Not particularly. I liked the story, not so the narrator. First, I really preferred the narrator from the first book, and this was a negative change. I don't think Rachel Vivette differentiated the characters enough, or gave them their own voice. In particular, Vashti is a vary strong female, and this narrator made her sound whiney weaker than I think she was.
I liked Vashti and the strong woman who could hold her own.
On the fence here, I might try another but only if there were positive ratings.
I enjoyed the story. While this is certainly no epic saga, I did enjoy it and I am waiting for the third.
I can't truthfully answer this because I have not read the print. However - I can say definitely that the narrator didn't serve this one well.
I loved the story line. Sure, it's very stereotypical - they are shifters, each has some kind of psy power... But the twist is that there seems to be a conspiracy somewhere (I won't give any spoilers) and there are consequences for actions taken - for using those powers. I think for a first book in a series, this is a very nice setup for the series - for many stories of the other team members and what they are fighting.
I did not like that there didn't seem to be much differentiation between the voices. All the men sounded about the same flatness, and the women sounded like softer man.
Best line: "I'll do a lot of things on command, but I don't roll over for anyone, sweetheart"
I really loved this book, probably more than I expected. It was lighter than what Anne Bishop has written, but definitely just as rich. The world and characters she creates are unique and have their own personalities, and Ms. Bishop builds relationships between Meg and the characters - it's definitely not love at first sight. I like how the relationships are tenuous at first,
The interactions with Meg and Sam were probably some of the best in the book. When Elliot slapped Meg and Simon had to intervene about the leash, well, that's about all I should say without spoilers :) There were several moments that had me laughing out loud.
No, but I'm tempted to get another book just for Ms. Harris's performance. I really loved how she gave the characters their own voice. I found this easy to listen to because of Ms. Harris, the pace was right, the characters and story flowed, and she brought depth and emotion to the characters. I felt Ms. Harris really understood the characters and did a fantastic job translating their personality to voice. Especially Simon, his gruff, often cranky personality, was a pleasure to listen to!
I'm a huge Anne Bishop fan and this did not disappoint. I didn't want this one to end and I've already pre-ordered the second.
I thoroughly enjoyed Luke Daniels's performance. I liked how he distinguished between narration and characters, and his differentiation in the characters. Generally also, I liked his voice in this. I would look for Luke Daniels narration in other audio books.
I definitely would not call this an epic saga by any means, but I did enjoy this story and I'm looking forward to the next two books. This book handled angels and vampires and lycans a bit differently and kept me interested. This book builds the characters nicely for the next books and makes you interested in what happens with them - although I'm disappointed in the change of narrator.
Oh definitely! I love most of Jacqueline Carey's writings, and I think Anne Flosnik is an excellent narrator.
I can't really answer that, changing one thing would change too many others.
I like her separation of the characters. She gives each character their own "voice" and that doesn't just mean the voice tone. She brings accents, accentuation, and style to each character that really brings the story alive.
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