I've listened to the first three and really enjoyed them. Everything I am reading here is true. Simon is terribly miscast, and Clarie, even worse. Mispronounced words, poor reading skills, just plain bad. I hope the next one isn't the same narrators, but if they are, I'll be reading the book instead.
Worst of the first four
Did not finish. Could not listen to the narrators. I bought the bookand read it.
I really enjoyed the story but the performance wasn't the best.
No, well yet me not say no, I just didn't like there voices for this story .
When the narrators stopped talking.
Narrator in book 3.
I went through the twelve stages of grief because of these narrators. I wouldn't mind telling them in person or online.
Please request a new recording!!!!
First of all I don't understand why you would change narrators on book 4, and secondly these were terrible narrators for this book. Clarissa sounds like a whinny child and Jas sounds like a deranged Stallone. The story was good, typical of this author but I found it very distracting that they did not even pronounce names and other things the same way.
Well, it's mostly Dawn (not Scott)
So, I was planning on doing only the audio version of these books, straight through from book 1 up to 5 (probably like most people). Loved the last book (book 3) and the narrator was phenomenal. However, my joy came to a shocking halt when I heard the first narrator. W-W-What?? Why would anyone in their right mind hire a narrator for this particular series with an English accent? Not only does he have an strong accent, he talks so quiet one minute and then shouts the next and then mumbles. I often miss what he's saying and have to back up my player to listen again--which I have never had to do.
Ed Westwick may look like Simon, he may even be a good actor, but not even a fair choice for this book.
My question is: Why would you go and ruin a good thing? We were all used to the narrator of Book 2 & 3, who was excellent changing her voice to accommodate the different characters voices. Was she not available?? Seriously a terrible decision to change.
I personally didn't even make it to the second narrator because I had to buy the Kindle version to figure out what the heck was going on. I am truly upset that I used a credit on this--such a disappointment.
The book was generally good, the cast is the same not to many new characters introduced to distract from the plot line.
The most memorable is always Jace and Simons interactions, they pretty much make the books.
The narration is HORRIBLE. The voices do not go with the characters at ALL. The words are not even pronounced the same as they have been through the other four books of the series, it is a distraction and with the accents the narrators have it makes it hard to understand.
I enjoyed the book in general, would like to have a better finality of the last scene but all in all it was entertaining.
If you can get over the narration the book is a good listen.
The reviews were right the narrators were not good at all. The guy is a mumbler you really have to listen to catch what hes saying as the words run together. His voice is so deep he cant really change the characters voices. The girl is a little better but all the voices sound the same and some times i think she forgets who she is speaking for cause she uses the wrong voice although it's not that much of a change. I don't mind the girl i feel relief every time the guy stops talking. I think i can make it through though. Keep this in mind before getting this book.
Had Molly C Quinn narrated the first in this series I would have NEVER listened to any other in the series. Not only does she have no differentiation in her characters, her pronunciation of several words made me wonder at first what she was even referring to.
If there were any way to not have to listen to her in book five I would. I am tempted not to even buy it here she is that distracting to the storyline.
Molly C. Quinn is a great actress. I Love her on Castle. I just wish that she had listened to the previous books and how things were pronounced, and possibly the accents of some of the characters. Better yet, the producers could have mentioned it and coached her. It totally takes away from the enjoyment. Ed Westwicks voice is like butter on a hot day, but I also think he should have listened to the previous books just to get an idea as to how they were performed. It is a little jarring going from the previous book (who performed it amazingly) to this book.