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.
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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.
Nope, I wouldn't give it a second listen. The plot is so thin it couldn't hold water. It's all one big misconception and misunderstanding. Much ado about nothing.
The ending was, well, "Meh." Actually, it was the same ending as a movie that just came out with K.N and S.C. (I am trying not to include spoilers) It's a simple book with a simple plot. Note, I like intricate suspense/crime novels as well as vampire/fantasy novels and I keep my standards high when the genres are mashed together. This mash up left more to be desired in both gene pools.
The performance was better than the plot. The reader did her best given the material. I would listen to Victoria read another novel.
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no. the reader is boring.
Needs a different reader. It is hard to get through without falling asleep
Although the story is interesting and easy to follow, it was a grave mistake in the narrator of choice. Her struggle to make herself sound more sexy only sounds airy and short of breath. It was very hard for me to get through this book. I kept having to stop and come back to it a few days later because the narrator just irritated me. It took all the enjoyment out of the book.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Well worth a listen, oops more than three words, LOL.
I read it years ago, listening to it on audio was great. I loved it then and I love it now. I like the spin on the vampire story.
I love all the funny scenes when all the cousins get together.
It has a little "tame but steamy" sex that is not offensive but more romantic. In my opinion its worth your credit.
I enjoy reading series and very rarely read stand alone series. I mostly read romance and sci-fi & fantasy.
I think that Lynsay Sands is a good author and i would most likely will read another book by her. But Victoria McGee is a horrible narrator. I think Audible needs to reevaluate if they want her to continue as a narrator. She made it difficult to sit through the story. And at times I didn't even want to finish she was so bad.
I would. But not in audio form definitely in a book format. The narrator would make them want to tear out their hair.
Nothing. She is probably one of the worst narrators out there. It is a cross between a sex-line operator and a person who smokes a pack a day. She tried to sound all breathy and sweet for the women and it just didn't work. She managed to pull off the male parts just fine. But if I had to listen to her narrate another story I would opt out if it in a heartbeat.
The story line was very well thought out. And it was a new twist on the whole vampire story of vampire falls in love with a human.
I may have enjoyed the book if i had been able to listen to it. The narrator was so bad i did not go past the third chapter. She sounds like something that belongs on an answering machine. I simply could not bear the torture of her voice! Complete waste.