I love to read. I just don't always have time. Thank God for Audibles, aye? Who knew daily chores could so much fun now?
No, because the narrator is not a good fit for the story/characters. I recommend the book 100% but don't waste your money on the audio, buy the book to read yourself.
Not for a VERY long time and only if I can pretend I forgot the way her voice whines.
I am going to write this recording off as taking one for the team. If you love this storyline and Kim Harrison, I would NOT EVER recommend this audible recording because of the narrator and production. Gigi Bermingham kind of ruined Rachel dialog with a constant whining, huffing, puffing, and what felt like complete disgust at times. There were mispronounced words, voice inflections at the wrong parts of the sentences, and then the music at key point in the storyline as if I wouldn't be able to comprehend what was said or written. That was very insulting to me as the listener. Sigh!!! What I can say is that it was a slow and difficult 16hr listen for me. I have never (or rarely) stopped to see how much longer I have in a book while listening but with this one, I constantly check to see how many more hours/minutes/seconds I had before the next book; praying it was almost over. I think I only finished it because I LOVE this storyline and Kim Harrison so much. Plus, listening to three other books during " Gigi breaks" helped. THANK GOD, Marguerite Gavin narrated the next one or I would not be finishing this series.
The previous narrator, she was lovely
Jenks. He totally knows how to annoy the crap out of someone. He is a crazy pixie with the heart of a god
Not really. Maybe a series that she starts.
The story was ok, the narration though, disappointment.
Get Marguerite Gavin back
I will continue to listen to the series. The book definitely keeps my interest all the way through. The narrator was good.
If the producer would have been consistent with the original pronunciation of so very many key names and words of the story.
The book was good but the consistent bad pronunciations were distracting.
If the original narrator would have read it
Glad that it was over.
I only listened to this book so I would not be behind on the next and had no time to read the hardcover. I really did not enjoy this production or narration.
Fun Exciting Story
In response to the question "How could the performance have been better?" I would simply say never use Gigi again! She is a nightmare. It isn't that I was just use to the voices characterized by Marguerite Gavin but the horrendous pronunciation of Names and even common words. Besides how many people do you know that stresses the 't' in words like writing and such! It became very annoying along with the fact that you couldn't rely on the voices at all to know who was talking. They were inconsistent and mostly sounded alike!
Addicted to Audible.
I love this series and have enjoyed all the books! This is horrible! They switched narrator and publisher! It just isn't right and the weird music going in and out made it worse! I didn't finish this and bought the book! I will finish the series w Audio as when I looked foward this is the only book that was switched!
This audiobook is tied for the best in my collection, sharing the spotlight with Vattas War.
Kim Harrison slips little explainations into her books that fill in details, and interacts with, her earlier works. Outlaw Demon Wails goes well past little explainations and broadsides the reader (or, in my case, listener) with a number of OMGs. It is impossible to name only one such incident as 'best'.
I discovered the Hollows on Sirius Radio and bought the audio download after missing a few episodes. Ms Morgan and gang have kept me awake for many miles of boring road, and each new book is more captivating than the last. Several times I drove past my intended exit because I wasn't ready to hit the pause button. Tonight I will be downloading book seven, two weeks before my budget says I can.
The story is the usual top notch.
They changed narrators for this books, and since I've been listening to them and am used to the pronunciation of the other, the new woman takes a lot of the fun out of the book because she doesn't pronounce anything the same way.
I would go see any of these made into a move if they did them well, but somehow I think they'd just make it cheesy.
Let's hope they don't change the narrator again, Keep with the original, makes those of us that listen to the entire series able to pay attention more instead of being distracted by silly things like "why is she saying the name THAT way?"
The story was as always great. The ongoing stuff that Rachel gets herself into is always a laugh in it's own right.Its also comforting to know her friends will have her back and get her out of the most hair razing jams she gets into.
I have been hooked on the subject of magic and witches since I was a kid this just added to love all the more. Each book is like my Halloween dream come true.
yes very interesting and very insightful by how she keeps her readers guessing about the fate of the caricatures.I always hate when the books end and I have to wait to get the next one.
The narrator was not the greatest. I missed Marguerite Gavin and what her voice brought to the different caricatures. Ivy with her lusty voice Jenx and his don't give a dame attitude and Al boy she sure knows how to do him well. Plus how Marguerite pronounced the different names. Gigi lacked the skill for the different voices after a bit they all sounded the same.
I will be heartbroken when this book series will be completed,I will be hard pressed to find another series to fallow faithfully as I have done with this one, Kim keep up the great work.
Story is great. Why did they change the reader? Margruite does so much better.
no way....at least not for a substitute for someone else