I purchased this audio book because I have liked reading this author's books in the past, but I couldn't get through the first few chapters of this recorded book. The narrator's style is flat, slow and dull. I even tried moving my ipod to a faster rate of delivery for the book, but it still didn't work for me. I am very disappointed and will not be finishing the book in this recorded format.
I started this series without too many expectations, but the description sounded interesting and thought I'd give it a try. It was so good I hated when it ended, even though it's a long read. And, I now have all the unabridged books in the series and am looking forward to reading the next and newest book. The narrator is the absolute best for this series. Ms. Porter makes the characters come to life and be some of the most memorable of all time. Definitely well worth a credit!
Even though the synopsis of the book's plot had me thinking it would be predictable if you are a constant reader of "whodunits" and thrillers, the offer of 3 for 2 credits had me hooked to picking a third book. This was the 3rd choice and it turned out to be the best read of the 3. Even though it was a little predictable, it was well performed and had some exciting twists that keeps you involved in the plot and the characters. Overall, it was very entertaining and that's just what I became a recorded book reader for...entertainment and the ability to do every day menial tasks while keeping my mind busy and entertained! This book will do that for you!
Easy to fall in love with these characters. Sometimes you get anxious, as with any mystery whodunit and sometimes it's just laugh out loud funny, as well as heart warming. I was so delighted with the story and the great performance by Mr. Frangione that i've purchased the next four titles. I'm happy that they are now in my library.
Usually there is a story or plot along with some bedroom activities, just to add a little more exotic interest. But, nearing the end of the first half of the book, I realized there is an abundance of bedroom gymnastics, but a total lack of interesting plot or even an interesting character. I won't be finishing this one.
The narrator tries to do a good job with her part, but it's not her fault that there is nothing but junk to read.
Sometimes I take a chance on a first book that I know is a series and knowing that if I like the first, my decisions about what to buy next will be so very simple. The first in this series by this author is "Hounded" and after the first listen, I was hooked. I've just finished the fourth in the series and can't wait for the next installment. This is pure fantasy and if you like character development like I do, especially in this case, being a dog lover myself, you'll love the Druid's Russian Wolfhound. His character and their interaction is enchanting and totally lovable. In quite a few of the interactions, I found myself laughing out loud, which doesn't happen too often in fantasy novels. The narrator does a superb job on his voices and the emotional qualities that he imparts to the characters. Just all in all a fun, fun read (listen).
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great story, history, and depth of the characters.
Everything! It's joyful, heartbreaking, thought provoking and pure entertainment.
Davina Porter is a marverlous narrator. Not only does she perform each part with the ability to define each one, she imparts a wonderful emotion with her voice. I think I'd listen to anything she narrates!
This audiobook is a great way to spend a credit if you enjoy a great tale told very well!
When I purchased the first in the Desden Files series, it was a special offer, so I thought I'd give it a try. I just finished listening to Book #9 and purchased the 10th and can't wait to hear it. I can't believe that I waited until Book 9 to write a review, but now I want to let everyone know how delightful the series has become. The entire series continues to develop the character of Harry and adds new and interesting characters all the time, while keeping the plots exciting and moving right along. The narration has also gotten better with each book and Mr. Marsters creates just the right enviornment for the characters to develop and grow on you. This is pure entertainment if you enjoy fantasy and the exploration of human nature
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