a different narrator.
I honestly don't know, I couldn't listen to more than an hour of it.
too slow, fake voices, wrong intonation.
No. This was terrible.
She had no emotion. Even when the story was clearly overdramatic and supposedly impassioned she simply sounded like she was reading a phonebook. So no, I would go put of my way to avoid any other books she read, especially if I liked the print version. I'd hate to hear her butcher a good book.
I've never read anything by this author before and I'm not a romance fan. I bought this because it was a daily deal and it almost put me to sleep instantly. I kept waiting for it to get better, or for something to happen, but even when things supposedly occurred I didn't care. I doubt I'll finish this. There are too many good books available for me to waste my time on this mess.
71 year old avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books. I also keep in mind that you have to kiss frogs to find princes - time's too short to bother with losers.
...but there's always an exception. This woman sounded (as she carefully enunciated every word) like she was reading to a child not like she was telling a tale. I don't know about the story because I pitched the book early because of the narration.
There is no way you can call the reading of this book a "performance". I perform better than this reading to my grandchildren. The narrator was horrible. There was enough of a story that I kept plodding on with the book, but eventually even that became lame. There was more telling of the sexual encounters between Matt and Kate than any supernatural story. This would have been a decent book if it had concentrated on the Drake sisters, their abilities and the problem at hand.
The ending was nothing that couldn't have been foretold after chapter one.
Anybody would have been better.
Disappointment and boredom.
This is part of a series but it is extremely short and, in my opinion, not worth the price I paid. Others in the series are twice as long and cost the same.
First of all, let me say that I was glad the missing book in this series finally came to Audible. I was overjoyed when I saw it.
Listening to the book was an unforgetable experience. It was obvious the narrator did her homework, because characters for voices and accents matched the other books in this series, even though different narators narrated the books.
However, it was very disconcerting listening to the steamy scenes, because the narrator read them in the same way one woudl read Alice In Wonderland or something like that. I felt like I was listening to an elementary school teacher reading at story time, but listening to sex scenes that way was shocking.
I waited a long time for this audio to be released to complete my collection of the Drake Series and disliked the performance so much I almost stopped listening, a first of all the recorded books I've purchased. I liked the story however I was glad Christine Feehan turned the Drake magic against evil in human form rather than the supernatural in the rest of the books in the Drakes series. This is my favorite Christine Feehan series so I was really disappointed that the people who produced this audio missed the mark so badly with the performance.
I have read all the drake sisters novels and so when the opportunity to listen to them on audible came I jumped at the opportunity. I was very disappointed by the narrator of this story. She didn't seem to have any emotion in her voice and when something exciting was happening it seemed as if she was reading a grocery list. The narrator has a nice voice but not for this type of book.
I waited with anticipation for the next installment of the Drake sisters' adventures. What a disappointment. The story was so-so, but the narration was irritating and painful - the voices of many of the characters would have been laughable if not so annoying. Listen at your own risk.
The story isn't terrible. It's just a quick romance novel. A reader shouldn't expect more than that.
There are too many characters that are forced into the text. It's enough to mention the other sisters once or twice, but the characters in this book constantly seem to be casually mentioning a string of first names: "Kate and Davy and Michael" or "Susan and Larry and Tiffany" or "Dan and Matt and Jackson." It's as if the author is smacking her reader in the head and shouting, "Don't forget about these guys! I'm going to write about them in the next book."
The narrator is the main weakness with this audiobook. She reads like someone who has never read the text before, like one of those kids in high school English who, when called upon to read aloud, butchers the text. Sentences are halted and then resumed in the middle. Inflections are wrong, ruining the meaning of the author's words. The characterizations are more like caricatures rather than people with normal patterns of speech. The romantic lead's brother is an adult but the way the narrator reads him, he sounds like an obnoxious 9-year-old. I suspect this reader was chosen for her ability to create a soothing voice, like the central character in the novel, but the publisher should have remembered that the narrator also needs to be able to convey effectively the author's narration and the other characters in the book. This was a real failing here. I hope Feehan doesn't allow this narrator to wreck another book.
I'm still interested in the Drake sisters and I'll be curious to see what happens next.