Perhaps-- depends on whether I'm interested in the topic or not.
god awful pronunciation
While in general, I like Paul Morey's voice & pacing, the pronunciation mistakes were so bad as to become ridiculous and distracting. Goethe, for instance, is not pronounced "go-eth." And having not one, but two characters supposedly fluent in German, actually making that fluency a part of the plot, means, probably, that they'd get that name correct.
That said, the story was interesting, in a regency m/m romance sort of way. Predictable as anything, but nice brain candy.
The performance, aside from the pronunciation errors, was enjoyable as well. Morey has a nice voice, calm and soothing. His character voices keep the story entertaining, and the characters are clearly distinguishable from one another and the narrative voice. Seriously, a little research could've made this performance much, much better. However, the place names, historical and literary names, French & German pronunciations.... all suck. If you don't mind that, go for it. It bugs the snot outta me, personally.
Interesting, Crime, Romance
Some of Sharon Sala's mysteries
She has a flat, brash voice, no differentiation for character, and she mispronounced "Willamette" every time she said it. It rhymes with 'dammit,' not 'brunette.'
Not especially... it was like watching a crime drama on TV: fun, interesting, complex, but not exactly life-altering.
Supernatural action romance
The lay line car chase was well written and fun.
Only if I REALLY wanted to know the story. Big tip: If a word is used frequently, learn how to pronounce it! "Malevolent" has only one "N" in it, sister, and it ain't in the beginning. As far as I know, "menevolent" isn't a word
I have no idea. This is a stupid question.
Yes, the story here is heavily reliant upon the other books in the series, so if you are a "Cassie Palmer" beginner, start at the beginning, and do the series right. You'll enjoy the trip much more. That said, the series only gets better (except, of course, for the performance, which continues to be badly pronounced). As far as the supernatural element goes, just go with it-- suspension of disbelief is a happy thing, and this series/book will go anywhere it damn well pleases. Ghosts? Check. Vampires? Check. Fey? Check. Pissed off ancient Greek gods? Double check. If you haven't heard of a weird creature, don't worry-- Cassie/Karen Chance is very nice about explaining everything and its relationship to the other things.
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