The book yes, the audio book, no.
I'll allow that perhaps it's simply a case of her narration jarring to my Australian ear, but while I could listen to Ms Ericksen's reading of Eve Dallas, her rendering of Peabody was so annoying and to me, out of character, that this will be my first, and ONLY, In Death audio book. The Peabody JD Robb has created, while she may be as lush physically as Marilyn Monroe, is sharp and sassy, quick-witted and intelligent. Sadly, Ms Ericksen's Peabody sounds slow-witted, mentally ponderous, with an accent that is VERY hard on the ears. It's too much for me, I'm afraid. I wanted to hang in long enough to at least hear how Roarke comes across, but after one chapter I've reached my limit of her voice. I'll continue my reading of this story in ebook form and save my audio book purchases for other series.
It took me a little bit to get used to the narrator's voice, but trust me, stick with it because it wasn't too long before I could hardly bear to step away from the story, and I credit Mr Miller's narration for a good part of that. He doesn't rush through the reading of a story, and I'm a fast reader, so that was one of the things I had to get used to. But once I settled in and let him take me on the story's journey, I realized how much of the detail and nuances of the story I'd missed from my fast reading of the ebook version. He has a talent for voices, and each character has a defined 'voice' that makes the listening experience very full and rich.
I have also listened to Max Miller's narration of The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks. And while that narration was very good, this one was even better.
This was the first of Josh Lanyon's fantasy stories I'd read. I'll admit I wasn't sure if I'd like it as much as his contemporaries. I should never have doubted. His storytelling mastery crosses all genres. A fantastic story!
Yes. Ms Whelan's narration is very easy to listen to. And the story moves along at a good pace. Plus, not only were the characters endearing, but the narration complimented them, brought them to life.
I do a lot of travelling for my job, and so I listen to audio books to pass the time. Instead of wishing the miles away, I always looked to getting back into the car so that I could listen to more.
Well thought out plot with few slow spots. Loved the contrast of Abigail's highly organized, extremely logical genius and socially awkward character and with the laidback, take-it-as-it-comes Brooks. What a great pairing! Plus I found Julia Whelan's narrative an excellent match to Nora Roberts story. Very enjoyable.
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