I had to read this story for my monthly book club meeting. And I immediately disliked the monotoned narrator. The deep timber of her voice just doesn't seem to be flexible enough to differentiate the characters. It was only because of my book club members raving about the story itself that I braved the story again. I eventually got caught up in the plot of slavery, love, right and wrong and even found myself on the edge of my seat. The book is great. Tells a tale from a side of slavery not told often. I won't say don't buy this book because I liked it in the end...BUT...I will tell you to hear the sample first.
EJD has created a man's man with a heart and feelings. Gideon continues to kick ass and take names. The narrator does a great job as well.
You find it unbelievable that a killer can be painted as the good guy. But Kwan made it so. I was on the edge of my seat most of this book. The narrator is great. DONT CHANGE the story teller please.
This book and the sound effects were great. It was more than a listen it was a performance. Great job and I'm on to book #2.
Beverly Jenkins is a master at historical romance and Night Hawk doesn't disappoint. The story and each character is fully developed and the twists and turns of the plot will have you laughing and gasping!
Of all the books I've read Indigo is at the TOP of my lists. It's by far one of the best books I've ever read so when I saw that it now available in audio format I immediately purchased it. Hester and Galen's fight against slavery is one to be admired. The characters are very well developed and the feelings that blossom between the two are truly lifelong. Ms. Jenkins has a way of teaching you about history within the story and you never walk away after reading her books the way you started. She's still no. 1 in my book. And after having said all that I will say this...I hate this narrator! Lord why??? I almost cried when I heard her interpretation of Galen's voice. Her attempt of a french accent did not make it's mark. The rest of the voices were ok but her french accent has got to stop. (I feel awful for this by the way, I wanted it to be good SOOOOOOO bad).
Vivid is one of my favorite books of all time. So maybe it's due to the fact that I've read the book several times and I have an idea of how I think it should be read, or perhaps it's because I listen to books all the time...but this reader was not the best. She has a great voice but she's "reading the book" and not performing if that makes any sense. Her extra breaths where a breath doesn't fit is just wearing me OUT! I love Beverly Jenkins and Im not sad that I bought the book. Please give it a try and excuse my frustration. #teambeverlyjenkins...
I've officially been taught a lesson about buying a book with a narrator Im not familiar with. I am a huge Nora Roberts fan and this book doesn't disappoint but for me this reader was a whispery, breathy, sultry mess!!! Lord I had a hard time trying to get past her voice. Please listen to the sample to make sure the readers voice doesn't irk you.
Im only writing this to give another opinion of the narrator in this story. I enjoyed her immensely. Im African American and I can't say that I am strong in the do's and dont's of Irish accents but I enjoyed this story and Katherine's narration. I was caught up during the magical excitement and her rise in voice was timely. She has a strong voice and I could tell which character was which. Keep doing what your doing Nora. I can't wait for the next two episodes and I hope you keep the same narrator. There is nothing worse than having to switch narrators during the middle of a series.
I will admit that I was a bit leery about this book as its not exactly my typical read. But I trusted all of the great reviews I read. I feel like I am the one reading the letters and that I am watching the book unfold. The author has mastered describing Guernsey and its inhabitants. This book was light in part and heavy in others and overall it was a great read. I read while at work!
Now that the series is over what will I do? I have enjoyed the series very much. Not every book was perfect in every way but I am not sorry that I bought every episode and listened to them all. Johanna Parker, you are amazing. You had a lot of characters to bring to life and you did an amazing job. I will move on to your other readings next.
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