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Yuck.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-15

Would you try another book from Heather Killough-Walden and/or Antony Ferguson?

Yuck, no.

Would you ever listen to anything by Heather Killough-Walden again?

Yuck, never.

Would you be willing to try another one of Antony Ferguson’s performances?

Yuck, not on your life.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Vampire King?

Let's see, hum, every word, sentence, and unwritten thought.

Any additional comments?

So bad, could not finish, although I tried. This book is really, really bad.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

And. . .we're off with narrator taking the lead. .

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The narrator is way too fast; wow, great story (love Mathias, been waiting for his story), the reading was so damn fast, no breaks, just hurry let's get to the end.

What other book might you compare Rapture: A Novel of the Fallen Angels, Book 4 to and why?

None other.

How could the performance have been better?

Understand the character; Mathias is a deliberate man; he has patience, this character would never rush into anything, especially speech. Check out "Crave: A Novel of Fallen Angels" that narrator had it right. This narrators presentation of Mathias is so wrong; because of the fast and intense narrative, it was hard to keep up with the story, it was bad.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

As stated before; loved the story, J. R. Ward is a great story teller; the narrator ruined the story.

Any additional comments?

If possible correct the speed; let us know so we can download the new version; I know there has to be a way to slow the narrative down; please. PLEASE!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

No spoilers; must read to understand comments.

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

Reviewed: 03-09-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, the story starts out a little strange, with the reader/listener guessing and wondering, but at the same time knowing what the story line is all about. You keep with the story to see if you guessed right, while fascinated at the turn of events.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sergeant (everything, beginning to end), Melanie (self-acceptance and determination), Ms. Justineau (her compassion)

Which scene was your favorite?

Melanie’s explanation to Sergeant.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No; good story but not really a “must see what happens next” type of story.

Any additional comments?

I like the narrator, did not try to sound like a man, she was natural, you knew the characters when they spoke. My problem, not the narrator, was attuning my ears to an English narrator. This audio book I will return to often.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Could not evaluate.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Very Poor recording from the original master

How could the performance have been better?

Digital re-mastering of the original.

Any additional comments?

I would come back and get it if there was a better version available.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Not Just Another Zombie Tale

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

Reviewed: 06-10-13

What made the experience of listening to This Shattered Land the most enjoyable?

The narrator really brings this story to life. I really love stories about end-of-the-world survival. The story not only follows our survivors but provides instructions on how to survive by obtaining the best weapons, types of food to gather and store, finding/building shelter and how to keep physically and mentally fit.

What was one of the most memorable moments of This Shattered Land?

The "Bear" chapter, I was torn between the survival of the bear and the survival of my characters.

What about Guy Williams’s performance did you like?

The best I've listen to in a long, long time. What makes Mr. Williams special is he does not over do the female voices and he has a natural conversational/story telling voice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really, after all it is a blood and guts book.

Any additional comments?

Guy Williams should narrate a lot more books!!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great plot

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-11

One of the best audio I've listen to in a long time, great plot, forward moving story line. I plan to read the other books in the series since they are not in audio.

Loretta's View

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-10

Love the story plot, C. Freehan is a great story teller; audible presentation sucks. Especially the "echoing mind thoughts" and the forced theatrically voice presentation. From this point forward I will read the books.

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Dark Series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-17-09

These are great stories, love the plot, the characters and the idea of good Carp and bad vamp, however it seems that the only reader who got the idea of how the characters should sound is Juanita Parker (especially the Carpathian males). Ferrone(?) breaths to heavy and voice is rattle.

I can no longer listen to the audibles because the other readers don't have a clue.

Fall With Honor

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-08-09

Excellent story telling, an adventure easy to imagine and visiualize. The narrator is the best.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful