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Bound: Bound, Book 1

By: Kate Sparkes
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer,Justine Eyre
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Publisher's Summary

Rowan Greenwood has everything she's supposed to want from life - a good family, a bright future, and a proposal from a handsome and wealthy magic hunter. She knows she should be content with what she has. If only she could banish the idea that there's more to life than marriage and children, or let go of the fascination with magic that she's been forced to suppress since childhood. When Rowan unknowingly saves the life of one of her people's most feared enemies, that simple act of compassion rips her from her sheltered life and throws her into a world of magic that's more beautiful, more seductive, and more dangerous than she ever could have imagined. Rowan might get everything she ever dreamed of - that is, if the one thing she's always wanted doesn't kill her first.

©2014 Kate Sparkes (P)2014 Tantor

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Love the Story, Females Voice Not For me

Would you listen to Bound: Bound, Book 1 again? Why?

Great story, but the female's voice, is like listening to Violet from the incredibles, which while does a lot to establish character for me was distracting. But overall I loved it, and it's all personal preference!

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Loved the story, hated the narrators

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Both narrators sounded too old for the parts and the female had a bad vocal fry that was distracting. Great story, though. Looking forward to the next two books.

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the narrator ruined everything!

that was the most painful narration I've had to listen to. Justine Eyre's voice was grating. my mom thought she sounded constipated while my daughter thought she was on the brink of death. I almost wished the heroine would meet an untimely end just so she'd stop speaking. I'm going to try reading the book without audio to see if I like it better.

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Voice fry/no character development

I tried to ignore the negative reviews and bought this book anyway and even if I could get past the bad narrator’s (nothing personal but they just did not hit the nail on the head) voice fry and old English man accent, the book was subpar too. I know it must take lots of courage to do these things and I hate to criticize but the character development was null with sooo many holes in the story. I only finished it because I paid for it.

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I really enjoyed

Even though Aren acts like the cowardly Lion when it comes to his brother. I liked how his character progresses. Rowan has to go thru a lot and seems to have much more growing to do. overall I enjoyed the adventure but unfortunately the rest of the series is not available on audible.

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Horrible narrator

This could very well be the greatest story ever told, I was certainly impressed with what I heard. However I couldn't stand more than 5 minutes of the most boring voice in the world. I was driving at the time and was afraid that his voice would put me to sleep. Not that death wouldn't have been a relief from the monotone drawl, I just didn't want his voice to be the last thing I heard.

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Pretty good

This one seemed familiar to me the main character was portrayed quite nicely he was normal and made mistakes and wasn’t this gorgeous well you know how they portray them on the front covers they didn’t focus on that the female did a good job of playing her part and it was a good storyline

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Really enjoyed

I really enjoyed this one. The narration was great, and I was sad to see there was no second volume!

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Awesome

This was the best book I have listened to in a long time!!!! Paul and Justine were awesome narrators!!!

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Very Good Story, Terrible Female Narration

Where does Bound: Bound, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This ranks in the upper division of Fantasy Favorites for me.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Paul Boehmer and Justine Eyre ?

I really question the producer's choice of Justine Eyre. As the first lines were spoken I heard the voice of an old, tired and possibly ill woman. There are many excellent female narrators available that are quite good at youthful, healthy sounding voice interpretation. Why not choose one of those? Paul Boehmer provided a sterling performance for male and female voices. I wish he could have been the sole narrator. Every time Justine Eyre spoke I had to grit my teeth and bear with the annoyance because the story was so good.

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

I couldn't listen for very long because every time Justine Eyre started speaking it was so jarring. I kept thinking that she needed to gargle or maybe she was seriously dehydrated.

Any additional comments?

I look forward to the sequel, but I will buy it in print.

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