A different narrator or just Adam Paul not trying to be such a hick. And don't get me wrong, I'm a proud country girl myself! But it was just too much, too high pitched, too blah.
Yes - I first heard him narrate When Day Breaks (my first KGI book). He was great, perfect in fact. So maybe he needed time to work out the issues.
I still Love this Series, this has honestly been one of the Best Series I've Bought. But this Narrator ruins the Audible experience
I have no idea why they would have stopped using Harry Berkeley, I wish with all that I have that they would have used him for all of the books, he was so amazing! This new Narrator is TERRIBLE his normal reading voice isn't terrible, but everytime he tries to speak as one of the men he Literally sounds Like Gomer Pyle. Having your lead alpha males sound Like an Aaron Neville song really kills the sex appeal, in fact it kills your ability to like the men in this book at all, I just want them to shut up, it takes away my love for all of these Characters.
I cried everytime the Narrator tried to talk for one of the Men
Please go Back to Harry Berkeley for any future Books!
NO!!!! The narrator has ruined this book!!! He made the Alpha males all sound weak.
This story had the potential to be very powerful but because of the awful narration it lacks the emotion that this story contains. I will READ the book and NEVER listen to another book from this narrator. Watch for the name, if he narrates a children's book or maybe an Elmer Fudd book then he's your narrator but romance, mystery and suspense novel then NO do not listen. You will regret it.
Awful!! Makes fun of southern people! The accents are terrible and the alpha males sound like weak girl!!! Very hard to like a strong male when this idiot makes them sound like cartoon characters.
The traumatic scene with PJ could have been very moving but again narrator just killed this book.
Would like to get my money back since I will not listen to any books by this narrator again and even the ones that I have waiting to listen too. This was a extreme waste of money because I just can't listen to this jackass!!
I Love Maya Banks KGI series! BUT..... this new narrator is horrible. I would recommend people read the books and not listen once you get to Shades of Gray. I was so looking forward to PJ's story and next Steeles story but i will NOT be listening to them that is for sure. There is no emotion when the narrator reads, all the voices sound the same and its hard to listen to, even for a short time. BRING HARRY BACK!!!
Say something about yourself!
Liked Cole and PJ
Thank goodness the heavy and hick southern accent was not a part of this book. The last book may me hesitate to listen to this one. Adam Paul would do better if he sticks to a light drawl if any and focus on the differences in the characters.
Preferred to break up over a couple of days.
I prefer one narrator for a series. Especially one that developed the sound of each character though out the series. Susan Ericksen does this the best with the In Death series by JD Robb.
Yes, this book was great. A little different from the other KGI stories, but the same concept.
I did not like him as much as the other man. But, I might listen to him with another book not this series
Yes and no. I always enjoy books by this author, but I will have to read them from now on.
The twists and turns in the relationship of two people who must find a way to both work and love together.
I am sure he would have been ok if he had started the series from the beginning. However, I just cannot get used to hearing Steel's voice in such a high pitch. It was like nails on a chalkboard!
No. Like all the KGI novels, I will enjoy updates in the books that follow.
These books are stand alone, but I would advise that next time there needs to be a change in narration for whatever reason, try to keep with the same type of voice at least. The southern accent does not make up for the change in pitch.
Love PJ & Cole's story - strong heroine. New narrator does HORRIBLE male voices. Everyone (regardless of geographical origin) has a southern accent and sounds constipated. Rio is the worst.
PJ is a strong heroine who saves herself.
Every male voice made me cringe.
I read this book before I got the audio version and was impressed with it--so much so I quickly bought the previous books in the series as well as those since. Curiosity led me to try the audio version and I was not disappointed.
The reading was not a dry repetition of the words. Mr. Paul brought the same emotion and life to the characters that I read in the print edition.
Shades Of Gray is Book 6 of Maya Banks' KGI series about a private military unit made up of Alpha, former Spec Ops soldiers who happen to be brothers. I was very pleased to discover the women involved with the Kelly's--the one woman on either of the teams as well as their romantic interests--were as Alpha as the men themselves.
The action is as hot as the characters but there is always a human edge to every action.
Cole and P.J. finally act upon their mutual attraction just in time to be thrown into a mission that quickly goes sideways and leaves P.J. feeling like she has to leave her team in order to avenge herself on the men who raped her.
Her decision hurts her teammates and pisses them off but *not* to the point of deserting her. When she needs them most, they're right there covering her back and supporting her in every decision. Including the one she's faced with: to return to KGI or let her unwelcomed resignation stand.
The action is bloody, the character interaction tense in all the right places and the romance true to those involved. These are individual *people* and are portrayed as such in both print and audio.
This book received some criticism due P.J.'s rape scene, but it was a major point in the story and Maya Banks handled it and the resulting trauma tastefully I thought. I also thought that those who criticized this have, for the most part, no problem with a character having a rape in her history. They just don't want to 'see' it. Which is not what happens here and I think skimming over it or merely referring to it would not have offered as strong a story.
could not tollorate the narrator
not until she get's the narrator for the last book better
I wanted to toss my Kindle in the pool
will not get the last edition because of the narrator