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I really enjoyed this series as a whole. My only wish is that the last few books had the attention to detail and plotting points that the beginning had. There were so many characters at the end that the personal one on one faded a way a bit and with that a tiny bit of my enjoyment. The story got too big maybe? Or needed more books to tell it all? It ended well over all and I was certainly happy with it and it is well worth the adventure if you love Sci-fi. I look forward to what else the authors kicks out.
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Yawning about the continual whine-fest
Sigh. I'm struggling to finish this book. It has nothing to do with the narration, but the story. The constant whining about her life choices, doing what she loves vs what her duties are; complaining about pain, time, winning, dancing (the tedium of dancing numbers and cattiness of other dancers to naseum).. I have stopped and started 3 different times now, I'm So sorry to say. I might be done with this series and stick with October Daye. I love this author, but this was not a good balance of story and charactor goals. Negativity abounds. Will miss the Aislan mice. Hail!!!
The only narrator needed should have been Lorelei
So enjoyed the story, typical twisty turny Patty Briggs all the way, the timeline was just a little weird though flipping and doubling back on itself - I couldn't figure why it was necessary? Just a side note of needing to say how sorry I am for the loss of her husband, Mike, who left this world too soon. Again, the story was enjoyable. The narration choices not so much. This should have only been read only by Lorelei King. She handles all element's of the story perfectly in the last 9 books and splitting Adams voice was actually a detraction I found. The male voice was good and enjoyable, but the performance couldn't match the depth of what Ms. King could have done and so over all the bouncing between narrators jarred and detracted from the overall story immersion experience. It kept pulling me out of the book zone. I consider this a minor bump as I did enjoy it and found it well worth the credit and book experience.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
After listening to one of my favorite narrators read from this series live on Facebook, I had to give it a try. So glad I did. I'm not into much hard core SF war stories, and this is not that, even though it appears that way from the outside. Once you step in, you find the characters are deep and rich in personality without a lot of extra world building data, you just slip in and are a part of it. I found the soldiers and crew so varied and memorable, that I didn't have trouble keeping track of who was who. It was smartly done. I'm invested now into the long haul of seeing how this amazing universe plays out as twisty and surprising as it started out.
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My ears are BLEEDING
I guess I have to join the bandwagon of the other reviewers on this one. Needs a new narrator, this is terrible. The voice isn't bad, it is the PERFORMANCE. It is like being read a children's story with over emphasis of words in each sentence. Over acting times ten. The narrator pulls you away from the story, instead of enhancing the total experience. It almost seems like the story is being mocked, and you are unable to submerge into universe as you are continually jarred out by the voice of hell.
Dark and intense
The first part of this story was difficult to endure. Dark and intense - almost too much. The second part was something that was truly enjoyable and very relatable with the PNW. I was able to guess some of the future happenings, but it didn't distract from my enjoyment overall. I gave it big three thumbs up as I couldn't put it down to the end.
Keeps me guessing
It sure didn't go as I thought it would. Kudos to our author! Narrator was spot on. It was enjoyable, intense and kept me engaged to the end. Will go on with the series once the rest are whisper synced! (hint - hint)
Soho is fun!
Peter our Brit cop that is still learning about the X-files and his own magic, continues to try to solve crime and keep up with his new crazy world! Narrator is spot on. Story is funny and intense. On to the next one!
The narrator was really good pick for this character. The dry British humor and story spins kept me on my toes. New young Brit cop meets X-files. Good start to new series. I'm going for the next one!
Where we learn that Dick is not one.
I enjoyed this simple story, we learned more about Dick and what makes him tick. His T-shirts and attitude hides a big soft, gooey center. Nice short story and fun narration.