I had read and LOVED the book before purchasing to the Audible version, so I was hesitant to tarnish these wonderful characters with a narrator who might not be up to snuff. Jeannie Stith was amazing! At first, I thought she sounded a little young, but as Liberty aged, Jeannie's voice progressed also. Jeannie's version of Liberty was by turns sweet, touching, sassy, flirtatious, hilarious and just the right amount of sexy. Her interpretation of Gage was just downright hot, something I could never have envisioned from a female narrator doing a male part before I started listening to books (as opposed to reading them.) Similarly, her translations of Churchill, Carrington and Gretchen were spot on. The Audible version of Sugar Daddy (a title I hate, by the way, and think detracts immensely from this wonderful book) cemented its place in my top 5 list.
This was a good story, made great by the wonderful voices and accents in the Audible version. Paula Costello's Braden voice was perfect for a guy who is supposed to be Mr. Hotness. Her Joss had just the right amount of feisty and sexy, and her Ellie was as sweet as she came across during the reading. I usually select my books based on storyline, but Paula is one of the few narrators who might tempt me to buy an Audible book on the strength of her performance. I look forward to more from her.
I had previously read the Crossfire books and enjoyed them. However, I couldn't get past Jill Redfield's handling of dialogue between Eva and Gideon. I tried, but she had an underlying snarkiness in her tone that made her Eva came across as a snotty-nosed brat. And I laughed everytime I heard Gideon speak. She made him sound like "Patrick" from SpongeBob! That said, I liked her Monica voice and when she was doing straight narration. It was just the Eva-Gideon exchanges that hit the wrong note. Unfortunately, that comprises the bulk of the two books in the series. I had to return both books after listening to about 20% of the first one.
So YES! Jim Frangione is my car BFF. It's impossible for me to be in my car for any length of time without him reading me a Black Dagger Brotherhood story!
Nothing comes to mind. Qhuinn & Blay were the first m/m couple for me, so I don't have a lot of experience with this type of romance. That said, I love knowing that love is love and attraction is attraction, regardless of the participants' gender.
He really brings these characters to life! Even the shellans. He hits the nail on the head every time. I love his voice, his inflections, his tone.
If the story had been even marginally believable, I would have at least put this down as entertaining. I had enjoyed the book when I read it, but having to listen to the hero say "Lovely" over and over again, made me want to lose my lunch.
The treacly sweetness of the love story.
She was the only highlight of this book. She has a great voice for the female dialogue and she emotes nicely. When she reads the male parts though, she deepens her voice and it makes her affect flat. That aside, EK's reading was the one thing that kept me going until the end.
Sadly, Chase and Chloe, the hero and heroine!
I had liked the first four books in this series when I read them, which is usually at night before falling asleep. However, listening to the Look of Love in broad daylight when I'm in the school pick-up line was like getting doused with cold water. Totally unbelievable and over-the-top with tender feelings and lust. It was just icky!!!Thankfully, I only spent $1.99 for it. Even with that, I'm seriously contemplating returning Book 2 which was also $1.99.
Thrilling, heart-breaking, addictive!
The twists and turnsThe development of characters (Lassiter) and relationships: John & Xhex, Xhex & Autumn, and of course, Blay & Qhuinn!
This was my first audio book and thus, my first JF performance. It was odd hearing the words at first, because I had read the book previously. It took some getting used to the tempo (felt slow initially) and the voice, especially during dialogue where females spoke. Now I love JF's voice and really look forward to hearing it in the car. I've since bought two more JF narrations of Black Dagger Brotherhood books. Can't imagine driving along without JF reading to me!
When Tohr is hugging Wellsie's silk wedding dress and mourning.
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