I'm listening to it for the 3rd time.
Consistency in Character's voices. She is constantly changing voices of Characters. Roman goes from a strange accent to a screeching old hag.
I would NOT listen to Sexiest Vampire Alive again. It was sheer horror getting through it the first time. Kerrelyn Sparks deserves so much better from a reader. The story was great, but the reader was awful. She could probably read a normal story, but one that requires Eastern European accents (Roman sounds like an old woman) and Scottish accents (she ALMOST sounds good occasionally, but not consistently) and Grigori's mother who should be an older Eastern European women but sounds like she's straight out of New Jersey - Aimee Castle is terrible.
Grigori. I've always wanted to read his story.
Yuck! She had good timing and good performance when she was reading an American, but otherwise, she needs to stick to no accents and probably work on her men a bit.
I enjoyed the story but not enough to get around the reader.
The Narrator. It has always been such a pleasure to listen to this series, until now.
There is action, romance and pathos. Something for everyone.
The "Sesame St". voices assigned to the characters were extremely irritating and reduced them in dimension to figures of ridicule, completely spoiling my listening experience.This was a shame as it was competent apart from that. Obviously this narrator had not listened to any of the previous books, unlike the purchasers, which would have helped in characterisation. The previous reader did a much better job, why the change?
Tell the Narrator to stop patronising paying customers, this is not a kindergarten library corner!
A better narrator!
I have already listened to al lot of her books - this is one of the two I didn't like.
The love at stakes series is one of my favorites, this book has the same funny antics as the rest of the series. The narration is great, I wish they would use a man for the male voices.
I own all of the love at stake audio books and have enjoyed them all immensely, up until this one. The story itself is good, (though not as good as some of the others) but what really destroys this book for me was the narration. I find it funny that, when nearly 1/3 or so of the vocals are Scottish, the narrator cant do Any (French as well) accents correctly, or even minimally. I have to constantly try to figure out who is talking, since every voice tends to mesh together. Out of all of the voices, however, and cringing at the horrible piercing shrieks this lady seems to think all female do from time to time, I must admit... Every time I hear her interpretation of Romans voice, I laugh my butt off. She seems to think that he should sound like one of the OLD Transylvanian vampires from decades ago. Short of the amusement factor, I was sorely tempted to just buy this book hardcopy so I didn't have to deal with the narration.
I really did not like this narrator. I fell out of the story all the time and she made the dialects of the different characters sound all wrong. The story is as good as the other ones, but it's hard to keep up when you don't like the narrator.
I put this book in with Stephanie Meyers. The story is just alright and if it wasnt for the sex I would say teenagers would like it.
I thought the performance was exceptionally good. There were so many characters to portray which is a very difficult thing to do well and I think this reader did a very good job. I would like to hear more from Miss Castle.