The book was great but....
This is the last book I will purchase from this series if it is narrated by Angela Dawe. I love these books and was so disappointed Cynthia Holloway was not reading.
If changes were to be made they should have considered replacing editors instead of the narrator. The errors made in names (Black Dawn) and unless I missed something from many listenings a significant occurrence at the end of Midnight Alley (3rd book) is referred to in the fourth book Feast of Fools as a completely different type of wound over and over.
Please bring back Cynthia Holloway for future books in this series.
Kevin Hearne is a wonderful writer and Luke Daniels brings the characters to life. One of favorite series. Captures your attention and keeps it
I liked the book. A little bit of mystery, humor, and romance. it just doesn't have the same detail as longer books that I normally purchase. The narrator isn't horrible but by no means even close to being a favorite. Liked her reading and the book enough to get the second and third book of this series.
Love this series and the narrator. What a great story teller. You can't go wrong purchasing the entire series. Luke Daniels brings the characters alive and his voice for Oberon (the dog) is priceless. Start with the first book and don't miss a single one they are all good.
Really bad narration. I am going to try to listen to all the book but not sure I can. I will not be purchasing more books from this series. Do the people responsible for hiring the narrators ever actually listen? If so, then maybe they want the audio sales to suffer or fail. It just doesn't make sense to take a book/series with great potential and ruin it with a horrible narrator.
Same thing happened with another series of Chloe Neill only worse because it started with a great narrator and changed to one who should never have even tried to narrate. Cynthia Halloway would have been great.
I love this series I just feel so cheated that the last three books were not narrated by Cynthia Holloway. Angela Dawe reads the book, she does not perform it. She is very dull and her voice never changes with the emotions of the words. Monotone and after a bit I finally quit wanting her to stop talking and take a drink of something, it was worse in the first one she narrated. This is the only series I have listened to her because I will not start any series she reads.After listening to some really great narrators like James Marsters, Luke Daniels, Cynthia Holloway, and Margarette Gavin, it is difficult to listen to such a bad read no matter how well liked a series is.The book was great and the next one should be very interesting just hope someone comes to their senses and changes the narrator to someone who can actually do it justice if not Cynthia Holloway then someone...anyone else would be an improvement.
Someone who has not listened to the first 12 audios of the Dresden Files narrated by James Marsters. I love this series and look forward to the release of more I only hope that
He wasn't James Marsters. Mr. Glover has a fine voice and narrates well ... he just isn't Harry Dresden. I was so looking forward to this book and it was ruined by someone's idea of changing narrator because of time constraints. The decision had to be made by an idiot who has never read a review of the previous audio books and how the people who actually pay for and listen feel about James Marsters.
James Marsters is the reason I signed up for an audible account and started listening to these wonderful books by Jim Butcher. I might not have ever listened to these books which would have truly been a loss. Actually I may have missed out on the entire experience of audio books if it had not been for James Marsters.
John Glover was given a task to fill shoes that no one could. Producers should have waited until James Marsters was available even if the audio book came out months later.
None ... the story like the previous twelve were well written and capture your imagination. Jim Butcher is a wonderful story teller.
GO BACK TO JAMES MARSTERS TO NARRATE. It doesn't matter if there is a delay in publishing because it is worth the wait.
I would purchase this audiobook again if it was narrated by James Marsters. I was so happy when Side Jobs was released for the same reason .... the short stories in the collections by different writers were narrated by someone other than James Marsters and the enjoyment was not the same by any means and those were just short stories.
You don't mess with perfection ... well I guess you do if you don't actually listen to the books which is the only conclusion that can answer the question as to why the change in narrator.
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