I downloaded this selection after having 2 week without a book to listen to. This is a long time for me because I use the books to help with my commute. Sorry to ramble, but the reason I go into this is because I read the reviews of several books and this seemed to be my best bet. The story itself is actually okay, even good in some parts (not rocket science, but passes the time in my car pretty well) however - the Narrator is way toooo slow and overly dramatic with passages. I had to turn the story off several times because her style of reading gave me a headache. And man, SHE IS SLOW. I did read one reviewer who gave it only 1 star. So I was forwarned...but hey author...if you want us to listen to the other books..please get a new reader...I actually daydreamed several times during the story and lost the plot a couple of times. My final thoughts are "does every author have to create their own version of what a mythical creature is...do we lack so much in creativity that the only way to have a story is to bury it in confusing hierarchial structures with convuluted rules that the main character always breaks anyway, surprise, surprise. I am getting tired of picking up new books hoping for interesting plots ex. Laurell Hamilton's early books for Anita Blake only to have 1/2 of the book be about what the HE*L their version of vampire, werewolf, witch..whatever...at least with Kim Harrisons books she doesn't try to give you ALL the information in 300 pages..you have to read several books to gradually be pulled in, not inundated with all kinds of rules, magic crap that you don't understand and doesn't always add to the story? SOrry, just venting a little. This story is okay, but not great. Would have given it 3 stars if the narrator wasn't so annoying.
Another reviewer stated that it was "Twilight" for adults. I have to say it's not even that good. If you're in for 24 hours of dragging romance laced with very long tedious descriptions of scientific discovery or furnishings then by all means go for it...otherwise you might pick a different series. I did give the reader a good review because she did a fine job reading the story..I just didn't like the story.
I didn't know if I would like this series by Molly Harper since I hadn't read anything else by her. It's definitely "Fang-Light" .... so if you're looking for deep story or intense scenes this isn't your read. However, if you enjoyed Mary Janice Davidson and her Unwed and Undead series you'll also enjoy this. Funny and enjoyable..reader is good too. I felt like she did a good job switching voices between all the female characters but might want to work on the male leads voice just a bit more. Other than that, very enjoyable... made my trips to work fun :D
I am part of a small lunch time book club with some friends from work. We all agreed that this book was a great read. We (well most of us) had read and enjoyed Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls' first book, and were delighted when another novel by her came out. Excellent read. This book is a "true life novel" about her grandmother Lilly Casey, born 1901. Jeannette writes it in 1st person and she also narrates the book which really gives it a personal feeling. There is an explanation at the end about why it's a true life novel and not a memoir but the adventures of Lilly Casey are based on stories from her family, specifically her mother Rosemary, and other family. We all loved it and highly recommend.
I enjoyed this 1st book in the Fever series quite a bit. I've been looking for a new author to add to my list of "downloadable" and she def. made my list. Easy to listen to, even if the story is quite simple, sometimes that's better than an overcomplicated story line. I prefer to be enticed in to a story not overwhelmed or bored out of my mind with all the new terms...laws,..rules...etc. Reader does seem a little older, but she's good. Feels a little like Mary Janice Davidson character - Sookie...but hey that's the greatest compliment :) I'm going to listen to the 2nd book too.
I really enjoyed the 1st book in this series esp. with the original narrator. This narrator isn't bad, but I thought the 1st one was exceptional. The story is okay but drags on and on during the middle. I would have liked more plot and less "trips to the lower world". I also would have liked more about the growing relationship she has with her boss, Morrison. Hello, a little romance is nice. Overall, it was a 3 1/2 star to start then dropped to a 1 1/2 star in the middle but redemnend itself at the end. so 3 stars. I think I'm going to listen to the 3rd book....just to see if the author decides to develop her "love" interest.
I would recommend this title. I enjoyed the reader, and the story (not always true).
This is the 1st book that I have listened/read by this author. Decent story, not profound but engaging. I agree with others who have commented about the annoying way the narrator voices some of the minor characters. Esp. Ziggy. very annoying. Other voices were not so bad, but that character was especially difficult to listen too. Also, if you listen to the second book, the voice of the "oracle" is hideous. But, it was short lived. I would recommend this series, even though I didn't enjoy the second book as much. Just realize it's not a profound piece, but as I indicated in the beginning of this review, book one of "the turning" was fairly engaging. Enjoy :)
I downloaded this as a treat for my 12 year old son to listen to on a trip across the country...but it was so good the whole family ended up listening to it and we loved it. Because it was so good we also downloaded the sequel, Eldest.
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