While I love this series and this installment is one of my favorites in it, I am so glad that I read this first rather than listen.
I have to say that I love the male/female narrators, I think it adds so much to the audio version. When you listen to another audio book after, especially one in this series and it's just a woman reading, you miss the male influence and Phil Gigante is particularly good. I think that Jane Brown is also very good.
This is what I did NOT like: I found the accents used in the narration to be distracting and annoying. I know that it's an added touch to the authenticity of the story, but I found I was concentrating on the accents at times, rather than the story. Sometimes it sounded like they had marbles in their mouths. I thought Ivory's accent in particular was awful. She sounded like an old gypsy woman and I pictured her to be bent, wrinkled and frail, when Ivory most definitely is not. When her voice was supposed to be soft and musical, I found it grating.
I know that with so many characters, its hard to differentiate between them, especially with voices but the accents I could do without. I'm so glad I read this first, and I continue to prefer reading to listening, but audio books make riding in the car so much more enjoyable.
I'll definitely listen to more, I'll just be more prepared for the distraction of the accents.
Annoying echo used for internal voice.
Unnecessarily long segments of foreign language to suffer through.
Maybe it's less annoying if you start at book#1?
One of the best in the whole line of books. Not only showing good can come from hardship, good can also defeat evil. Great love can come from least expected places. Enjoy....😇
Great story. Ivory was the best female yet, strong and confident without coming off as a strew. Ivory had a wonderful balance of being a warrior and standing by her man. Razvan is just so sad what he and his children suffered. I read Skylars story before this one and I would recommend reading this one first to fully understand.
I would have given performance 5 stars but the accents of many of the characters have changed too much through the books real lack of consistency (e.g Shea and Raven are not from the region, but now have accents like Ivory).