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By Bruce Derflinger on 05-23-17
Enjoyable story, but too short for the price
In her Chicagoland Vampires and Vail series we were normally treated to ten hours or more of solid story telling. With this series we are receiving an average of little more than 6 hours of story for the same price. Yes I know that this is a young adult level book but if you are going to lower in quantity of pages shouldn't you equally lower the book price. Or don't young readers deserve the same bang for their buck that the more mature readers get?
As for Mary Kane, I am sure that she is doing her best - but I often had problems telling when she was changing characters and there were time when I caught her reading.
(The great Spencer Tracy is credited for having advised protégés to “Never let [the audience] catch you [acting]”)
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By Cheryle on 10-31-13
Pretty much un-listenable
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I think the story is great. Its just that the high pitched voice, and character voices not being separated enough make it very hard to listen to.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Kane?
What character would you cut from Hexbound?
Too high and annoying voice pitch for the main character that didn't change enough to distinguish characters, unless it was a male, and the same with them. All girls the same, all guys the same.
Any additional comments?
I believe that if there was another narrator, this book would have many listeners.
I think it has a great story line. But you would almost have to be reading the book along with it to follow.
Please understand that I believe that narration must be hard and I don't know if I could have done better myself? I am not quick to run and pass judgement or to write negative comments. I feel bad for the writer, I believe the audio version does not do her writing justice.
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