This Fever series is addictive. The author's incredible writing coupled with the narrator's performance made this an incredible read!
After listening to the first 3 books which used Joyce Bean as a narrator, with her correct Irish accents and lovely Southern drawl, Natalie Ross as this book's narrator is a huge disappointment. And Phil Gigante as the character "Barons" is not much better.
Natalie can't seem to choose which accent to use when trying to voice an Irish accent for the character Dani. She is all over the place, using Cockney, Scots and even a British accent at times. While her voice is lovely it would be much better suited to a story where there are no accents present.
While Gigante has the Barons character's larger than life voice, he also can't seem to get the accent right. The only character's accent he can get right is the Scot, Christian.
As a 4th book in this series, this one would be a great read, but I feel it's definitely a disappointing listen when compared with the first 3 books.
I had listened to the prior three books and enjoyed the story line and wanted to follow it to the end. I have to say this is a dissapointment. First irriatation it seems to be consumed with sex and profanity. There was some in the others but much less. Second is the change in readers. I dislike the new narrators a lot. It could be getting used to the first three books but these are just not as good, like bad actors looking for work. I hope Shadowfever is a good book to tolerate the new narrators.
Be prepared for a complete change in character voices with the new narration. Phil Gigante has an extremely deep voice, so it was a bit hard to adjust and a little shocking in one particular scene. Still a great book though. Just wish they could have kept some of the character pronunciations the same.
I have become a huge fan of this terrific series. I can't get enough of Mac and Barrons. Sigh. I love these narrators.
If Phil Gigante would read the phonebook to me, I'd melt. Okay, I want Phil Gigante to be my boyfriend.
As disappointed as I was in the previous narrator - this woman is MUCH worse. I haven't even gotten to the male narrator part yet - not sure I can stomach it that far. TERRIBLE TERRIBLE ACCENTS! I may have to actually READ this book, but I have to know how the story ends after all of this time!
I loved every one of these books! The characters are interesting and well-developed. Moning does a fantastic job of keeping the story exciting, intriguing, sexy, and unpredictable. I downloaded all of the books to my phone so that I could listen whenever I had a few minutes, whether I was driving, working out, waiting in line somewhere, or folding laundry. Pretty addictive! I was so sorry when I reached the end. I'm starting her Highlander Series next.
I loved reading this series and love the use of both Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante as narrators! I TRIED to listen to the first 3 in this series but a different narrator reads and absolutely does NOT do justice to the characters. Ms. Ross and Mr. Gigante do a fabulous job here. If Brilliance Audio would allow them to go back and read Dark, Blood and Fae Fever, I would definitely get the new ones. As narrator of romance, Phil Gigante can make your knees weak! Don't know what the man looks like but he has a tremendous voice, particularly for powerful, foreign, sensual male characters. Together Ms. Ross and Mr. Gigante, bring Mac and Barrons to life in a very vivid way.
When I first came across this book series I did not think I was going to like it, but after reading the first book I was hooked.
Being a Karen Marie Moning fan after reading the Highlander Series, I knew the Fever series wouldn't disappoint. It was great writing, always keeping me on my toes. Suspense is killing me. Still many unanswered questions. Can't wait for final book of series. Phil Gigante does great voiceover. Totally recommend Fever Series.