Where to begin... I love romances. Historical and paranormal tend to be favorites. And while I've slogged through some shallow, silly, convoluted, and eye-rolling stories, I've never NOT finished one. But THIS... One hour in and I wanted to bang my head against the wall to make it stop!
Every tedious cliche of the genre is trotted out, but even so, that is not what made this intolerable. It's the narrator, Carrington MacDuffie who completely RUINS the story!
I read the negative reviews, so before deciding to take a chance, I listened to a sample and thought she sounded very pleasant. And she DOES have a lovely voice. That's not the problem. It actually took me awhile to pin-point what it was that was so GRATING about her narration...
She reads the story with such exaggerated expression, it sounds like she's mocking it. May-be she's trying to be sexy and funny with the way she PURRRRRS out the story, but it's also how you would read it if you were making fun of it. She could render Tolstoy ridiculous like that. And there is much about the story - at least the part I made it through - that IS ridiculous.
I didn't mind the "fantasy" part of the story... Hot guy trapped in a book? Sounded intriguing. But even fantasy needs some realism to work! May-be it was coming... along with the character development. But I couldn't listen to MacDuffie's over-the-top rendition of SEEEENSUAL and SULLLLLTRY for one more second.
Get a new narrator
I did, and they were much better than this one, due to the narrator.
With that narrator, there was none
I failed to write a review on this after i bought it and I'm sorry I did not. I literally do not know the ending to this book. I could not take the way she spoke in that country accent on and on and on. Every now and then she would stop, but she did not now as the narrator, you don't keep speaking as the character. I had to stop listening, it was that bad.
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This is the first book in the Dark Hunter series. Although it doen't touch much on the dark hunters them selves. It is more about the god and goddesses than the deamon crisis. My favorites in the series are Dance with the Devil, Night Play and Devil may Cry.
Long haul Expeditor that loves listening to books and make the miles fly by.
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I love to listen to audiobooks. It is great when the narrators get into the story and really bring the characters to life.
I love this audio book. The narrator does a great job too. It is truly intertaining from beginning to end!!
I couldn't even finish this one because of the narration. The really bad accent so off putting.
If I could of given no stars, I would have. Writing was terribly cheesy and narration killed me. I did listen to the whole thing bcuz I can not, not finish a book, save your money and buy something else!
I was looking for a series to get into, and base on the reviews of other people I can say I AM NOT DISAPPOINTED! I absolutely love this series each book gets better than the other.
This book could have been so much more. The storyline of Julian of Thrace and the love that develops between him and Grace impeded by his evil brother who happens to be a Greek God....
It was a good book for what it is. Romance and hot love narrations.
Narrator! Well, I liked her but after a bit, she gets on your nerve. She creates the necessary nuances and cadences in her narration but then she goes on to do it all throughout the book. This does lessen the scenes when those nuances are actually important.
Happy ending though and overall a good book to read.
This was my first romance novel. I am an ancient history scholar so I thought this would be fitting. And even though the story is not well developed, it was entertaining. It served its purpose.
I will venture off to a few other of these author's books. The reviews are fantastic on a few of them.