Molly Brooks is a telepathic vigilante with a few secrets and a mysterious past. Determined to make something of her bizarre powers, she devotes herself to saving those who need her most. One night, she's followed by a powerful being in a pickup truck, and her world will never be the same. Finding herself thrust into a world full of supernatural beings she could have only imagined, Molly learns how powerful she really is, and how much she stands to lose. Combining elements of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, Lost Girl is the first book in the Hidden series by author Colleen Vanderlinden.
©2013 Colleen Vanderlinden (P)2014 Colleen Vanderlinden
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"An interesting new heroine!"
I enjoyed the different flavor of paranormal in this story, along with the raspy, whiskey smooth voice of the narrator.
I can't really compare it. It's different.
I liked her voice. She has the voice of a lounge singer; like she's been drinking good whiskey in a smoky bar.
Just when you thought you had a handle on the things that go bump in the night...
I really, really enjoyed the story, and can't wait to read book 2. That said, I have a couple of gentle critiques. The voice actor cannot be held accountable for typos, but if the communication between the actor and the author is as it should be, then the narrator should point out things that aren't right, even if the book has been edited. Additionally, the author should be listening to each chapter, as the actor finishes, to make sure that words are pronounced correctly. That said, I STILL gave this five stars, because the story and narration were really good. The mistakes were not enough to mar my enjoyment. I just thought you would benefit from knowing.
"Fantastic series I've beenmissing"
PNR, romance, throw in some great characters, very interesting new world. The lead kicks ass as a strong female. Fast action, gods, shifters, vamps, and many other beings. I listened to first two books in less than two days. The narrator is perfect for the characters, though she needs to brush up on her pronunciation. This would normally drive me crazy, but the story is so engrossing, I ignored it. There are only a few words she needs to work on, which also made it easier to overlook. Anxiously waiting for the rest of this series & will automatically download once they are available. Worth the credit or the price :)
"What is wrong with the narrator?"
The story was okay but, the narrator might turn some people off to this series. She sounds drunk, slurs words, and mispronounces the simplest words. I don't usually say things about people and mispronunciation however, it's this woman's JOB to be a narrator. Example: "carotid artery" pronounced as, "carroted artery." Really? I am embarrassed for her. I really hope she gets better, reads more on her own and rehearses more. She does have a good voice.
"Wonderful storytelling, I was enthralled."
I really enjoyed this character and her ballsy, ass-kicking approach to everything thrown at her. For the genre, this is a well-written female lead character, one who is not sitting on the sidelines waiting for a male in story to tell her what to do. I greatly enjoyed that she followed her own lead, but was loyal, conscientious and relateable.
Many commenters mentioned the narrator mispronouncing words, which I did notice and it seemed distracting at times, but I was able to quickly move past it. Don't let it keep you from buying this book - the story is worth taking the chance and it becomes less noticeable.
"Not my favorite but okay"
I'm really swaying between three and four stars. The ending, while not happy, was unexpected for me, which I really like. I mean all the signs were there but I just didn't expect the author to make such a bold move. I didn't really like the mc Molly, she's a real big grump, understandably so, but still it got on my nerves. Also the romance just didn't catch as it should. It felt like it went slow, slow, slow then way too fast and intense.
"Distracted by constant mispronunciation."
I could never quite get into the rhythm of the story because of the narrators poor pronunciation and questionable choices of tone.
Overall the story seemed fine, though progression of the romance aspect felt a little to fast and arbitrary.
Pronunciation of simple words, maybe reading the book a few times to get a feel for the story and characters in order to have inflection and emotion match whats being read.
Honestly, I believe the performance was horrible and am surprised it was released.
Since I haven't read the book - Yes
The hypnotic narration & the titillation of her script.
No, but I will now. Ms Cornelisse intones aural nectar. I could listen to her, mesmerized, until the end of time.
Mollyest Me !
Can't wait to hear the next in the series.
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