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I enjoyed this storyline. It is a different take on the wolf shifter. I recommend this to anyone who likes shifter stories. I also enjoy Michael Pauley as a narrator. I have listened to a few other books he has narrated and I do enjoy his voice and his narration!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
I was wondering if this book was going to be any good since it started kinda slow and the hero and heroine didn’t meet until page 25. But it got better and better and their meeting was worth the wait. (((He noticed her pulse beating in her neck and he watched it, fascinated by the bluish tinge he saw at the delicate cut of her collarbone. She was cold. He should offer her a coat. His truck to warm up in. Or to drive. Maybe to have as her own. Or he could get her a new furnace for her house. Or give her his house to live in as long as she wanted. Or how about a ring, a big one, just in case she liked that kind of thing. A woman like her really shouldn’t go without..))) When the narrator read this I had to stop and laugh my A$$ off. The more he read it the faster he read and the more excited he sounded. It was just fantastic.
Anyway, I really like Troy and Trent, Trevor’s brothers that couldn’t shift out of wolf form, they were just awesome, but didn’t like Mac and wasn’t sure I would, he was such an A-hole. AND the author made Ella into an absolute whinny, frightened, wimp. I really had a hard time liking her, so I was hoping she’d get better as time went on. She did. And she had some kind of power, too.
I also liked Wade and Graeme. This was a completely different kind of shifter story.
There was swearing in this book and the F-bomb was used 34 times. AND there were 3 sex scenes. Romantic sex, not erotic.
As to the narrator: Wow, I don’t even know where to start. I loved him one minute then I would hate him. He had great voices for the men and the women sounded like women and when something exciting happened he would be excited, he would yell, whisper, laugh, whatever. But, boy, when there were long periods where Wade would tell a long winded story Michael Pauley would read like a complete robot. It was awful. He could have been a 5 star narrator but he just didn’t quite make it.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I listened to the book simply because I had nothing else in my library I hadn't already listened to. I nearly gave up several times due to dire narration.
Would you be willing to try another book from Lisa Ladew? Why or why not?
Undecided. If it was the same narrator then definitely not. If it was free on Kindle I might buy it to see if the story reads better than it sounds.
Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Pauley’s performances?
If this book were a film would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
My overall impression of the story is that the author has taken bits and pieces from several other series and mishmashed them together.
Although there was nothing new added by the author to this genre the audio book could have been vastly improved by using a different narrator. It took me almost all the running time to get used to his rather flat inflectionless voice. Any other male he voiced sounded like they were a 40 a day smoker and all I could think of when listening to his female voices were Mrs Doubtfire or the comedy voices used by men when trying to imitate women. One of the characters is Scottish, I don't know what accent the narrator voiced him in but it certainly wasn't a Scottish one and when an American character tried to imitate the Grahame the Scottish character he sounded like the Scottish janitor on The Simpsons.
Sorry Mr Pauley but this isn't the series for you.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I lasted all of six minutes listening to this and stopped. The narrator is dreadful if i didn't know better i would say he was computerised.
The narrators almost mechanical monotone wasn't a fit for me. I am sorry to say I couldn't finish.
I'm in love with this book is just..... I have no words to describe what I feel, is not just the main characters, but the history, the composition of the ambient. LOVE IT