The first few audiobooks had various words mispronounced but this one is great.
Storyline wise: everything comes to a head to take the series in a new direction. It's a good place to stop if one wants to abandon the series or a good place to recommit.
the most annoying narrator was picked to read this book. the book itself was okay however the books prior were much better. this was poor enough I probably won't read the following books.
The book is good but anytime you have a generator change when the original narrator is good it is hard to realign character voices. So that was disappointing. The new narrator does a nice job with many of the characters but the two main characters merit and Ethan were not done nearly as well as the prior narrator - that could just be because that was the narrator I heard them first with.
Narrator aside I felt like some of the character development was not fully explained and it made the story feel choppy but overall as I said a very good listen I will be listening to the next book .
Narrator did a fine job with reading the story.
One of the best parts for me was when Tate touched the book.
Catcher & Jeff are some of my favorite co-stars in the story
Love Merritt& Ethan
Never Ever have the time to "sit & read" - only way to read a book is to Listen to a Book - sooooo I cannot answer this question!!!
When Merit & Ethan were at the Farmhouse in bed talking about how they get themselves to fall asleep when things are stressful - It was a very Tender & very Nice moment in the book!!!!
To me the narrator is "more" important than the Book it self!!!!
So do not take lightly my review of Sophie, which is: I was soooo scared to purchase the "New" Narrator book and was HAPPY = Sophie is a Good Narrator - YES...her "Man" voice could be better BUT overall Sophie is "almost" as good as Holloway!!!
"TRY" listening to the narrator of: Forbidden Days = Lauren Sweet - OMG it should be a Crime to allow her to narrate & if I was the Author I would SUE = 1st Time I have ever said this....I want my money back!!!!! -
Soooooo compared to Lauren Sweet, Sophie is WONDERFUL, at least I'll keep buying Chicagoland books, whereas I will NOT spend 1 more dime on The Firsts Series!!!!
Really don't know.....Dark One????
Everyone just needs to calm down about the Narrator - she'll come into her own- AND be "VERY GRATEFUL" that it's not Lauren Sweet doing the narrating!!!!!
this was pretty awful, so imagine you're watching your favorite TV show, and you're 5 seasons into the show, then on season 6 they replace the entire cast. now the characters are the same, the story's still the same... but lets face it bringing in the new people was a major mistake. that's what changing narrators did for this book. I've listened to the entire series up to this book, and now everything's changed yes i realize that down in the roots the characters and the stories the same but I've come to associate each character with the certain tones/ voices that the previous narrator (Cynthia Holloway) used. now i cant tell who is who in this book because Sophie Eastlake has one voice for all female characters with no change of accents or tone, and one voice for all the guys which is worse because she sounds like christian bale trying to be Batman. this series has lost so much with the change of narrators. i was really getting into the books until this change occurred and now I'm not sure i want to get the rest of the series its that bad... please for the love of god bring back Cynthia Holloway... for whatever reason you lost her its not worth this atrocity of a change.
I saw that others didn't like the change in narrator, but I didn't have a problem with her. I like her narration as much as, if not more than, the previous narrator. Regardless of the narrator, I am hooked this series! It's a lighter take on the paranormal story and yet it's still engaging. I really care about the characters and can't wait to find out what they'll do next.
I have to say I was in love with this series but when a narrator is switched out after 5 books it ruins it for me. As a listener to 5 books thus far I had become very accustomed and familiar with all of the character's voices to have it all disappear, making it very difficult to enjoy. Having to relearn and adjust to the new tone and inflection of this narrator was beyond my scope sadly. To date I have only returned 2 books this being one of them and although I had purchased 6,7,and 8 I will not be listening to them.
The original Cynthia Holloway! That is who is the voice of all the characters!
I don't often listen to fiction books a second time. Once you know how it's going to end, it's a bit anti-climactic.
The new narrator. I swear I was going to pull out all my hair listening to Cynthia Holloway's mispronunciations! Cynthia, FFS, the word is "undoubtedly" NOT "undoubtably!"
Haven't listened to her before, and am seldom swayed by who narrates a book. It's just Cynthia Holloway's apparent unfamiliarity with English pronunciation that drove me crazy!
Please keep Sophie for future books or at least please don't use Cynthia.
The story was entertaining and I enjoyed it. I knew there was a change of narrator beginning with this book in the series, but that wasn't going to stop me from continuing. I love Sophie Eastlake's tone and think she performs female voices very well. The problem is with her male characters; they all sound the same! I pine for the voice of Ethan from the previous books, who was filled with emotion and sophistication. I miss the distinctive voices of Catcher, as well as all of the other male characters in Chicagoland.