A novella companion to New York Times best-selling author Maya Banks' Shades of Gray.
Softly at Sunrise takes place in a gap of time that occurs in Shades of Gray. Reading this novella will in no way spoil Shades of Gray, though there are some brief mentions of events that occur in that book.
Rachel Kelly has traveled a long, hard road in her journey back to her husband, Ethan, and the Kelly family. Now, as she and Ethan are poised to move into their new home, safe behind the walls of the Kelly compound, Rachel wonders if she’ll finally be free of the ghosts that have haunted her for so long and if she’ll step into the sun after a past steeped in darkness.
"With love to every single reader who read and loved 'The Darkest Hour' and wanted to know more about Ethan and Rachel and how they were doing down the road. This is for you."
©2013 Maya Banks (P)2013 Penguin Audio
Whatever reason they had for changing the narrator, it was a bad decision....at least get someone that didn't make them sound like backwoods hicks and wimps to boot!
I am seriously considering just buying the books from now on because I can't stand this narrator!
The update on Ethan and Rachel. The only thing I didn't like was the narrator.
The update on Ethan and Rachel and the fact that they finally are getting back to a happy life.
I don't understand why in the middle of the series the narrator would be changed! Adam Paul is horrible and made the audio book a major disappointment. If he continues to narrate this series I will not purchase another audiobook. I will check out the book from the library!!!
Not with Adam Paul as a narrator...
Please switch back to Harry Berkeley
Adam Paul is not the right person for this reading, or any KGI reading. It has ruined the KGI series for me. The guy all sound girly half of the time. Adam does not give the characters the same emotion that Harry did.
I really enjoyed the storyline and update on Ethan & Rachel. The school incident was well written. I Missed the prior narrator, I liked Adam Paul and remembered him from the Breathless Trilogy, but really missed Harry Berkeley as he brought the characters to life.
Like his normal voice, the change is Character, wasn't as good as the prior narrator, Harry Berkeley
Maya Banks, yes! Adam Paul, HELL NO!!! He ruined this book! He reads like a learner!!! I think my ears bled.
Ethan of course. Love those alpha males!!
He read this like a robot! But the robot might have sounded much better. No emotion and he droned!!! This narrator sounded liked he was learning to read. Plus his accent was terrible. I'm from the south so this accent shouldn't have bothered me but man this guy was terrible!!!
No scene, cut the narrator. Wish I never purchased the recording and now I see he did several other Maya Banks novels. I'm shutterring how emotionless he's going to sound in the next book and PJ horrible experience. And that TWANG!!!
This narrator destroyed this story. Hard to even follow story due this his horrible performance! It would be better to read this yourself and not listen to this narrator. He ruins the story and it's hard to hear the actual story line because it's terribly hard to get past this idiot narrator. Maya should be very angry because if anyone new listened to this they would never buy another of her books.
Say something about yourself!
Go back to Harry Berkeley or have Mr. Paul drop the southern accent.
Rachel's protection of the children in her classroom.
I've listened to other books narrated by Mr. Paul and enjoyed his narration. Was disappointed by this effort.
a different narrator
not the last book until she get's a new narrator
wasn't interested in any of the book
Get the old narrator back
Nanna's book corner
dissapointed in narrator
there was not one - the narrator ruined it
He made the men sound like they were mousy and the women like they were from the back country - this is one of the best series I have ever found - why would you change the narrator like this disappointing
I Just discovered how much I love throwing myself into great fantasies! Audio books seem to be a sort of therapy for me!
I LOVE these books but I don't understand why they changed the narrator! The voices Adam Paul uses are awful!!! For the next books PLEASE do NOT use Adam Paul!!!
Everything about his narration was awful!
Definitely..it took a while to get used to the new narrator, but I got so absorbed in the story that he faded into the background.
PJ, definitely. She was an aboslute female in this book..strong, fragile, girly, manly..all wrapped into one. She brought what happened to her to the forefront, avoided it, dealt with it her way and on her terms. She was all over the map and it was wonderful.
Now, Cole would be next. He was so sensitive and manly all at the same time. He never stepped into her world without acknowldeging her for who and what she was..their courtship (what little there was) and handling of the event were the best parts of the book.
PJ, definitely. He didn't try too hard to be female and since this was PJ we're talking about, it seemed to fit.
The entire rape scene from beginning to when she was in the hospital was so emotional for me. There were times when I had to stop because my emotions were too wired. It was upsetting, disturbing, and troubling all at the same time. I didn't think I'd be able to finish it, but I had to step away for a minute and then come back. It was such an integral part of the story and PJ and cole's relationship that I could not stop continuing to read the book.
I am torn between this one and the Rio story as my favorite. I listened to it twice because I could not pull away from PJ and Cole. While the change in narrator was startling, he fell into the background and the story took over.
Report Inappropriate Content