On the down side, the main character starts out obnoxious, bratty and self-centered. By the end of the book, she is still obnoxious, bratty and self-centered. It doesn't help that the narrator's performance is very loud during so much of the book. I don't mean that the editing has the volume too high. I mean that during a lot of the book, the narrator is shouting the characters' voices. It's too much, it's distracting, and it takes away from a lot of the enjoyment of the book.
But there is a positive side. I really did find the plot interesting, and at some point, I may buy print versions of the other books so that I can continue with the story. I love the character of Uncle Mort, and I would love to read a book some day from his point of view.
I thought that there was a story there that was good, but could have been so much better.
I wouldn't recommend this audio version for the main reason that production left out a very important explanation that is at the beginning of the written edition. The book takes place in an Alternate Reality where everyone has "one true soul mate." Because that is left out of the beginning of the audio story, it makes the "Soul Mate" comments throughout the story seem ridiculous. Knowing this fact changes the feel of the book completely.
The narrators were not bad, but the male sounded much older than the 23 year old Seth.
Although not a paranormal book, it does have a "magical" and "alternate reality" element to it. It is important that is understood when reading the book, or it will only irritate you.I probably would have rated this book higher if the "Soul Mate" label actually meant something. In this book, someone is considered your "Soul Mate" even if they treat you like dirt, as well as lie and cheat on you. It's frustrating.
This book was so funny that at times I was crying from laughing so hard. However, the absolute pointless use of profanity was distracting. I have no problem with books that contain "explicit sex, profanity, and enough sarcasm to choke a horse," but it began to feel like I was listening to a pack of 12 year old boys who were in a contest to see how many times they could use raunchy language in a sentence. It became extremely tiresome. And really, 4 year olds using profanity or talking about their body parts constantly just isn't funny.
The other big flaw was the fact that the parts of the book which are from the male point of view aren't distinguished the female's point. Sometimes this switch happens in the middle of a chapter. Having an actual male read the parts of the book from Carter's point of view would have made it much less confusing.
I really did enjoy the story. Normally, I would have given it 5 stars, but the coffee lessons and overall coffee snob-fest was way too much. If coffee shop owners are that insufferable when it comes to the brew they serve, I think I'll make mine at home. When she wasn't romancing the coffee bean, the main character was likeable. The storyline was interesting. However, I don't need to know the history of every bean and every brewing machine to appreciate the story. It's distracting and annoying.
Amanda Ronconi is one of my favorite audio book narrators. I will often try an unfamiliar author based on the narrators, which is why I gave Night of the Living Deed a listen. I am so happy that I did.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the characters, and look forward to listening to all the books in the series.
The book moved slow quite a few times, but did start to pick up a bit. However, when it got into the Satanism, I lost all interest. Wish I had known that was the route it would be taking before I bought it and lost several hours listening before I gave it up.
I think that this book is my favorite of the Psychic Eye series. It was thrilling and had me so anxious to get to the ending to see how it would end.
My only problem with the audio book is the voice of the character Brice Harrison. Why is he suddenly talking like Urkel? I remember his voice being stronger in previous books, but in this one it's turned into a strange, nerdy sounding character. It was very disconcerting.
I have really enjoyed this series. But what happened to the character of Owen? I always loved that the character was strong and accepted Gin for what she was. However, in this book, he turns into a whiny idiot. I say idiot because even after everything he finds out about the villain (stuff that everyone else knew except him), he still keeps saying, "I understand her more than anyone." Oh, shut up, Owen!
Please, bring back the Owen who was a strong, smart person, not the emo Owen who can't see the obvious even after it's punched him in the face.
Not only was the story very unoriginal, but the characters were annoying, and the reader was wrong for this book. I didn't like any of the characters. I wanted to like the book. The premise sounded interesting. It was just completely disappointing on so many levels.
Fortunately, I like the genre. I just know now not to select any other books by this author. I know that not all Romance novels are completely original, but this one was just too predictable from the very beginning. Plus, it was not well written.
I have listened to Sarah Drew perform other books, but those were Young Adult. Her voice fit well with those. However, with this book, she was out of her element. Grown men should not sound like whiny, 14 year old boys. I spent too much time being distracted by the performer.
No. The only reason I continued listening was because I paid for the book.
This was horrible. I could live with the silly plot if it wasn't for the horrible narration.
It wasn't interesting. I have read other stories by her and I thought I would like this, but it seemed to be lacking any excitement.
I wouldn't mind listening to Carrington read a regular romance novel if it didn't involve creating accents. Her accents are absolutely horrible, unbelievable, and ridiculous! Almost every female has an exaggerated
I like a good sex scene as much as the next romance reader, but it was the same one over and over. And it seemed as if was used as filler to make a short, uninteresting story drag out to fill a book.
I don't think I can listen to anymore Sherrilyn Kenyon books if they are this uninteresting and the narration is this horrible.
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