The Scribe is the first book in the Irin Chronicles, the new paranormal romance series from Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries.
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By Mrs L. on 08-09-18
This is one of my 'go to' books on kindle, so when I started using Audible I tried the sample. And bought it immediately.
I like Elizabeth Hunter's way of devising beings who are 'other' but exist in the normal world in a viable way. No alien worldbuilding which will either engage or repel. Her books are primarily about personal interaction, with (usually) a good story as binding. Her descriptions of place are shining vignettes. The story, after several rereadings, still makes me smile. And the end still makes me cry. No spoilers. Get it.
The narrator. Perfect voice. No rubbish whining for females, just a lightening of tone which works SO well. I looked to see what else he's recorded - the 'Grey' books, not surprisingly, and other bedroom books. Get out of there, man, and record more real stuff! Only minor complaints about pronunciation, although so much less troublesome than many American narrators. Just wish he'd checked the nordic/germanic pronunciation of certain vowel/consonant combinations _ I caught myself correcting aloud... But 99/100 is a fine score. Just a wonderful reader. Yes.
Try it, download it, enjoy it. Then move on to The Singer. And there are more... But probably different narrators. Boo.
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By Laura on 02-03-15
Hooked! Enthralling story, exceptional narration.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Malachi for sure. He was everything a male romantic lead should be: strong, fiercely protective, loving, and mysterious. I would be amiss however to not mention Malachi's loyal friend, Rhys. I am a sucker for Hunter's inclusion of the charmingly adorable though shamelessly flirty English chap. I consider Rhys the reincarnation of Carwyn from Hunter's Elemental Mysteries/World books.
What about Zachary Webber’s performance did you like?
In a word: exceptional. I would listen to Zachary Webber read the phone book. I have listened to a lot of audio books and I would say I am biased towards books performed by women. Webber changed my opinion. I was so taken by his performance that I sought out and listened to other books narrated by him.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Absolutely. The pace was great with the attraction and build up of the romance. It was sexy and delivered without being overly graphic. It is nice to read a romance with a captivating story where a couple interludes satisfied without it being about sex, sex, and more sex.
Any additional comments?
I have read Hunter's Elemental Mysteries series. I enjoyed those books, but the Irin Chronicles are my favourite by far. I wish I could forget this book and experience the joy of my first read of The Scribe again.
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By The Elf in the Kitchen on 14-01-15
Terrific Listen, Terrific Story
This is an audio book and a superb rendition of a wonderfully creative and developed story. I swear I have a girl crush on Elzabeth Hunter and The Scribe only confirms how much I love her writing. Not only are her mythology, stories and characters crafted with intelligence and it but also I LEARN something every time I read/listen. I keep Wikipedia at the ready at all times so I can look up a name or a place that is not usually seen or heard of. The Scribe is a rich tale of magic, love, spells, beings with a special place in the world, beings who stalk them all over the world. The Scribe's primary focus is Turkey, so now I know much more about Turkey than I did when I started. What a fascinating country it is. But, foremost, it is a tale of the connection between Malachi and Ava...a connection that reaches into each of their souls and hearts to pull them together, never to be apart emotionally. Y'all know I am a visceral reviewer and while I am thrilled for the smartness of Ms Hunter's writing, I am also riveted to the story with my heart. And filled with affection for the Band of Scribes that is fighting desperately to keep themselves together following a catastrophic "Rending" where so many of their 'kind' were killed. It's a deeply moving book because of the beauty of the story, the solidness of the characters and the promise of more to come.
The narration by Zachary Webber is, honestly, riveting. He is able to be all characters without being the same sound. I had not been very familiar with him before but I will be seeking out books that he narrates from here on out. He is marvelous.
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