The overall story was great.
Not a series that I have become accustomed to hearing from someone else. Her voice was awful for this. She mispronounced names and words and her imitations of the characters sucked. It was horrible. She should have listened to the previous stories so she could get a better feel of the story and the pronunciations correct. Luckily this story was so well written and interesting or I would not have continued to listen to it.
I would go see this if it were a movie. I love this series
I wish Marguerite Gavin would re record this.
It's a great story line and worthy of continuing despite the choices in which the new narrator decides to change the pronunciation of words.
Her British accent was like nails on a chalk board. For 5 books we have been used to hearing names pronounced a certain way. A good replacement narrator should endeavor to at least keep them the same. Her mispronunciation of names was grating and made my eyebrow twitch! She may not be that bad to listen to on a different series. It's just hard to adapt to a mid-series narrator switch.
I love Jenks' taking Tink's name in vain. Every time he says something about Tink, it makes me laugh out loud. Excellent character!
I love a good story...
I really like the Hollows series and this could be one of the bestof the series but Gigi's performance does not who this book credit.
its obvious GG never listened to any of the previous books narrated for Marguerite Gavin and she doesn't I know how to pronounce many of the names and phrases series followers are accustomed to.
I did not like the narrator change in the middle of the series. She pronounced many things differently than the original one. It was hard to not laugh at the way she made Jinx sound. She did a good job and I would not mind listening to her narrate other books, but it was not the same hearing her voice for Rachel as it was hearing the other narrators.
I was bummed when Gigi pronounced many names in the book differently for the last 5 books that I've listened to. Why did she not listen to the other books from Marguerite to at least pronounce the names correctly.
No I wouldn't the performer/ reader has no depth in her performances and apparently is hooked on foniks, as a scifi fan and reader of many series of this type, and even I know that it's pronounced lay line not lee line !
The performer/ reader has no depth in her performances and apparently is hooked on foniks, as a scifi fan and reader of many series of this type, and even I know that it's pronounced lay line not lee line !
Sadly I am unable to just sit back and read a hard copy of this book as a truck driver I am stuck with listening to this horrid performance as I drive since I don't like being left in the dark for the next book.... I bet Big Al would owe us a favor just to get rid of her lol
At first, I listened to the reviews and downloaded this book on my Nook instead of suffering through a horrible narration. The written version was very enjoyable.
Then, I caved and bought the audio version. Worst. Idea. Ever.
I couldn't even listen to it. Horrible narration.
The book IS good, though, so I hate that so many are missing out on enjoying this episode due to poor narration.
To continue with the series it was worth it, but if Gigi Bermingham was the narrator for the remaining books i would not have bothered and got hard-copies
Word pronunciation changes, tone of voice changes from previous narrator
Overall i don't agree with publishers switching narrators in a series, especially one told in the first person, mid way through. That said, there are often budget reasons or other reasonable reasons for doing so, so i tried to have an open mind when i downloaded this book.
The choices Gigi Bermingham made in her interpretation of Rachel and even general word pronunciation were so far off the mark from the previous narrator that i would have put the book away never to go back to the series on audio if she continued. Aside from her tone of voice, changing the way certain words (Like Piscary and Ley Line) are pronounced really threw me off and made it hard to listen to at times, especially when a string of them were put together.
At the end of the day, it is entertainment and not the end of the world - but i wanted to put my 2 cents in.
I am a big fan of the Rachel Morgan series and really loved how the original narrator brought the characters to life. Having a new narrator really threw me for a loop! The story was action packed, but I am really happy to see the Marguerite has been brought back to narrate the rest of the books.
ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!! Wish I had known how awful this narrator was before I purchased it. Definitely would have went with hard copy instead, will probably whisper sync this one. CANNOT listen to this narrator.