I own all of the love at stake audio books and have enjoyed them all immensely, up until this one. The story itself is good, (though not as good as some of the others) but what really destroys this book for me was the narration. I find it funny that, when nearly 1/3 or so of the vocals are Scottish, the narrator cant do Any (French as well) accents correctly, or even minimally. I have to constantly try to figure out who is talking, since every voice tends to mesh together. Out of all of the voices, however, and cringing at the horrible piercing shrieks this lady seems to think all female do from time to time, I must admit... Every time I hear her interpretation of Romans voice, I laugh my butt off. She seems to think that he should sound like one of the OLD Transylvanian vampires from decades ago. Short of the amusement factor, I was sorely tempted to just buy this book hardcopy so I didn't have to deal with the narration.
First, I must admit I am reading/listening to these books out of order. I'm not sure if it's because of this or because I have recently read/listened to some very good books, but this story was just completely lacking. It left me feeling entirely lost and wondering if I had purchased only half a book. It leads up to the point where they will begin their relationship (which I knew because I read them bass akwards) but then stops, before they even GET together! The story itself seemed to have an excellent concept, but horrible execution. The main character acts like an airhead the entire book and, quite honestly is an idiot. I've, thankfully only ever met one person that reminded me of Pia, or else I'd probably have gone insane. It's the kind of person that you ask to do something, Tell to do something, then figure 'screw it' and do it yourself. Though, I must admit the main bad guy I didn't realize would be who it was, however the end of the book Really doesn't tie that end up either. I'm left feeling as though I'm holding a bunch of loose ends, and that that's how the author wanted, so that we'd buy her next book in the series. I'm normally alright with cliff-hangers, but by darned it, at least bring the main character and her mate together in the book that's about Them. With that I think I'm done with my rant. Pick another book, even though the narrator tried, and I really did like how she did the voices (though Pia took a little getting used to) I enjoyed being able to tell who was who by the voice she put to them alone. That, sometimes is rare with narrators.
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