The Trilogy is GREAT! Bad narration - thank goodness he does not do the other two books.
Nora's Vampire Trilogy has a similar feel, and I really enjoyed reading these in print.
He cannot do realistic female voices. All the women either have exaggerated accents or sound like complete airheads, which is what Nora Roberts' heroines are NOT. I love this trilogy, but if Phil had done all three, I couldn't have made it through. I get the nails-on-a-chalkboard feeling when he performs women :(
I don't usually like books about evil spirits, but decided to give it a try. The story line is well written and interesting. I definitely will listen to the next.
The Demon at Hester's Pool
I am sorry but the performance was so bad the story was bad. He performed woman like air-headed idiots. I want my credit back.
superstition, myths, legends and imagination
Jewels of the Sun
easy on the ears and a very artistic performer
the entire Trilogy is awesome
Okay, this is my first review and I have been using Audible for probably about two years now. I have to say that this was the worst narration I have ever heard! I can't even get through the whole book. All of the males in the book sound like 12 year olds from a really bad B-rated Syfy movie and all of the females sound as if they were the cast from The Birdcage staring Robin Williams. I cannot finish this book! To those of you that have and will finish it, congratulations! Boy am I disappointed.
Surprise twist to mystery/fantasy/romance
When the two main characters went to the stone
main male character
the saving of the dog
I loved the narrative bouncing around the three different (male) characters giving three different points of view. It was also fun to have a male as a main character
Can't sit still or stay focused long enough to read a book. Audible is the only way I will give myself the opportunity to enjoy fiction.
Phil Gigante and an unusual story line.
Quinn''s strong character and Cal's likeable, honorable nature.
I returned the last 2 of the 3 in the trilogy. I felt like a BIG bait and switch happened with the 2 super rotten narrator that finished the trilogy. I when I buy amd Audio Book I wamt it to be one that I'd at least be willing to listen to a 2nd time. They made a mistake not having Gigante on the whole series. I don't care if you don't like his female narration there is no one that does male narration better and given the book is predominately about the three boys it needed to stay Gigante as the narrator.
When I dont have a series I want.... I scroll through Gigantes' works. Boy was I unhappy to learn he was not on the full story.
As always, the story is the most enjoyable part. I also enjoy the freedom to do other things while listening to the book. I listen to it at home, on my way to and from work, and at work.
I like the plot of the story. An unknown entity wreaking havoc on a small town, but a band of "brothers" do what it takes to keep the town safe.
Gage. I liked how he made this "badass" character have a deep monotone voice. It's fitting for his description. However it was funny to hear the narrator portray a female voice when he has somewhat of a deep voice himself.
I can never get enough of Nora Roberts' books, including this one. It makes me sad when they end, and even sadder when the series ends. I would read or listen to this book all day if I could.
I am a Company Rep in Central Qld. I travel around 60,000klms a year and rely on my Audiobooks to keep me company on my Country Trips!
I found this Book quite interesting and I have already finished Book 2 , The Hollow, and I'm well into the final Book, The Pagan Stone.
I found the throw back, at the start of the Book, to olden times a little confusing but that may have something to do with the fact that I listen whilst I'm driving.
The one comment that I do have to make, is that the 3 Books are narrated by 3 different people.
I believe this to be a mistake. After listening to the first Narrator's interpretation of the characters, I then had an adjustment period at the start of Book 2 while I came to grips with a female Narrator.
Book 3 returns to a male Narrator and a different set of interpretations again.
Whilst I did "acclimatise" to the 3 Narrators, I think the series would have been better with a single person doing all 3.
I have also purchased Nora Roberts', The Blue Dahlia. This is also a Trilogy but with the same Narrator.
Anyway, the story is interesting & the tension builds slowly. I am particularly impressed with the style that Nora Roberts employs in the building of the Characters'' relationships with each other. I have found this to be consistent in all of her books that I have now listened to.
The Trilogy is well worth a listen!