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Ok. So this is one of my Favorite Series of All Time. I Love these books and have re-read them numerous times.
And I Absolutely LOVED the Dual Narration in the first book. But this one FAILED for me. Nicky should have a New Yorker type accent, but does not, even though his father *sometimes* does?!? The voice for Luke was alright and there was no issue there for me.
BUT.. OMG Why Oh Why do the narrators Pronounce Luke's sons name MICAH Differently. WTH. How did no one notice that when the narration was being done, before it was sent out into the world. That drove me insane every time I heard it. I will still re-read the book. But probably wont get around to re-listening to this one book very much.
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2.5 stars for the narration, but 5 stars for the story.
Let me start with the positive – which is this is a FANTASTIC story!
I devoured this book! It was SO GOOD! So many exclamations!! Seriously, though, Dominic is one of the best character turnarounds from dick to awesome dude that I’ve ever read.
The sex is scorching hot, the characters are awesome, the story is realistic without losing the “romance” story aspect… and I loved it. Absolutely loved it!
But I pretty much hated the narration.
It’s a very hard thing to pull off if there two or more narrators on a story. It’s especially hard when the story is more dialogue driven. I wish in those cases the narrators would each choose a character and keep ONLY to that character voice and POV. The story would be much better served by that approach.
Why? Well, here we have two narrators with wildly different approaches and who each take a POV chapter. So Guy Locke narrates all of Luke’s chapters, and Eric London narrates all of Dominic’s.
So what’s the problem? It means you have 2 HUGELY different character voices FOR THE SAME CHARACTER. A total of four voices for two people. For me, in this case, it was often jarring and a bit off-putting while listening.
Then, again, I had the same issues with Guy Locke’s narration for Strong Signal for Fast Connection. Locke’s narration just does not work for me. His stilted way of speaking, the too slow narration, the over enunciation were just maddening.
There is one positive for Locke, though, as I did like his character voices.
I enjoyed London’s pacing, timing, emotion, and overall performance….but I’ll admit I preferred the character voices from Locke.
I wish I could have melded Locke and London together so I could have the character voices from Locke, but the actual narration from London.
In the end, it wasn’t a horrible listening experience, but it wasn’t a good one for me either. I doubt I’ll listen to the audio again, which is a shame, because the story is terrific and I was hoping to put the series into my re-listen rotation. But I guess I’ll have to be satisfied with just re-reading the book.
I highly recommend the book, but caution for the narration.
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
Great story. The narration however completely ruined it...just as happened to Strong Signal. Eric London was OK, Guy Locke...well, let's be generous and say he had yet another off day. No More of this series on audio for me I'm afraid.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
You know an audio book is great when you find excuses to listen. I found myself going for longer drives to get to places, or excuses to have my headphones on while doing things. Megtino are an amazing writing duo, and the narration was perfect.