The narrator. Oh God, he sounds just like what every parent probably sounds like in their head when their tiny terrors won't go to sleep. I don't have kids, but if I did, I'd sound just like this.
Hmmm... It's not really a book, well I certainly don't consider it one since it's too short and doesn't actually have a story.
Emotions. You can feel his utter frustration and boredom while trying to read a story to his child who won't go to sleep.
Didn't have actual characters, just the Dad. Who was also the narrator. So I guess.... The Dad?
I now kind of wish Samuel L. Jackson would narrate more audiobooks. Oh and I wish this had been longer since I was laughing the entire time I listened to this. Well worth the dollar I spent (it was on sale!)
Yes, to catch anything I might have missed the first time I listened to it. I also found the narrator enjoyable to listen to.
When they took Simon to "the beach".
It wasn't overdone, he conveyed suspense effectively, you can really feel the tension in the passages.
Yes, and I did. I listened to it at my apartment, kept listening to it when I had to go to the supermarket, listened to it on the way back, and kept listening throughout dinner.
I wish I could find something else like this. This was my first dramatised audiobook and it was really good. I hope they translate more of this author's works.
I don't have the print version, but since I bought this title specifically because it was narrated by Tristan James, then I'd have to say I prefer the audio version. I did buy the ebook at the same time as the audio version because of whisper sync, but I haven't even opened it.
Probably for people who like the author or those who want something like the show Supernatural with an m/m romance aspect.
Everything. He brings everything. This wasn't an especially interesting story, the flowery descriptions during the sex scene and the epithets used instead of character names (referring to Tristan as 'the blonde' for example even after he and Wolf have known each other for awhile) was somewhat annoying but Tristan James' narration made the book bearable. I've gone through enough Rhys Ford books by now to know that her writing just isn't my cup of tea, but Tristan James and his sultry voice is addictive to listen to so he remains on my auto-buy list.
The epilogue when Wolf 'hired' the ghost cook. I don't know, just felt sorry for her.
There was too much sex and not enough character or relationship building so I'd have to say no...
Make the men less emotional. Decrease the frequency of sex scenes. Actually show why these men are in love with each other beyond lust at first sight...
Somewhat. Some of the narrative was brought down by overacting on the narrator's part.
Well if they cn find an actor who looks and sounds like a younger Andy Garcia or a taller version of Antonio Banderas, then that guy can play Angelo. Gabe... I don't know.
I found out about Ellora's Cave not paying their authors the royalty they're due. If I'd known about that beforehand I wouldn't have purchased this title. I know there are 3 other books in this series and that they're much better than this book but I'm going to hold off on purchasing them until Ellora's Cave can sort themselves out.
The narrator needs to dial down on his acting. There were times when he grossly over-acted certain dialogue, and times when the changes in the volume of his voice just got irritating. When an author writes that a character 'shouted' I don't need the narrator to actually SHOUT. When a character 'whispers', I don't need the narrator to whisper the dialogue. Why? Because then I wouldn't have to keep adjusting the volume on my listening device.
The overuse of onomatopoeia and metaphors for male genitialia/ejaculation/masturbation. Also, my personal pet peeve... Outlandish adjectives. He kept describing Dante's mouth as a medium rare color. Later on they were 'wine stained'. His eyes are 'scarab black'. His hair is raven black. I almost felt like this was written by Ms Perky (you know that Guidance Counseler Romance Author Wannabe character from 10 Things I Hate About You).
Overacting. Spoke too loud or too soft in some scenes.
Griff's cannon. Griff's meat. Dante's medium rare lips. No seriously, they were mentioned so many times they might as well have been characters.
I hear there a sequel. For the love of all that's holy, stop writing the sounds as text. I don't need to see or hear 'scritch scritch' when someone scratches something. I don't need to see or hear 'thump' when someone's listening to someone's heartbeat. And I definitely do not need to see or hear CLICK FLICK CA-CLICK CLICK each time a character snaps a photo. Damn that photoshoot scene was annoying with all those CLICKS.
I only recommend this for people who've read the first 5 books or at least the second book since you have to at least know how Malic and Dylan met.
I've already read several of her books, so yes. As long as the narrator isn't Andrew Schwartz.
When Malic was ensnared within the Demon's trap.
Ryan. Simply because he's my favorite warder and wasn't even featured a lot in his own book.
The metadata for this audiobook is incorrect. It says it was narrated by Andrew Schwartz, it wasn't. This was narrated by Paul Morey who is a million times better. If you hated the narrator in the first 4 books, don't worry... This was not done by Schwartz.
I'd put it in the top 5. Great narrator, and some of the thoughts in Austin Glass' head had me in stitches.
The first time Austin Glass saw Peter in his bunny slippers. A guy who looks like a model, with tattoos and body piercings, wearing pink bunny slippers. It's just an image that sticks in your mind.
Peter. The southern drawl was nice.
It made me laugh. A lot. Sometimes just from the chapter / scene break headings.
I wish the next books in this series would be released soon. It's been, what? Two years since this first book was released? Also hope the rest of the books will have audiobook versions with the same narrator.
Well, not a book but a graphic novel. Yami no Matsuei. Why? Because of the paranormal elements and the fact that the characters seem modeled after Japanese manga/anime characters. Also maybe Megan Derr's Dance with the Devil series.
Everything. It was just so, so, so frigging hard to listen to. It was just extremely unpleasant. No emotion, rushing through the narrative, weird intonation, misplaced or missing emphasis, lack of appropriate pauses, no differentiation between character voices which is important with this author because she doesn't put tags in a lot of her dialogue so unless you have the actual book/ebook open you'll find it almost impossible to discern who the hell is talking.
It inspired me to never, ever buy another audiobook narrated by Andrew Schwatrz.
Release this audiobook again with a better narrator and I'd be more than happy to buy it again.
I'd have to say yes in this case. The narrator did a great job bringing Duncan Stiel to life and a lot of the time it really felt like you were actually sitting there, listening to this guy telling his story.
When Duncan was hurt and Aaron broke their cover because of it.
Also, the moment Duncan unintentionally declared his love for Aaron while they were stuck in the security tower.
Duncan Stiel. He's just such an interesting guy. Tough, but sweet. Powerful and dominant on the surface, but submissive behind closed doors. He's a lot more interesting than Jory was.
I kind of wish this narrator could have done the a Warder series...
I would recommend the ebook or paperback, sure. The audiobook? No.
The story was,interesting and had likable characters. I don't want to spoil the twist, but if you've watched some Japanese anime - namely something like Mirage of Blaze or Yami no Matsuei, then this would probably be something you'd enjoy.
I don't recommend the audiobook because the narrator was atrocious. I only got it because it was discounted when I purchased the ebook (now I know why!). He read the story with ZERO emotion, no distinction between character voices, barreled through punctuation (seriously, I was imagining commas, semi colons, periods all lying on the ground like road kill), barely took a breath between words, and just had this really unpleasant accent (sounded like a mix of New York/New Jersey with Boston mixed in - whatever it was it grated on my nerves). Also, there was this really weird thing where the recording seemed to fluctuate in volume. In some parts seemed to fade out which was annoying. And the audio didn't sound as clear as others I've listened to. Just bad production quality all around.
Julian. I have a thing for somewhat nerdy characters with inner alphas. And I thought he handled the 'revelation' pretty well. Also, hard not to like a character who watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Show, not the movie).
Everything. No seriously, there was no saving grace with this performance. If you need an example of how not no narrate a book, this is it.
I'd have to say no. I now have to read the ebook version to wipe the memory of this audio from my brain.
Re-do this with a different narrator and I'd be more than happy to buy it again.
The narrator was almost perfect and really brought Jory to life. I was a bit worried during the first chapter when he sounded too much like the stereotypical gay characters from Hollywood, but that faded as the story progressed and the way he did Sam's voice was the best out of all the narrators in this series.
Well it made me want to buy more of the author's books.
'She' did a great job getting me interested in these characters' lives. And cured my usual dislike of 1st person POV narrative.
The way he did the voices of women and children could use a lot of improvement. They were grating/annoying.
I liked Finn's performance and hope he narrates more books.
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