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Tzutekii

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  • Trusted Bond: Change of Heart, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mary Calmes
    • Narrated By Jeff Gelder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (103)

    Jin Rayne is having trouble adjusting to the new life he’s supposed to love. Instead of adapting to being the mate of tribe leader Logan Church, Jin can't get past the fact that his lover was straight before they met. He's discovered the joy in belonging to Logan but fears his new life could disappear at a moment’s notice, despite Logan's insistence that they are forever, end of story.

    D says: "Wonderful 2nd book, less than stellar narrator."
    "Such a shame..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Trusted Bond?

    The narration was appalling!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself; as in the printed version, is excellent.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Rerecord the entire thing with a different narrator who listened to the first story.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story is great (when you read it on your own), the audiobook was so terrible to listen to that I deleted it shortly after chapter 1.


    Any additional comments?

    I read the book which was excellent, but the audiobook was PAINFUL to listen to.

    If you listened to the first audiobook "Change of Heart" read by Sean Crisden and expect this one to be just as good- you're in for a rude awakening. Jeff Gelder is an awful AWFUL narrator. I got through chapter 1 and part of chapter 2 and couldn't listen to it anymore, I deleted it immediately. In my opinion it's better to listen to the text-to-voice option on your iDevice or Kindle, that's how bad it is.

    1.) Monotone, the narration and lines from all the characters sound exactly the same.

    2.) It sounds like one giant run-on sentence, no punctuation or punctuation in awkward places (sounds like a 5 year old reading to you).

    3.) I'm not sure where to even start with the pronunciations:
    Sean Cristen vs Jeff Gelder
    "Ray-ah".............."Ray"
    "Semel"..............."Sem. el"
    "Shay-seroo"........"Sheshiroo"
    "Semel Ray"........"Sem. el-ree"
    "Delfeen"............."Del-FINE"
    "Ma-heez"............"Maha-zzz"

    There are probably more gross mispronunciations, but like I said- it was deleted shortly after the beginning of the second chapter. My advice, listen to the sample from the first book and compare it to the sample of the second. If the second sounds like nails on a chalkboard to you then don't buy it- because I promise it won't get any better. Such a shame, I'm not even going to consider buying the third audiobook just because it was narrated by the same guy who butchered this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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