Stories have a good premis, but unfortunately drift into more sex and less plot. Narator was good, unfortuately they swapped narators for one book then go back to the original narator.
Decent reed but plots could be stronger.
Basically this starts out as a mystical mystery, Then you run across a sex scene--okay, it's a modern world, I can put up with that. Then another sex scene, then a fantasy sex scene, and thinking about sex scene, and....well I gave up and checked the plot out in wikipedia...the book is just one long excuse for porn, with a sequel full of it too.
Geeze I know chick lit has girl sex descriptions in it, but at least when you read the "....in Death" series, there's an actual plot there too.
So if you like graphic sex scenes with unhuman creatures--a 5. If not, a 2.
I am hesitant to try the Anita Blake series because this book is so awful. Started out fine, but degraded into weird perversity. I can appreciate erotica; this was just a lot of sex, a little bit of plot and extremely poor writing.
it was $4 so I thought why the hell not.... turns out listening to one girl have sex with about ten different species in half as many days grosses me out. the plot changes all revolved around sex... she heals people with sex gets power from sex and can only take the throne if she takes more than three lovers as has a baby... and the sex descriptions were not even that good. just wtf.
I will never listen to a book read by Ms. Merlington again.
Not if this book is indicative of her writing abilities.
Incredibly difficult to listen to the narrator. She makes all the male characters sound like Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz and there is precious little difference in each character's voice (if any). I dare you to listen to the narrator voice the male characters and not hear "we represent the Lollipop Guild & we wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land" start playing in your head. I. DARE. YOU.
How about we toss the entire book onto the fire and try for something better next time?
The author should kick her editor square in the rump for letting her repeat the same things over and over. I found myself skipping forward 30, 90, 120 seconds at a time and the characters were still discussing the same concepts with only a minor change in wording. How many times do I need to hear about the lost seal skin? Three? Five? SHOOT ME!!!!! But wait! We get to hear EVERYTHING repeated over and over!! Ms. Hamilton must think her readership is composed of idiots & simpletons. Mind-numbing boredom. Terrible writing and a god-awful narrator. I'm going to ask Audible for my $ back. I listened to three quarters of the book and couldn't stomach any more.
Narrators voice was good choice except for how she chose 2 portray Doyles. his should have been a more velvety, dark chocolate voice, not tha robotic, nasal tone she gave it. just mho.
There is soo much going on in this story that it's a bit hard to follow.So many characters,very imaginative.Good story full of interestingly strange twist and turns.You feel you almost need to take notes in order to follow who's who and where's where.But I still found it interesting enough to listen to the next book.I'm going to give this series a chance. So far so good.
I rate 5 (Loved it!) 4 (Really liked it!) 3 (Liked it!) 2 (Didn't really like it!) 1 (Hated it!) I never rate a book before I finish it!
This book was ok. Too much sex or talk of having sex with half human~half seal, half human~half octopus, goblins etc. etc. and other weird ass stuff. Just not my kind of book. The narrator /production was fine.
Please, please, please - will somebody PLEASE let the narrators know that the word "geas," meaning a magical compulsion or constraint, is pronounced like the waterfowl, geese, instead of what I so often hear used, jeeyoss. It drags me out of the story and compels me to shout GEESE at the rafters. Which is just weird to those in the house.