I've only listened to the audio version and really enjoyed the narrator's performance.
Overall, it was an intriguing story so I would recommend it, but I'd let my friends know how much the characters weighed on my nerves. I just couldn't seem to find anyone to root for.
I enjoyed her performance of David Goldrab.
Suspense at every turn and all roads lead to Hanging Hill...
Hope the author's working on a sequel. So many questions left unanswered...
I would based on the author's exquisite talent. Also, the premise was just so unique to me, so I'd love to know what a friend thinks of it.
Yes! I would love for more time to be spent on the actual event that gets the story rolling. For something so monumental, I felt it was just pushed too far aside.
Didn't feel my time was well spent. After listening to and thoroughly enjoying the other books in the series, I was very excited to start this story. I found myself irritated by the characters, unable to root for any of them.
It pains me to say that I was thrilled when it was over.
The characters often sounded too much alike...
"The Upper Room" and "Mama Ruby" were really fantastic stories- this one just didn't grip me the way they did. But I will continue to read work by this talented author!
No, Moon and Joy just didn't have any real time to connect in my opinion. I got more insight into the relationship with his best friend Harley.
I'd probably suggest they start with another title in the series. Fury, Valiant, Justice, Tiger one of the stronger titles before they get into this one...
I just love the way she gives the characters their own personalities- if it's a recurring character, you know who it is before the name's even said. I also love the emotion she brings in when she's reading, if someone's laughing you hear that! She really makes it entertaining.
I would definitely recommend the audiobook format- the narrator really brings the characters and the story alive with her performance!
Everything! I just stumbled upon this series while browsing for something interesting to listen to and took a chance on Book One: Fury. I was hooked!!! So creative! So vivid! Love It! Now I'm waiting anxiously on Moon's story (Book 10)
Gosh...that's tough...I have enjoyed all her narrations and I don't give out that sort of compliment often. Hard to choose...I'd say it's between Justice, Tiger and Breeze!
I've read half this series in print and listened to half. I think I prefer the print versions. When the narrator's performance of a character's voice seems so far off the mark (ex. Eidolon) it really takes me out of the story.
Especially loved the scene when Harvester & Reaver returned Limos' and Eric's baby.
Fantastic start to the next part of this gripping series. Can't wait for more!
Under the Dome would definitely rank among the top titles I've listened to so far. I actually enjoyed the narrator as I don't expect much in the way of men perfecting female voice or vice versa so that wasn't an issue for me. It took me a second to grab some of the slang, but only a second. This made for enjoyable listening along many drives to work.
The structure of the chapters gave the story a faster pace. The way the story was sectioned into these sub-chapters gave the book a cliff-hanger feel throughout, making it very difficult to find a stopping point when I listened. A good thing.
As I stated before, I thought Raul Esparza did a great job with this story given that there were so MANY characters. I love novels with an abundance of role players but feel I may have gotten lost a time or two were it not for the voice presentation. Also, the characters voices remained consistent throughout the book.
I would have liked to have seen the 'bad guys' receive more of a payback for all the evil they did in this story. There were tons of evil doers in this town and in my opinion none of them really paid properly for all their wrong doing. I laughed in many places, rolled my eyes on more than a few occasions. I was really hoping that there would have been a better (or more creative) explanation for the dome than what was given. Still the suspense of it really kept me turning pages- er listening avidly. Utterly entertaining!
Overall an amazing accomplishment. For such a lengthy work, I believe that listening to the audio version made all the difference in how greatly I enjoyed it.
The book was outstanding!! I have thoroughly enjoyed this series from the plot to the characters- Ione has weaved a phenomenal tale. I only wish I had read this last book instead of listening to it. I have to agree with the other reviewers this time. The narrator made my listening experience a real trial. I had to really push myself to continue listening. The narrator’s inappropriate emphasis on words was a true distraction. I didn’t expect the male voices to be on point either and thankfully I had my own ideas/versions of the character’s voices in my head to let the reading ruin too much of it for me.
When Sin confided in Con about all she'd been through. How she'd been owned most of her life and her story of what that was like.
Sorry but I would not.
I'd definitely love to see this as a movie- but where would they find such awesome guys??
Now I can continue with the Lords of Deliverance Series!! Whoo Hoo!!
Highly Recommend! After reading all the negative reviews regarding the narration, I debated about downloading this book but I’m so eager to get through this series so that I can get back to the Lords of Deliverance (which is where I started the saga with Eternal Rider) so I took a chance. I cringed a little at first, due to what I’d already read about the narrator, but then I was absolutely entertained from then on. I found the narration quite good, made me laugh in lots of places but it was sooo great to hear the male characters as MALES and not females doing that god-awful gravely thing to make themselves sound like a man. The plot was terrific as always and I have to say that so far Lore and Idess are my favorite couple next to Eidolon and Tayla. Great work and so very addictive.
Lore. I enjoy it when the author explores the motivations of the hero and Ione does a fantastic job here. Lore is so very complex, his situation so menacing you can't help but wonder how he could ever make a relationship work with any woman. She really does a great job of presenting him and making the reader understand him.
All the scenes between the brothers, but I can't decide if it's the scene with Lore holding his little nephew Raid after they rescued him or the scene when Shade meets Sin for the first time.
When Idess had to leave. She didn't want to and Ione really made you feel how much she didn't want to, but Idess lived up to what was expected of her and you had to admire and respect her for that.
Great work! Loved the narrator! Moving on to Sin Undone!
Amazing, Vivid, Devastating
Well of course I can't help but compare this story to others in the series. A Song of Fire and Ice as well as Clash of Kings
I have only listened to Roy Dotrice during his reading of this series and I am amazed by his extraordinary performance and the life he brings to these characters.
The entire marriage scene between Sansa and Tyrion. I wanted it to end- I was just too angry that this was happening. I've had my issues with Sansa since she put so much of this into motion being a dreamy eyed girl over the vile Joffrey but now I think she's learned her lesson. Enough! Give the girl a break!
Moving on to Book 4- A Feast For Crows!
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