As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question. If she is ever to live free, Rachel must first walk willingly into the demonic ever-after in search of long-lost ancient knowledge.
But when you dance with demons, you lay your soul on the line...and there are some lines that should never be crossed.
©2008 Kim Harrison; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
Kim yes, Gigi NO! After listening to multiple books in this series, a new narrator is brought in that made NO attempt to be consistent with the prior one. I'm SOOOOO glad that Gigi only read one book.
The continuing adventures of Rachel Morgan.
The original narrator. Or at least someone that listened to her and tried to keep it consistent.
the story was great as were the previous books but the change in narrator almost ruins the audio book.
Love the book. Hate the Narrator. SHe doesn't pronounce words correctly and I do not like her voice changes for characters. The Original narrator for the series is awesome.
Ley line is pronounced LAY Line, NOT Lee Line. ANd she didn't pronounce a couple of character names correctly. Book itself is great!
The story is awesome! I decided to listen to the series since I've read through it a few times. Why the heck did Harrison choose to use Gigi the Horrible and Harper Collins to do this novel? The music played at random times, not at the start of new chapters, was extremely distracting. Also, Gigi Bermingham should have listened to the previous recordings or gotten some type of clue about pronunciations: Takata, Ley lines, Dulciate, etc. That was a huge distraction as well. This would have provided some sort of continuity for those who've been listening to the audiobooks! Her voice and her accents are just terrible.
Rachel Morgan, of course!
Pronunciations, timbre of her voice, and her narrow range of accents are all horrible.
Yes, as long as Gigi Bermingham has nothing to do with it.
I originally bounced back and forth between audio and ebooks to follow the Rachel Morgan series. This year I decided to revisit the series from book one on audiobook only and listen straight through. I have been loving it until this book.
I hate it when the narrator is changed during a series because it messes with the continuity of character I have in my head. This narrator change has been the worst I've come across yet. I'm sure Gigi Bermingham is a very nice person and I might love anything else she has narrated but she was the wrong person to step into this series.
I was on a long drive from Las Vegas back to Los Angeles when I finished the previous book and started this one. I was so jarred that I almost skipped it (this was previously a paper book read). It was a less entertaining 4 hour drive. Don't get me wrong the story is great but the narration really gets in the way.
As just about everyone else has said, the different pronunciations of often used words and character names kept pulling me out of the story. I found myself yelling the "correct" (previously established pronunciations) at my speakers/headphones in frustration.
I too would happily re-purchase this audiobook if it were re-recorded with Ms. Gavin.
I recommend the book but if you have listened to the others with Gavin as the narrator do not listen to this one. It will forever taint your image of Harrison's books. I loved the others nararrated by Gavin and I am glad Harrison has gone back to her. From the moment Bermingham's high whiny voice started I cringed. Had the director not listened to the other books? It took me a few times to realize the butchering of Takata's name and what Bermingham was trying to get across. I used the double time feature on my iPod and listeded to this fast. I couldn't stand to waste the credit but couldn't listen to her butcher Piscary and Takatas names. Why didn't Kim Harrison listen to this and say WAIT, you have to say the names the same!!!!!
The plot of this book did but I was so annoyed with the nararator I couldn't get into the book.
HANDS DOWN Marguerite Gavin
All of Harrison's books need follow ups.
I wish I had read reviews and realized spending my credits on another book would have been more worth it. If I weren't such a Harrison fan this would have turned me off to all her future books in this series.
moved to Tucson
Ok a good story but the narrator has a voice better suited to a teen novel and not a character that is in her late twenties.
I have been reading this series and was really into it, util this narrator. It is obvious she didn't do her homework or even listen to the last performer. She mispronounces many of the words and doesn't read with the same attitude as the previous reader. It is hard to get used to and changes the whole character... I am sorely disappointed!
If you are going to narrate a book have the courtesy to listen to the previous books narration so you dont mangle the pronunciation of things like people's names. Basic stuff here Gigi.
I much prefer Gavin as a narrator, Bermingham doesn't give the character's much personality. She also sounds like she's reading through a tin can, hollow and muffled. It isn't enough for me to not purchase another Kim Harrison audio book, but nearly so. I was SO happy to see that Gavin is back for the next three books.
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