After reading a review or two... I didn't expect to like this book. However, I loved it. I love it when she sticks it to AL. However, I gotta say that I am not in love with the new narrator. Nothing wrong with the narrator herself... it's just that I have to get used to new character voices and new pronunciation of names.
Jinx or Janx is my favorite character. Pound for pound he is the smartest and most dangerous of the partner trio.
I like Marguerite Gavin better. But Gigi grows on you.
Intense, emotional, thrilling.
Rachel--despite the bad taste in my mouth from the production of the book, it's nice to see her character development.
It wasn't just the narrator that bothered me--it was the whole production of the audiobook. The recording I purchased from Audible skipped in several places and clipped off words at the end of chapters. The music in between some chapters (and not others) was kind of weird and didn't really fit. Then there was the narrator, who wasn't terrible but just wasn't right for this book. Perhaps she could've done her homework on the previous audio installments of the series to get a better idea of how Rachel and the others have previously been performed, how words and names were pronounced, etc, in order to make this book more consistent with (and there for almost as enjoyable as) the others.
Good question. I'm not really sure.
I hope Marguerite Gavin returns to narrate the rest of the series.
Narration is fine... different, but not horrible... not nearly so bad as some of the short story butchers I've heard or the Dresden's ghost edition.
Though, seriously... would it be such a huge pain to get someone who's actually heard some of the non-standard words and names pronounced in earlier editions at the recording? This is quite possibly the most annoying thing about the narration switch ups.
The story was great! But the narrator for this book was horrible. I'm not saying she couldn't be a great narrator on her own, but to put her smack in the middle of a series like this was stupid in my opinion. The characters were annoying, and the names weren't always pronounced in the same way. I couldn't figure out who they were for awhile. If you can get past this book, it's worth it.
I like them all.. just not in this book.
Maybe Amy Adams?
the reader did no research on the read and mispronounced everything. most annoying.
she been living a rock and can not pronounce Italian, Japanese and several other words. DO YOUR RESEARCH.
the story, the characters.
thanks god the old reader is back for the rest of the series.
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!