Never! This might just be the worst book I have ever read or listened to.
I was really looking forward to this book, and bought it based on the reviewer's notes who said it was the perfect narrator for this book. I learned a valuable lesson - always play the sample! The narrator sounds like Eeyore reading a book. He is so monotone that I could not get through the first chapter. I honestly put the book on to go to sleep to because that is the only thing it is good for. I hate it when a good book is ruined by a bad narrator. I gave the story three stars to be fair, since I really could not get far enough into it to tell. I may get a hard copy of the book just to give it another chance.
Honestly, I could not tell you anything about this book because the narrator was sooo horrible. I loved the first Maggie Hope book, and was really looking forward to this one but could not make it through the first hour of the book. The narrator had a habit of ending sentences on a higher note almost like she was asking a question or announcing an award. This is really ineffective when you are try to talk about a serious or sombre subject. She was terrible with the different voices, and listening to her was .....painful. I am normally not so negative, and have suffered through so-so and below par narration because the story was good. This however, was intolerable.
I'm going to listen to Firebird but can't wait for My Heart's Own Blood and the Century Trilogy Book #3.
Couldn't tell - the narration was too bad to get that far.
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