Ilona Andrews? Maybe. As it is, I'll check this book out from the public library and read it to see how it is. Renee Raudman? NEVER.
I got less than five minutes into the audiobook before I couldn't handle her voice any longer and quit listening. The story seemed interesting, I guess, but her voice--oh man. To my ears, it felt that she was putting on an air of "I'm a big tough badass" for the narration and it was about as realistic as listening to a high school drama student auditioning for a role that was way beyond her reach.
There was also this weird half-pouty smugness to her tone. It goes with the high school drama student observation, I suppose, but I thought I should mention it.
I gave three stars to the story, but that's only because it's an average. I don't have a vote for the quality of the story since I won't be finishing it. What's odd is that these days, I do listen to the previews and it seemed okay. I guess I need to listen to the whole clip instead of just giving it fifteen to thirty seconds.
It was a lighter experience than McGuire's other works and I really found myself getting into the adventure of it all.
I might've gotten a little misty-eyed when Candy met William. Maybe. Don't judge.
I quite like Emily Bauer's voice, but can someone please teach her how to pronounce Antimony and gorgon before the next one comes out? Please?
Absolutely. In fact, the entire Newsflesh trilogy is on my "listen again" list as soon as I'm done processing everything that happened.
Georgia! Georgia, and how smart she is, and how she deals with who and what she is.
Paula Christensen back as the female narrator was fantastic. I love how she gives life to George...her voice just sounds right for the character. On the other hand, I have NO idea of why we have a third male narrator in as many books. The male narrator for Deadline was perfect! While I think I might enjoy Michael Goldstrom narrating something different, where he isn't narrating from inside the head of a damaged twentysomething, his voice is WAY too old to carry Shaun's narration believably.
Especially given the younger male voices we've already heard for him. So it was half perfect, half entirely wrong.
I cried. A few times. The reunion scene, for one. Becks...yeah, cried there.
Top ten, easily. The story itself is incredible, with really tight world building and a take on the zombie apocalypse that I've never encountered before. Paula Christensen does a fabulous job of bringing it to life.
George. It's not often that the POV character of a book written in first person appeals to me so much, but George was different. She was incredibly intelligent, devoted to the truth, and still flawed and human. I also liked having a lead character with a disability.
Most any scene involving Steve the bodyguard. I didn't expect to like that character so much, but by the end I just wanted to hug him!
Absolutely yes! I had to keep myself from listening to it at home as audiobooks are how I survive my work days. I managed. Barely.
The weak link in this book was Jesse Bernstein as the male narrator. His voice for Shaun wasn't awful, but whenever he tried to put on an accent I was cringing. If you can't pull off an English accent, PLEASE don't attempt one. Especially if someone is paying to hear it. Paula Christensen's dude voices were a little annoying, but nothing on the scale of Bernstein's accents.
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