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  • Swallowing Darkness

  • A Novel
  • By: Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Claudia Black
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 875

"I am Meredith, princess of faerie, wielder of the hands of Flesh and Blood, and at long last, I am with child twins, fathered by my royal guard. Though my uncle, Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, claims that he is the true father since he abducted me from my home, betrayed, and defiled me. And now he has branded my guards as a threat to my unborn children."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tastey Morsel

  • By Rebecca Porisch on 11-17-08

Content 4, narration 1.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-08

I don't know why the publisher changed narrators after so many books in the series but it was a change for the worse. The lead character is American, not British and the narrator's British accent is very distracting. Also, the narrator doesn't distinguish between characters with different voices so the narration is frequently confusing. While I enjoyed the book (Note: you have to read the previous books in this series to understand anything in this book), it took me about 4 hours to finally adjust to the new reader and I will probably not purchase the next volume if it is read by the same author -- I will go back to the book format.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Untamed

  • Medieval Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Elizabeth Lowell
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 560
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 402

A hero of the crusades, Dominic le Sabre has returned in glory and in triumph to claim his reward: the beautiful Saxon bride awarded to him by the conqueror king. But Lady Margaret of the Blackthorne cannot yield to the bold Norman invader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect!

  • By Diana on 06-29-08

The narrator spoiled the book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-08

I read this book when it was first published and despite a tendency towards purple prose, it was an enjoyable read. The audio version destroyed the charm of the book. The narrator's male character voices were awful and the lead female character, supposedly 19, sounded like a 40 year old from the east end of London at times. I would rank the text of the book a 3, the narration a 1.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful