St Louis, MO, United States | Member Since 2010
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!?
I could not handle listening to this book so I switched to the ebook which was free. The H and h are both pretty irritating and give this book an old fashioned harlequin bodice ripper feel.
The narrator was very inconsistent in her characters, singsongy, overly dramatic and overly breathless.
I think the book was better without the narration and there is the bonus of being able to skim through the boring parts.
Up untill now I had listened to every Linda Lael Miller book available but this series has me putting on the audio brakes. The previous book was too silly to live and this book follows suit. I finally figured out what drove my crazy! There is barely any verbal communication between characters. It's a compilation of inner musings, rambling thoughts and contemplations. Yeah we know the h was hurt big time but come on! She was a weird timid little rabbit who's mouth, throat, mind etc was to dry so she was unable to speak. Hey maybe that's why her thoughts were always in her head! And the H wasn't any better. He never voiced his thoughts either unless he was forced to speak on the phone. The romance department was also totally weak. Barely a spark and mostly fizzle.
maybe but I will most likely read and not listen
Jack is great but he had slim pickins with this book
no no no!
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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