The plot was utterly ridiculous with some smut thrown in for good measure. I thought this might be a murder mystery/romance kind of like Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily series. This book falls seriously short. Imogen assumes she knows who killed her friend, and proceeds with a harebrained plan to ruin him. I found it hard to believe that Imogen was such an incredible scholar when she was constantly making stupid decisions and assumptions. Also, why did Amanda Quick need to make up an ancient civilization? This time period was the birth of archaeology- surely she could have modeled that part of the plot after a real society? Britain was obsessed with Egypt at this point in history! Maybe she was too lazy to do the research...
No, but it has turned me off of Amanda Quick...
British Kirstie Alley
All of the sex scenes. They were so poorly written that I laughed through them. Actually, I thought this book could have been 100-150 pages shorter.
I wouldn't waste a credit. There are better regency romances out there.
I wasn't super impressed with this one. The premise of inheriting a magical house was pretty cool, but the characters felt pretty contrived to me. Becca was unbearably smug. The author had her use obscure words constantly so that the other characters could revel in her brilliance. I found that obnoxious. Honestly her character seemed like she was trying too hard to be edgy. I wasn't a huge fan of the narrator either. Her southern accents were awful. Think of how Bill Compton says Sookie's name on Trueblood. And then imagine one of the main characters sounding like that every time he spoke. The last thing that really bothered me was that the narrator gave Becca's gay friend a stereotypically effeminate voice. Not all gay men talk that way. That was just offensive. The listeners could have picked up that he was gay from what the author wrote. No need to reinforce homophobic stereotypes. I don't think I'd listen to this narrator again.
Maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it instead of listened to it.
Lock's true motives for robbing the official are only revealed towards the end of the book. I had a hard time caring about the characters or the robbery because it seemed like the only motive was greed. I feel like the plot was just poorly executed.
Her voice really got on my nerves. I wanted to slap her every time she spoke as the unicorn. I won't be buying any more books that she narrates.
Disapointment that I wasted $8 and 12 hours.
If they book had followed the creations more. Just hearing the Creator talking with his annoying Aunt and Belhor was boring. I also found it very repetative. Way too much description at times. I just could not keep my mind on it!
He was fine. He did the best he could with what he was given.
The Aunt was insufferable.
It was a fun listen. There is a lot of teenage slang, so much that it almost seems like the author is trying too hard- but I found that more entertaining than annoying.
When Molly first meets Annubis.
I don't think I have listened to any of her other performances, but I liked her. I would be willing to listen to her again.
When Molly is mature enough to admit that she made a mistake, and faces the consequences.
I thought this book was a really fun listen! I loved all of the Egyptian mythology and I thought it was a really unique twist on zombies. Sometimes the author tried too hard with all of the teenage slang, but the main character is a 16 year old girl. I found it more amusing than annoying. I liked Molly and didn't find her to be immature. I tend to think that most YA heroines are a little too mature for their age. Molly is no Katniss or Tris, but she is very like able. I am excited for the next in the series.
A less lyrical style. The author has a metaphor for every occasion- and while some of them sound pretty, most of them make no sense whatsoever. I would bet that she used at least five metaphors on every page. It ended up sounding like a 13 year old girl's fan fiction.
I despise nothing more than a weak heroine! If you loved Bella from Twilight, then you will love Juliette. She derives all of her self-worth from her boyfriend, and does nothing but whine and act like a kicked dog.
I normally love Kate Simses- she was a fabulous narrator for the Matched series. In this case however, her voice was too immature. Her voice lends itself well to the dreamy, lyrical style of writing, but it's just not believable that Juliette has been in prison for almost a year.
It ended. Other than that, no. I would have returned it, but I bought this a year before I ended up listening to it. At least I got it in a 5.95 sale...
The scratch-out sounds when Juliette is writing in the diary are distracting. Also, listening to an entire page of Juliette writing over and over, "I am not insane. I am not insane, I am not insane, iam not insane, I am NOT insane" was absolutely obnoxious.
You know how when you were in elementary school how your teachers made you "outline the plot" of a story? Well this book had no rising action and certainly no plot climax. I just kept waiting and waiting for something to happen! I read a lot of Paranormal Romance, and this just felt like a watered-down romance novel with vampires thrown in.
The whole thing was just so worn out. There are a million books out there featuring a snarky protaganist with an authority figure problem who attracts trouble like a magnet. The trouble she attracted was all perfectly mundane and boring- such as vandals drawing on the hood of her car, and a hotel clerk shredding the wrong credit card. I guess my expectations were too high.
The narrator didn't do great male voices.
Disappointment. I will be returning this one.
Definitely don't waste a credit.
I will never listen to this book again. I completely agree with the reviewer who said that the narrator's voice is annoying. She gives the main character a mangled, cockney sounding accent. This seriously detracted from the story. She also never quite settled on a single accent. Sometimes she pronounced words one way, then later she would pronounce them differently. It was terrible.
Michael York is a talented reader for certain novels- but not this one. His female voices are whiny and creepy all at the same time. They grate on my nerves. I'm having a hard time finishing this audiobook.
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