I liked the hotness of the man-crew that is the warriors of Poseidon, but the dialogue and writing just isn't natural. I'm happy to suspend my beliefs for fantasy romance, but this guy's voices are so silly. Between that and the crappy dialogue, it just isn't believable. It isn't the worst I've had, but it wasn't for me. I won't be reading the next.
Better voices especially for Conlin and all the bad guys. So goofy.
Molly Harper is without question a talented comedic writer and I laughed out loud more than a few times when I listended to this one. Gabriel was the character I had the most issues with - - I just wanted the character to be more developed and I wanted to WANT them to be together. I didn't really care if they were together and I didn't even think Gabriel was particularly sexy. I don't even remember a great description of what he looked like.
While I did like the Jane Jameson character that the narrator created, I just didn't think she did anything for me in terms of the other characters. Her male characters all sound exactly the same, which also sounds like Jane Jameson's "angry" voice.
I feel similarly about Stephen King - - craploads of build up only to get to the set-up that I already knew would come, based simply on reading the back of the book! It took 3 hours of listening before Ledger actually agrees to join the DMS... that bugged me. But once this story took off (Room 12...) it was spectacular. Non-stop party. LOVED IT!
And this narrator is unbelievable. Best I've ever heard.
I really love this narrator -- she really made the book for me. The book checked the boxes that I look to check when I'm reading/listening to a romance novel: I liked the female lead and found her both intelligent and believable; the world the author created is both intriguing and adheres to a reasonable set of rules; the romance is sexy and I wait for it impatiently!
I still give this book full marks, but I have to say -- a band of Prius-driving immortal guardians of mankind who consume, exclusively, organic produce and chicken? Come on! I'm down with this sort of doctrine in real life but to have these two lead characters connect over a delicious organic goat cheese pizza? I don't know, it just isn't very manly I guess. A bit silly. It's a relatively minimally present theme in the story so I'm not THAT bothered by it.
Marguerite Jennings actually embarassed me, she was such a bad narrator. Her voice for Claire was absolutely idiotic - - the character Claire was poorly written to begin with, but the narrator made her even more of an idiot than she already was. She was helpless and stupid, frankly. The hero was sexy and super enjoyable to read about, but Claire wasn't nearly likeable enough to believe that Malcolm would fall for her.
The story was pretty easy to follow and I definitely was interested in what would happen next, but Claire was distractingly dumb, without a doubt.
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