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.
Hell Yes! This is easily the most important book in the story so far. Peices of the overarching plot are tied together and made whole, and the status-quo of the series is broken.
Her portrayal of Keasley is surprisingly racist. I cringed every time he spoke, which was thankfully only very small amounts of time. She tries to keep distinct character voices, but slips into the wrong voices at some points leading to some confusion. Also her pixie voices, while probably more accurate to what the author was going for then with the previous narrator, were none the less aggravating to listen to and broke my suspension of disbelief each time. I found myself hoping my favorite character would remain vacant from scenes to spare my gritted teeth when he talked. On the other hand, I thought her actual narration voice was quite pleasant. If she could stay in the right characters and didn't use voices that made me need to use q-tips after listening, I would totally listen to more of her work.
When Rachel realized it was time to 'grow up' so-to-speak, it really struck home. Everybody has that sort of moment in their lives and it resonated with me.
The sudden addition of musical interludes between chapters was unpleasant. It added nothing but extremely awkward pauses before
Margarite Gavin as the narrator
Bring back Margarite Gavin!
I don't like the music that Harper Media adds. Bring back Tantor!
I quickly fell in love with the quirky characters in this series, particularly that of Rachel. The old narrator— Margarite Gavin— did an excellent job of bringing the voices to life, perhaps even added a little something extra to the story itself. This new Gigi Bermingham woman is just plain awful. She mispronounces terms, has no understanding of how to keep a cohesive cadence— in a word, she’s crap.So I gotta ask, are you kidding me?? Bring back Margarite!
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