Narrator had a sing song way of speaking, ending EVERY SINGLE sentence with an upnote. I really had to force myself to listen to the content instead of being really annoyed and distracted by how she was ruining a quality story with her narration. I do NOT recommend listening to the book. I would recommend a printed version.
I loved this book so much that I was actually disappointed to find out it's O'Malley's debut novel and there's nothing else by him for me to read (yet). I've given this book as a gift and recommended it to several folks already, and you should totally spend your credit on this book.
The characters are unique and well-crafted, and the plot is intricate and so clever. I want to steal this man's ability to describe things, he does it so well and in-character, too! The solution to the mystery of the story is foreshadowed throughout, so it doesn't come out of the clear blue sky, but right up until you get to the end, you'd've never guessed what was coming. If you like James Bond and Warehouse 13, you've gotta give this a shot. I swear it's worth it!
.. the narration is only ok at best.. it eventually got annoying. the story starts off interesting, but then gets a little boring. and instead of identifying with the main character, you want to slap her. so that's not good.
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Unusual SiFi plot line, intriguing heroin with a good mix of humor. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I appreciated the author's writing style, story telling skill, and character development. It is creative, funny, and engaging.
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I like the plot and character development, so many "didn't see that coming" experiences.
Really fun,hope Mr. O'Malley is writing about Bishop so I can have more adventures with this cast of characters.
Miffanwy, of course, but all the the characters were authentic enough to make me feel that I was encountering individuals...
Susan Duerden did an amazing job bringing this story to life. She brought the dramatics when need be and just made good choices in how she shared this story.
This was such a unique storyline and I just wanted to keep learning about Myfanwy and what was happening to her and her job.
This book made me laugh the most, but it did get me to tear up a bit. This story is pretty serious but O'Malley brought great characters and some entertaining fun moments.
I definitely recommend this book. I never heard of this book until I was skimming through some ideas for Paranormal books and this one caught my eye and I'm glad it did! I'll definitely be looking out for more Daniel O'Malley books!
Im some guy in Oshkosh, WI that walks to work and has found the joy of listening to good books and values good narrators :).
An excellent listen! I really like the Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher and Charlotte Davidson books by Darynda Jones but the crazy romance in the Darynda Jones books really are distracting and tedious. This book has none of that and I'm able to really enjoy a good female character. The humor is funny and the plot is smart. The reader Susan Duerden does some wonderful voice work. I'll have to look into her other books. Im hoping this will become a series so I can listen to more of her adventures.
What a great book! The story catches your attention immediately and doesn't let go until the very end. The narrator is really good; I love the different voices she uses for characters. You immediately know who's "talking", which is helpful with a fast-paced story like this.
I love the lead character. She's gutsy and brave and endearing.
This is now one of my favorite books of all time. I'm eager to read or listen to any other Daniel O'Malley books. What a memorable story! I didn't want it to end.
YES! Susan Duerden does a terrific narration. I have not heard of her before, but I will be looking for other books with her narration. She does a great job with all the characters and has wonderful control of her voice.
It was just plain fun! It was quirky and kooky and I loved it. Very inventive with lots of characters and a great female protagonist!
I liked when she was in the dance bar and met up with her co-worker who is a vampire. Its a funny scene and its very "tongue in cheek" humor.
I hope this author continues writing a series for these characters and situations.
I don't know what drew me to this book, but I'm so glad that I downloaded it. It's definitely high up on the list of best books I've read this year. It's very fresh and funny, managing to set itself apart from most of the genre. In general, I don't find it very hard to figure out where a story is going or to puzzle out whatever mystery is presented to the main character. However, this book kept me guessing until at least 3/4 of the way through. I don't want to give anything away, definitely give it a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
That being said, please please please ignore how slow the narrator is to find her stride. The first hour or so I wanted to reach through my car's stereo and strangle her. She just has this very strange intonation to her sentences, like each sentence stands alone, there's no flow. Whoever edited it should have gone back after she'd finished and made her re-do the first few chapters. Please wait, because she does get better. By the middle of the book she had me laughing out loud as I drove down the road. Be patient, she gets better, I promise!!