The story is good and I plan to buy the physical book. The narrator would stop in the middle of a sentence. Also, she had way too big of a silence gap in between sentences. I could not get past chapter one.
For anyone that is looking to relax and likes to take their time getting to through a story, this books for you. The story was good but the tempo/pace and deep voice of the reader just made it boring to me.
I actually changed my iPod speed to "faster" which helped for a while. It was just too slow.
Yes, it helps the day go by faster and it's a good listen.
Lauren's performance was good, she gave a different voice for each character.
It was worth the time like I said before it starts slow but the second half of the book makes up for it.
You have an idea of who did it but you don't know the how and little of the why?
I had the hardest time listening to the hard "g's" by the narrator. e.g. wrongah (wrong), longah (long), he was strongah. (is her last name Fortanga?) I didn't mind the quasi-southern accent. I even liked the interesting timbre of her voice. I just hated the hard g's. I live in the South and no one pronounces g's like that.
I wish Gin would have used her power more, practiced it, etc, instead of just ignoring it.
I listened to the end because the story was pretty good, despite some of the oddities.
Decent story, easy listen. Just a fun book.
Liked Cain, a little cliche but everyone likes the straight arrow who falls for the bad girl.
Good performance, male voices could have been better.
Probably, can't find the time to listen to anything that long.
I really enjoyed the first two books, couldn't wait to start with the other books; however, with each new book I had to listen to reruns of book 1 and 2 and it got tiresome. I'm definitely not in the same great hurry to listen to. And no, I would not listen to Spider's Bite again as I will get to listen to it in the next book, if and when I decide to hear it.
Surprise. It would have been a good ending -
excitement, the thrill of wanting to see someone "make it"
no.... not really
#1 a less annoying accent. I'm not sure if the narrator was asked to do the accent or how this usually works, but after about 30 seconds of listening to it I was ready to give up and find something else to listen to. Maybe it's just me, I can see a lot of people loved the narration in other reviews, but the constant souther drawl grated on my nerves.
#2 less repetition. A few other people have noted that the main character loved to announce the colour of her eyes ie "I looked at him with my grey eyes". I lost count of the times I swore to myself that if she said it one more time I'd take my headphones off and smash my ipod with a hammer. That was probably the most repeated thing she said, but other things, like scenes from her past, where she kept her weapons, or trivial things about how other characters looked kept being repeated as well. Very frustrating to listen to.
I really don't pick books to listen to based on the narrator. That said, if I notice Lauren will be the one narrating I'll be carefully reading reviews to see if she does it with a southern accent.
I couldn't stop listening to the book. Excellent story. Well developed characters. Good flow. Thought the narrator did an excellent job. Couldn't wait to download the next book.
Perhaps to enjoy this one would have to be a fan of this type of fiction ... magic, vampires, giants, dwarves, etc., living in "real world" cities here in the US (versus Pratchett's characters living in their own environment). Overall the story dragged. Toward the end of the book I was starting to care about one or two of the characters, but not enough to listen to more books in the series.
This unlikely assassin is found starving in the streets, hiding from the woman who killed her family, by the assassin who turned down the job because his moral code does not allow him to kill children. She is trained as an assassin from this point, an assassin with a "moral code" who just wants to retire (having made plenty of money in her career). Her small group of magic wielding and totally human friends back up the story.