I purchased this audiobook because of the many rave reviews, but unfortunately mine wont be as kind. I didn't hold this to particularly high standards..Show More » because it is a romance book, and went along with most of it until about the third section. The absolute worst thing about this audiobook is the narrator. She sounds like a little old lady, and the last thing I want is a little old lady (with a whiny voice) reading sex scenes to me. The narrator breathes heavy, swallows audibly, and has a halting way of delivering the script. And she absolutley butchers the main Comanche's way of speaking. She narrates the Indians in the same stereotypical way that most people say "how" when mimicking Native Americans, deep and drawn out, and absolutey awful for the main love interest. The book itself held my interest until the third segment. I allowed myself to believe that a Comanche could speak fluent English, and believed that he could fall in love with a white girl, but the story got repetitive very quickly. He abducts her, she fights back, he takes her home, she comes back, she tries to run away, he convinces her to stay, she runs away, he goes after her. It seemed like these Indians had nothing better to do than chase after her through the whole book. And she is such a prude I felt like screaming. Also, rape is a very prevalent theme. I wasn't offended or put out by it, but it just seemed like everyone got raped or was almost raped, and just when you think youve gotten past it they vividly describe an old rape. I guess overall my expectations were that if I managed to believe this English speaking Indian falls head over heels for a white girl and chases her all over the earth then at least take me the whole way-dont have him threaten to beat her or marry other wives, and please dont give him the voice of a typecast Indian.
This book is about Indigo Wolf, the daughter of Hunter and Loretta Wolf from Comanche Moon, and the niece of Amy and Swift Lopez from Comanche Heart. ..Show More » Its 15+ hours of torture! I think the writer has a knack at describing human emotions and inner turmoil, but 15 hours worth is just tedious. I could understand and empathize with Indigos struggle to cope with her inferiority complex, mistrust of men, and terrified misgivings of sexual intimacy, after all she had a horrible thing happen to her at the age of 13, something that would cause scars to remain on most any woman. However, after listening to it described repeatedly for 12 hours, I just wanted to scream, get over it! The long repeated descriptions of her angst ruined the book for me. I got it, I understood, I empathized, I ached for her, but after about 5 hours, it just turned exhausting. I’m not exaggerating when I say, It’s 12 or so hours of Indigo struggling with personal demons, then everything is wrapped up a little too quickly in the last 2.5-3 hours of the book. She forgives her husband a huge lie, a little too easily, and the ‘suspenseful’ ending is so cornball, I was rolling my eyes. The narrator is horrible. She has an old lady sounding monotone voice and her pace is painfully slow. Listening to her read the ‘big’ love scene is somewhat gross, sort of like your Grandma reading soft porn aloud. Yuck! Oh and you will laugh when you hear her pronounce the word, areola. OMG!