The narrator was so irritating I could not even finish the audiobook. Every time there was a sex scene the narrator dropped into this nasal, deep tone that sounded like someone delivering a bad punchline. There wasn't much to the story either. Completely predictable with no real build-up it just dragged on to the point that I lost interest halfway through.
Ever After by Kim Harrison.
The narrator was horrible.
I would cut the narrator and start from scratch with a non-cliche plot.
Don't waste your money on this one. It's that bad!
I am usually a Kitty Norville fan but I have become increasingly disappointed with the series. There was not a lot original here to add to the plot line. Long Game. . .blah, blah, blah. I basically listened to the first two chapters then skipped to the middle for a chapter and then listened to the last chapter. In a nutshell, with fast forward the whole book took me less than 2 hours to get through and I don't feel like I missed a thing. Moreover, I'm disgusted that Carrie Vaughn has decided to base future books on a religious war. How cliche! In conclusion, all I have to say is "Bye, bye Kitty Norville!"
I read the first book in this series and thought it was pretty boilerplate "paranormal." Based on the reviews I was hoping the series would get better. Plus, I was just desperate for something to listen to so was willing to give it a second try. What a waste of credit! The plodding pace was so tortuous I had to skip whole chapters just to bear to keep listening. Buy at your own risk.
This was a very slow moving book. I was disappointed that it seemed to be an amalgamation of character, plot, and world building ideas from a lot of other popular paranormal series but added very little that was truly original. The narrator was pretty good but I still found myself skipping entire chapters just to get through the story.
Have you ever listened to an audiobook and in retrospect wondered, "Did the author pay reviewers?" Well, this is that type of book. I read all the rave reviews. I bought the audiobooks with high hopes. Then, disappointment came crashing down. I have tried to get through this audiobook FOUR TIMES (excuse the all caps, but really! It's that bad!) Each time I try to muddle through, but I just can't seem to keep interest. The narration is great. But even great narration can't make up for a plot that flows like molasses. This audiobook might work for you if you have the patience of a saint. That's just not me, and I have completely given up on finishing this audiobook - the action is that lacking.
Spoiler Alert - So, I could live with one Ghost of St. Giles. But multiple Ghosts involved in a conspiracy to protect St. Giles.? ...Not so much. It's as if Elizabeth Hoyt ran out of original ideas and had to pull from a formula of "what sold best before." What worked best before was Winter as the Ghost of St. Giles but it does not repeat well. Moreover, the "heroine" (if you can call her that) is just annoying. The only good thing going for this installment is the narrator. Never a good sign for an audiobook. My recommendation? Avoid this one. There's nothing new to add to the overall storyline. The romantic tension was lackluster at best, so you won't be missing anything.
When I read (or listen to) a novella, I expect a beginning and an end to the story. This "novella" experience is like a friend handing you a novel and saying, "Here, read this." Then you read the first two chapters, only to discover the rest of the novel is missing. You start to wonder if the "friend" who handed you the book is really your friend after all. I never thought I would right a bad review over a Sherrilyn Kenyon book because I typically love her stuff, but don't bother with this one. It will totally leave you hanging.
Over the years, I've become a huge Mercy Thompson fan. This series, by Patricia Briggs, just keeps getting better. Add to story an audiobook format with an outstanding narrator, Lorelei King, and it's a sure winner.
After reading Book 1 in this series, I was interested in Coldo's story. However, there was just something lacking in the telling. Parts of the book moved extremely slowly. I was also a little turned off by some of the religious/faith analogies and had a hard time with some of the character development. For instance, the 'heroine' who started out a pitiful, weak mess miraculously, and completely out of nowhere in the final chapter, becomes something resembling an Anita Blake. Sorry, just not buying it. Overall, this is one of those books I put down and will never read or think about again.
This book demonstrates Anne Bishop's phenomenal world-building and plot-building skills. It was one of the few of hundreds of audiobooks I've listened to recently where I paid rapt attention and had a hard turning off the I-Pod to get some sleep or work done. The narrator gave a beautiful performance and the book is so full of depth that I can't wait to listen again.
Based on reviews of this audiobook, I was expecting something decent. No such luck here! The narrator was tolerable but the book was terrible. The characters were flat, the plot lacking, and the book was generally overwritten with a grueling pace. I found myself skipping whole chapters just to get on with it. The sex scenes were hilarious - in the bad porn sort of way. And the "tension" between the characters was contrived. The author's juvenile writing style was completely annoying. Feral Sins may take the award for the most references and analogies to sh*t in one book. A word which rightly sums up the book.
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