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This is a great story. It is not loaded with sex and all of the vampires aren't just humans with a little bite problem. Minion only scratches the surface of a story and vampires aren't even the tip of the iceberg.
I only have one problem with the audiobook (note the 3 star rating instead of 4). I have read most of the series and have a definite of idea of what a young black spoken word performer from Louisiana should sound like.
After having listened to the Anita Blake and Sookie Stackhouse series' along with Laurell K. Hamilton's Merry Gentry series, I've come to appreciate how important the correct narrator is to the story. I think Ms. Huber does a pretty good job of reading, for the most part, but too many times she sounds like a suburban house wife when 3/4 of the characters in the story are from inner city Louisiana and Southern California. This story needs someone that sounds more urban so that when a character says "...lost his natural black mind..." it sounds authentic and not as if the narrator studied urban lingo a few hours before hand.
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I absolutely LOVE this book and the Vampire Huntress Legend series and was really excited about getting this audio book, but was really disappointed upon downloading. The narrator's voice could not be more wrong for this book. The personalities in this book are rich, urban, and culturally diverse, which is not what you get from the narrator - there are folks who are asian, black, latin, white, american, european, west indian, south american, etc. I was especially disappointed in the main character Damali, who is a young black educated female from the hood who is a soulful singer. Instead of hearing a voice that matches who she is, the narrator makes Damali sound like a whiney spoiled white valley girl who couldn't sing a soulful note in anyone's dreams. Such a fantastic book deserves a better voice casting & I would like to hear someone else do the voices for the other books.
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