I must agree with all the other reviews I've read about this book. Kim Harrison does a wonderful job writing but as Jenks might say "Tinks titties get a new narrator." I had a very hard time finishing this audio book. I am so glad to see Marguerite Gavin will big back for the remainder of the series.
I love the series and hope it will be.
Very disappointed that Marguerite Gavin is not performing this book. I'ts very hard for me to listen to.
Voices and characters don't feel real. Boring, I am spoiled with the way Marguerite Gavin created them. I felt I could see them before, now they are empty.
I'm not finished with this title.
Good story line. The narrator had different pronunciations of certain words/characters that was a little irritating--well, a lot irritating. However, I did like her voice of Rachel's mother more than Gavin's as hers made Rachel's mother sound a little younger and stronger than Gavin's frail portrayal of the character. However, nearly all the other voices, I preferred Gavin's.
Her voice was okay, I think Gavin's voices for nearly all the characters is better. For this particular narration, her voice was: irritating, annoying and whiny. However, given a different story, I would likely find her pretty good.
The awful narration
Yes.. the book itself was good
The woman who read all the previous books!
All of the above
I was really disappointed in the production of this audio book. It is so annoying when the narrator changes. Her enunciation of the names of characters and certain words used throughout the story were pronounced phonetically. Equally annoying was her sometimes New York accent leaking through. The main character is from Ohio. Lastly, there was this annoying track of ominous music played throughout at seeming random places throughout the reading (rather than being at the end of a chapter). All in all, it makes me wonder who hired this lady.. and that whoever was in charge of production should be fired. By contrast, the story by itself was fantastic.
Story line is good. K. Harrison offered fluidity between the previous book and this one. Unfortunately, the narrator's mis-pronunciations were annoying enough to distract a reader from enjoying the story. Ms. Bermingham obviously didn't do her homework, or at least, listened to the previous books. I don't have anything against changing readers between books in a series (albeit, I don't prefer it), but new readers should be required to listen to the previous books to get an overall picture of how the characters in the series have evolved from day 1. I mean, c'mon, "lee line"? As if Ms. Bermingham has never encountered this term in her life. Why have someone read a book that involves the supernatural when the reader (narrator) has no clue of this terminology? Names of characters were also read differently. Glad that they took Ms. Gavin back for the subseqent books.
Mis-pronunciations of words and read the characters named differently from the previous narrator
Using the same narrator as the rest of the series.
If the narrator had listened to the previous books before narrating so she at least could have pronounced the names and terms the same. It was disappointing enough to have the voice change, but having pronunciations change kinda spoils the listening experience.
I am glad to see the original narrator returns for the next book.
The narrator was awful. I have never written a review before but was so disappointed in the narrator change I had to do it.
She destroyed this great series from an audio perspective
I just had to comment that this narrator was AWFUL.
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
The two of you that follow my reviews know how I feel about Rachel Morgan (to summarize for the rest of you- lets just say... its bad. She is not on my Christmas card list- or winter solstice... whatever).
This, which is like the 12th book in the series, (6... whatever... these books are SOOOOO LONG that it feels like more), is the first book where Rachel actually THINKS about what she does before she does it. The first time. Ever. In 6 books and at least 50 times her life is at stake. The first time she stops and thinks before she does something. She does it anyway, but at least she THINKS about it this time. And that's progress. (Do you see why I get frustrated with her????).
Anyways- without giving too much away, this book means BIG THINGS for Rachel. Lots of secrets exposed and other day time drama stuff. If this was the first book, I wouldn't have such mixed feelings about Rachel.
I am, by the way, Team Jenks. Always.
I Love to lIsten to books. I'm one of those people that like to read or listen to books over and over. I Love audible.
I love this series but, listening to nails on a chalk board would be easier than listening to this narrator! I had to go buy the book. Why change the narrator in the middle of the series?
Reading this book was enjoyable. Listening to it not so much.
Absolutely not! Her portrayal of jenks was just like screaching in my ears.
I love this series this book was good. The naration was just painful! It is a shame too. I'm so glad they brought Margaret Gavin back for the next in. I tried to give the performance nostars but it wouldn't let me.