I have read the book many times. I like the story and plot and characters and I am a fan of the author but I am having trouble with the reader. Her pseudo haughty delivery plus nasally Midwestern twain that finishes off the words sounds phony. She is reading words not telling a story. The reader hasn’t prepared herself for the reading, her phasing is often wrong or is off just enough to be irritating. I am hoping to overcome my objections to the reader because I would like to get the rest of the series. Maybe as the reader gets into the books her delivery will improve.
I love the Odd series. I re-read them often and when I cannot sit and read I listen to the recordings. The narrator does an excellent job in separating and animating the characters while his timing and pacing keeps up the tension for a really great listening experience. I have all of the Odd Thomas recordings and I can hardly wait for the next one. A full five stars for the series!
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