This is the first time I''ve purchased a book without first listening to a sample. If I had, I never would have purchased this one. The narration on this was so terrible, I had to stop the playback. The narrator has a Canadian accent (think "aboot" for about, etc) which would be perfectly fine, if the main character were not supposed to be in and from a small town in Oklahoma! If that wasn't annoying enough, anytime the narrator changes to the voice of an older character she basically whispers and speaks super slowly. I will definitely avoid any books narrated by this person in the future.
On a positive note, I was interested enough in the story line to buy the kindle edition.
I would not try another book by these authors if it were narrated by the same woman.
See comments above. The narration was the sole reason for disliking the book.
None. The narrator was terrible.
This is a good pararomance novel. The characters are interesting and the storyline is good.
Zoe was my favorite charachter, but that is how it should be as the story is about her.
No, I did not have any extreme emotions about this story.
I would change the narrator because I almost didn't finishe the book due to her voice.
Narrator did good with teenage voices, but the older characters were awful.
Kristin Stewart I think would be a good Dark Snotty Daughter.
The fact that I could lay there and just listen instead of turning the page and holding a book.
I am new to the Audio Book world but am loving listening to these stories. I even find myself buying them when I dont have credits. I currently am enjoying the House of Night Series
Yes I definetly would listen again. I thought the story was great. It was witty, funny and kept me on the edge of my seat. When I was listening I didn't want to stop.
The characters. I love the how they interact with each other and I am finding that I really like the main character of Zoe. She is very strong and smart as well as kind. I love books about the supernatural so this was right up my alley.
I thought the performance was ok. The narrator has a slight accent on a few words but other then that she was good.
The Vampire Diaries meets Harry Potter.
If you liked either Twilight, or Harry Potter* or Vampire Diaries you will love this.
Not for kids though I am thinking like 15 and up.
Edwina Wren did a great job capturing the characters and story line in her reading of the book. The Casts have created a great vampire environment, and their use of the vernacular helped to root the fantasy in the real world. "Marked" is an entertaining "low fantasy" novel, that deals with the issues that teens in our real world deal with, but still provides enough of the supernatural elements to require us to suspend our disbelief.
At first, I found the book a little slow in it's development, but once it moved to the House of the Night, things really gelled and the story became stronger. I have found myself addicted to the stories and have gone on to listen to the next few books over the last couple months. Great fun!
This series just draws you in from the beginning! You are quickly taken to the House of Night and are made to feel part of the characters lives. The story moves fast and at the end of the book, you can't wait to begin the second one!
I actually got one of the books in this series and I liked the book and decided to search the author that's when I found that the book was a series. This book is a great listen has a very imaginative story line. The author is very vivid on creating the story in your head it's like you''re a character in the story.
Yes, it is a great story
I like the story and the twist that come in this second book. I can't wait to get the next book.
Yes it did, but the narrator swollowed alot while reading and that bothered me. Maybe it was suppose to be part of the story.
Yes it was, unfortinatly I am listening while at work so I had to listen over several days
I love to read and listen to books. I'm a hair dresser. I live in New York and I have 5 children. All grown. 30, 27, 24, 23, 19. And I Love them all very much.
This book was better then Twilight they should make a movie, It will blow Twilight out of the water.
They had one of each nationality, and you grow to love them all.
Zoey is slow, but all hero's are. You grow to love her and all of her friends.