I've been listening to Audible books for a few years. Most of the narrators have been excellent although a few weren't great. This one was absolutely AWFUL!!! It's really difficult to get into the plot and bond with the characters when you're being distracted by sprawling diction, poor intonation, and dismal character portrayal. And why do we have to hear all of this weird breathing and swallowing? Ugh. This book has proven to me that the quality of the narrator is critical with an audiobook. I could have gotten into this author's work but I won't subject my ears to that narrator again! You might want to go with the print version for this one.
The story is good but the narration leaves much to be desired. I have heard better emotions out of text to speech software. She would be better suited to a dry nonfiction work than to a book that has a larger variety of emotions happening throughout the story line.
The "story" seems to be the filler, and the only point in this book is to describe sexual encounters and desires. I would like to have my credit back, as I found this book ridiculously pointless and excessively lame.
I really don't like the narrator Victoria McGee, her voice is too controlled and she sounds out of breath most of the time. You need to drop her as a narrator. If I wasn't such a fan of the series I would never buy another book that she has narrated, she almost ruins the stories.
As an avid fantasy fiction fan, I like to sample several authors, Sands is not for me! Her vampires are boring, of average intelligence, and boringly predictable. If your looking to be entertained this is not the book for you:(
The worst so far. Written like a grammer instructer. Not even close to the way people actually speak. Hate the narrator her breathlessness is truely horendess. Save your credits. Won't be listening to any thing else from this auther or narrator. This is the first time I've taken the time to write a review, but felt you should be warned.
WHAT???? I realize that writers are having to come up with more and more creative ways to explain their own vampires but ATLANTIS? REALLY? Nanos??? This is like sci-fi vampires, not paranormal. And their teeth work like straws?? WHAT?!?!? COME ON!! Vampires are already completely fictional. We already have to suspend disbelief to enjoy a vampire book but even an avid Vampire/paranormal book fan like myself has a hard time swallowing this one. Although not a terrible book, it is a bit goofy. The narrator is a bit on the breathy and trying too hard to sound sexy side.
Don't waste your money on this audio book. Go out and purchase the hard copy book instead. The narrator is Horrible!! I should have listened to the other reviews. She is breathy and monetone. I only made it 2 hours in. I can't endure her voice anymore! How can this publisher allow her to read??? I wish I could get my money back!!! OR they can find another reader for this book. Avoid her at all costs!
I'm trying not to gouge out my brain while listening to this book. There is something compelling about the story, and I am really trying to get to the end, but it REALLY should NOT be this hard. It sounds like the narrator wants to be sexy, but instead she just makes everyone in the plot sound like idiots. I don't know if this is a flat out stupid book with a stupid premise and stupid writing, or just a stupid narrator. I think it's some of each. I have my ipod set on "faster" but I can't get to the end fast enough!
Mid 30's lady looking for sometimes intriguing, sometimes pragmatic fiction & nonfiction while being terrorized by her dictator cat, Shirley Mao.
I just couldn't get past the narrator, it was just so slow & mundane.