The sentences are blocky and the reader pauses a fraction of a second to long between sentences - adding to the blockyness of the writing. Short choppy sentences are grammatically correct that tell small choppy portions of the overall scene. There is an overabundance of the first person usage of “I” at the beginning of the sentences.
Looking for the inconsistencies throughout the story.
The reader tends to read in monotone, and at a constant rhythm, and under emphasizes dramatic parts of the story. It is not till chapter 15 that the reader appears to develop a sense of the characters and the story begins to develop some cohesiveness.
There were portions where the reader managed to successfully add accents and character to the voices for ‘some’ of the characters.
Through much, especially the first 15 chapters, I felt like I was sitting in an economics class listening to the instructor reciting, “ Bueller….. Bueller….”
Being academically correct in enunciation and pauses between sentences, and after other punctuation, does not lend itself to the telling of a good story. In this case, it contributed to the choppiness of a story that forgets to provide details in an entertaining way and fails to develop characters the listener can enmesh themselves with.
The concept is new. You still get a mix of the supernatural beings (there are vampires, ghosts and witches, etc) but also new things; and the main character's ability is new.
Not quite sure yet. Haven't seen another character with her ability. Although she is a very tough female lead which I gravitate towards in the books I love.
A little mellow. Although Barron's performance is definitely not the best I've heard, she is also NOT the worst I've heard... Her reading can be a little slow at times, and her voice octave doesn't change much when it's a male character speaking, but she is fairly good at different accents.
I like the friendship between Harper and her witch friend, Mara. It's genuine.... Mara seems very genuine and is actually my favorite character. There should be a book about her...
I actually love the fact that the main character ha s a ferret. I have one and hers is portrayed pretty true to life.
A little slow in places, but this was an interesting story - a new paranormal plot that I haven't seen before, and not what I expected. I will read more of this series.
I will look for more because I liked this one so much, although I did not particularly care for the narrator. Narrators with high pitched voices always make the male voices sound geeky, more like mice that men. jd
I generally like the urban fantasy genre, but this book dragged. Perhaps it was the slow, uninspired narration? Or the fact that I didn't develop any connecton with the characters...Well, I bought this in a sale, and I blew a few hours listening to it, but I won't be buying any more of the series.
Someone please call the police... the narrator of this book is apparently being strangled. Well, actually it is a lot of