The plot line of this story is actually pretty good, as is the character development--at least for some characters. The problems lie in two direction..Show More »s: the narrator sounds as though she was pulled from doing voice overs for real estate listings, and the writer, while imaginative, has difficulty writing smoothly. Lowe's narrative and dialogue are clunky and poorly thought out. This book could have done with a good editor and a far better narrator.
I liked it enough--even with the deadpan narration--to purchase the second in the series, but it's literally painful to listen to, and I can't imagine ever listening to them again. If there is another in the series, I will be buying it on Kindle.
The other problem I had with the books is a lack of general background. It seemed as though this series really needed a detailed prologue.