©2009 MaryJanice Alongi; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
I have been a Betsy fan from Book 1, and I did enjoy this one - although I will agree with other reviewers that it is quite short.
In previous books, I always felt that there were multiple storylines going on, some resolved early, and some that lasted the "length" of the book. I felt that this book had only two storylines, both of which were resolved "early". :)
Short, but still good - I waited until I had a $10 credit to pick it up, since it was only 4-5 hours long.
I totally love this storyline of everyday life with Queen Besty, who is more concerned over what shoes to wear with what designer outfit than keeping the peace in her perfect unperfect world. Her King husband Eric rocks as her side kick, as does her close friends, I just wish they were longer storys and more informational, she can only have one disaster at a time and that leaves for a short story. The narration is the best of any audiobook I have listen to so far (and that alot) Nancy WU is a perfect Besty, and does all the other character justice as well....get the series, totally worth it....
I love this series, but Undead and Unwelcome felt like MaryJanice was being rushed by a deadline and just cobbled together two short stories. The Laura storyline was less than stellar and the Werewolf storyline was interesting but rushed. If you give this one a pass you will not miss anything.
I hope the next novel gets back to the roots of the series, fun and humorous, but with the tension and well developed characters that we have come to expect.
I really liked this series in the beginning, but the last couple books haven't been so great and this one was a let down too. There is a alot going on in this book and there is some potential, but nothing is ever developed to the point that you care about the characters and whats happening. I definetly won't waste my Audible credits on the next book in this series, and I can't recommend this one.
Don't be afraid to get it -- just don't pay full price for it! The story is just as fun as the others have been, with humor, twists & turns. I'd rather a complete book than one that's been padded. Use your credits, or wait for a sale. I really like the narrator of these books, too. I've tried reading the books, but they have more color through the audible recording because of the many voices portrayed.
Great Escapist Entertainment
The Characters are very well drawn.
I laughed a lot.
Don't read these if you're expecting something deep. But read these if you're looking to escape for a few hours. I love these books, they're silly, well written, and keep your attention.
I read too much, like most genre, & am picky about narrators. I like strong characters, great dialogue, & quirky bits!
Something fresh, something funny, something intriguing...don't keep filling pages telling me (a fan) what I already know. I kept tuning out and having to back up to figure out where I was.
Maybe something by Jojo Moyes or Kate Morton, I need a break from paranormals.
Her screechy character voices, I like a lower tone. When I read the books for myself, the voices in my head are nothing like what I am hearing here.
I love this series and hate that this is the last one. It was not the best of the series but that still makes it a fun read.
I have read all the undead books and recently listened to this one. Whilst I enjoyed the book and found it very funny, I was very disapointed by the voice for Sinclair.I'm afraid I found it ridiculous and it was why i gave the book only 3 stars. Great book, just needs a different voice.
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