John Lee the narrator is perfectly matched and made this a great listening experience! His portrayal of all the characters couldn't be better!
For me I guess The Hornblower series would be an obvious comparison but I don't think I have yet read something to compete.
There are so many... At the start of the story... he (Alan Lewrie) was set up by "family" and was forced into Naval service. You would never think that it would turn out so well for him. From the start I was routing for our young hero to succeed at all he did! As the story continues there is a great bond between reader and the main character Alan Lewrie that develops. There are many exciting as well as very funny moments to enjoy not once was I bored with this great audio book!
Well Alan Lewrie of course stands out as he our young hero our main focus throughout entire book. I cannot wait to continue this series and see what life will to bring Alan!
This is so much more than a naval adventure! While you get your exciting moments of war and sea battle you get sea life in full. The good the bad and everything in between. You're made to feel you are experiencing life right next to Alan Lewrie. Put into the time and place and I can't ask for more from my audio escapes!!
I normally don't ever listen to (or reread) anything more than once (although there are a select few I've done this for.) I can't reread something when I already know what is going to be the outcome! I can't take up the time I need for the other 1,688 audiobooks I have in my library waiting!! (That's is JUST audible audiobooks!!)
I liked the emotions that it made ME feel. Even though much of them were angst and anger and sadness! A story that can bring out raw emotion is what I always hope for! This story certainly made me glad I am not in high school any longer!!
Honestly, Sean Runnette was on the bottom rung of my favorite audio narrators...and I almost passed Callis Rose by. But after the first half hour or so, I was hooked good and deep and it was Sean Runnette that brought Callis Rose's story to living color! He was excellent bringing the emotions needed to FEEL these characters! Both main and minor he was terrific!
High School is hard enough but add Callis Rose and you will beg to be home schooled instead!
I REALLY liked this book! But much of that had to do with that I listened to the audiobook form of it. The narrator, Sean Runnette did a VERY good job with the tone of the story and did so much to help make the characters play out the way I think the author may have wanted. I don't want to add any spoilers to my review I will just say had that I wanted it to turn out a little differently. I did have compassion for the main character. What was going on started out of her control. I would like there to be a sequel to this as there is somethings I would like to see be a continuation. But can't say anymore without spoiling things. I highly recommend the audiobook over the print/ebook version. The narrator Sean Runnette was fabulous he was able to keep me in the story I could SEE it being played out in my minds eye! THAT is always what a great audiobook does for me! A great story a great narrator, take me to another world! Audio, GREAT audio, really made all the difference for this book. So if you're interested in paranormal things, astral projection may be part of an explanation here... GET THE AUDIOBOOK!
I would recommend this however this love story is not for everyone because of who it is about.
Oh I don't know, this stands alone for me right now. No comparisons needed.
His voice, rather his voices, of these characters was done so well! When I read a book I can "hear" the different voices in my head and Frazer Douglas may have outdid how I would've heard them! He was brilliant, his narration made the story come alive! The images were painted in brilliant color which made it real and full and rich! The
narration was a perfect match of story and voice brought together. When this happens it is near impossible to stop listening until its over!
That's an interesting question... I think I would like to have dinner with the entire cast of characters!
This story is a little bit of ancient Greek myth history mixed with a romance that transcends time and place. It all comes together beautifully and is painted in living colors by an incredible rich and full narration!
I bought this audio BECAUSE of John Glover. He is one of my favorite narrators. I have the first few Dresden books on audio and I do NOT LIKE MARSTERS at all! I tried and tried and do NOT enjoy his narration. I can't stand all his huffing puffing lip smacking sloppy sounding reading! It's so distracting from the story. (As well, to me, Glover is much more believable as Dresden.) So everyone has their favorites, their likes and dislikes. If they go back to MARSTERS again I will go just go back to paperbacks. To each his own!
As for the story itself... FANTASTIC! as always!
This review is mostly a vent on an extremely poor narrator choice!
I forced myself to get through this audio. I cant even comment on the storyline as I spent the 14 hours and 39 minutes cringing from the awful narrator! The narrator is the worst! (Not the worst of all narrators but definitely NOT a good fit for this story or main character at all!!!!) It is just an awful experience that I had to listen to at 2x and 3x speed to get through it! Why do publishers change narrators when the first one was enjoyed and complimented. The
narrator can make or break a novel. A great narration can take a ho hum book
and bring it to life and a poor narrator can take a great book and make it
This novel not being great, NEEDED a great narrator. This story was not nearly as good as the first. The main character, Elena (written originally as a young beautiful and successful woman) turned into a awfully sarcastic...I don't Know what... Sarcasm with every single phrase out of her mouth! And not a likable woman at all. And the voice of the narrator did not put a good picture into my mind! (UGH) The narrator, as other reviewers also noted, has also taken the highly educated Clay and turned him into a southern bafoon character. It is really sad. and almost painful to listen to.
I see, that thankfully this narrator is not used in the 3rd novel. I MAY go on and try the next one.... But I will NEVER buy another audiobook narrated by this narrator, Nell Canning. (I see she has no other narrations on audible)
Who would choose this woman as a narrator with her speech impediment? All I hear is the lisp the 's' sound is so irritating and so
Awful it distracts from the story! If she was reading for a childrens story... Perhaps I could get past it but it's like TORTURE!
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