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The Outlaw Demon Wails Audiobook

The Outlaw Demon Wails

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Publisher's Summary

To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her.

As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question. If she is ever to live free, Rachel must first walk willingly into the demonic ever-after in search of long-lost ancient knowledge.

But when you dance with demons, you lay your soul on the line...and there are some lines that should never be crossed.

©2008 Kim Harrison; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Bradley Miles 02-27-08 Member Since 2017
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    "Horrible Narrator"

    The new narrator is horrible, most of the characters sound identical, the narrator for the first 4 books was amazing this new one is horrid.

    32 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    Sprig Arizona USA 02-28-08
    Sprig Arizona USA 02-28-08 Listener Since 2002

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    "Great story as usual..."

    but the narrator really leaves a lot to be desired! After the last 5 having been masterfully rendered by Marguerite Gavin, it's very grating to hear Gigi Bermingham mispronounce Piscary, ley lines and to hear totally different voices for familiar characters! Since when has Keesley (sp) had a deep southern accent? I'm disappointed with the narration, but Kim's got another winner w/the book, as far as I'm concerned! I'm sooo glad to have found such a great series!

    30 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Kaelber Mesa, AZ USA 01-15-09
    Anne Kaelber Mesa, AZ USA 01-15-09 Listener Since 2006
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    "Skip this audio, read the book instead"

    Please note: I'm only rating the quality of the audiobook here.

    I'm disappointed with the change of narrator for the 6th book in Kim Harrison's Hollows series. I don't like the change in pronunciation which comes with this narrator. After five books of hearing "ley" pronounced as "lay", instead of "lee", it jars every time she says that word---which is a lot!

    Then there's the quality of the recording. The first half of the book or so, there's a very noticeable "open room" sound, like the microphone is picking up the whole room, not just the narrator. And what's with the music lead-ins and bumpers? The placement of the bumpers isn't consistent: some mark section breaks, others mark a chapter break---even though she says, "Chapter X" at the beginning of each chapter.

    But finally, the thing that annoys me the most is the characterization of Ivy, Jenks and the demons Al and Minias. Due to GiGi Bermingham's narration, Ivy's own sultry tones are gone. I never would have suggested a narrator needs to read all the books that come before until this audiobook.

    Ivy has changed a lot in the series and this was a good book to see her progress in---but the narrator puts the usual emotions (ones Ivy usually doesn't permit herself to express) in everything Ivy says.

    Ms. Bermingham pitches Jenks too high. She sounds too much like she's trying to fake a kid's voice---and Jenks isn't a kid.

    With the demons, there's too much snobbery in her voices---especially with Al. She sounds like a bad actor trying to do a British accent when she's doing Al.

    As much as I have loved listening to this series (I read it the first time), I'd pass on this audio and read the book. I'll definitely be very cautious in choosing any books Ms. Bermingham does in the future.

    Here's to hoping Marguerite Gavin comes back for the next book---and perhaps even re-records this one! *THAT* I would pay for!

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Schoeneck Summit Point, WV, USA 10-16-08
    Schoeneck Summit Point, WV, USA 10-16-08
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    "Good thing she didn't narrate book one ..."

    The story was good, but my wife summed up the audio performance when she said "if this person read the first one I wouldn't have listened to the second!". It was such a discordant change from the first four (we listen to books while traveling by car). The mis-pronunciations were like nails on a blackboard, as were the voice characterizations used for various characters in the story.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Eileen Trotwood, OH, USA 03-02-09
    Eileen Trotwood, OH, USA 03-02-09
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    "Are you listening?"

    I have just read the last 4 or 5 reviews prior to the one I am entering now and I am so glad to know that I am not the only one that feels the way I do about this book. I am an avid Kim Harrison fan, and this book is no exception. The story is wonderful and it hurts my heart that I was hoping it would be over soon simply because the voice of the narrator grated on my nerves so badly I could barely stand it. I honesty thought about asking for my money back simply because I just could not tolerate her voice. The way she pronounced the characters names and words and places that I have become so accustomed to in the previous 5 books with the smooth and silky voice of Margarete Gavin was simply vile. It was almost insulting. I just don't understand what happened. I was uplifted to see that our regular narrator is back in the next book and I hope that this does not happen again because if it does I WILL NOT be purchasing it. GREAT BOOK, WRONG narrator!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    K Bartlesville, OK, USA 06-26-08
    K Bartlesville, OK, USA 06-26-08
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    "What did she say?"

    I am only an hour and a half in the book and I am totally distracted by the narrator's mispronunciation of words. I had to restart the book twice so I could catch what she was saying.

    I do hope that for the next book it is the first narrator. It is difficult to follow along with the storyline when the voice is different.

    I am excited to see what happens to Ivy and "Rach" so I will finish the book. I might just buy the next one in hard copy instead of listening to it if it is Gigi again.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    david strait 03-08-08 Listener Since 2006
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    "Great Story...bad narration"

    I look forward to this series of books and buy as soon as they come out.And as always the story is great...but the narration seemed to kill every characters personality and all but ruined the story.would be willing to re-buy if they had original narrator rerecord it.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Tallahassee, FL, United States 03-04-08
    Patricia Tallahassee, FL, United States 03-04-08 Member Since 2017

    I love Audible for their variety and number of options of books available. I can enjoy books, take care of my grandchildren and drive too.

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    "Great Book-Miserable Narrator"

    Again I'll agree with everybody else. This is another great book in the series but a horrible narration, grating, to put it kindly. Jenks sounds like he is on helium! The new narrator could have listened to For A Few Demons More to pick up on names and words she couldn't pronounce. Instead she had to make it painful for us who were looking forward to this audible.com release.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Mexico, Mo 03-02-08
    Jim Mexico, Mo 03-02-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Yes...The other six reviewers are correct"

    The story is on par with the previous books but a truly disappointing narration. It was hard to know how to rate it. Do you rate the story or the audiobook? I opted for the audiobook rather than the story. While the narrator would do fine with a single voice narration she has no talent for what is required by a work such as this book. At the very least she could have listened to one of the previous books and pronounced the names the same.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Duncan, British Columbia, Canada 12-12-09
    Jennifer Duncan, British Columbia, Canada 12-12-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Re narrate this book"

    I am sorry to say I agree with everyone else, the narrator was fine......for some other book! This book was painful to listen to, and if I could get a refund I would ask for one - and I am 100% sure it was the switch in narrators, they need to re record this book with the original narrator. I bought the next book in the series (after verifying who was narrating) and it was like coming home - and the book was AWESOME - don't give up on the series for one bad narration!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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