Just a book fool.
I think the story is solid but I couldn't get past the narrator. Her fake "southern" accent sounds like she is just out of breath the entire time and is distracting BEYOND belief. I wish I would have read this one myself since I am so fed up with it I can't even finish the series. The characters are all annoying and I know its not the authors fault. Maybe after some time I will be able to get the narrator out of my head and pick the series back up.
I would! She is a solid storyteller.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - Darkfever is an interesting mystery with a supernatural twist. I enjoyed it very much, but the cover is completely misleading. It is NOT a romance and there is basically zero sex. The story is an "easy listen" but with a much better plot than most books I put in that category. It doesn't really come to a conclusion but sets the background for what should be a really good series.
Some reviewers have commented that Mac is a shallow heroine and is overly concerned about her outfits and appearance, but I disagree. She does have a girly aspect to her personality, but it's just character development and I don't think it detracted from the story at all.
NARRATOR - The narrator does a pretty good job but nothing awesome. She performs male voices, Irish and Southern accents convincingly enough.
OVERALL - You will enjoy this book if you are looking for a fairly light supernatural mystery, but you will have to continue hearing the series for a conclusion.
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
I thought I could make it through the first 3 books and then be rewarded with a new narrator for the rest of the series. I was wrong. Joyce Bean does an over-the-top southern accent, it sounds so forced that it is hard to listen to. Her voice is also way too old sounding for the young 20 something girl. And the Irish accents!!! Blech, blech, blech...
I read the reviews of how good the book is and I am looking hard for a new series to start but I cannot get past her old sounding voice with the fake southern accent.
Here are my favorite authors/series. If anyone has any good audiobook suggestions please contact me and let me know.
J. Frost - night huntress
C. Harris - sookie stackhouse
M.harper - Jane Jameson & naked werewolf series
R. Caine - morganville vampires
R. Vincent - soul screamers
J. Lindsay - dexter
S. Collins - hunger games
Jk Rowling - Harry potter
S. Meyer - twilight
V. Roth - divergent
Books I have tried but cannot make it past the narrators are
F. Hunter - Jane yellowrock
This book obviously, I'll have to research more to write down.
If anyone can suggest a good book/series with a good narrator as well please let me know.
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I like YA and paranormal romance
I love series books but the narrator sounded like she was 50 instead of a 20-something year old. And the main character was so dopey, and the story kept repeating the character's angst, it just became annoying. I did not buy the next book.
Someone that sounded younger
Yes left me hanging, finally got intersting at the end.
Very addictive story!
The Immortal Highlander. It has action with unusual romance pairing with sizzle.
Scenes where Barrons and Mac interact, especially the last chapter which left you wanting so much more from these two characters.
Both. Mac's thoughts about her sister were very emotional.
I loved the change in the voice of the narrator as the character changed. It made me feel like I was actually standing there watching the scene play out..
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Bought on Audible
What I Loved: This is going to sound odd but this book was nothing like I expected. The story is interestingly twisty and while I could understand what was going on, I never could get ahead of the story. I really enjoyed that aspect of not knowing was coming. Mac is a strong female lead but not overbearingly so. She makes mistakes, she is scared, and she seems very much like a 22 yr old thrown into a situation that she had very little control over. At first when she was described as a 22 yr old barbie looking type of gal, I was set to hate her. By midway through the book, I was rooting for her.
What I Liked: Mac and Jericho's very complicated sarcastic relationship. Jericho is still a character that I am warming up too as I can't quite figure out exactly how he fits in with everything. I don't know if I trust him or not. That being said he was great to read. Vlane wasn't in the story enough but his effect on Mac was astonishing *blush*.
Complaints: None that I won't address in the Audio Review
Audio specific review: The narrator took some getting used too. She made Mac sound older and Jericho sound very grouchy. As I got used to her reading though, I noticed that the pacing was fantastic and the nuances were dead on. So stick with it past the first couple of chapters, you will get used to the voice and tone she uses.
Why I gave it a 4: I would listen/read this book again. This is a great launch to the series and can't wait to read the next one.
Who I would recommend it too: This is an Urban Fantasy novel through and through. There isn't an HEA but you kind of get the idea that someone that has been introduced might be her HEA. I think PNR readers will like it too because of the paranormal aspect.
3 + 1/2---It's a great one
The closest I can get is Discovery of Witches. Some mystery, some syfi and some romance all in one package.
The reader was excellent
Not at first, but that is exactly what I ended up doing all night long....Work the next day was ummm interesting, then I started on the next book in the series.couldn't make all nighters two days in a row but I wanted to.
So when is the next one out? And we could all use some more Dani...
I read the book version and enjoyed the audio versions of books 4 and 5, but this narrator sounds way too old to portray a 22 year old. It's distracting. She's not a bad reader, but not suited to this book--miscast.
This book actually isn't a romance, but a paranormal thriller/mystery. I guess because Moning's previous work were romances, the Fever series got lumped in with that category.
I'm an avid reader, and a newly avid listener. I work alot of hours and books are my escape, whether on paper or audio!!
Yes, I would listen again. Having finished the series now, I would like to listen again to pick up details that perhaps I wasn't so attuned to upon first listening.
It gets better. Initially, I hated the main character. I thought she was whiny and had no backbone, and a part of me was desperately praying for her to get killed off in the first book. She develops as the series progresses, and I found myself cheering her on. I am not a fan of Joyce Bean as a narrator. Her male voices leave much to be desired, and as a born and bred Southern girl, I find her Southern accent annoying. The narration improves later in the series. Once they added Phil Gigante (I think book 4), I am pretty sure that I purred. :)Honestly, I recommend you give this series a listen. The storyline is good, and the world Moning creates is very detailed. If you've read the
I really enjoyed this series! I have them both through audible and on my kindle fire.
tough choice between Mac and Jerricho.. the narrator does a very good job.. but books 4 and 5 actually have a female and male voice and I liked that a lot better.
Mac.. she really did good with the southern accent
When Jerricho showed up at the warehouse
some people have said the first book isn't very good.. and if you are having the same thoughts please keep listening! It really is a great series and you will not be able to stop once it really gets going.. In my opinion- better then twilight :) (And I am a Twihard)