I started listening to this series with Book 1, when the narrator was Christine Carroll and really liked it. It's unfortunate that Audible or the publisher made the decision to use Gabra Zachman for all the subsequent books. Her style is really irritating, and I have sadly made the decision that I will be reading any additional books on my iPad rather than have to sit through her Valley Girl renditions. Maybe if I just read the books I will start to like the characters again, because honestly, it took me months to listen to this installment. The narration was so uninspiring and irritating that I just didn't care.
I nominate Ms. Zachman for the Raspberry Award as one of the most irritating narrators on Audible.
They are equally good, but I love Katherine Kellgren's interpretation. I listen to this book and it's sequel, Wolfsbane, over and over.
When Wolf rescues Aralorn from the ae'Magi's castle.
It was interesting to hear the evolution of this book. I have only lately discovered Patricia Briggs through the Mercy Thompson books, so I have never read the original.
Katherine Kellgren does a stellar job. Her voice is soothing and easy to listen to, but she manages to convey the cynical Wolf, the unctious Geoffrey ae'Magi, the earnest Myr and the miscellaneous denizens of Myr's refugee camp with aplomb, bringing them all to life with her characterizations.
Can two mercenaries save the kingdom?
I really enjoy this book, even though it was reworked from an earlier publication and has some rough spots. These characters are like comfort food - they just make you feel good.
I love Dresden's mouthy style. No matter what situation he's in, he always has a smart remark.
Bob. All knowing spirit or not, he's a supernatural lech and the comic relief.
Everything. His Dresden is spot on and he brings all of the characters to life and makes you want the stories to just go on and on. Dresden, Molly, Michael even Mouse are very much alive when he reads them and I hate to leave them at the end of the book.
Can Harry and Warden Morgan bring down the Black Council?
There's a reason why the Dresden books are all best sellers, but James Marsters brings them to life in an unforgettable way.
Yes, yes, yes! You will fall in love with Miles Vorkosigan and probably spend all your credits on this outstanding series of book. Lois McMaster Bujold and Grover Gardener are a winning team. I am so in love with all things Vorkosigan.
Oh, Miles, certainly. Despite all his flaws and disabilities he is engaging, intriguing, and sympathetic. You can't help but fall in love with him.
This is the first of his recordings I have ever heard, but he is masterful as the frenetic genius, Miles Vorkosigan.
I laughed, cried, sighed and fell in love.
I just can't say enough about this series - or Grover Gardener. One of the best characterizations I have heard to date, and I have over 500 audiobooks in my library. Don't be confused by my infatuation with Miles. These are not "love stories", they are about space travel, space battles, and the struggle of a physically flawed genius to be the best he can possibly be and overcome all obstacles. Listen to just one and you'll be hooked, too!
I was looking for a new story to listen to while driving back and forth to my in-laws about 3 hours away and stumbled on the fact that Jennifer Ashley (Highland Pleasures series) was writing alternative fiction under the Allyson James name. The fact that there were already 3 titles in the series with a 4th upcoming was an added bonus.
This story moves right along right from the start and we meet most of the major characters in the first two chapters. Hillary Huber does a great job of differentiating the characters, and I really like what she does with them. Nash is a little strident, but the rest are just spot on. She really gets Maya's "up yours" attitude and conveys it with every word.
In my opinion, the characters are well drawn and believable. They definitely make me want to rush to the Crossroads Motel and buy them a drink!
My favorite scene in the book involves Janet, Maya and a bottle of tequila. You'll laugh, bite your nails and drive right past your exit just so you can keep on listening. Can't wait to hear the rest of the series. Thanks, Audible!
They are equally enjoyable.
When Lydia informs Emmett they're getting married that afternoon.
Joyce Bean has clearly defined characterizations and an enjoyable interpretation of the material. Her men sound like men and her women sound like women.
I laughed a lot in this book and fell in love with Fuzz all over again.
I want a dustbunny.
Yes, but with reservations. For fans of Amanda Quick, it's a must-listen and you'll want to add it to your audio library of Amanda Quick romances.
The protagonists (Evangeline and Lucas) were likable with just enough mystery in their pasts to keep you turning the pages. I also liked the development of all the secondary characters, and especially Molly and Stone.
Overwrought. Erratic. Unmemorable.
Love blooms at midnight in the Crystal Gardens.
Budding sensation novelist Evangeline Ames meets the man of her dreams while running from a would-be murderer at midnight--in her nightgown! Now how can a story that begins that way be anything less than fun? Unfortunately, Justine Eyre's narration is a bit erratic and overwrought at times. Her male characters are fine, but her female characters often sound like they are either 103 years old or on the verge of hysteria. One wonders if she ever bothers to listen to her own recordings! She is, however, easier to listen to than Anne Flosnik but I long for Barbara Rosenblat or Katherine Kellgren's smooth tones and diverse characterizations.
I liked this one when I read it, and I like the audiobook. Harriet Walter does a great job with the narration. Too bad they didn't get her to read all of them. Stay away from any books read by Ann Flosnik.
This is a long book. I read it years ago in college and thought it would be fun to reacquaint myself with it since I recently saw the movie of the same name. Unfortunately, this has to be the absolute worst narrator I have EVER encountered on audible. I would have rated it 0 stars on performance; unfortunately, that was not an option. I can think of 5 or 6 other narrators who would have done a magnificent job with this story. Too bad they picked this one. I couldn't get past the first part. I wasted to 2 credits on this overwrought mess. Don't waste your money or your credits!
I love these stories by Amanda Quick. Too bad Anne Flosnik is the narrator. She is so horrible, I will never buy another audiobook on which she is the narrator. They need to fire her!
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