I already have a pet peeve about narrators being changed during series novels. A reader gets used to the characters being presented in a certain way, and it is annoying when there is a change. But this narrator, Cassandra Morris, sounds like she is about 5 years old. The language, story line, and some of the dialogue is rather adult, and to hear it coming out of a "pre-schooler's" mouth is nothing short of disturbing and extremely distracting. I wish that I knew who was in charge of casting these audio productions so that I could offer my hearty complaints.
I couldn't wait for this book to be released, as I have been a big fan of the House of Night books - until now. I finished part one of this book, Tempted, and moved on to other books, because frankly, I was bored. Five hours in, and we have finished the night that started in the last book, and the plot isn't moving forward much at all - I feel like most of the book has been cleaning up relationships.
It could also be the narrator - who has changed for the third time in the HON audio series. I like Cassandra Morris, but I have been spoiled by the previous narrators who actually altered the character's voices enough that you could tell who was talking. I have listened to several other books narrated by Cassandra, and while she does a good job, she doesn't interject any personality into the characters.
If I change my mind after hearing part 2, I will update, but for now, am moving on to other books that I hope will be more entertaining.
This Narrator is highly annoying. Her voice and the whine to it is almost unbearable. I will not be purchasing future books if they continue to use her... I'm almost tempted to ask for my money back.
It's so hard to enjoy the book with this voice, when
every sentence ends with this horrid whine.
Love this series and couldn't wait for it to come out on audio...but what a totally disappointment, they changed the the narrator AGAIN... it was hard to change from the first 3 books narrated by Edwin Wren who was the totally best, then the next 2 by Jenna Lamia, she was good to but it was hard to get the voices, but this last one is a very very sad verison of narration, Cassandra Morris has NO change in characters, so she makes it hard to follow, I miss Grandma Redbirds voice from Ms Wren & Ms Lamia,the voices are all the same..
Very poor NARRATION... so I'm only giving it 3 stars, but I read the book too and gave the characters their voices back...
The reader sounds like Nala or Simba as kids from The Lion King. Most 16 year olds I have met are pretending to be adults at least. Many of the words are changed to be more appropriate for.young listeners which does not sound.like the authors writing and is very distracting from the story line. The book was a lot more enjoyable to read.
Unsure, but someone with a less annoying rendition.
If they did not use 13 year olds for the lead roles.
I really loved EVERY book in this series... my ONLY complaint is when you have a book series with multiple narrarators throughout the series, please make sure that they pronounce the words the same as the previous narrarator. Each New Reader pronounces certain words diffrently... and they are Important words that you hear frequently so when they are so Drastically changed from one book to another it really catches me off guard and pulls me out of the story.
Nothing. The authors changed the style of writing in this book from the previous books. All most like a completely different person wrote this one. The wording seemed to be much more juvenile and the descriptions were over done. This was a difficult book to listen to, but an easy book to give up on. And as any true lover of reading knows, giving up is all most never done. But I decided life is too short.
I loved the books 1-5. Rewrite this one, bring back Jenna and you'll have me back.
I loved this series...even got over the change from Edwina to Jenna, but I can not tolerate listening to any more by Casandra. First of all changing narrators during a series is annoying and unprofessional. But to do it FOUR times, absolutely ridiculous. It didn't sound like Cassandra even bothered to listen to the previous books to see how to correctly pronounce names or give the correct accents to the right people. I also thought it was difficult to tell whom she was speaking as, all her voices sounded the same.
If this was a bookstore, I would return the book and get my money back. I feel like I've been cheated out of my credit.
The book was good it was hard to stay focused in the beginning because it starts off so slow but after a little bit into the book more like an hour and a half it started to catch my attention everything was great till the end i love series stories but i hate when they leave you hanging after the book i would prefer to somewhat wrap it up rather to leave it like they ran out of paper i regret using my credit on this audible...
The plot was just OK.The narrator wasn't even close to OK.Monotone, boring, and unable to change her voice for each character.If the Cast authors want to continue their popularity, I would suggest sticking with the same narrator for a single series. I doubt I will get the next book if there is another change and the plot needs to at the very least be more than we already know. This could have been a short intro to the next book.