Elemental powers in the palm of her hand. . .and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Follow the saga as one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between Kaitlyn and Earth's survival. This is audiobook of all four books in The Akasha Series; Water, Air, Fire, and Earth.
©2013 Terra Harmony (P)2013 Terra Harmony
An unrefined, simple person.
The main character was unbearable - highly unlikeable. The story and characters were so predictable, it was painful. The author needs to spend a lot of time refining her craft, as this was very poorly written.
by not publishing it.
All of them, starting with the main character first. If I had to be around her, I'd gladly turn to alcohol.
Buy a different book - any book, it doesn't matter. It'll be better than this. I've serious buyer's remorse over this one, and I'm embarrassed that its in my library.
This is the first Audible purchase I had to quit unfinished, the synopsis had me imagining a creative sci-fi/ fantasy, the reality (up to where I clicked 'remove from device') was one graphic rape scene after another with spatterings of story to break them up.
on top of that, the detached, halting cadence of the narrator just made it all the more unbearable.
Don't waste your credit.
I might have liked this better if the narrator didn't have such a monotonous reading style. It isn't that she reads in a monotone, but that she ends every sentence with the same pitch cadence. At first, I thought the book was being read by a computer-generated voice.
Then, there's the actual story. I found it to be predictable, in an unbelievable sort of way. It reminded me of 1960's network television. That would be fine, if this were satire - but I don't believe that the author intended it as such.
Terry harmony yes
Different narrator needed. It's much like valley girl speak after an attempt. to try to get rid of it with a coach. Many sentences end with an upward lilt. It's also whiny.
I don't read books to glorify brutality or depraved sex acts.
Not write it at all. Seek help.
Remove it from your catalog.
The plot is brilliant with twists and turns you don't see coming. Terra paces everything perfectly.
The character growth for all the characters throughout the story.
Initially I found Emily's narration to be a bit staccato getting in to the book. She didn't really draw me into the characters until about halfway through the first book where her pace evened out. I found that I enjoyed her voice when she acts out the other characters like Micah, Shawn and Cato more than when she is the main character Kaitlyn. By book two I settled into her narration style a little bit better and she became the characters more fully. Her transitions were fluid which helped the flow of the story.
yes, it tugged at my heartstrings throughout the story.
This was a great adventure and one that I will gladly listen to again!
"Help the noise is ringing in my head!"
The person that reads it out for this audio because they have a horrible accent/voice that sounds like they both have a cold and are sucking a boiled sweet at the same time. It was doing my head in after only 20min
Could have done without our heroine acting like an airheaded hormonal teen in a Mills & Boone novel. A new narrator would have helped but could not save this book.
The love sick scenes did nothing but annoy and felt like they were only there to pad out the story. I only ever felt like rooting for our heroine when she had been captured, but soon lost interest again when she failed to learn and continued to follow her love interest like a little puppy dog, failing to question anything even when the so called good guys clearly showed they were only slightly better then the bad guy.I've only got half way through the second book, so maybe it will improve, but I'm not sure I can force myself to go the whole way.
Unfortunately I'm English and therefore found the nasally American drawl really annoying.
The premise of the story definitely held promise, if only she had built on that and made the main character intelligent and a little stronger.
I don't think anyone could enjoy the dreadful narrator.
Possibly, with a different narrator
NEVER. She has a grating whiny nasal voice and appears not to be able to read in sentences. There are pauses in odd places and the wrong words in sentences are emphasised, making it difficult to understand. I was unable to finish listening to this as the narrator's voice and style irritated me so much. I would rate this as less than one star for the performance but the system doesn't permit that!
I can't say as I didn't manage to finish due to the grating narration
"awful narrator makes this hard work"
As a word of warning I really wished I had read these books instead of listening to them.
I like the idea of these stories. The concept of elementals and how magic is linked to earth's ecological system, where actions do have quite serious repercussions to the earth is a very good idea.
Words cannot describe what a poor choice the narrator is. I whole heartedly agree with previous reviews her voice has two modes whiny or grating. Her telling is flat and you lose all empathy with the characters. I could only listen to this in small bursts as I just couldn't deal with her voice and I felt completely impersonal telling, I am still trying to persevere. This could have been a lovely audiobook if it was read with someone with more passion and less grating voice than a blocked drain
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