I fell in love with the Highlander series, so I looked for anything else Karen had written. I found the Fever series. The first book was so different from what I was used to (from her), I had a hard time getting into it. Being a fan, I faithfully read (& listened to) all the Fever books anyway... the more I heard, the more I got into it. I'm VERY excited now that she is tying the Fever series back into the Highlander series in Dreamfever... and I like the male narration in this book as well. The climactic 'cliff-hanger' manner in which she ends all the Fever books, keeps the story in your brain long after you've read the the last page of the book... anxiously awaiting the next annual (sniff, sniff) installment. On the bright side, I'll get to start over with Darkfever and enjoy them all again next year prior to the release of Shadowfever!!
This book is the latest fantastic addition to an incredible series. KMM tells us more about the characters we love and love to hate and those we aren't sure about! The narration is likewise terrific with Phil G and Natalie R. Thanks for the great listen!
Granted I had to get used to Natalies way of doing things but I believe she did a good job. Once you get into it the cadance picks up. I"m enjoying it now. Phil is ofcourse wonderful.
Fiction: I like Paranormal, Young Adult, Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Classics. Non-Fiction: I like Historical, Military, Memoirs.
Best: Phil Gigante. Least: Bad Irish accents.
I'm not going to waste my time with a detailed review of Dreamfever. People who love this series will probably love this book too. My issues with Karen Marie Moning's writing can be found in my previous review of Darkfever.
I have two points about the narration. First, Natalie Ross has one of the worst Irish accents I have ever heard. It sounds more Cockney (and a bad Cockney accent at that) than Irish. I cringed every time I heard her Irish accent. Every. Single. Time. Her take at Mac's accent was fine--less pronounced than the prior narrator in the series, but it was inoffensive. Phil Gigante though...WHOA. He could narrate a tax return and I'd pay to listen. Aural sex. Wow. Just wow.
If only for Phil Gigante's brief appearances.
I preferred Joyce Bean to Natalie Ross, but the addition of Phil Gigante makes up for just about everything else that bothered me about this book.
I was upset when I was informed they were changing narrators in the middle of the series. I thought..."Here we go again." I started the book, then stopped. Adjusting to the new "Mac" took a few times. Then it clicked!! I wish Natalie would have read the previous versions. She has a more calming, mature voice. I LOVE her as Mac. And Phil...well he's WONDERFUl as the male voices!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this series. However, the endings are giving me anxiety attacks. LOL I hate waiting a YEAR before the next book in the series comes out...but that's because I'm one who snuck and opened my xmas presents early, hating to wait for the surprise. LOL Thank you Karen for this wonderful series!!!
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Moning has truly out done herself. What a great follow up story, can't wait for the next installment. Barrons, V'lane and the side seers bring this book to life, a second listen is in order to catch all the nuances. Truly a great listen, don't hesitate to give this series and author a chance you won't be disappointed. Action, adventure, intrigue and hot passionate love. Has it all.
This book takes the series up a gear or two. Mac has grown past the shallow young woman she was and is becoming the incredible woman that is her birthright. Lots of action and surpises in this more adult novel with a darker feel. I also enjoyed this a lot more with the new narration. It has more depth and range and the accents were better. I feel with men puported to be as powerful and dominating the use of a male voice added depth to the listening experience and made the verbal exchanges more enjoyable.
Note it has a huge cliffhanger. So if you have not already started it wait until the final book comes out on 18 Jan 2011 so you don't live in "fever hell" with the rest of us humans.
This book had the best narration of all the books. Natalie Ross is a great narrator. Joyce bean sounds to old to be Mac. Next book releasing in January, can't wait.
While I will get over my disappointment that Joyce Bean isn't the voice of this book in the series, the audio quality is simply awful.
I've listened to each book in succession (on the same equipment) with little break between books, and the sound quality on this recording is not even close to that of books 1-3.
How disappointing overall, and especially given this is an AUDIO book site.