Yes, yes, yes, the performance could have been better, & we all wish for someone else, and we all know it. And same on them for not re-narrating it from scratch.
But after reading all three books, due to being scared to death to download the audio after the horrible reviews, i finally got over it and just downloaded it. And guess what? Its not as bad as everyone is making poor Becca out to be. Its listenable-- although barely. The Anastasia character is young, innocent, and somehow the Becca reading makes the character work in a weird way. I agree, it is absolutely annoying at times, and made me cringe, but i am sure we all were the same way as 22 yr old women just falling in love-- cringe-worthy and all. So i almost could see it happening. Her Christian voice and Rodriguez-- ugh-- was even worse. They should have used someone like Xe Sands. A professional.
But all that aside, it was still worth the download.
So, do not be scared, download it!
Christian because we all want to save him, shake him, kiss him, or... something...
young, cringe-worthy, needs a new narrator without a doubt
Read in one sitting, yes.
Get a new narrator. Seriously, what is wrong with them!?
This book has all the elements to become a magically addictive series. The narrator is excellent & story is fantastic! Highly recommend.
The final installment was a wonderful and exciting ride. I am sad it is over, but look forward to reading many more books from Carey in the future and hope she will revive stories set in Terre d'Ange and not give up on the wonderful world she has created.
I highly recommend the entire series. The narrator is spot on. Start at the beginning of the series if you really want the full effect!
I have read and listened to the entire Earth's Children series many times. But I could not finish Auel's final book. Not only was the writing tedious and lacking plot, but the narrator was making my ears bleed-- the voice of Ayla was annoying and cringe-worthy. The character narration and interactions were flat.
Maybe I will try to read the book instead of listen to it in order to finish the series.
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