I am a self employed artist who listens to books while I work. I go through a very large selection of books because of it.
I can't believe I used good credits for this. I should have heeded other reviewers warnings.
The narrator is one of the worst I have heard in a very long time. I listen to books on long drives and this one is actually putting me to sleep. Very monotonous narration and irritating mispronunciations of words.
The story shows promise, however it needs serious editing. The entire writing style feels very much like a brand new writer who has not developed her skills.
I love all the Jane Yellowrock books but this is a huge let down.
Mu favorites are paranormal, supernatural, post-apocalyptic, and horror!
I was excited about this book as the description sounds fun and different. I was really suprised to find that i could not get into the story. I liked that the main character owned a gem shop as i love gemstones and jewelry and could totally relate. However, that is about it. I love this genre of books but there is something critical missing here. Around 5 hours into the book, i found that the book was just not keeping my interest at all! I was trying to concentrate on the story, but would constantly find myself lost and wondering what was going on. I must have played chapters 11-13 about 9 times before giving up and going on in attempt to get through it. Then i gave up entirely a couple chapters later. I hate it when i am counting down the time to get through a book just to be able to finish it. I don't want to waste anymore time on this book when there are much better titles in my library. Perhaps i will try this again some day...then again, perhaps not.
I couldn't find one character interesting enough to get to know
No, i just had a really tough time relating to this premise.
It felt like there was no buy in on her part into this story or character.
I tried to return this one, but had no success.
Story was ok but the narrator wasn't very...animated. She can read well, but she doesn't draw you in.
I was very disappointed in this book. I loved the Jane Yellowrock series and was hoping to enjoy another series by Faith Hunter but this book had none of the passion or excitement the other series did. The narrator was pretty close to being monotone and made it difficult to keep my attention on the story. About half way through the book I finally gave up and quit listening. If this story interests you then I suggest reading the book rather than listening to this audio book.
I love the Jane Yellowrock books so thought I would give this series a try. Hopefully it will get more interesting. She built an intriguing world with this book, and sparked my interest with the characters.
My problem with the book, seems to be a lot of rambling. Thorn would go on and on with details of putting together spells, scents and stones, that it was quite boring to me. If I would have been reading and not listening, I could have skimmed much of this book.
When she'd get away from the conjuring parts of the book, the story was very interesting.
I'll try reading the next installment, so I can fast forward through the witchy spells. I just don't care to know the details.
I am married with a teenage son and run my own business. As I am visually impaired, audio books are my life.
I persevered with this book the whole way through but I just couldn't get into it. There are parts where I thought this could be a good story but....I don't know, it wasn't for me. And I won't continue with this series.
Yes, there is so much detail and thought behind each of the sentences, I am sure each time I listen I will understand and hear more.
It all is. Great story.
No, I have not but plan to listen to Natalie Gold's other perfomances soon.
Perfect fantasy to get lost in.
The story is good. I love Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series, so I gave this one a try. This one isn't A-1 like Yellowrock, but it's quite good.
No. Natalie Gold sounds like the indians from old black and white westerns, but I don't think she's native American at all - she just reads like it. Her speech is stilted and has no emotion. I kept thinking she would say, "Yes, Kemosabi," at any moment.
No. I had to take the reader a little at a time or I'd fall asleep or scream.
Faith - you're a marvelous writer. Get another reader.
This book has a very unique plot and I will try the next book in the series, even though I found the reader to be a bit monotinous and jerky in her reading style. Even though this book was the first in a new series, I felt a bit like I was reading a book in the middle of a series and had missed out on some of the back story.