In Stolen, on a mission for her own elite pack, she is lured into the net of ruthless Internet billionaire Tyrone Winsloe, who has funded a bogus scientific investigation of the "other races" and their supernatural powers. Kidnapped and studied in his underground lab deep in the Maine woods, these paranormals - witches, vampires, shamans, werewolves - are then released and hunted to the death in a real-world video game. But when Winsloe captures Elena, he finally meets his match.
©2004 Kelley Armstrong; (P)2009 Penguin
Definitely different vocal feel than the first, but it isn't terrible. You get past it.
I loved the story, but found the narrator lacking. Her only voice choices/acting I liked were Ruth, Clay and Savanah. The others were like she was trying too hard.
I watch Bitten on t.v. and only just realized it is based on a series of books. The show follows book one pretty closely but not so much on book too which made the book more enjoyable for me than book one because I didn't know what was going to happen. The only thing I didn't like was the voice of the narrator, her voice isn't suitable to the character at all. She did do well with Clayton's accent better than the gal reading book one. Other than that the book was good, I love the characters and I'm looking forward to downloading book three!
when the narrator changes in book 3
Elena sounded like a man, Clay sounded like a bumpkin
only the writing
I love the characters, the plots, the humor.
if they write the tv show with humor the same the books are written with humor. they have.a hit. otherwise it's just another wolf show that will lose its edge after a couple of years.
I've read the entire series and loved every single one. Armstrong's character development and story telling are fantastic and couldn't put the books down. What ruined the audio version of this story was the narration. Ms. Canning's voice is befitting Mrs. Winterbourne, not the other characters.
It would depend on the story, but not for a series such as this.
Definitely. It's already Syfy series...although I have my opinions on the casting for that as well.
After finishing the first book, Bitten, I was excited to listen to the rest of the series. I'm not too far into Stolen but am finding it hard to even listen to the narrator. She is pleasant enough to listen to overall but a terrible choice for this series, in my opinion...
The first narrator in her first book sounded like someone who grew up in Canada, who was 5'10, 32 years old. This one sounds like she was raised in Jersey, and is at least 48 years old or older.
The narrator again sounds as if she is 48, not 32, and raised in jersey. She also makes Clay sound like he is a southern redneck with no education, versus someone versed in anthropology and has grown up around Jeremy almost his entire life. It's not the she's a bad reader exactly, if it were another book she has nice vocal inflections when it is warranted, and story tells decently. I'm loathing getting to a sex scene that Kelley usually lays out between the two, as I don't want to imagine two with those voices go at it with each other. She does alright with Jeremy, but still has an "r" emphasis that she can't get away from in her natural speech. Awful. I'm almost considering just reading it instead of listening to the rest. I cringe every time I have to turn it on.
The story is a little weak in the sense that they make Elena so narrow minded, a lot less mature and level headed than she seemed in the first book. It is sad that the writer makes her go on for so long how she cannot believe that witches and the like exist, when she herself is a werewolf.
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