but I really can't stand Cynthia Holloway. Her mispronunciations are so jarring it's hard to concentrate. I don't know if this is a good book or a bad..Show More » book. I do know that she has a tin ear for accents -- she should have just read the story instead of mangling the french and italian accents of the characters. I don't know how much choice an author has in who reads their work, perhaps none, but Holloway gets way more work than she deserves. She also savages the Chicagoland Vampire books pretty badly. Tedious and annoying is the only way to describe her reading -- not her voice, which is pleasant, but the girl needs a 'word a day' dictionary so she can improve her vocabulary -- and she should never, EVER do accents again.
If you liked the first book, Touch the Dark, you will love this one. Be warned, just as book one left you hanging at the end so will this one. I can't..Show More » wait to get book three. Hopefully audible will have it soon or I will have to go get the dead tree version
Cassie, Mircea, and Pritkin are back and dysfunctional as ever. In this installment, the world's chief clairvoyant tries to be assertive, stay alive ..Show More »and oh yeah, kill a god in her spare time. This is just a fun series. The author is witty and the characters are ridiculous and I love it all. Holloway is a solid narrator but is unable to produce a British accent for Pritkin.
What could be harder than killing a god? That would be killing three gods. In Hunt the Moon, Cassie Palmer takes on another fantastical task, namely..Show More » kill another god (or in this case the god???s representatives). Don???t worry. This is not a repeat of the last book. In this installment of the Cassandra Palmer series, we also learn more about Cassie???s mother and father as well as more about Lord Mircea and John Pitchin. But the burning question still remains: Mircea or Pritchin? In other words, to love or to be in love? It must be ???to be in love???; therefore, it must be Pritchin. Karen Chance has outdone herself with her action-packed plot and witty narrative, and she does a wonderful job with Marco, Jonas Marsden, and Fred. The absolute worst thing about this book is the fact that it is over. I can???t wait for book 6.
I've noticed that even the best narrators receive less than complimentary reviews when they take over narration in the middle of a series, and trying ..Show More »to follow up Cynthia Holloway is even more of a challenge. (Check out the negative reviews of the replacement narrators for the Chicagoland Vampire series or the Morganville Vampire series if you're curious) For loyal fans of this audiobook series it will probably be hard to adjust, especially since the stories are written in first-person. Allyson Ryan does a better than average job, although I found the way she kept pronouncing "stalactite" like 'stale-LICK-tite' bizarre and distracting.
Karen Chance's writing is superb and I really enjoyed this story. It seems that every book has explored a new aspect and/or faction of the supernatural world she has created. She's focused vampires, mages, ghosts, seers, mythological deities, and now demons. This, along with an awesome cast of secondary characters makes for an always entertaining read (or listen).
It's definitely not my favorite book of the series, but I don't know how much of that is due to the narrator switch. I don't think I can be impartial, since Holloway has always been one of my favorite narrators. Tempt the Stars is definitely worth a credit and I already eagerly anticipating Chance's next release.