THis is from perspective of someone who LOVES Diana Gabaldon's OUtlander series, and absolutely LOVES what Davina Porter has done with it. So to answer to this is NO.
Can't think of one....
The oldest crow?.... But honestly I am so used to her voice in my head with Outlander, Jamie, Claire that hearing her voice with this narration, did not spark any interest in me.
Yes, I could. Laini Taylor is a very, very talented writer. Have no idea...
First off, I think Laini Taylor is an excellent writer. I am a Big fan of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy. I bought this book based on that. And since I KNOW Davina Porter is a phenomenal narrator, thought that I would enjoy story. It is a great story, and I may get the kindle edition, but Davina's voice just could not keep my attention, it was offsetting with this story.
Let me start off by saying I hate the narrator for Olivia/Eden. She sounds like the lady who is the voice of Lisa Simpson. Very, very annoying voice. I like the other narrator's voice for Olivia. But you get used to it Olivia'voice eventually. She does start her chapters with a nasal quality to her voice (Olivia), but didn't stop me from listening. This book will reel you in. It will have you asking yourself "Why? Why is that happening? What did they do that for? What does it mean? Who is that? What is going to happen next?" This series is going to be a nice rollercoaster ride. Can't wait to see what will happen next for Olivia/Eden and Gabriel! Give this story a try, you won't be disappointed.
This story had a great start, but plot moves too slow, it kind of plods along. I listened to about half the book (maybe less than half), but I couldn't continue. I may start later in series with another book, but I doubt it. This will be happily returned.
I tried. I really did. But when I start stopping a book to listen to another I know it's time to give up the ghost. The plot was boring, very slow paced. And narration could have been better. Her voice was very annoying at times. I finally stopped and returned this after I started skipping chapters. I am so glad Audible lets you return any books you don't like.
Initially this series started out okay. This book was my favorite. Joe Abercrombie does not give any backstory. Which I prefer; but it also amps up the "need to know factor". So I can't stop listening. Some of these characters I could not stand! I wanted to slap Jezal, I started to find myself skipping his chapters, then I would scold myself because what if I missed something!? So I would go back to listen, painfully. I also wanted to slap Bayaz, he was so pompous and callous. My favorite characters were Logan Ninefingers and his boys. I could not finish series, it became too stupid in the end, but all of the books are well written and the Narrator is Great. You can tell who the different characters are. It is an okay read, but if I would have known what I was getting myself into, I would not have started series.
I have to say I am in the minority about this book. This author does not give a lot of backstory, which I prefer. But he writes in such a way that makes me curious to see what is next. So I continue to read. Some of the characters are Very annoying. Narration is on point though. I kept reading out of curiosity more than anything else. Listening to this book was not a very pleasant experience for me.
I love John Grisham, but I think I am more on the courtroom drama side of the fence. I tried, really tried for 4 days to listen to both books, but they did not catch my interest. Once I find myself fast-forwarding through a book, it's a wrap. I will say Micheal Beck is a really good narrator. Sycamore Row and A TIme to Kill were very well read. ALthough the voice for Ray from The SUmmons was similar to someone's voice in Sycamore Row, so that was jarring for me. But anyway, story was just not interesting to me. Love that you can return books you don't like. Happily Returned.
This is a wonderful series!!!!! Great story. One of best narrators I have heard so far. In the league of Davina Porter and Roy Dotrice.
All Grimnoir Society, can't pick one.
Can't pick one.
This is a Great Series, you will not be disappointed with listening. Only qualm about narration was that Lance sounded differernt in this book. But otherwise, once used to change although annoying (mild) still great story and narration.
Hard to say. I am a Outlander fan. Davina Porter is the Queen. Also Roy Dotrice. But this ranks in same sphere for me.
Faye Veira, and Jake Sullivan.
This book was a wonderful suprise. I am not a fan of Steampunk. Bought this with a Daily Deal. So Glad I Did!!!!!! Balki shot this out of the park. Glad I took a chance with book.
I am not going to repeat everything that other reviewers have written. This is a Wonderful Book, Great Narration. Along the lines of Davina Porter and the Outlander Series or Roy Dotrice for Game of Thones. You won't waste credit or money. If you like John Grisham. You will LOVE this!
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