I bought this title not really knowing what to expect, but I have to say I really enjoyed it. The story is quirky and funny, and the characters are we..Show More »ll thought out. There were moments that had me rolling my eyes and the main characters use of the same saying over and over did get a bit annoying towards the end, but despite that it was still a very good listen. In fact I enjoyed it so much I have now bought the next in the series and very much look forward to listening to it.
The narrator has a pleasant voice and her accents aren't too bad. She is well spoken and her voice is very clear and easy to understand. I would happily listen to another book narrated by her.
Listened to he books back to back. This is basically a new favourite fantasy series and at the moment, finding one that appeals to a female audience, ..Show More »is available from audible U.K., has an amazing plot and keeps your interest all the way through, is harder and harder to find. The series is billed as a female Indiana Jones working in a world where the old supernatural legends are true. The mythical creatures and archaeological sites seem to have had far more thought put into them than the old film scipts and therefore feel more authentic than the movies I watched as a kid. Stylistically the writing feels like Kim Harrison meets Faith Hunter. The heroine is both flawed enough and likable enough to be interesting and leave room for progression. I struggled with the first few hours in book one, as Owl is a bit childish and superficial for a 27 year old woman but that's o.k. as it works for the series plot and I think may become even more integral to the plot as it progresses. There are a lot of interesting characters in these stories, with human and inhuman motivations sometimes harder to work out than the ciphers and traps on the tombs Owl deals with. Can't wait for the next one. BTW pet lovers, the cat steals the show.
The narrator does really well, especially with all the different accents and the humour comes through much better in this book.