no thought at all. I would think that would warrant a little more time to think about. That huge decision was just made so lightly like it was deciding what he wanted for lunch.
The "bad guy" you could see from a mile away, but not the vampire. Hence the stupid comment from before.
Over all it was the worst "vampire" novel I have ever listened to.
Not only was the story bad, but the performance/recording was terrible! The first half of the book the narrator was using this really breathy voice which sounded to me like she was trying way to hard to sound sexy. Major fail! Plus you can hear birds chirping in the back ground for the first half of the book. Not to mention all the long pauses when she stopped recording and started back up again. The pauses were so long I would just start to think that something went wrong with my bluetooth and then it would start back up again.
I was so disappointed with this book that I will be returning it. I don't like to do that as I feel guilty, but this was just that bad. My advice to you would be to skip this one and go for JR Ward Brotherhood series if you haven't already (I have read all of them, not listened to any so I can't speak for the recordings) but that series is much more in depth, and a better written series in my opinion.
Audiobooks are the new black! .................... PNR enthusiast + a real sucker for books with bad boys.
I love the PNR genre and I especially like books with vampires, but I was very dissapointed with this one. I thought the story was too sweet and boring, and I did not find the charactors believable and a bit annoying at times.
The narrator did not help the matter, because she was also boring and at times a bit annoying.
For me this book was not worth the credit.
A vampire who faints at the sight of blood? That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Add to that they are from Atlantis. I literally laughed out loud. What a waste of a credit. No joke, I tried to finish this book but it was so overwrought and boring that I stopped it with 3 minutes left. I could not stand it any longer.
The narrator is horrible with a monotoned voice which makes the story boring. There are many long pauses in between chapters with bad background noises of birds chirping. There are too many characters in the family and that's not necessary in the story. Maybe 1 or 2 cousins should have done it but not 6. The love story is predictable and the love scenes are not as steamy as I'm use to in other romance books.
Not worth the credit unless you get it very cheap on sale and you're wanting to go on with the rest of the series. If you want to listen to the rest of the series, you have to suffer through this one first to get a background story on some of the characters.
I enjoy audiobooks. I enjoy the freedom of being able to work out or do chores while getting in a good read. I enjoy the acting involved with a good narrator. This one actually takes away from the story.
Only if it is the only way to get the audio version of a story, but mostly, I would rather read it myself. I do not need to make it extra breathy to help the author tell a story.
Please Ms McGee take some acting lessons, or listen to other narrators. Susan Ericksen is a huge reason why listen to the JD Robb series.
This story was supposed to have some comedy and action that unfortunately for me was lost in Victoria McGee's choice to read the baseline narration portions of the story with an overly done inappropriate "huskily soft sexy" voice. I do recommend the book only because it holds information that sets up the base of this series. It would be great if audible would re-release some of these poorly read books with good narrators. I think a reader like Amanda Ronconi, Robert Petkoff, or Tavia Gilbert could have brought out the excitement and life that this book's story held.
Hard to Please
I have listened to Audible Books going on 5 years now and I have never heard a narrator so boring. She was to unemotional, lacked pitch in tones, and read so slow. I could only listen to about 50 minutes of the book which is a shame because I am one that likes to buy a whole series one right after the other in sequence. I have never stopped listening to a book because of the narrator. It was just to painful for me to sit for 10 hrs and listen to her. I like a reader with passion for the story, and reflects that in their speech. This was like pulling teeth. I am going to buy the book instead. Maybe I will be able to go on to the 2nd audible book in the series then. Her voice was so monotone and stayed on the same low note as if you were playing an oboe on one note only. You could not tell the difference in characters until she would reference the other person(s).I will be sure to not get another book with her as the narrator. Hopefully I can get her tone out of my head before I read the book myself.Sorry, thist was just torture. I felt no passion or emotion from her at all.I drive for long hrs at a time and enjoy Audible so much. But this would have put me to sleep while driving.Sincerely,Displeased listener
I will not buy another book with her as the narrator.