In the 3 previous books ( which I loved) we got to know our hero Winter Makepeace. In my mind I pictured him as a mild mannered somewhat stuffy Ichabod Crane. When I left off in book #4 he was being tutored in the art of being a stud muffin!? Just didn't work for me. And it was taking way to long for Lady Isabel to have any redeeming qualities. I just didn't like her much. This book had a tedious vibe to it.
I loved the story lines in the previous Maiden Lane books and I think Ashford Macnab's narration was part of the package. In Thief of Shadows the book dragged which made her narration drone on and on...
I'm going to give this book a go in the ebook format. That way I can skim more easily as I still want to know what happens. I also will be reading Lord of Darkness instead of listening because of all the hubbub over the change in narrator. Changing narrators on the 5th book in a series...really!?
Any fond feelings I have for this book are overshadowed by the narrator. Is it just me or does her voice change volume levels way too much? Occasionally there is a constant level and the narration is great. But when I'm listening while working out I feel like I'm missing half of what she's saying. Please tell Hillary to back off on the "soft talking".
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