I've never not liked the main character as much as I didn't like Stella. Maybe it was the fact the entire story is written in first person. It's like listening to a really long letter by a naive and milquetoast with no passion. The only saving grace is the narration. Gemma Johansson did a great job with a nice Scottish accent (both male and female). She did an amazing job considering the script.
This is apparently (at least I hope so) going to be a series. The author did a good job of more or less wrapping up the main story of this book while keeping questions open for the sequel. I wish she had tied up a few more loose ends though. I'm not a big fan of having so many open questions at the end of a book regardless of whether it will be a series or not. I was quite impressed by the narration of Tavia Gilbert. I'd not listened to her performances before. She's most definately going on my "good narrator" list. Is this credit worthy? Sure. But I'd wait until at least the next book comes out.
I checked with my best friend who’s an amazingly talented tattoo artist and apparently, it’s completely possible to mix ashes in with the ink. I thought using this idea as the starting point for the novel was one of the most unique ideas I've come across in a novel lately. I don't want to give anyway anything from the story but it's an awesome and realistic view of this unique subculture with a great paranormal twist. Memorial tattoos are bittersweet for the artist and client both. It truly is a good and useful hurt.
The narration was awesome as always with Luke Daniels. He's one of my favorite male narrators. He does very distinct voices for each character and the women actually sound like women. I highly recommend him as a narrator and this book in particular. Very credit worthy.
While this may be marketed as a Young Adult novel, Nickel Plated is a great read for anyone. A nice change of pace from the vampires and dystopion novels that have saturated that category as of late. I don't normally give out such high marks across the board for an author I've never erad before but this one deserves them. By no means a lengthy story its still rich in characters and moving. The narrator Nick Podehl is a new one for me and I thought he did a comendable job on the variety of voices, accents, and ages.
I would recomment the series and this book on paper but not on audio. The inconsistant narrators (3 in 9 books) who don't know how to pronounce character names is kinda annoying.
Probably not. She's going on my not so great narrator list. She pronouced names wrong, her accents didn't make sense for the characters. Prior books are very explicit in the accents of the characters, but apprently she didn't get that memo.
There are a lot of people who love to hate this series and the author for that matter. Do I think she could edit and keep track of her work better? Sure. But most of the problems I have could be solved with a better editor and publisher. I think in paricular to this series they could have gotten a better narrator. That being said I really enjoy this series. It's nice to have a book where characters talk about the Goddess. The pagan theme in modern times is a refreshing change.
When She Woke is a dystopian novel that takes place after the "scourge", a virus that causes the majority of women to become infertile. In response, fundamentalist religious groups get Roe v. Wade overturned and abortions are now illegal. It's a frightening vision of a future where to be “other” is bad and where the right to control your body is taken away. Many readers will see similarities to The Scarlet Letter and The Handmaids Tale, but it is its own novel and tells the familiar story in a new way.
I rather enjoyed the narrator, Heather Corrigan; I thought she did a great job with the diversity of voices and accents. I highly recommend this book and it’s definitely credit worthy.
I LOVED this book. Fair warning, have a box of tissues for chapter one. The story of two broken but not down officers, one a LAPD officer, the other a retired marine who happens to be a German shepherd. Maggie, the K-9, lost her handler/partner to a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Scott lost his partner in brutal shooting. They find redemption in each other and become stronger for it. The narration is amazing. The writing is moving. I thought the way some of the story was from Maggie's perspective was great and seemed very true if you've ever had a dog. The first chapter covers the bombing in Afghanistan where Maggie looses her handler. I made the mistake of listening to it in the car. I cried so much that I had to wait 30 minutes in the home depot parking lot until my blotchy crying face went away. Truly one of the most moving chapters I've ever read.
This is the second in the series and it didn't diappoint. The narrator does and AWESOME job with the Gaelic which is why I think this entire series is credit worthy. For a male narrator he does very good and varied female voices. He's the best male narrator for the romance genre that I've found so far. As far as the story goes, I really liked the main characters in this book. Glynis and Alex are both very likable. Alex is the "bad boy" of the 4 friends the series is based on but you can't help liking him. The writer also doesn't ignore the secondary characters and they can sometimes outshine the leads. I particularly liked Claire and the "White Knight".
Well, they returned to Laural Merlington as the narrator on this book who if you see my earlier reviews, she leaves a lot to be desired. It's a better story than how it comes across. I like that they went back to working at the now Gray & Hart Detective Agency. It's less steamy than the other books in the series but still has it's moments. I just wish the pregancy was further along. At this rate we'll be on book 12 by the time we see the twins! So is it credit worthy? Not really. But if you have the kindle, the whisperlink feature is quite handy. I've used it for all the books in this series, except for one, and they are less expensive that way too.
This one book out of the whole series is narrated by a different person, which is good and bad. She does a better job of performing and actually pronouces the name Siobhan correctly, but now Merry sounds English and not mid-western.
This is probably my favorite book in the series. Merry comes into her goddess given power and we see that the goddess isn't all love and light and fertility. She's also vengence and fury, and protects what is hers. There's an awesome battle scene.
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