Story is wonderful, but had a hard time getting used to Gigi reading it. I LOVED Margarit and associated her with Rachel... I kinda felt sorry for Gigi. Couldn't some one at least told her how to pronounce the names correctly.
An avid audible book listener!
I started to listen, but the change in narrator ruined it for me and I ended up returning the book. I love the series, but you have to keep the narrator consistent!
Kim Harrison is very imaginative and the books are fund to listen to!
The narrator ruined the story. Ms. Gavin is the best for this series!
The narrator is horrible. she doesn't do accents well and can't pronounce things correctly. its like a person from new york is trying to speak spanish! the story is good of course but i don't think i can listen to it much more. Move over there is akward pauses that creats confusion.
not if Gigi is narrating.
i like the story.
I understand that publishing (including audio books) is a business, but switching production houses for this one book was a bad move...not bad enough to completely spoil the book, but it did hurt my listening experience.
Gigi Bermingham is undoubtedly a good voice actor, but she's not Rachel Morgan. Who thought it was a good idea to hire an actress with an obvious east-coast accent to play a Midwesterner? Last time I checked, Cincy was still in Ohio, not Jersey.
And the production company should lose the cheesy music interludes. They're just plain stupid.
All that being said, I really liked the plot of the book. So I tolerated Gigi renaming Piscary and Takata, and barking out Ivy's lines (guess Gigi didn't read that part that described her voice as "gray silk!") I just had to find out what kind of trouble Rachel had gotten herself into next. And Kim Harrison didn't disappoint!
Great story, mediocre telling.
As usual the book kept me on the edge of my seat. The main character, Rachel Morgan, attracts danger that keeps the reader wondering what could possibly happen next.
The narrator’s performance was absolutely horrible. You think they could have some respect for the reader by at least listening to the previous books in the series in order to gain a feel for the characters and how to pronounce their names. The miss pronunciation of Piscary as Piss Curry made me cringe every time I heard it.
Overall, the story was as awesome as all have been in the series. This would have been my favorite so far had the narration not been so poor.
I would absolutely buy another Kim Harrison book, as long as that narrator is not Gigi Bermingham. I can understand hard names being mispronounced, but simple words like "ley" are too irritating. Detracts from the story for me.
The story is great with wonderful characters. An attention grabbing plot.
Just about anyone
Again, when I hear names and words so badly mispronounced, I miss the next few sentences trying to figure out who or what just occured.
LEE lines? PIS-currie? Pronounciation off on some names. Where was the editing here. did no one notice? Story was great. Other than the disconcerting pronunciation of some of the series key concepts, and character names, and the weird accents for Jenks and Algliorept...it was fine. I would not skip this book; too much really important stuff happens.
As in previous reviews, Gigi Bermingham is not the right narrator for this book. You would think one would research a bit with the author and previous narrator before beginning. I find my mind traveling on what should be a great story, but totally is being ruined by high pitched squealing. May have to get this in written form.
Please, can we have Marguerite Gavin redo this book?
Do not know as I have not read the book
Love the story line
It was difficult at times to listen to here as I listened to the first books with a different orator and she does not pronounce the names the same
Kim Harrison yes, Gigi...never
the reader could have taken the time to listen to one of the other bookes before naration, it was terrible, mis-prononced words, whiney voice