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I have listened to most of the books in this series. All the previous books were performed by the same narrator, Lucy Malone. Almost from the beginning I was disappointed in this narrator. I get that this is a different performer but the voices and intonation are nothing like the previous versions. And believe me, this narrator should not perform male roles. She makes big, bad professional hockey players sound like they are members of the Chipmunks. The whispering is annoying as crap...evidently it is supposed to indicate flashbacks but it’s awful. But the parts that take the cake for me were the long pauses for no reason, making me think my app had stopped working and the mispronunciation of a player’s name. Did the author not listen to this to review it? Did the narrator not listen to previous versions? For all the previous books the Titov brothers have been pronounced Tee-tove. Now suddenly it is Erik Tit-of?! Every time she said it I lost my mind. (Yes, readers of series get a little invested!)
In the short term the author benefits as I had to buy the book to finish it as I couldn’t listen any more. In the long term the author loses out as I won’t buy any more audio books as this narrator has the next three books and I’m disappointed that the author doesn’t seem invested in the quality of her product so I may not purchase further ebooks either.