I understand that sometimes things happen and choices are made. I never did get used to the narrator for this book. I've heard the previous ones and this narration would have been better if she had listened as well. If for no other reason than to get the pronunciation correct, had that been better then the higher pitch of her voice might not have been so annoying. It's not the narrator's fault and if this had been a stand alone book or the first one then it wouldn't have been an issue. She gave a good performance, it was the change in the middle of a series that didn't really work. Overall it wasn't bad, my mind just kept correcting the pronunciation and the voice of characters.
This book has a some great information in it, most of which surprised me!...lol
(This narrator G.B. is probably good in other books, but she didn't even pronounce the names the same as the previous narrator.)
And, Marguerite Gavin speaks as Jinx so colorfully, that I missed hearing her as the pixies voice.
I think the story in "The Outlaw Demon Wails" is the best in the series yet!
I will try the books by Kim Harrison but will not listen to any by Gigi B. She is awful and apparently did not listen to any of the previous books.
The story is good like the other ones - just cant get beyond the narration.
She mispronounces key words that only someone who did not do any homework would do. Pronouncing Ley lines as "Lee" lines instead of "Lay" lines as in the prior books. Also calling Piskeri (may be misspelled by me) Pisk-ri.
I do not think I can even finish the book. I think I will be testing the audible return guarantee.
Please bring back the original narrator now or maybe I should resort to actually reading the book.
Liked it, but didn't love it!
I listened to all previous books with Marguerite Gavin as narrator, so I was used to the pronunciation of the names, locations, etc. of Ms. Gavin. I wish that when a narrator starts in the middle of a series, he or she does her "homework" and listens to the previous reader. It was distracting and annoying to hear the difference pronunciations and different voices. I may try another Kim Harrison book, but I will read it instead of listening. I really want my money back for this!
No, not enough depth...
I really enjoy this series as a whole.
After 5 books with the previous narrator, this was quite a shock and disappointment. I've never written a review, but this really got under my skin. The new narrator reads like all the characters are old ladies - which means she does Rachael's mother really great! Ivy no longer has a sultry, sexy, alluring vamp voice, she just sounds like a depressed human. All the pixie voices are the same - although she has nailed the "annoying" part of their voices. Rachael has lost her "fire", she no longer sounds like a late 20-something butt-kicker - the tone and way the sentences are emphasized makes her sound old. Al and Mineus might as well be the same demons. All of this might have been more easily swallowed except to top it off, words that are central to story/series are now pronounced differently. Examples are "lay-line" is now "lee-line" and "pis-carry" is now "pis-cur-ee" -- it really pulls the listener "out" of the story and make them say "who, what?" This all distracts from getting/staying caught up in the story. I find myself spending a lot of time thinking "Rachael would never say it in that way" (wrong emphasis or lack of sass/attitude). This will not keep me from continuing the series, because the series hooked me good. But I'd really like the old narrator back!!
Love fantasy books, usually with a strong female character. I also enjoyed just about anything from J.D Robb I am a fan of mysteries as well. I also enjoy funny and quirky novels anything from Molly Harper is a winner in my book. Since listening to audio books is important to me while I travel I also follow certain narrators as well.
Ok after listening the the first few books, and becoming accustomed to the first narrator, I thought I wasn't going to make it through the book with this narrator, honestly, couldn't see be able to pronounce the name of the main characters correctly. She totally ruined the book and I only finished because not finishing would have left too many gaps in the storyline and I would not have known what led up to the next book.
The story had incredible twists, but the narrator had no respect for the series. She spit in the face of listening fans.
Marguerite Gavin should have naratted this book, because she is a professional that knows what she is doing.
It was barely worth the listening effort.
Gigi should not be allowed to narrate anything.
Why did they change the narrator? I really liked Marguerite Gavin. She had the character's voices down which I've really enjoyed. Not happy with the change and I've been listening to the whole series.
This woman did not even review another book, she just jumped in and pronounced things her way! If your going to narrate an ongoing series you could at least get the names right!! The story is probably good, I just spent the whole book being annoyed by her voice.
I am an avid reader. I enjoy how audible allows me to do chores and listen. It also protects me from too much eye strain. I am picky about the reader. It can make or break a book for me. I love mysteries, psychological thrillers and espionage. My favorite series are by Lee Child, Vince Flynn, Brad Metzer and Kim Harrison. When I am not reading ...I workout and play volleyball.
I have read all of the Racheal Morgan series and I was anxious to listen to all the books on tape. The original reader was great and I am grateful that it seems they returned to her. This Gigi ruined the book for me and this is one time i want my money back
Kim Harrison is an excellent imaginative writer but if Audible does not redo this one with the original reader. Buy the book.
I have learned how important the reader is. It was excruciating to go from one reader who did a great job of bringing the characters alive to another who not only killed them but made them annoying. She squeaked her way through the book. Her performance of Jenkins was the worst.