The authors, yes. The narrator, Edwina Wren, maybe.
Great scenes when Zoey meets with Nix.
Edwina Wren does a good job emulating various southern U.S. accents, but some of her word pronunciations are a little off... more British than American (been, sorry, hovering, appreciate, blueberry, pastel, substantiate, solve, idea, depot). What chafed me the most was when she pronounced Arkansas as Ar-CAN-ziss. No American I've ever met would call it anything other than AR-can-saw (I know it's Kansas with an A and an R, but for some reason we pronounce the two completely differently).
I'll just have to get the books and read them instead of listening to them.
Micky @My Book Habit
Due to a lot of negative reviews I did not expect this book to be as good as it was. Now, I am 44, so I would have loved a lot more of the traditional excitement that normally goes along with vampire books. However, since this is a YA title, I can understand it not having too much violence.
I was able to get used to the narrator's accent, which initially it drove me insane. I enjoyed the characters and feel as though they were well developed and had a few of my favorites. All-in-all it was a great listen/read and I will definitely listen to the others in the series, as well as well as recommend it to others.
I am new to this author and to this series. I really like this book. The reader is great. It is very different from what I expected but it was a good unexpected. I can't wait to hear the second book.
I really enjoyed this book overall. The only negative I have to say is that there were parts that were too immature. The very start of the book I almost stopped reading it because I thought its more geared for just teenagers then say the Twilight or Harry Potter series. Overall a great read and I will be reading the next one in the series.
I absolutely loved this book ... however, if I was a parent I would not let my kid read it because of the sexual nature of this series. It is a very good book for adults who are looking for something similar to Twilight. Very fast paced, well written, just an overall good series.
The book moved really slowly, but I stuck with it because the content was interesting. The narrating was driving me nuts with how her unusual accent did not match the main character who was from Oklahoma. I ended up choosing 2x speed because of how slowly the narrator speaks. It was very juvenile in regards to the dialog which as a 20 something was tolerable. There are definitely better options for a vampire story.
I think this series has an interesting take and a fun spin on the "magic school." I enjoy a teen novel from time to time, but I almost felt like this series was a bit young for me. I did giggle a little after reading the reviews when another reader said that she didn't appreciate the characters preaching their pro-gay agenda. I on the other hand think that is part of the reason authors write. I do think it was a bit awkward though...they way she worked her message into the story. Over all, the series is entertaining. (I almost think the thing I enjoyed least was the narrator.) But if you are looking for a teen read in the fantasy genre...go for it!
This series is great and it is even better on audio book. I have been very happy with this purchase.
The story was interesting and entertaining. However, the author chooses to make this a platform for her views on issues such as gay rights and religion. I think it detracts from the story. I wish she could have just written the story for entertainment and kept her views to herself.