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By Wickerman49 on 07-09-13
What bad narration does for a book
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I could have maybe given this 4 or 5 * if the publishers had taken an experienced reader to put this book into words, which would have then made it worth listening to. I turned this off after 22 minutes because the narrator ( the author ) spoke the entire time in a single monotone, which meant I could not get interested in the storyline as it was just too boring.
You need someone who has the experience to bring the characters to life and make the story worth following.
Sorry, but this is one I will be asking for a refund over.
What will your next listen be?
Probably Jeaniene Frost or Kevin Hearne.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Totally monotone narration with no genuflection in the voice. This made it hard to enjoy the book as you could not differentiate between the different characters.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Only if you need something to send you to sleep.
Any additional comments?
The publishers made their biggest mistake by using the author to record this audiobook. If they had used somebody who is a regular book narrator and made the characters different voices it might have stood a chance.