I truly enjoy the storyline and I'm hooked on the series, but please, use same narrator as book 2, for Every book. Narrator of book 4 makes everyone s..Show More »ound like either a New York City resident (terrible accent imitation too) or a man wearing briefs that are 5 sizes to tight. I barely made it through book 4.
I want to first say that I really like where this story has gone in books 2,3,4. The characters and storyline where excellent, and I highly recommend..Show More » those books to everyone.
With that being said this series has been all over the place. The first book and narrator were horrible. As stated above the next 3 books were great and the narrators did a good job. Then this turd. The story although not as good as the previous 2 books is ok, my problem lies mainly with the bad narration and crappy production values. The 'tele-type' sound effects are beyond annoying.
My biggest issue lies is in the lack of consistency this series has had. If you look at all the books in this series they all have different narrators. Now that can be ok, but then keep the production side of things the same. Listening to this book felt like I was listening to an entirely different series then the last 3 books. And compared to the last book this narrator sucked bad.
After getting through books 2,3,4 in about a week I was looking forward to this one, but am disappointed. I wouldn't tell anyone who have already invested in the other books in the series not to get it, but I think you will see what I am saying after the first hour or so.
If I can make a plea to all the authors and/or publishing companies out there in control of getting these books made in audio format, it's to please understand that book series that are as linear as this one need to have the same narrator throughout. If I could compare it to movies, this is akin to having a different actor play Frodo in each Lord of the Rings movies.
Joe Nobody you have a lot of promise with your stories but if you don't have someone who can give your books the performance they need people won't buy them.
I struggled to finish this one, the narration wasn't quite as good as the others but it was the horrible music and audio track that just killed it fo..Show More »r me. I just about returned this one to Audible.
As with the others in the series, I have enjoyed the story. But the audio narration leaves much to be desired. First the narrator changes from book to..Show More » book. Some narrations try to include sound effects which hurts the story because of the poor attempt. Multiple books use two narrators that in my own opinion are far too old to be doing the story. The first book, as I wrote in my review made it sound like The story was taking place at a seniors center. It's hard to believe that Terry could be having a child when she sounds like she's in her 50s or 60s. Two of the books so far have tried to insert sound effects, these attempts fell short.
Not Mr. Nobody's strong suit. Again the voice characterization by the narrator leaves much to be desired. But if you are this far into the series, you..Show More » must have become tolerant of such performances and become engaged with the somewhat two dimensional characters. I want Mr. Nobody to finish the story.