Wow...I did not like this book. A friend recommended this book to me and maybe it is better on the printed page, but I did not like the audio version. The narrator was slow and I kept wanting to try to drag the words out of her mouth. Also, the content of the book was just trashy. I am all for a good romance and enjoy urban fantasy, but this was just sex. Not a great plot. No character building. Just characters constantly panting for each other.
I love this series and the narrator continues to be stellar. If you haven't read the Grimnoir Chronicles, start at the beginning. This short story is just the icing.
Under Orders is the third book in Dick Francis' set with Sid Halley as the protagnoist. Under Orders is the first and has Geoffrey Howard as the narrator. Unfortunately Geoffrey Howard died in September of 2014 and I just couldn't get used to Martin Jarvis as Sid Halley's voice. I have listened to other recordings of Dick Francis by Martin Jarvis and haven't had an issue, but, for me, Mr. Howard really captured Sid Halley's voice. I also didn't like how he portrayed Halley's father in law.
The second book with Sid Halley as the protagonist is not on Audible.
Odds Against is the first of the Sid Halley books by Dick Francis and Geoffrey Howard is a wonderful narrator for Sid. This is an excellent book with a stellar narrator. Do not hesitate to buy - you will not be disappointed.
Elizabeth Hunter keeps getting better and better. And Zachary Webber has an amazing voice, simply perfect for this series.
Elizabeth Hunter writes so well and this book is tightly written with an excellent plot that moves forward well. Zachary Webber is the perfect narrator for this book. I have listened to him read Easy and Breakable (which are marvelous!) and he continues to be spot on with this book as well. It is so wonderful to have an excellent author paired with a fantastic narrator. I have not listened to Elizabeth Hunter's other series (Elemental Mysteries - but I have read them and they too are wonderful) because of the poor reviews about the narrator. Do not hesitate to buy this book and the follow up book, The Singer, as you will not be disappointed. I am eagerly awaiting the third book in the series that is due out in March.
I finished this book tonight and know that the next book comes out this spring. It can't come out fast enough! I hope that Audible releases it as well. Don't hesitate to get this book.
I read this book in print and was thrilled when it came out on Audible. Great book. Great author. Do not hesitate to read.
Wow...all I wanted was a bit of mindless amusement, but this book is so incredibly bad. Stereotypical characters, plodding plot. I will not order another book by Ms. Ashley again when I am looking for a bit of brain candy
Holdbrook-Smith is the best narrator I have ever listened to (and I have listened to many!). I was a bit more leary of this book because the other reviews mentioned that it was different from the first three. I am SO glad that I downloaded this book. It is a great book and I completely did not see the ending coming. Ben Aaronovitch is an amazing author. I can't believe I now have to wait for the next book!
This is a great book that really comes alive with Holdbrook-Smith's narration. Get this book. You will not be disappointed. And I have read the next 3 that come after it...they just get better and Holdbrook-Smith continues to be astoundingly fantastic.
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