Everyone complained about this narrator, but I didn't think she was that bad. She showed a lot of depth of emotion and I loved how she portrayed Rachel's mom. She nailed it. Yes, she had a few 'funky' pronunciations but ... it didn't ruin the overall experience for me. Marguerite Gavin is definitely my favorite of the two, however. This series is addictive!
Even with the new narrator it was worth the story. The mis-pronounciation and squeky voices were annoying, but overall a great story. Would be much more enjoyable to re-record with Marguerite Gavin!
I love the Rachel Morgan books, and this one is no exception. I love Rachel's character, and I love that the stories are in no way predictable. I think Marguerite Gavin does a better job narrating, especially with Ivy and Jenk's voices - but Gigi Bermingham narrates this one. Ivy doesn't sound sexy anymore, and she does Jenk's voice very high and pipsqueaky. That said, I still enjoyed it. I noticed Marguerite is back to narrating in the next book in the series, which makes me very happy. I can't wait to listen to it!
Every reviewer listed is correct. The narration is the worst. Mispronounced names, squealing voices that grate, imperceptible differences between female characters; this rendition sucks. The producers of these books should buy a clue!! Save your $ and credits - buy the paperback and read it!!!
While I enjoyed the book, the narration was really appalling, particularly after having had the pleasure of listening to Marguerite Gavin's subtle and gifted narration for the first 5 books. It was harder for me to connect with the characters and settle into the story. I'm glad the series didn't start with Gigi's narration, as I would not have continued to listen to the books if it had.
All the other books use a much better narrator. This one was okay but hearing major characters names mispronounced grated on my nerves. Her voice for the pixies was like a 5yr old on helium. I am so glad the next book had the old narrator back!
I have read the series so far and am very disappointed in this book. Jenks sounds like a child, she mispronounces common words in the book. It's very nerving, I would have rather bought the book and just read it. The series itself is great, and worth the read, but I do recommend skipping the audio version of this one.
It is very difficult to critique a great book that is difficult to listen to due to the wrong reader. Buy the book if you have any choice in this matter. Jenks sounds like a three year old girl and some of the other charactors are even worse.
OMG first of all it's never a good idea to change narrators in the middle of a series, but Gigi is incredibly hard to listen to. I wish I would not have purchased this audio book, and just read it instead.
Sorry Gigi, thanks for trying Marguerite is a tough act to follow. :(