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By Jay on 03-14-10
great story...wrong choice for narrator
I had decided to listen to all of the "Women (and Men) of the Otherworld" series by Kelley Armstrong, after listening and enjoying her first book "Bitten." The pace was right, the story enticing and clever and the charactors were well developed. Armstrong continued with character development, although this book could have probably been half as long as it was. There were so many times that I just wanted to fast forward through some dull prose that turned out not to have a thing to do with the ending of the story, but I hung in there, hoping it would pick up towards the end, which it did.
I cannot give this book the four stars that it could have earned, because this review is for the audio version of the book, and that was poor. The choice of Nell Canning to read was a mistake. A red flag went up when she read the title of the book, and said "women of the underworld" instead of "women of the otherworld."
Her interpretation of Elena was way off, having given her a macho, rough voice instead of the feminine voice that Aasne Vigesaa had given her in the first book. As another reviewer stated, her southern accent of Clay makes him sound like a country bumpkin instead of an educated college professor, and she just can't pull off Jeramy's command in his role as pack leader.
The producers are the ones who are guilty of putting the wrong narrator in the studio, and really need to make it right. I will probably listen to the rest of the series, but I hope the choice of narrators is better.
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By Christine on 09-09-13
Narrator choice is awful
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nell Canning?
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I was so excited to listen to this book, as I really enjoyed the first book in the series. I don't like when a series switches narrators, but this was awful. Nell Canning must be... older. It sounds like my grandmother is reading to me and this is not that kind of book. She makes the main character sound like an old man. Trying to get through the book so that I can continue the series, but this is rough :(
7 of 7 people found this review helpful