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Just A Little Too Immature For Me

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-14-19

This is my first Eve Langlais Audible, and I didn't care for it nearly as much as the books of hers I' have in written form. Narrator problems? I don't think so. rather for me, it just didn't translate to the spoken word.

The Truth Of The Matter...

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-19

I just counted and I've purchased and Kindle read 17 of T A Grey's books. I thoroughly enjoy this author's work. This is the first narrated one, and I have to say I was disappointed with the narrator. Michael Johnson has a good voice, did passably well with female characters, but boy-oh-boy did he mutilate the language. After keeping track of and filling a page with mispronunciations, I stopped writing them down, but the truth of the matter is, it harshly reduced the pleasure in listening to this Bellum Sisters fav of mine. I'm talking about everything from consistent sloppy contractions (dint instead of didn't), to either misunderstanding what the word should be or simple mispronunciations: Thread barren for threadbare; herth for hearth, and so on.
T A Grey, your story was, as always, pleasurable. Michael Johnson, it's time to see a speech coach.

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Fabulous and Unusual Science Fiction

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-19

What an interesting and unusual story of an 80-year-old woman who chooses to become the remnant population of 1, or so she thinks, when a settlement colony abandons the planet and moves the settlers. She chose to stay and live out her remaining days discovering and honoring the truth of who she really was: Bodypaint, beading, colorful clothing, squishing her toes in the mud. She eventually meets the native population, the presence of which was unknown before, Slowly she becomes integral to not only their lives but also a sort of diplomatic bridge between humans and the People.
The story is a perfect metaphor for discovering oneself, no matter at what age, and also as a lesson in what happens when an elder is valued, perhaps for the first time in their long life,..they blossom.
One last note: Vanessa Hart was terrific; a big thanks for adding much to the story

Not A Favorite

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-19

OK, I've Kindle read numerous Ruby Dixon books, with this being the first (and probably the last) Audible. I found the ones I read to be quick and easy "fillers", you know, the reads to let the noggin rest after a book or three that demanded intense attention to detail. With this Audible it was a combination of elements that turned me off; Jeremy York's Dragon voice being a big one. I also found that listening to the dialog rather than reading it, made it seem more...what's the word...childish. What can I say...I didn't like this book.

Post Contemporary Western Hit!

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-19

As a post-contemporary western with a 19-year-old gun-slinging merc as the anti-heroine, this was a terrific story. It kept my interest from start to finish, with its' blend of southwestern realism combined with good and evil wizardry and a slew of colorful characters.
On top of an interesting tale, Eva Kaminsky was the perfect voice for Gunny Rose and the others, which is often an impossible feat for one person to accomplish with such a variety of ages and types of characters. But, Eva pulled it off with aplomb. I'm looking forward to the second book in the series, which the Amazon author's page says will be published in January of 2020.

Overall A+!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-19

I liked this story; enjoyed it cover to cover. Liked the moral struggle Ila had with herself; her lie of omission that would have-did-change everything between Rhett and herself. I liked his struggle with the old betrayal that haunted him and, conscious and otherwise, governed his inability to accept emotional intimacy. I liked that their feelings, hurt and betrayal notwithstanding, were strong enough to bring them together again and again. I liked his breakthrough allowing him to accept...and admit...his love for her and hers for him. Did I mention? I liked this lust to lovers to sweethearts story

Overall OK

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

Reviewed: 07-08-19

This is the first Anna Carven audiobook I've listened to, and I'm disappointingly disappointed. I've read numerous books of hers and liked them all, so this one left me a bit confused about why I didn't particularly care for it. Let's see, first, J.F. Harding's voice is a perfectly good voice, but for me, there was something in his expression, his speech pattern that consistently left the impression the character of Torin was apologetic, diffident,
I was also surprised at the lack of...what to call it...energy and intensity in the story that I found in her Dark Warriors series. I just didn't care for this audiobook.

Brilliant, and yet....

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-19

This is a difficult one to write because I found the story, the writing, the nuanced development of so many threads, well, perfect. A gem. Except for one thing. As far as my experience went, the minutia of detail wore me out; something like reader exhaustion. Don't get me wrong; every atom of detail was well written and relevant, but just too much. I finally realized toward the end of the book that just because something is written well, doesn't mean it should be included. Having said this, I end by thanking Tchaikovsky for a brilliant, interesting and oh-so-creative story., and for hiring Mel Hudson to narrate. She was terrific; an impeccable spider voice! I've just purchased the second of the series.

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-21-19

I've enjoyed this author for years, so it was with anticipation that I started Until the Sun Falls from the Sky...the first vamp book of hers I've read. To say the least, I was disappointed. It all came down to the h, whose character was more like a caricature of a 40-year-old sophomoric concubine to an 800-year-old vampire. I assume she was supposed to be high spirited and cute. To me, she came off as idiotic, infantile and childish. There's a big difference between an adult retaining child-like qualities, such as curiosity and wonder, and an adult who is childish. 16 1/2 hours of pretty much non-stop childish behavior was about 16 hours too many

Story? Not Bad. Narration? Not Good

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

Reviewed: 05-29-19

Here's the thing. Once I joined and began listening to Audible books, two things became quickly apparent. First, I have favorite male/female voice types. In a word, I like them well modulated and a lower pitch for both. The second thing is the narrator's speech pattern. Maxine Mitchell's voice is fine, but the speech pattern she used in this book drove me bonkers. For lack of a better term, I called it, "tremulous"; a tenuous trembling of the voice whenever then the situation was intense. Didn't matter if the h was aroused or thinking of a family member who passed, tremulous it was. I found it incongruous in many instances, and it became a turn-off. This is a new narrator for me, so I don't know if this is the way she handles the intensity of a story, or if it was specific to this book. Either way, it just didn't work for me.