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I don’t usually read many books from this genre, but I really enjoyed this one. The narration brought the story to life and held my interest throughout. The story was well thought out, complete and will keep you listening. I will be watching for this author in the future.
* I was provided a free copy of this book from AudioBookBlast for an honest review.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A few things, I had some slight issues with the narrators pronunciations The narrator not using the work ax "She axed a question" no, she didn't ax a question...she asked it, there is a difference. The narrators voice was nice to listen to overall, it was just the pronunciation issue.
I also had a major issue with the "hero" of the book offering his 17 year old nephew pot and alcohol. Yes, it might seem minor to some or even weird that it ticked me off but it did....if my brother or sister offered that to my kids we'd have more than just a few words between us. Drug use of any sort has negative impacts, especially on a developing brain...a 17 year old brain is not fully developed. Okay, off my soap box
Also how the heroine, Mercedes, still melts when she thinks about Lennon, even though she suspects him of killing her best friend? Doesn't make sense to me
What could Calinda B and Woodland Creek have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Cut the drug references. Made Mercedes a little stronger, does she have to cream her panties every time she thinks of Lennon Lusk, even when she thinks he brutally murdered her best friend?
What didn’t you like about Dana La Voz’s performance?
She had some really basic narration errors. I did like her voice overall, it was very smooth and silky. I would give her another chance as a narrator
Any additional comments?
*I received this book in exchange for a fair and unbiased review through audioblast.com*
I really wanted to like this book, it had an interesting concept on shape shifters and the magic world. I liked how the town was a safe haven for them, and I loooooved the idea of an underground railroad for shifters.
I didn't buy how all of a sudden almost the entire town that Mercedes has lived in her entire life turns against her and thinks she could have killed her best friend because she was jealous.
Also, how did Lennon not figure out she was a shifter right away, especially after she got crow wings in his coat? With his knowledge you'd think that would spring to mind pretty quickly.
I loved the Mercedes perspective as a crow, and I was glad that the author didn't stick to just one mythology type to explain shifters and their possible jobs
I did figure out who the real killer was about half way through the book, the other crimes committed by that person didn't shock me either. I'm surprised that that person didn't come up on Mercedes radar earlier.