Although I like Carly Phillips books as reads, I was less than impressed with the reading of this series. Over dramatized and completely unrealistic. If I hadn't wanted to get good use out of my credits, I would have skipped finishing this book. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I'd just bought the book and read it myself.
I really enjoyed the book but the narrator wasn't what I'd hoped for. I also think a female narrator would have been a better choice. I couldn't decide what exactly the accent was since at times it was kind of a mix of Irish, Jamican with maybe a touch of India. I know I should be able to focus just on the story itself but it really was a distraction.
I very much enjoyed the Irish Jewels trilogy by the same author since the narrator was so much better.
I found this book to be very confusing, trying to keep up with the who knew whom when. I was somewhat unimpressed with the ending of the book as well. I got this because the overall reviews were that this was a very good romantic book, but it is hard to follow. In retrospect, I wouldn't have purchased this book.
I've listened to all 5 books in this series and really enjoyed all of them (okay, I was a little put off in book 2 by the lack of morals by the main character, but since she did what she could to rectify the situation I forgave her).
I do wish that they would have the readers listen to previous books so they'd have an idea of the accents used.
I also hate that it made Kirra sound like a simpering idiot.
But I do like all the story lines and have listened to all 5 books at least 3 times. Nice light romances (which I didn't think I'd like but have now started looking for similar books).
If you can ignore the change in accents, all the books in this series are well worth listening to.
I really enjoyed listening to this book and got a good feel for the characters. It was unusual to be hoping for some of the "evil" characters to come out of it okay. There were some that you wanted to be beaten and I kept wanting the author to find a way to have a happier outcome for some of the others.
Overall, I would listen to this book repeatedly and believe I would find things I missed with each listening.
I really am enjoying this series but I'm having a little trouble with the dragon's voice. To me, it sounded far too much like the Cookie Monster. I have to keep pushing that thought out of my mind as I listen.
But considering the author was in his teens when he wrote this, I'm certainly not complaining. I did notice some similarities in dragon characteristics to Anne McCaffery's Dragon Rider books (which is okay as I love those books as well).
Didn't see the movie so I'm interested in seeing how the series ends. All in all, well worth the listen.
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