Well I haven't read the print version but I almost wish I had. I LOVE this series and I would buy this audiobook again if it was reissued with Marguerite Gavin as the narrator.
Yes! As usual I really enjoyed the way Kim spins a plot. The world that Kim has created continues to entertain. I hope this series never ends!
Gee..where to start!? This is Book 6 is a much loved series. I don't understand why Gigi didn't think she need to listen to the previous book to make sure she didn't mispronounce important character names? Cringe worthy performance at times.
Yes as with this entire series...but...I also don't want it to end!
Even more puzzling to me is why the publisher didn't have someone proof listen to the performance and correct the errors. Fans of any series deserve more respect!
Good story poor performance.
If you are going to jump into the middle of a series at least listen to the prior narrative & say the names & lingo the same. It really threw me off & irked me every time she changed the words pronunciations. It disrupted the flow of the book & made it hard to get through. If I hadn't noticed that the prior narrator was back for the next book I would have dropped the series.
Recommend this book? Yes
Recommend this audible? No
This is the worst narration I have ever heard. I had bought this book a while ago but as soon as I heard the narrator I had to stop. Her whiny voice graded on my nerves and she got all of the voices wrong as well as the mispronunciation of key words kept throwing me off. If they were going to switch in the middle of the series as least Ms. Bermingham should have done some homework before recording this book. Ms. Gavin had already set a standard of how the character where portrayed and Ms. Bermingham should have kept with the flow so thing where kept consistent. I am going through the entire series again and this time I will follow through to the better end.
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.