The narration was appalling!
The story itself; as in the printed version, is excellent.
Rerecord the entire thing with a different narrator who listened to the first story.
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.
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
"Semel Ray"........"Sem. el-ree"
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.
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