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A Blackshire

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  • Bitter Blood: Morganville Vampires, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Rachel Caine
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (150)

    Thanks to the eradication of the draug, the vampires of Morganville have been freed of their usual constraints. With the vampires indulging their every whim, the town's human population is determined to hold onto their lives by taking up arms. But college student Claire Danvers isn't taking sides, considering she has ties to both humans and vampires.To make matters worse, a television show comes to Morganville looking for ghosts, just as vampire and human politics collide.

    A Blackshire says: "Good book ... Bad narrator"
    "Good book ... Bad narrator"
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    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Dawe?

    Cynthia Holloway


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3572)
    Performance
    (3321)
    Story
    (3323)

    For a 2,000-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt - Artemis and Diana - for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, so instead of playing hide-and-seek, the game plan is...run like hell.

    D says: "Another Serving of Hilari-tea"
    "Great book .... Wonderful narrator"
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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Firespell: Dark Elite, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Chloe Neill
    • Narrated By Mary Kane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    From the author of the Chicagoland Vampires novels, a new series about a boarding school filled with something worse than homework. Lily's parents have sent her to a fancy boarding school in Chicago filled with the ultra-rich. If that wasn't bad enough, she's hearing and seeing bizarre things on St. Sophie's creepy campus. Her roommate, Scout, keeps her sane, but keeps disappearing at night. When one day Lily finds Scout running from real-life monsters, she learns the hard way that Scout is involved in a splinter group of rebel teens.They protect Chicago from demons, vamps, and dark magic users....

    Rocky Mountain Reviewer says: "Story is Good - But the Performance Is Lacking"
    "Terrible narrator ... So far good story"
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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fall of Night: Morganville Vampires, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rachel Caine
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (102)

    Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn't the only town with vampire trouble. Claire never thought she'd leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can't pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane.

    Lisa says: "Ok, Where to start..."
    "Great book .... Horrible narrator"
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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5303)
    Performance
    (4492)
    Story
    (4488)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Great Story .... Disappointing Listen"
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    This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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


    What didn???t you like about John Glover???s performance?

    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.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ghost Story?

    None ... the story like the previous twelve were well written and capture your imagination. Jim Butcher is a wonderful story teller.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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