Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings.
Aphrodite's visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn't go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her.
Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.
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©2009 P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
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"Buy the book"
The voice in this audio is awful!! sounds like a stuck up 12 years old brat... I had to stop listening to it.. Couldn't stand it!!
Love the series!! hate this audio!
"MacMillan Audio- Stop Changing Narrator's"
I could not be believe my ears, they changed the Narrator yet again, only this time it is worse than Hunted Narrator Jenna Lamia (who sounded 11).
Cassandra Morris sounds like she is maybe 8 yrs old and her pronunciation of the author's terminology is dare I say childish.
Please I encourage everyone to write MacMillan Audio and the Author's and beg them to please, please go back to Edwina Wren.
"Couldn't Finish It"
I tried on several occasion to get through this book but my ears could not take the narrator. I listened to about 2.5 hours over three days in the hopes that over time I might adjust but not only is her reading bland and boring but her inflection at the end of almost EVERY sentence is so distracting that it's all I hear.
Even my fiance picked up on it within about a minute of listening. Normally if I don't like the reader I can adjust and eventually finish the book and or come around, but I have no intentions of even trying to get through the rest of this book. I also have no intentions of EVER purchasing or listening to anything else by Cassandra Morris and will be writing some feedback to Macmillan audio. Not just for continuing to switch readers (Books 1-3 were a different publishing company, but 4-7 are macmillan and there are 3 readers) but also for failing to do anything even resembled listening to the final product. Words with the same spelling but have different meanings when pronounced differently were inproperly read. (E.g. Bow - as in bow and arrow or to bow up one's chest). This lack of attention to detail AND terrible narration make this the first book audiobook (out of about 100) that I couldn't finish. Hopefully someone reads this prior to putting any $$$ in Macmillons pocket!!!
I started listening to the series because my wife likes it and would put it on at bed time. I got interested in the story and have been following along. The series is a bit too "teen romance" for me, but the story isn't bad.
The narrators for the first five books were o.k. - not much skill in voice modulation or theatric presentation, but at least appropriate to the age of the main character - Zoey, a 17 year old girl.
The narrator for this book, however, is one of the worst I have had the misfortune of listening to. She sounds like she is 8 years old and has a high-pitched, nasal voice that reminds me of "Alvin and the Chipmunks". The narrator also mispronounces several words, and tends to increase the pitch of her voice when portraying other female characters - which makes this audio book truly painful to listen to.
Unless you enjoy the sound of finger nails scraping a chalkboard, you should save your ears and get the dead-tree version of the book.
"OUCH! It was painful to listen to!"
I already have a pet peeve about narrators being changed during series novels. A reader gets used to the characters being presented in a certain way, and it is annoying when there is a change. But this narrator, Cassandra Morris, sounds like she is about 5 years old. The language, story line, and some of the dialogue is rather adult, and to hear it coming out of a "pre-schooler's" mouth is nothing short of disturbing and extremely distracting. I wish that I knew who was in charge of casting these audio productions so that I could offer my hearty complaints.
It's bad enough we had to have the voice of the story change once, but we got used to it and it still worked out. but this person is not narrating she's reading and the most frustrating part is, if I were to find out i'd be narrating a series that already had other narrators i would have listened to the other narrators! she's not even pronouncing the words or names the same! not doing the voices it's very dissapointing. This person also did the voice for the wicked series and it's the same complaint she's reading it, too monotone and no feeling but at least it had some continuinty.
"Buy the book, it's painful to listen."
After the huge mistake changing Edwina Wren to Jenna Lamia, this is too much to take. I'd rather take Jenna than this narrator. The first two made you feel like you were in the story, this one, is READING IT TO YOU.
My choice for narrator would be Edwina, if not bring back Jenna, at least you could tell when the characters changed with her.
I will buy the actual book to be able to enjoy it better.
"what the heck?"
OK, again I chime in with the rest of the reviews... THE NARRATOR IS AWFUL. She does sound like an 8 year old... the back ground sound is awful!
I am curious if the Cast duo would've picked this child to speak for their book? Also hearing a little girl cursing is like nails on a chalkboard.
just my thoughts.
"DO NOT buy this audiobook"
I must concur with the other reviews. The new narrator is awful. I couldn't make it through the first chapter. I know this audiobook is inexpensive, but it is a waste of money, as I now must buy the book. I love the house of night series and have waited months for this book to come out. What a disappointment!
"Um, next book please?"
Um, a little disappointed in this one, but it sets up the rest of the series, hopefully. Wait for a sale or borrow from local library...
This is in my opinion the most powerful book of the series to date. Unlike the others, this story is told from multiple viewpoints, which was a plus for me as Zoe is a character I don't particularly like, and I got to spend time in the heads of the characters I do. Also unlike the others, this book has a real cliffhanger of an ending which sets up the next book perfectly. I was pleasantly surprised by the narrator. I've had Cassandra Morris before and never liked her as a reader, but she does an excellent job this time. Yet again though, the reader is different for the next book. That makes the fourth reader this series has had. I can promise readers that Tempted really does live up to its name and you won't be tempted to do anything else while reading it.
"Another great addiction to the HoN series..."
Another great book in the House of Night Series. Properly addicted! If you like the young adult Vampire type books, this series is for you!
The previous narrator change wasn't too bad, but unfortunately this narrator sounds totally wrong! She makes Zoe sound like an it girl from the valley and she is unable to make any of the other characters sound believable. Story good, but narration spoils it. :(
After listening to the previous books with excellent narration and accents this book came as a major shock to me. I am sorry but a narrator who cannot do the accents required or the appropriate age of the characters in her voice as part of her performance sets my teeth on edge. A brilliant book is ruined like this, all I can say is thank God she only does book 6 and later books are another narrator. My advice would be if you want to have this book buy it in print and get the others around it in audio, even brilliant writing cannot save a bad performance.
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