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
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I loved the Aisling Grey series, the Silver dragons was okay. I'm having a hard time finishing this one. The stupid cute is leaning too far to the stupid for my taste. Tully's characterization is too much like Aisling. I love the narrator, but she needs to be edited for the swallowing and mouth full of saliva sounds, it's distracting. This lack of editing is a production fault, not Audibles or the writers or the narrators. Lazy, poor production. I think the biggest fault for me is the story at this point. If/when I finish I'll bump up or down my rating accordingly.
Like many of you, I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audiobooks allow me to keep up with my favorite authors. I am currently listening to 'Undead and Unstable' by MaryJanice Davidson, because 'Yours, Mine and Ours' is still not available. Grrr.
In Love in the Time of Dragons, we meet Tully who is the resurrected Ysolde de Bouchier, mate to the dreaded ex-Black Dragon wyvern Baltic. Tully is suffering from severe memory loss. In order for Tully to fully regain her memory so she can either accept or reject her identity as Ysolde, she seeks out Baltic to answer her questions and all heck breaks loose. This is the first book in the Light Dragon series, but this plot calls heavily on characters and plots from earlier books in the Aisling Grey series and the Silver Dragon series. Most of the reoccurring characters are back including Jim who is present in a big fat Newfoundland way. Katie MacAlister’s heroines are always comically flawed, and Tully/Ysolde de Bouchier does not break from this pattern. As with all of Katie MacAlister’s books, Love in the Time of Dragons contains her offbeat, slightly Three Stooges infused sense humor and is a joy to hear. This is a fantastic book, and Barbara Rosenblat is as wonderful as she always is.
Love the premise of the main character discovering who she really is and her prior affiliations.
The narrator was just annoying. Her voice cuts right through me all of the time regardless of what character is speaking. The swallowing was very distracting. I've persevered hoping that the narrator would grow on me as others have. I'm within an hour of finishing the book, but I'm actually talking aloud to the narrator at this point just wishing it were over with.
If I live through this, I won't be listening to the other books in the series because of the narrator. I might read them instead if I still care about the characters in the end. I love Katie MacKalister's books and have listened to several and enjoyed them, but not by this narrator.
This is a follow on from the last Silver Dragon's books but what a change in style. I thoroughly enjoyed that series but this one - not so much. It seems K.Mac. has gone more for the comedy aspect in this new series. It has romance but she seems to skip the love scenes, which were part of the Silver Dragons appeal. It was humorous but I am struggling to get through book 2 and keep stopping to listen to another book altogether.
The narrator was good but someone please give her a drink.... she sounded like her mouth was dry all the time, and the swallowing sounds were offputting.
Worth the credit? If, I hadn't already downloaded 2 and 3 then a definite No.
I really enjoy Katie MacAlister and generally enjoy Barbara Rosenblat's performances, but I just started this one and I must say it is EXTREMELY irritating right now.
The story is fine so far
Editing the mouth noises!!!!!! None of the previous books have been this irritating with squishy, watery mouth noises from the narrator.
This is a nice continuation of the original Dragon series from MacAlister, which I listened to years ago. At times it seemed to drag a bit, as though Katie were trying to regain her pacing, but overall the story was enjoyable.
Barbara is great at keeping the different characters distinct through voices, so we don't have to constantly hear who is talking through banal dialog additions. You start to relate to each voice as a separate person.
The story ended rather suddenly, A whole book leading up to a final world-changing battle that lasted just over 5 minutes left me wondering if I had missed something...
Love this books flashbacks. Putting the dragons past togethor is wonderful. My favorite non person is in this book too...love our furry demon! Nice end..keeps us wanting more. Enjoyed this soo much I could listen to it again.
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.
Though I enjoyed the book, I only gave it 3 stars overall. First, I was very distracted by the raspiness of the voice of the narrator. Like most, you want to visualize the characters. Since the author did not give a solid description of what Isold looked like, all I could imagine was an older woman (possibly in her late 40s) who had a severe smoking problem.
The tale itself had me pushing through and kept me hanging on to see What Next. It was great until the LET DOWN! What happened at the end? It just dropped. I understand when authors want to build to another story but this ending was much to abrupt. I was so disappointed and left feelign empty that I am unsure if I would listent to this author again. If I do, it would only be to satisfy my curiosity as to what happened.
There is nothing better than a good book!
I have been a faithful Katie Macalister fan from day 1.... Before I joined Audible-I READ every series she has out and in doing so, my mind had created it's own opinion of all the character's voices, traits, etc... So, when I purchased and began listening to the Audible versions- narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, I admit I was a bit worried it wouldn't do them justice.... Her voice is very distinct- BUT... Oh, how I was SOOOO wrong!!!! Barbara's unique vocal ranges and absolutely superb variations on the characters accents BLEW ME AWAY!!! There really is no other narrator who could pull it off so flawlessly! Bravo Katie, and BRAVO Barbara!!!!
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