I would not have purchased this book had I known it was part of a series. I only listened to about 5 minutes of it before I decided I was not interested. I only marked performance as 1 star because I had to rate it at something. I normally love Susan Ericksen I was just not interested in this series.
I have read a couple of reviews saying that the last couple of books have been flat. I am not sure what they are reading or expecting but any book that can take me from crying because of the sweetness of the Eve and Roarke to laughing at the outrageous antics of Mavis has not lost it's magic.
The growth of characters is exactly what keeps me coming back and wanting more. I have read other series in which you have the same characters in each book and the lack of growth stifled my interest in the characters, book and author. The in Death series does not have that problem.
The other complaint I have read says that someone else must be writing the books because the word choice shows a lack of futuristic tense. As we have been introduced to this world and time we have become knowledgeable about its language and terms so that may be what the other readers are seeing or maybe because we are getting closer to the time of this series our language is catching up. Either way I still enjoy a look to our close future.
Should Eve be promoted/ have a baby. I think those to events would come hand in hand and add another dimension to the story. I know JD Robb has said the series would be over if they had a baby but I would be interested in learning how they both add that dimension to their lives and see how they would need to adjust to a new situation. If it coincided with a promotion for Eve that took her off the streets and used her intuition and people skills to manage others during an investigation it could work. I know I enjoy her kicking butt however as people grow and learn they figure out how to accomplish their goals using new skills and it would be interesting to see how they change and grow. It could also get Peabody out on her own more so she has a chance to do the butt kicking and add dimension to her relationship with Eve.
I have listened to many books and many narrators. Some I absolutely love and will try an author just because I love the narrator, some are so so, I can overcome listening to them because I love the story and get familiar with their style and don't notice it anymore. With this book I had read the story and liked it so I thought I would give the audible version a try because sometimes listening to the story brings out even more detail. I could not finish listening to the book. In fact it put so on edge I stopped liking the story.
I enjoy the story and the characters but strongly dislike the narrator. Her voice grates on my nerves and I find I have to take a break from listening to the story because I keep getting irritated and snapping at people around me. I am reading one of the books on my kindle and I am not finding the same problem with irritation so I have to put it down to the narrator. I think I will continue the series in the written version and give up on the audible version.
The gift of magic is not only the characters to own but also an author who understands how to be different and yet to be part of a whole. And a narrator who can carry the emotions and glory of being different by the inflections in her voice. Kudos to both for bringing Autism spectrum awareness to many who may not have been touched by it. And for showing to those of us who deal with it everyday the glory of being different but not less.
very consistant reader
Yes, if time permited but I also want to break it up to make it last. I usually listen to books several times and this one will be going to the top of my favorites list.
Marissa Meyer is very creative in her story telling and Rebecca Soler adds to the soul of the characters.
just aweful, I really cannot comment on the story because I could not get through 20 minutes of the narrator. This is the first book I have not been able to listen to and I have listened to hundreds of books
I love this book. Very creative take on old fairy tales. Can not wait for the next story.
Yes, love the whole sereis
Abby of course, how could you not love a psychic who can't see what is coming at her around the corner
She takes a little time to get used to her voice but once you get aclimated she is awesome.
I don't believe in psychic abilities because I have never seen them except for on TV. But that does not mean I can not enjoy a story about one. Don't let skepticism keep you from listening to a great series.
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