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.
Love the stories! Did not like this narrator! Couldn't wait to get the book over and back to the great narrator!
I put off buying this for quite some time based on reviews I read from previous listeners. Finally after not wanting to stop and read the book, I used used my credit and bought it.
First the audio itself sounds poor, like the narrator is in a can - it's hardly noticable but it's there. Next she reads poorly, and it doesn't flow from her as well as though she wasn't reading it.
What finally led me to writing this review was the mispronunciation of the witch or magical terms and the botching of the characters names.
Still I knew what I was buying - so I was warned. I gave the overall rating a 2 star because the production and the narrator were bad, and I felt that was generous. As for the story - it rocks!!!
I have enjoyed this series immensely. The narration in this book however made it almost impossible to listen to. The mispronunciations of core character names as well as the horrible voicing of the characters was truly painful. Jenks sounded like Mickey Mouse, a complete destruction of probably the best character of the series.
The horrible narration
Volume would change from track to track....And listen to previous books and pronounce the names the same way.
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.