Yes. I loved the quality of this audiobook. It has two narrators and musical interludes. It was definitely a performance worth listening to.
*spoiler alert* The beginning of the book threw me to start off with. The narration was so descriptive that I could imagine being back in time with saber tooth tigers and warrior maidens. Then when the tigers fake teeth fell out and it became apparent that the characters had trespassed onto a film set, I laughed.
I had never listened to a book with male and female narrators before. I enjoyed it. You certainly were never in any doubt as to who was talking in the story
I enjoyed how the characters grew. Therese's character grew the most and she learned some very important lessons in this book. I loved how she took on the different challenges, faced them head on and came up with some inventive ways to succeed in her mission.
I enjoy Thanatos. Debbie captures the essence of him just the way I 'see' him in my mind.
There were times where I couldn't turn it off until I knew Therese was safe. Ms. Pohler was able to have me on the edge of my seat several times throughout this book.
This was a great follow up to The Gatekeeper's Sons. Hades decides to give Therese and his son, Thanatos a chance to be together and gives Therese 5 challenges to complete. They seem almost insurmountable to start with but she comes up with some very clever ways to complete them. This book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I immediately downloaded the 3rd book and started on it. I needed to find out what happened to Than and Therese.
I loved Thanatos, but also enjoyed the antics of his brother Hypnos.
I really enjoyed Debbie's voice. It just fits the story and the main character, Therese. She is very easy to listen to and I enjoy the way she does use inflection and builds a scene.
The very beginning had me reeling with all kinds of emotions. I wasn't expecting such a dramatic start to a book and it hooked me completely.
I haven't read/listened to a story quite like this before, it's quite unique. I enjoyed the author's whole take on Greek Mythology. She obviously knows her stuff and has created a fun adventure. I have already downloaded books 2 & 3. Can't wait to see what happens to Thanatos and Therese.
Quotes from the authors facebook page and Amazon Reviews:
"Loved the characters and "landscape". Really got in to this book and read it non stop. A little bit of country and a bit of romance all in one."
"A very easy read and very close to home for me with my farmer I found down under! Would recommend to anyone who just wants to enjoy a bit of romance and country. Great Chic Lit!"
"I Am at times picky about romances I read. I have read other novel's from Blakeley/Pensy. Really love how she Writes. So After Getting a Summer Down Under, I was not shocked at all by how much I loved the story. I Laughed out loud at many points. It was one of those novels For me as soon as I Pick it up, I had to finish it. Only taking a break to Eat."
"Do I recommend it? Yeah, it's got everything: romance, some very interesting information about something you never thought you wanted to know about, a couple of LOL moments, a story about traveling and it's Oz...I definitely recommend it. It was a sweet story. "
Yes, definitely. I loved the dry humor, the story was great and the narration was superb. I loved the nonchalance of the narrator. It fit the character of Harry to perfection.
The narrator brought this book to life.
Harry Dresden, a close second was the ghost in the skull.
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