A different narrator.
not at all, I enjoy the genre.
It's hard to tell. I've gone through my library and tried to pick a favorite but truly, my fave's are British (or are supremely gifted with an accent), so maybe Jennifer Ikeda. I just completed the trilogy of Deborah Harkness' All Soul's trilogy and am still amazed at Jennifer's range. I just couldn't get past the breathy voice of Xe Sands. I don't think I've heard anything else she's done so this might be an isolated reading.
I shall have to read this book, not listen to it.
Other readers/listeners out there: I wouldn't necessarily pass on this book just because I don't care for the narrator. Instead listen to the sample. That should give you an indicator on whether you can listen to the whole book...unless the book is a stinker, and I wouldn't know because I stopped at 10 minutes in. Being a narrator is difficult job (I would imagine) and I only have a couple handfuls of favorites and I have listened to hundreds of books, so I don't want to disparage Xe as a narrator in general. I just couldn't get far in this book and I am hoping that I can get my credit returned. I would hate to have wasted one.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This was a good book. I wouldn't say fun per say, but defiantly left you with a good feeling. The characters were just good people who made you want to cheer for the underdogs. I love going to yard sales, secondhand stores, estates sales and now that it is spring this book only intensified my need to find the perfect bargain. Plus I love reading stories from San Francisco, it is such a colorful place. There is a slight male interest that I believe will be interesting to follow in the remaining series, no sex. Narrator was slow and raspy, this was distracting and I felt she made the book darker than the author intended. I will be continuing on with the next book and see how it fairs.
I loved it. Creative and suspenseful. I listened to it in a say and it ended too soon. I downloaded the second installment before the ending credits were done.
Tell us about yourself!
All of the characters were given enough life to make them interesting and left with enough mystery to compel you to find out more.
Det. Romero: I like cold, hard characters with Dudley Dooright at the core. I enjoy getting the glimpses of humanity as his backstory is slowly revealed bit by bit. Again, this makes me want to read the next in the series.
She sucked every bit of humor out of this book! She read it like she was doing a late-night 900 commercial. It was like listening to a Southern adolescent practicing her femme fatale voice for 8 hours and not listening to a word she was saying. It was so irritating that if she narrates more in the series, I will just download the kindle versions.
Not quite but definitely once you got past half-way you wanted to listen through to the conclusion.
Yes, if there was a different narrator.
The sample sounded OK to me, but her performance made the story drag.
Maybe on the WB, but I wouldn't watch.
This book was OK. I wouldn't listen to it again. It felt like it took forever to finish and wasn't entertaining enough.
People with super hearing.
I fell asleep before the end and didn't bother to rewind.
Someone who can speak a bit louder.
I love it
Lily's caring of other people
I would prefer Xe Sands were NOT the narrator. It's terrible and too distracting. Unfortunately I will fall asleep when I'm reading, no matter how great it is. I had to constantly focus on the story, but her whisper-thready voice was obnovious to say the least.
Almost, but not quite.
Love women heros who use their magic to help others.
I liked the story line and have downloaded the next book because I want to see how Lily develops.
The voice was a little to flat for me. I kept falling asleep. But I liked the story line so I'm trying the next in the series.
I will listen to it again as I love the characters in her stories. I was hooked from the very beginning and hope the other books in the series will be available soon on audible.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Lily is a witch in hiding. She runs a vintage clothing store. While visiting a client, a neighbors child is taken. Lily is determined to get her back. The client had had her child taken also 35 years ago from the same neighborhood......co incidence? Hhmm this is only the beginning. With a newspaper, mythbuster on her trail, the head of the witches (Aiden), a vodoo priest and a johnny on the spot neighborhood hottie all add to the scenerio to aide her in her quest makes for pretty good story telling.