From the beginning of this book both the Author and the Narrator HAD me. This Fantasy-cum-Romance with a dash of Mystery and written with tongue-in-cheek Humor will compel you to read all of Katie MacAlister's books. Having devoured the Aisling Grey/Green Dragon series, through the even more fascinating Silver Dragon Series, I could not wait for her most recent addition: Love in the Time of Dragons (and I STILL don't know who the real villain is). Keep them coming Katie and Barbara, I am a true devotee.
The Green Dragon series were the first books I had read by Katie MacAlister and I enjoyed them. The story line kept me interested and I loved Jim and his comedy. I was just ok with the narrator. To me she sounded older than what I pictured Aisling Grey (all other voices were fine and I loved her voice for Jim) but that could be a personal preference thing. I have put her Silver Dragons series on my wish list and will probably try them out soon.
I could have enjoyed this book so much more without the mouth smacking and swallowing. Every narrator has his/her moments but this was constant throughout the reading. I've never taken the time to comment negatively on a narrator but feel others should be forewarned. The other books in the series have the same narrator so I will be passing on this one.
Well took a while to get into started to get interested then sex audibe had to turn off and fast forward few times since had mixed company in the car. I love Jim the demon dog. I think he is the best part. He will keep me listening. Good mix of characters. Was ok Listen in the end. But watch out for the first part almost turned it off and deleted it.
Overall I'm enjoying the book as a light read that is fun. The narrator does a good job with the characters and following the book but the editing of the 'extra' sounds such as swallowing and the oddly long pauses, makes it difficult to listen to. It is rare for me to be this disappointed and distracted by how one of the audible books sounds.
OKay, I have to agree with the people who pointed out the smacking and heavy swallowing! I loved the story and surprisingly enjoyed the husky voice of the narrator. The only issue I have is the mouth noises. It makes my skin crawl. I understand why the mouth noises exist but some editing needed to be done. It was almost painful!
If you can get past that then you are going to really enjoy it. Maybe listen to it driving down the road with the windows down.
This was an intentionally funny story. I did not think Barbara Rosenblatt was the best voice for this character. She captured the comedic aspect but not the romance.
I usually like Barbara Rosenblat as a narrator, but in this case, it was hard to tell if it was her or the annoying lead character that made me wish I hadn't purchased this book. Either way, after 2 attempts to get into the story, I found myself completely irritated and finally gave up and wrote it off as a loss.
If you want a review of the story, you'll have to go to another person's review because I couldn't manage to listen to the whole book due to the narrator. Odd pauses, swallowing, lip smacking - it was completely distracting. I'm going to go buy the book instead and read it, wish I hadn't wasted my money on this audiobook. Audiobook listeners beware! To sum it up in one word - dreadful.