I've enjoyed all of the Chicagoland vampire series, but this is by far the best -- the new narrator doesn't "trip me up" with mis-pronunciations!! There were many, many times over the course of the first 5 novels that I was annoyed, confused, perplexed by the narrator's inability to sound out words to the point where I would lose my place, have to start the chapter over so that I could remember where the story left off!! Much, much nicer!! Thank you!!
My only hope with this narrator is that she continue to improve the role-playing voices. Her diction, pronunciation, and tone are perfect... she just needs practice with her voicing. Great job!
I was a little hesitant to buy the next book in the series after reading all of the reviews regarding the new narrator..Sophie Eastlake is definitely not as strong a voice as the previous narrator but I was very happy with the 6th book and cant wait to get to the 7th..The new narrator makes Merit a bit softer and a little bit more feminine. LOVE the series
This book really answered some questions and seemed to move the storylines forward. It gave us some answers we've been looking for and also seemed to finally end the will they won't they between Ethan and Merit. I'm looking forward to how things progress with the Greenwich Presidium and the house as well as the city in general. I found the foe in this particular book very interesting and I hope we see more of Seth in the future. I like how Merit really seems to be growing into herself as a vampire and is in general more confident in her skills. In general, I hate the switch of narrators in the middle of a series. I thought Cynthia Holloway did a great job in the previous books and read a bunch of reviews on how bad Sophie Eastlake was. I actually thought she did a good job. No, the voices weren't exactly like they had been but I had no trouble distinguishing who was who and I like the sound of her voice. I would have preferred to keep the same narrator but as a substitute, Sophie did a good job.
I wish they had not changed narrator. It was very hard to distinguish which male was speaking or which female was speaking because there was not much difference between them. I do not feel that the characters had the true audio voice that they hade with Cynthia Holloway. I wish she was back.
The story itself followed the journey of Ethan and Merit. It was good. I did enjoy it and was very happy with the ending. I can hardly wait for their next big adventure and where their journey takes them.
Chloe Neill tells a very good story. I would have never guess what former Mayor Tate was. Please keep this series coming. I enjoy it so much. I didn't think I would when I picked up the very first one in the series. I thought it would be "fluff." But, I am hooked and glad to listened to it. Thank you for bringing this series to the world. It is good entertainment.
The only thing I wish would change is the narrator. Go back to Cynthia Holloway. She gave the characters their own audio voice.
I really enjoy the Chicagoland Vampires series, Merit is a great character. The story lines are good but the romance between Ethan and Merit is more frustrating than enjoyable.
I have listened to a few other narrators and I really don't like Sophie Eastlake as much as the others. The way she reads the books, it's very noticeable that it is being narrated. The other narrators make it feel like you actually hearing the story from the main character and not a third party.
I am tired of the same ol same old, their personal stories seem to go forward 2 steps and back 1.5, nothing new really happens. Also there really is no convincing reason for the take on the worries of the world thing, I am waiting for a conclusion, the only reason I get the new book!
Loved all 6 books! Can't wait for Audible to get Book 7. It was released in January and am waiting impatiently!
Love this series. Always disappointed when the production company decides to change the narrator though. After 5 books of same person it is VERY hard to get into this book since it is a different reader. Character voices being different and all.
The previous narrator of the last 5 books!
I hate change. I mean, really hate it. Why would they use the same narrator for 5 freaking books then change on the 6th. Please redo this and go back to Cynthia Holloway. I feel lost. I hate this narrators male voices. They annoy the hell out of me infact. I am disappointed that I wasted a credit on this purchase. If only I had a time machine. That's it. From now on I am not buying a series book until I read the reviews and compare narrators. All I can say is they better not pull this crap with the J.R. Ward Brotherhood series. Heads will roll!!!
Seriously, the change of narrator pulled me totally out of the storyline. I listened to the first 5 books one after the other for the last month so it's freaking my Sh** sitting her listening to this book. Totally kicking myself.
CYNTHIA HOLLOWAY. Duh! (though I HATED her Mallory voice sooooooo much)
Nope. But I might rent it on Netflix
Did I mention how utterly bummed I am right now? Oh, and I don't think I will be purchasing the next to books on audio. Guess I'll have to old school it and read them. (GASP)
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
I'm not quite through with it but it's the narrator. I just can't get past her. This series is just not her deal, which detracts so much from the story line.