I've loved this book since I read it on Kindle when it was first available and I have longed for the sequel... which came out recently. I bought the audio book on a whim because it was on sale, and I'm so glad I did. It was just as good as I remembered and well narrated. Josh is a good author and really had me guessing right up to the big reveal. This one is well worth the time.
I will NEVER buy another book narrated by Babinski. He was just awful and painful to hear. It sounded almost as if he were trying to do an imitation of someone like Don Pardo, or a radio announce from 1945 and failed miserably.
I tried to be fair when awarding stars. I could not give Babinski more than one star... or less than one star,(because Audible won't let you do negatives) and due to his horrible inability to narrate I was unable to judge the story. I may actually read the book myself sometime and see what I think
He had little to no emotion to his voice, all of this characters sounded so similar I had trouble distinguishing Ray from Doug at times. Both of which sounded like bad attempts at imitating John Redcorn from King of the Hill.
I think I might, just to erase the bad taste with which this left me.
I'm a little reluctant but I may buy the next book on Kindle and see how if I like it any better.
Yeah, I know, almost everyone has bitched about the narrator and I'm just the most recent to suffer through it, but really, he's just that bad.
I would gladly buy another copy of this book if they do it properly. This is not a Dresden Files audio book without Marsders!
Do yourself a favor and fast forward through the first 4:30 to five minutes of this book to avoid Charlie Davis trying to sing. I found that annoying and painful,
I've read several books by Fessenden, including this one and picked up the audio book because it was on sale. If the same thing happens again, yes I will probably do so.
Hell to the no! Terrible speaking voice, (he sounded like a muppet) inproper pronunciations, and weird inflections. he damn near ruined the book for me.
Stop letting Roelofs mumble through it. Hire Sean Crisden or Guerin Berry or nearly anybody else to read from now on.
Roux and Urban are two of the best authors of M/M romance today, (although I understand they're not collaborating anymore) and Caught Running is my favorite of their books. The inside information we have from the two guys, knowing that they are each hot for the other makes the tension just a little bit spicier. We're about half way through the story before they finally hook up, but its told so well that you don't realize how much suspense you are in.
The only slight draw back is the narration. There are many mispronunciations and odd inflections but they're easy to get passed, except the word Mischievous,
(Not mischeeveeus) its a pet peeve of mine and until I listened to the audio version I hadn't noticed how many times it is used in this book. That one thing aside, I highly recommend this book for a light bit listening enjoyment.
I have recommended this book to others. I've loved this series from book one. Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban rule this genre!
I can't possibly decide which character is my favorite. I want to be Zane and sleep with Ty. Excellent romance and excellent mystery. There is nothing about this series I don't love.
I have listened to Sean Crisden's reading before. This man's voice is so sexy! A perfect amount of masculinity without sounding forced or phony. I will be searching for more audio books narrated by Crisden.
I cannot wait for the next one to be published I intend to buy the series in every format!
I had a difficult time trudging through this one. Fitzgerald's voice is appealing however her ability to emote and affect accents and voices is very limited, her mispronunciations were, at times, painful. If you're looking for a good performance then this book will not meet your needs. If you are simply looking to find out what happened at the beginning of the midlands and the creation of the confessors then you probably won't mind.
I might have shortened some of the explanations of how magic works and the complexities of changing the grace to meet the needs of certain spells. I don't need to know all that and I found it tedious.
No. She is what made this audio book a chore to get through.
Sure. This way I don't have to invest the effort of reading yet another book of a series that has gone on for far too long already, but I still find out about the reasoning behind creating the confessors.
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