The story was another great addition, but the narrator ruined it. I had read all the reviews complaining about this narrator but hated to leave this one out of my collection and thought, "how bad could it be". The answer is, pretty bad! Jenks sounds like Tinkerbell, her pronunciation of many of the names, as well as several other irritating mispronunciations, and the accents of most of the other characters were painful to listen to. Maybe miss Bermingham should have listened to some of the other books in the series before she took on this challenge. I definitely won't be listening to this one a second time. I will stick to the written version of this book in the future!
Kim Harrison books are great. Gigi Bermingham missed the mark on this read.
Did she even lessen to the first books? the mispronounced words and names? Really?
yes , just to get through it to the rest of the story
Marguerite Gavin -- for obvious reasons
Gigi Bermingham shouldn't solely take the blame for the disasters in this audiobook. The publisher should have corrected the numerous mispronunciations . Did NOBODY listen to the first five books before the creation of the sixth? You would think that would be a requirement when performing a book series. It's unfortunate because this book had a lot of important things happen in Rachel's life -- just would have been sooooo much better if the narration had been consistent.
Yeah, the same woman who's done pretty much all of the other books in this series. I hate how she pronounces everything. Rachel sounds like a nasally brat in her voice. Jenks sounds nothing like a man (neither do the rest of the male characters but whereas the previous narrator made him pleasing to listening to while also taking into account his species this one makes me want to punch things every time he speaks and he's a main character.) If I could skip this book to avoid this narrator I would.
The recording quality is bad and often sounds echoing or distant. The fact that the cd change music is included in a digital version is obnoxious and interrupts the flow of the narrative. The cadence of the narrator's voice is also wrong the majority of the time. I thought the previous narrator honestly sounded like the character with the male voices, other than a few of the main characters were kind of repetitive but not in a distracting way. I was looking at the other books and I'm not sure if it starts right after this one or not, or why this one is done with a different narrator for that matter, but it does switch back. I'd suggest just getting the kindle version of this particular one.
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I would not know. Didn't read it.
The rest of the series. Story was great.
Please don't force me to be ugly. Horrible? Terrible?
Offer me a refund or have Marguerite Gavin redo the the audible version?
I'm serious I was very pissed. Just freaking horrible thank god the rest are done by Marguerite Gavin.
You know what made Gigi's narration of this book worse? It was a key book with key moments in the Hallows series and it suffered under the bad reading. The story was outstanding.
Please have Marguerite Gavin redo the story and burn all copies of Gigi Berminham's performance and toss ashes into large river? See Wycliffe for proper disposal.
The story was great for what I could listen to. Every time the narrator mentioned lee lines..Piscurry..or talked like Al, Jenks, etc. I cringed and wish the story was almost over. I have never asked for a refund on here before but may try with this one because I honestly will never listen to this again. This was a definite waste of a credit.
Marguerite Gavin! I will buy it and be so happy to have the complete series to listen to over and over.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, re-do this audio book with Marguerite.
I am on book 11 now of the Hollows and plan to re-listen to the whole series when I've heard them all, sadly skipping The Outlaw Demon Wails. There is no way I will be able to hear this book again with Gigi's voice.
I had a hard time rating this because if it were Marguerite I would have given it a 5 star all the way. I am disappointed I wasted a credit on this and didn't realize until she started talking that it was a different narrator. I now have to purchase the Kindle version to be able to really delve into this story.
Very disappointed that the narrator of the book changed with this book. Not only did the narrator change, she also did not pronounce the names of characters and the witch spells the same way as the narrator that did the first 5 books. Took some chapters to get use to it, understand that narrators may change, but they should pronounce character names and other things the way the first narrator did.
I <3 audiobooks!
I LOVE this series, but I couldn't wait to get through this book. I absolutely hate when they change narrators in the middle of a series. Great story, but I cringed with every mispronunciation of the character's names.
No I was fully lost thanks to the Narrator
Yes, she's hopeless!
The book is probably good but I just couldn't listen due to the Narrator.
i love this whole series
not really i like them because they are light i can usually read between the lines see whats comming
i hated how she changed how thing are pronounced, like i get you might have to have a new reader but names should be the same as the first book every time she said one of the names that could be interrupted differently i would cringe
yes story moves at good pace
its a good listen over all