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  • A Hidden Fire

  • Elemental Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Hunter
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 968
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 966

No secret stays hidden forever. A phone call from an old friend sets mysterious book researcher Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery that has eluded him for centuries. Little does he suspect a young librarian holds the key to an ancient secret, nor could he expect the danger Beatrice De Novo would attract. Now both will follow a twisted maze leading from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a passion that could destroy them both.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not bad.....

  • By Cheri on 02-14-15

Reading was better than listening

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-15

I love all of the books in the elemental mysteries series. Elizabeth Hunter is an amazing author. But i was not happy with the audio version. I didn't like the accent of Giovanni. He came off as harsh and old. Even though he is a 500 year old vampire, he was turned when he was very young. When he spoke to B, most of the time it was tender. Not abrupt and condescending. He needed a softer side to his voice to make me believe it was really Giovanni. Beatrice on the other hand had an annoying voice. She is portrayed as an intelligent woman but her voice reminded me of a very dense and flighty girl. I suggest not using less accents on the characters and add more emotion instead.

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