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!?
Really liked this audiobook even though it was reminiscent of the Dream Man Series. It kept me engaged through most of the book. I do have a couple of issues though. The first being that our main girl had tons of ums, sorries?, whats?. This caused quite a bit of the dialogue to be repeated. Maybe one reason why the book is so long. Also she said "Max" sooooo many times. The overuse of his name reminds me of the college drinking game (old days!) where you'd watch the Bob Newhart show and every time someone said "Bob" you took a drink! And on a side note the reason for the final fight between the two main characters was, in my opinion, very weak and detracted from the ending.
Love Emma Taylor! One of my new favorite narators!
I think this could of been a good story with different narration. The narrator's voice had no life or pep. She could of been talking about someone getting murdered or about eating a sloppy joe and her voice was always at the same slow monotone pace.
I may get the ebook but I would not spend a credit on another audiobook unless something happened to pump up this narrator to make listening less of a snooze fest.
I have an audiobook gauge I use. If I want to listen so badly that I come up with excuses (dog needs another walk etc.) it's usually a keeper. If my mind wanders while I'm listening (planning my grocery list) it's a waste of my time and gets dumped. This book gets dumped.
I just thought it would be better. I guess I was more bored than anything.
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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