Robyn Peltier moved to Los Angeles after her young husband's sudden death. Though she's still grieving, the challenges of her new life as the PR consultant to Portia Kane - the world's most famous celebutante wannabe - can sometimes be amusing, even distracting. But when her client is gunned down in a nightclub, Robyn is suddenly on the run as the prime suspect in the murder. And as more bodies pile up around her, it seems like only Hope Adams, Robyn's best friend, and Hope's somewhat spooky boyfriend Karl are on Robyn's side. But it's not the police Hope is worried about, and the only way Hope can keep her friend alive is by letting her enter a world she's safer knowing nothing about.
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The story was great, probably much better if you read the book instead of listening
The worst part was the narrator...everyone sounded like a teenage girl so at times it got confusing as to who was talking and the men's voices? They didn't sound male I'm not sure what they sounded like but either way they were not good
Do the author of the books actually listen to the audible versions before they are released? I'm not sure how it works but after finally getting used to the narrator of the last few books (who was ok) she then switched to this person. Like other reviewers said everyone sounds like a 16 year old valley girl...hope sometimes has a New Jersey accent the voices are hard to distinguish from each other even the males the only reason I know who was who was because it said "hope" or "Robyn" before each chapter.,.and the worst most annoying part of it was calling Jamie Vegas "hamie" where does that even come from? This is why I question if the author actually listens to the books ...I love this series and will buy the next book on audible because I dnt have time to read it. I see its the same narrator so hopefully these problems will b fixed and I can enjoy the story more because i know its about the pack and jamie will be in it....but I would recommend if u have the time read the book you will prob like it better
I have been burning through this series enjoy each one more then the last, until now. This isn't the fault of the author, but the terrible narrator. This woman tried so hard to make male voices that all she did was destroy the narration, taking you out of the story. Her male voices sounded either drunk, mentally challenged, or like they smoked 4 packs of cigarettes every day. Add on to that the fact that she repeatedly miss-pronounced the name of Jamie Vegas. I have no idea how she got "Hamie" from Jamie, but she did. As I look forward to the rest of the series I am only filled with trepidation noticing that she is the narrator for the next few books also. I just wish a series could keep one narrator for the entire series.
As for the story. It was another great installment in this series with all the twists and turns that Kelley Armstrong is so great at creating. I love how she is able to give her characters depth and a well roundness that many authors lack. I feel like I know these characters as people. With faults, hopes and dreams. I would highly recommend this entire series to anybody.
In short, if you are debating reading or listening and don't care either way, Then read this book. Don't skip this one either way...just be forewarned.
The book itself is good, just as I expected from Kelley Armstrong. However, the narrator was just awful. In my opinion, she made Karl sound like some old pervert, Hope sound like an annoying teenage valley girl, and Robyn sounds pretty close to Hope, giving me problems telling them apart at times. I did enjoy the book, but I was very tempted to stop listening and deleting it from my Zune simply because of the choice of narrator.
I just love all Kelley's books, but it's very difficult to get into when the narrator is so horrible. She even messes up Jaime Vegas' name, pronouncing it, as if Jaime were a Hispanic male name! A previous review called the main character a whiney valley girl, which I completely agree with. These are strong female characters, not young teenagers and it would be great if the narrator took that seriously. Again, once you get past the narrator, you get to enjoy the book...though a little dark and disturbing at points. Still a great book. I'm sort of bumbed to see the same narrator on the next book, but she's not there for the 11th, whoohoo!
The book was good however I dis-like characters that are whinny and make stupid decisions, its frustrating. As for the narrator she is awful for Women of the Underworld...Maybe in a teen book but not for the super natural. WHY do author and or publishers change narrators when they have a been using a great one!!!! Please go back!
I really enjoy listening to Kelley Armstrong's books but the narrator for this book is horrible!! The voices she used sound childish and they don't match the personalities of the characters. If this was the first book of Armstrong's I listened to I would stop and never consider buying another one. The storyline is another hit in the Women of the Otherworld series but please change narrators!!!
I am a big armstrong fan, so I'm sorry to say this one was too dark for me. Pedophilia and the abuse of incest-born retarded people just made me delete this one from my ipod. Sorry. Don't want to read more about that.
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
We meet Hope Adams in this book. Now Hope is a brand new character in the series and plays the main character. She has a pension for Chaos. Through Hope we learn a lot more about Karl Marsden who appeared in earlier books in not so flattering ways. In this work, he make the full transition from bad guy to good guy.
This series is excellent as the plots vary and keep interest. I like the universe of characters. Armstrong sticks to her theme, premise and does an excellent job of putting a plot around them. I leave it to you to figure out what they are. Jen Taylor's narration is first rate.
It is a excellent next read.
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
I know this is the Women of the Otherworld series... but Finn was my favorite part of this book. He was great. More!
she detracted by being the narrator she was terrible. she mutilated the voices and she mispronounced names. it would have been better if she had not attempted voices at all.
I LOVE Kelly Armstrong. I love her writing and I love the series. I was very upset when I realized the narrator was so terrible! she has no sense for the characters, and she cannot even come close to a passable male voice. Karl sounds like someone is constantly choking him, and her female voices are almost as bad. They are difficult to tell apart and they sound like 16 year old brainless twits. Also how the hell do you repeatedly mispronounce Jamie as Haime?!? I could understand if the character was male or hispanic, but the character is FEMALE and a REDHEAD! I was very sad to see such a great stories ruined by a incompetent narrator.
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