I haven't read the Karen Chance novels so this narration was my first exposure to her work. At the regular speed for the recording, I was getting frustrated with the storyline and the characters, especially Cassie, because of the slow-mo narration. As the main character, Cassie just seemed off kilter and not very appealing when I listened at the normal paint-drying speed for this narration. After I sped up the recording (using the Audible App.) to 1-1/2 or 2 times the normal speed, the narration seemed to fit the text much better and the characters came to life. I had to do the same with another narration by Cynthia Holloway. So using deliberate speed might be the trick to cure the monotonous quality of the recording and to get a better sense of the book's story and characters.
I really enjoyed this book when I read it. However, the narrator ruined this audio book for me. Many, many words were over enunciated (I could hear an echo of too many final 't's from across the room.) The book itself is a tightly paced urban fantasy. The world creation is believable with interesting characters.
I found this author due to searching for a book like the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost. I have to say this is pretty good. I can't wait to start the next book. I don't want to spoil it but I thought she was going to be with someone then he turned out to be a loser. This is a good read
Loved the book - narrator was very good and easy to listen to. Could not wait to listen to more.
I will listen or read all Karen Chance's books
The Book Muffin
This is the first in the series and it is AWESOME! I happened to really like the narrator, unlike some of the other reviews that I read. I really liked some of the voices done like Pritkins. I bought the entire series and really liked everyone I listened to. If you liked this book, just wait, the series keeps getting better. I can't wait for the next one to be released!
This book could be much more exciting, but the narrator is TERRIBLE. I listen to tons of audio books and a bad narrator can destroy a great book...this is a perfect example. This narrator doesn't even use correct pronunciation! If she has to say the word "costume" which she calls "coshtume" one more time, or "were" which she pronounces as "weer", or even the word "vague"(...who doesn't know the pronunciation of the word vague???), I think I might loose my mind! I hate to be rude or insulting, but for those of you think this is a good narrator, please, expand your horizons, because you must not listen to many audio books. There are some really great ones out there who really know how to stimulate the imagination, however; this lady is not one of them.
I just wish the narrator knew how to pronounce "were" as in werewolf! Main character is interesting, good read but would be even better with a new narrator!
I need to preface my review by saying that I've read most of Karen Chance's books, and am a big fan! I hate to make one of her books with only two stars.
However, the narrator has completely killed this story. She must not know the difference between 'telling' a story and just reading one. If I want to hear lifeless droning I can get my kindle or mac can do that for me for free.
The opening paragraphs, in which the heroine receives a death-threat and has to flee for her life are read with less emotion than than Ben Stein's economics lecture in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Sarcasm must completely fly over the narrator's head, as the lines are read with no change in pitch. There is some inflection, but no change in tone, voice, or emotion!!!
Wow- this narrator is BAD. She reads the whole book like she is going to cry or?? Melodramatic to say the least. Definitely needs to be played on fast playback.
The story seems to be a bunch of other story lines put together. The author does tend to treat her readers like idiots~ annoying.
I really thought I would like this book, but it was reeeaallly s-l-o-w. It felt like there was a lot of repetition. I just didn't care about the characters.