I really enjoyed listening to this one. I thought it would be a bit dated - days before cell phones! - but it was still a fun story with some utterly charming characters.
I had a huge problem with the narrator. She has a gravelly irritating tone that was like listening to nails on a chalk board. Even getting past that, she didn't differentiate the voices of the characters much.
The story might have been interesting if I hadn't already read Vampire Academy. There was so many similarities that it really distracted me. It was an OK story but not engaging and I'm not very interested in what will happen in the rest of the series.
There were parts that were wonderful but other parts which took way too long. The problem with an audiobook is that it is difficult to skim. You just have to plug along. The story actually ends about an hour before the book does. I kept thinking there might be something of interest but it was a very long tedious exposition of the book's themes.
I loved the narration! I think I will continue to hear Boris's "Potter!" in my head for some time. But really, this could have been edited significantly without losing the story.
There's a lot to like about this book. Finn's character is amazing and intriguing. Cat - not so much. The book is way too long. It would have been great to cut to the chase wtihout everything in the middle. And I can't quite forgive Cat for what she does to Richard but can't say much more without giving away spoilers.
I would have given it 4 1/2 if that were possible. While I still love Evie, I was getting a little weighed down by her bad decisions and not even listening to anyone's story. In the end, though, I was more than satisfied with the finale. I even got teary listening to the acknowledgements!
I was pretty shocked when I got to the end and the story didn't finish. For some reason, thought this was a trilogy. And with audiobooks, you don't always see that you're near the end!
I really love this series and can't wait to see how it all comes together.
Maybe my expectations were too high after reading other Molly Harper books. These characters were not particularly amusing. And the main character's Boston/Irish accent was just horrible. I cringed for the first hour trying to figure out what the narrator was trying to do. I suppose it would be a hard mix to pull off but it was seriously distracting. The love interest had an equally annoying voice. I'm just glad it's over!
I think my favorite part was listening to the narrator do the character's voices in warrior form. You can't get that reading a book!
I enjoy this series and this was a nice addition. My only complaint is that it seemed to end abruptly without any closure. I guess that's what you get with a short story. Looking forward to the characters returning in a full length book.
I'm usually a sucker for a good time travel romance but this one just had too many problems. The characters changed history again and again. One character was able to use silly American idioms in his poor gaelic. And maybe some of the dialogue sounded more absurd coming from a male narrator.
I finished the book hoping it would make more sense but sadly, no. It was really too unbelievable.
This was such an amazing book. I kept waiting to be disappointed somehow but it never happened. I had to stop and take breaks just to give myself some breathing room.
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