I never could get the book to download and therefore was unable to listen to the book. I am displeased with Audio books since this has happened previously. I just tried to purchase another book and download it but still not working. Obviously I am doing something wrong so now I've wasted all my credits and still haven't even listened to any books!!!
Yes! The narrator is HORRIBLE.
The characters are all rather quirky and have very distinct personalities that lend themselves to the storyline very well.
The female voices are whiny and childlike. The men's voices are so distracting and awkward that I actually found myself fast-forwarding through parts just to stop the cringe-worthiness of their tone, hoarseness, and unrealistic timber. It truly is one of the worst narrations I've every listened to.
If you can stomach the first 30 minutes of this narration, you'll sort of become "ear-blind" to the ridiculousness of this performance so that you can actually get into the storyline. It's a tough call though on whether it's worth the pain though. I'd recommend just reading the book if you have the choice. It's a GREAT read!
The woman doing all the narration had a very irritating emphasis on her reading. I couldn't even get through the first chapter. I'd like my credit back so I can get a different book. It bothered me so much. I normally love British accents but this was just bad in the way she ended each of her sentences
I should have heeded the other reviews and skipped this book. The silly plot might have been palatable to the end for some lighthearted escapism with a better narrator, but this one is really unlistenable. She has a very strange cadence, putting a strange rhythmic emphasis on words in sentences that is distracting. And her male voices are the poorest I've heard, all spoken in a forced, half-whisper menacing tone. It's hard to get attached to a romantic hero who sounds Gollum from Lord Of The Rings with a slightly lower pitch.
The story line was okay but the narrators were horrendous! I was gritting my teeth sometimes. It was really horrible narration. I'm definitely never listening to a book by this lady Susan Duerden again! I am tempted to return the book it was so bad.
I really enjoyed this book! All the plot twisting kept my attention. I listen to audible books while in bed. The only thing I would complain about was the changes in the men's voices especially the harpy old men would wake me up. I fell in love with characters and am shopping for another book by this author.