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Not liking male narrators voice

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-2020

Couldn’t listen to the whole book because of the weird sounding male narrator, sounded like an old man. Such a shame because there are so many great male narrators out there who would have nailed it. Will read the Kindle version.

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-2020

I loved, loved, loved this book. Fantastic book and amazing narrators. Can’t believe what a great writer Aly is and why I haven’t read more of her books. The only downside is there are only two books in this series. Where are the other books for Johnson, Brayden and Alex??? I really hope Aly writes books for these guys soon.

Terrible narrator

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-07-2020

Why, oh why couldn’t Aaron Shedlock narrate the whole book. Alexander did a terrible job in his narration. His male voice is strangely aggressive and doesn’t match the storyline. And then there is his female voice....I don’t think I have heard a worse impression of a feminine voice. During his first chapter his voice sounds like some demented cartoon character. At first I was in tears because I was laughing so much, then it became really, really irritating and I had to stop listening after his first chapter. I have head this narrator before and it was just as bad. I couldn’t listen to more than his first chapter before switching off. Will return audio and read kindle version. Such a shame because Aaron would have been great narrating the whole book.

Mixed feelings

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-2020

I really enjoyed books 1 - 3 and was looking forward to book 4. The story was good, I liked the characters and the input from other members from previous books. What I couldn’t understand is why Makayla, who was an abuse victim and repeatedly raped would seek out a man who was aggressive during sex (strangling her and hitting her). It just didn’t make sense. I was hoping Dominic’s character would be more like Kincaid and be more sensitive. Apart from that the overall storyline was really good.

Didn’t like female narration

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-2020

I thought the narrators were the same for ‘Jesses’ book. I was really disappointed when I realised too late that Jill Redfield was the female narrator. She comes across as totally disinterested and haughty when reading., I really can’t listen to her narration. I had to stop after Chapter 2 and read my Kindle version instead. The story is ok, nothing new for JA Huss similar to other books she has written. I have already downloaded Johnny so I’m really hoping that will be better.

Lost me

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-2020

First half of the book was good where Emma and Jesse are reconnecting. However the part where the mystery starts to reveal itself is rushed and doesn’t make sense. Very weird description of the top floors of the building which don’t make sense. I really didn’t understand why Jesse would drug Emma to return her home, there was no explanation, it just seemed a random act to fill a chapter. I rally hope the storyline’s of the next two books are better than this one. Great performance by narrators, however duet is always preferable otherwise the male/female voices sound silly. Just read in your own natural voice, stop trying to sound like a man or a woman when your not it ends up sounding silly.

Not keen on narration

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-2020

I probably should have read the kindle version of this book. I was so disappointed that Jason Clarke didn't narrate this story in the series. Why? I know I've said this before, please choose the narrators carefully, it makes such a difference getting the right voice, especially when it is written from the characters point of view. In the story Zack'is around 30 years old and yet a narrator who sounds around 50 narrates his character. There are so many excellent narrators around why can't the recording studios take more care when casting. Sebastian is a great narrator, just not for this book.

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Narration was a let down

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-2020

I wasn't sure about this series because of the titles (sounded a bit lame) but the story was enjoyable. Loved Jason's narration his voice is so suited to audible books and he can change for various characters. I did not like Lili's narration. Her voice is very high pitched and irratating, It really spoilt the story. Jason could have narrated the whole book which would have been preferable.

The best in series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-2020

I think this was the best of the series as far as narration goes. Deacon is the oldest brother in his mid late 40s and for this reason Sebastian's narration was more suited to the story. I liked that the main characters Violet and Deacon were older with grown uo kids. Please lets have more like this. 😊

Choose narrators carefully

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-2020

I really enjoyed the story. Dylan and Emma are wonderful characters and its a sweet funny book. My one issue was the narration by Sebastian York. Don't get me wrong, he is an amazing narrator however, he was not suited to the character of Dylan. Dylan is in his early to mid thirties, however Sebastian's voice sounds more mature (late 40s 50s). That really spoilt the story for me. He sounded more like Dylan's dad than Dylan. I think it's really important when they cast the narrators to think about the characters age. Perhaps authors can write'more romance books which have more mature characters too.