In best-selling author Katie MacAlister’s Love in the Time of Dragons, suburban mom Tully Sullivan wakes up in a far-off place surrounded by strangers—many of them muscular, sexy ones—claiming to be dragons. They insist Tully is a dragon, too, and that she’s committed crimes deserving of death. Now Tully must disprove the allegations before time runs out.
©2010 Katie MacAlister (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
This book had been in my wishlist, partly because Barbara Rosenblat is one of my favorite narrators. So I purchased it when it was included in a "sale". Even Barbara couldn't make this story interesting and it was definitely not her best work. It was just cheesy and amateurish all the way around. The plot is thin, the characters 2 dimensional, the humor falls flat and the love scenes are.... what? I can't even think of an appropriate word for them except terrible. I managed to listen to the whole book but was relieved when it was finally over!
I am a book addict! I get a rush beyond belief when I get to absorb myself into a new world. The creativity is boundless.
The narrarator! I could not get completly into the story because of the performance. I can't bring myself to buy the next book because she is reading it too. I love a good dragon story but never found out if this was one of them.
Kristen Potter and Phil Gigante!
I think I will actually have to read the series instead of listening to it to get the true enjoyment out of the story.
Say something about yourself!
I so wish I'd read more reviews rather than just going forward with buying this book because it sounded interesting. The story is OK, but it references characters who develop in books from other series' and it's a bit hard to follow plus is spoiler-y because I'm reading some of the other series but haven't gotten through to some of the things this book gives away.
However, the worst thing IN THE WORLD is the swallowing and wet goopy mouth sounds of the narrator. I'm halfway through the book and am so tired of hearing her smack her lips and swallow that I wish she was nearby so I could strangle her. I came to look and see if there's a kindle version of this book so I can finish reading it myself.
I've liked other books by Katie MacAlister, not sure what went wrong here. I will try another.
Barbara was fine, it was the story I couldn't take.
I couldn't really connect with the main character, the story seemed all over the place. As far as which character should have been axed, it's definitely the incredibly annoying dumb dog. The character and the equally annoying voice were the last straw for me.
Worst performance ever. I can't enjoy the story as much as I'd like to because all I can hear is the reader swallowing and making weird smacking noises.
Unfortunately I couldn't get far in this book (not pass the first chapter). So I can't tell much about the story, writing style of the author, and/or character profiles. The reason why is the narrator. I was screaming after a few minutes for her to swallow or spit. Every word she spoke was accompanied by slurping, wet smacking noises. Either this book was recorded with a little too high definition or the producers couldn't figure out how to get rid of the most annoying noises I have every heard.
I've have mixed feelings about Katie MacAlister's books, but I'll avoid Barbara Rosenblat in the future.
The most interesting aspect of the story for me was the demon. A lot of the other stuff was a bit ho-hum, and it was confusing. I bought this as part of the sale on 1st of a series items, but what I didn't know is that it's not *really* the first of a series, it's the first of a sub-section of a series. Other characters that appear are apparently from previous Dragon series by the author.
Her voice was very annoying, and you could hear every single swallow she made. It was the most disgustingly wet-sounding narration I've ever heard.
To avoid other Dragon series novels from the same author. I might read her vampire books again, but this book was a bit annoying.
no, she kept swallowing and i could hear the spit in her mouth. it was very distracting and it grossed me out.
This book would have been perfect, but i can hear the narrator swallow. The story was entertaining and amusing once i got past the narrator.
Just struggled with this story. Couldn't get in to it. Maybe if I had read it rather than listened to it? The narrator on the audio book seemed to pause at weird spots and I think she had a problem with moisture in her mouth as I could hear her making swallowing noises through the entire book. It reminded me of the noises my grandmother would make when her dentures weren't fitting properly - kind of a constant moisture/sucking noise. Hours of that in your ear would ruin a story for anyone. Yuck.
I purchased the next book in this series at the same time as this one - so I am stuck now and have to listen to the next book. Hope it's not another eight hours of moist mouth noises.
No. I love Katie MacAlister, but this story just didn't get there for me. And with the back and forth in time thing? I just can't see that translating well to film.
Would recommend trying some of Katie's other books. She is a wonderful writer. Just don't start here or it may sour you from her writing.
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