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Deanna

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  • Death's Mistress

  • A Midnight's Daughter Novel
  • By: Karen Chance
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278

Back home in Brooklyn, after the demise of her insane uncle Dracula, Dory is hoping her life is about to calm down. But then she gets some visitors. A friend wants Dory's help in finding a magical Fey relic, and the gorgeous vampire, Louis-Cesare, is desperate to find his former mistress Christine. Dory and Louis-Cesare quickly discover that the same master vampire Christine is bound to is also rumored to be in possession of the relic....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • loved it!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-02-13

Love the Book, Hate the Narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-25-12

How could the performance have been better?

This narrator doesn't know simple words, for example, she insists on using the word "fort" for "forte" which should be pronounced for-tay for heavens sake. That drives me insane and there are others. She didn't even try to sound similar to the characters from the Cassie Palmer books. I hadn't planned to listen again but I love the story so much, I had to buy it and then fussed at myself all the way through for having done so. I wish I had bought the nook version.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Midnight's Daughter

  • Dorina Basarab, Dhampir, Book 1
  • By: Karen Chance
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 431
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310

Dorina Basarab is a dhampir - half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. So far Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing. Now Dory's vampire father has come back into her life. Her uncle Dracula (yes, the Dracula), infamous even among vampires for his cruelty and murderous ways, has escaped his prison.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't Finish It

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-04-11

Another great story, hate this narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-03-12

How could the performance have been better?

If you like Cynthia Holloway's performance on the Cassie Palmer series, simply buy the real book and leave this audible alone. It's not even close to the characters we know and love. All the guys sound alike. It's just bad. I will buy the nook version and read the 2nd book but I certainly can't make it through one more audible with this narrator. UGH!!!

4 of 6 people found this review helpful