I have never, ever stopped reading a book. This one.... I did. The writing was terrible and the narration only slightly better. Maybe my expectations were too high given the high ratings of others but quite honestly, I would expect better writing from an eighth grader.
Avoid this 'reader' at all costs! Over played, 'snarky' when there's no need to sound it, heavy handed. All the characters sounded alike with the only difference being pitch or nasality. Decent story? IDK...couldn't stand the reader long enough to find out.
I accidentally started this series the 6th book in. Found the audio book on sale at books-a-million for $14.99. And although a bit confused, loved it! So am starting the series from the beginning, and so far am glad I did :) its an exciting series, very good character development, and an intriguing story line. Highly recommend!!!!
I don't think the narrator was a bad one, but it's been a while since I listened to this. What I remember is the Jenks voice was an interesting choice and I could definitely identify with the attitude of the main character Rachel Morgan. But I could NOT get past Ivy the vampire and her "sultry" voice. It was as though Marguerite Gavin suddenly became six years old and was told to depict a low, husky voice. She sounded like Jim Carrey as Vera (the bodybuilding chick) on In Living Color, if that helps. "Raaachellll." God, that drove me absolutely nuts! When a person reads a book, they attach their own interpretations of how people sound when they read dialogue. With audio books, it's obviously interpreted for you. This is the one book I've listened to where I couldn't suspend reality and eventually get used to the reading flaws (men going shrill for the women's parts and bad blanket accents). I am actually looking forward to reading the print and putting my own inner voices to work (and Rachel Morgan will sound probably just like M. Gavin's depiction). Hopefully I won't be haunted by "Raaaachellll" the whole time.
I love Urban Fantasy, Paranormal romance and dystopian novels. I almost always have either a book in my hands, or an audiobook in my ear!
I loved this book, and the entire series! the character development throughout the series is wonderful. I feel like the characters are my good friends. I got lost in Rachel's world durring my own illness, and I am grateful to have writers like Kim Harrison to make me forget real life and escape, if only for a little while!
Graduated college, got a job, got married, traveled, had children. Breathing air and growing hair.
I would rather hear about Ivy than what's her name? See can't even remember it. Some bright spots but few and far between. Not my cup of tea.
Though the description made book sound rediculous, I downloaded it anyway because of a recommendation from a friend. Somehow it all just works. I really enjoyed the narrator. She made the other character voices different but not distracting. The book has humor, exitement and intrigue. I have now listened to the whole series and can't wait for book 9.
This book was such a steaming pile of garbage. I absolutely hated it. The reader is incredibly annoying, the main character is a moron, and the plot makes absolutley no sense. I turned it off 2 hours in and wish I could get my money back. I would rather jab a pen in my ear than have to listen to another minute. It was all just a bunch of nonsense that wasn't even fun or compelling in any way shape or form. There aren't enough words to describe how crappy this book was.
The book is ok (not great, but ok). The narration is a bit low end. Gavin has the ability to read fine, but her character voices are terrible verging on annoying.
I also was annoyed that the author didn't bother to look up what order mink are in. Hint: It's not rodentia. Mink (and weasels) are in the order Carnivora.