Ughh! I LOVE this book. Love the characters. But Kimberley Alexis has to be the worst narrator in the audio book business. Accents are terrible, inflection is off and doesn't match the dialogue. There's no difference between the thoughts of Anita and her speech. For some reason Ronnie sounds like she's a character in Fargo. All the men sound like women. Didn't even try to change her pitch.
I recommend the book and the series highly. Get them on kindle or paper. Don't waste your credits like I did on this audio book.
I love Molly Harper. I've yet to read on Kindle or Audible a book by her that hasn't had me laughing outloud. I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas was no exception. The writing is hilarious, add Amanda Ronconi's narration and it's a match made in heaven. Well a funny vampire, werewolf, and witchy heaven. This is the book to listen to when stuck in traffic on the way to grandma's for another dry turkey dinner. You'll arrive laughing and having a good time.
If you need a little something to tide you over until the next Molly Harper book comes, out this would be a good pick. In the same genre of fantasy in a contemporary setting, the book is funny and sweet but not great. I'd say it's credit worthy for Ronconi's performance alone.
I don't normally read classic science fiction, but this is a classic and I needed something different. Boy did I get something different. This is essentially the story of the end of the world. But it's not all sad. I highly recommend this classic sci-fi novel to anyone who's ever watched 2001 a Space Odyssey and gotten it. Or even sort of got it. The narration I thought was very well done. As for the story itself those who like character driven stories will be a little disappointed. But those who love plot twists are in for a treat.
This is apparently (at least I hope so) going to be a series. The author did a good job of more or less wrapping up the main story of this book while keeping questions open for the sequel. I wish she had tied up a few more loose ends though. I'm not a big fan of having so many open questions at the end of a book regardless of whether it will be a series or not. I was quite impressed by the narration of Tavia Gilbert. I'd not listened to her performances before. She's most definately going on my "good narrator" list. Is this credit worthy? Sure. But I'd wait until at least the next book comes out.
I checked with my best friend who’s an amazingly talented tattoo artist and apparently, it’s completely possible to mix ashes in with the ink. I thought using this idea as the starting point for the novel was one of the most unique ideas I've come across in a novel lately. I don't want to give anyway anything from the story but it's an awesome and realistic view of this unique subculture with a great paranormal twist. Memorial tattoos are bittersweet for the artist and client both. It truly is a good and useful hurt.
The narration was awesome as always with Luke Daniels. He's one of my favorite male narrators. He does very distinct voices for each character and the women actually sound like women. I highly recommend him as a narrator and this book in particular. Very credit worthy.
While this may be marketed as a Young Adult novel, Nickel Plated is a great read for anyone. A nice change of pace from the vampires and dystopion novels that have saturated that category as of late. I don't normally give out such high marks across the board for an author I've never erad before but this one deserves them. By no means a lengthy story its still rich in characters and moving. The narrator Nick Podehl is a new one for me and I thought he did a comendable job on the variety of voices, accents, and ages.
I would recomment the series and this book on paper but not on audio. The inconsistant narrators (3 in 9 books) who don't know how to pronounce character names is kinda annoying.
Probably not. She's going on my not so great narrator list. She pronouced names wrong, her accents didn't make sense for the characters. Prior books are very explicit in the accents of the characters, but apprently she didn't get that memo.
There are a lot of people who love to hate this series and the author for that matter. Do I think she could edit and keep track of her work better? Sure. But most of the problems I have could be solved with a better editor and publisher. I think in paricular to this series they could have gotten a better narrator. That being said I really enjoy this series. It's nice to have a book where characters talk about the Goddess. The pagan theme in modern times is a refreshing change.
When She Woke is a dystopian novel that takes place after the "scourge", a virus that causes the majority of women to become infertile. In response, fundamentalist religious groups get Roe v. Wade overturned and abortions are now illegal. It's a frightening vision of a future where to be “other” is bad and where the right to control your body is taken away. Many readers will see similarities to The Scarlet Letter and The Handmaids Tale, but it is its own novel and tells the familiar story in a new way.
I rather enjoyed the narrator, Heather Corrigan; I thought she did a great job with the diversity of voices and accents. I highly recommend this book and it’s definitely credit worthy.
I've never not liked the main character as much as I didn't like Stella. Maybe it was the fact the entire story is written in first person. It's like listening to a really long letter by a naive and milquetoast with no passion. The only saving grace is the narration. Gemma Johansson did a great job with a nice Scottish accent (both male and female). She did an amazing job considering the script.
I LOVED this book. Fair warning, have a box of tissues for chapter one. The story of two broken but not down officers, one a LAPD officer, the other a retired marine who happens to be a German shepherd. Maggie, the K-9, lost her handler/partner to a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Scott lost his partner in brutal shooting. They find redemption in each other and become stronger for it. The narration is amazing. The writing is moving. I thought the way some of the story was from Maggie's perspective was great and seemed very true if you've ever had a dog. The first chapter covers the bombing in Afghanistan where Maggie looses her handler. I made the mistake of listening to it in the car. I cried so much that I had to wait 30 minutes in the home depot parking lot until my blotchy crying face went away. Truly one of the most moving chapters I've ever read.
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