This narrator is terrible. The voices he uses for the women makes them all sound frail and weak. And the Bronx accent for Layla makes her seem plain stupid. Fox sounds goofy & as dumb as a bag of rocks not like a lawyer at all even a small town one. The voices for the male characters when they were younger were ok & so were the older Cal & Gage--but the rest of the cast is so bad it makes it hard to listen to. I was glad when I saw this narrator isn't used for the rest of the series. The story is good though I must say. I'm glad I also have the kndle version so I can read a good bit of it.
I love Nora Roberts but this was very average. There were times when it was so boring that I could not even focus on the story. This was definitely not worth my time.
As much as I enjoyed the story, the narration was very distracting and I felt like stopping after about an hour. Glad I stuck it out.
I like the relationships from Nora Roberts if not the sex and language. Her characters appeal to me. Did not care for narrator. Male narrators need to find a way to read female characters without sounding so silly. These female leads were not silly, but they felt that way from this reader. But I really enjoyed the story and getting the next part immediately.
I liked the storyline. I read the book when it was first published and enjoyed it very much. I have a long commute and started to listen audio books. I thought I would enjoy hearing the book on audio. I was disappointed with the narrator's female voices. They sounded unintelligent. I was reminded of the Jersey Shore.
The boys 10th birthday expedition to The Pagan Stone.
I doubt it.
I would not want to see it made into a movie. I like the characters how I see them in my imagination.
Yes, I first read the book. Would have read again, but decided to get into AUDIO books
It's easier to get my housework done while listening to book....
Any Paranormal book catches my interest, but I have found certain Authors are more my style.
Can't think of any one scene, just an overall entertaining book.
Yes, the narrator had a good pace and distinctive character voices
This book and the trilogy has a new twist on good vs evil
Grandma Hawkins, the narrator made me believe she was as wise as she was old
In the lower half
Maybe, I am disappointed that they changed narrators for each book in the series, why mess with perfection?
The story itself is rather Disneyish as far as the very predictable characters.....
He always does such an amazing job of giving each character their own voice and personality. I actually chose this book BECAUSE he was the narrator.
Predictable family movie
I laughed when I read someone's rating that the narrator's women's voices were screetchy. This guy should not do women's voices. It took a lot, and I mean a lot, of dedication to finish listening to the book. The only good thing is that the narrator for the other two books are done by different narrators.
This book would have been excellent if the sex scenes weren’t so boring. The plot, narration, and layout (except the sex scenes of course) were every convincing; but exactly what I expected from Nora Roberts. Her intimate moments are almost always PG.
Nora is such an outstanding and prolific author, that the quality and diversity of her work, never ceases to amaze.
This first book in the trilogy is deliciously suspenseful and quickly entices the reader to delve further and learn more about the blood brothers and the fate that awaits them and the women who love them, in Hawkins Hollow. A mix of legend, folk lore and an ancient evil combine with enough drama, passion and mystery to see you to the satisfying conclusion of the third book. Riveting!
LOVE Phil Gigante's voice! That man could read the phone directory as far as I'm concerned and I'd be enthralled! Brilliant execution, dramatic effects and passion!