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©2008 P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
I love the series.
HATE that they switched narrators.
WHY after 3 books would they do that? I didn't dislike or like the original one, but this one is all wrong! It's hard to tell the characters apart. Maybe it will grow on me, but I'm having a really hard time getting through this book because of the narrator.
As an adult I have enjoyed reading the House of Night series. I regularly listen to audio books. So, when I saw the forth book available on audible I decided to get it. I was very disappointed. This book is about a 17 year almost adult vampire. This narrator makes all the characters, including adults sound like they are about ten years old.
As noted on Amazon, this series is not for children. It is for an older teenager (16+) and the content is mature, which is another reason why the narrator just does not work. I'm going to read the book, and stop listening.
So far my favorite of the series. But the narrator is not that great. I LOVE the first narrator. She had different voices and you knew who was talking before she said it. This one sounds like she is 12! Bring back Edwina!
I have enjoyed the first three books and was exited to listen to the fourth. However 30 min into it and I don't think I can listen anymore. The narrator sounds to be about 10 to 12 years old which I find slightly disturbing considering the adult content of this series. The voice does not fit the main character of Zoey and the voices she uses for the other characters are just plain sad. Wish the Narrator could have stayed the same through the whole series.
Yes, I agree I liked he narrator in the first few books better, but after a while I got used to this narrator, and I definately wouldn't not buy it just because of this!
Loved the first three books, narrator of those books did great seperating the characters! This LITTLE GIRL ruins this book,I can't even finish the book! Please find someone else to narrate anymore books in this series.
Seriously!! I want the old narrator back. This reader makes the story sound much less interesting or exciting. I was sort of wishing they can find a better one, but they didn't.
Although I love the narrater of the first 3 I trully thought Jenna Lamia was perfect in the last 2 books, her voice was that of a young teenager and made a totally perfect fit, I was not in the least sorry of the change..
It was another great story fro P.C. and Kristin Cast. The story rates 5 stars, but the awful narration should almost bring it down to a 3 star book. The girl sound like a child, telling a pretty grown up story. It just sounds wrong. I actually turned it off half way through and went out and bought the actual book. I should have listened to the feedback. It's to bad it overshadowed an otherwise great YA story. I sure hope they go back to the old narrator, or this will be my last audiobook from this series.
I was so enjoying this series and then along came book 4 with the children reading .
I have so lost my interest in this book, how could you be so stupid to write a wonderful series and then on book 4 let children read it. !!!
"Changing the reader in a series?"
If I would have to compare the first three book's audio quality and the reader's competence with this one (bear in mind that I haven't finished this book yet) assuming that the first three is level 5 in both of regard this would get a two. Hence the rating. It might be just the record quality (really bad, noisy and it has no depth) but the reader's voice comes out as really shallow squeaking pubescent. It really only has one voice and in trying to sound differently she fails miserably. Compared to the previous reader's competence this is very mediocre. Which is a shame as the series is interesting and full of novel ideas.
I admit, I was beginning to have my doubts about this series after reading books two and three, but this book more than made up for them. Darker and more intense than any of its predasessors, Untamed begins to move away from the typical dramas of a bunch of highschool teens, and what emerges is a group of extraordinary young people fighting for what they believe in against deadly enemies.
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