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Female voices were grim but the male voices?! Wow!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-17

Where does The MacKinnon's Bride rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'd put it in the middle. Though the story is good and I love the male voices, the female voices were dreadful. Those lowered the caliber of the audiobook for me. I would definitely give his narration a go again though because it wasn't completely annoying (only because of the hot male voices and hardly any women in the book). However if Braden Wright was paired with a female voice actress I would definitely give it a go- obviously providing I liked the plot line.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The MacKinnon's Bride?

The escape attempt and the naked chase! lol. And of course the yellow crocuses. :)

Which character – as performed by Braden Wright – was your favourite?

Definitely Iain. I absolutely hated his rendition of female voices. It was awful. However his male voices were hot! I would be dismayed with Page's voice and then Iain's would make it all better! Insert tingle here! lmao!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Some parts made me laugh, no crying although there was some frustration at times. Sometimes I felt we were repeating dialogue and inner battles we had already had; and they would happen at times where you desperately wanted to see what happened next.

Any additional comments?

Two things I felt this book needed was more suspense for the 'baddie'. In some of my favourite books, you have an idea about the villain but then theres a plot twist that throws you for a loop and you like "wow". I guessed pretty much straight away who the antagonist of the story was and then the author admitted it and named him before the characters figured it out. I felt that could have been done better.The second, and this is purely a pet peeve- if a story has a prologue or an ending like this story did it NEEDS to have an epilogue even if (because this is a series) its a month ahead. I really wanted to hear Malcom call Page mammy and find out if she fell pregnant straight away like Iain wanted. Overall though, it was an enjoyable story.

Great Bedtime Story!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-16

Would you listen to Claimed by the Alphas: Complete Edition again? Why?

Yes, it is a story I have read and re-read many times but it is quite long. That is why I chose to purchase it on audible. The performance by Quinn Bernard is pretty decent, the characters are recognisable from the 'voices' Quinn does. Caim is done well, but at times I am not so sure about Ashe. Sometimes I feel his tone is too flippant. Overall though I enjoyed listening to this book very much. Can't lie though, I really hated the french accent Quinn did. When I first started listening I had forgotten about the excerpts from the book Milla brought with her was a part of the book. I nearly returned it until I remembered.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I am not sure I have a favourite character. There was no one that stood out to me in this book as someone I loved hearing about, although thinking about it the one I liked the most would be Caim. I liked his brutal honesty and, at times, his emotional ignorance. I liked how he never changed to suit anyone but himself.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scene I enjoyed most was just after Milla's pregnancy was confirmed and Milla asked Caim if he would stay with her until she fell asleep, after saying no- in a roundabout way while not really saying it, he agreed to be there when she woke up. I like little intimacies like that.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, it didn't make me cry. I laughed a few times; Caim's reactions to various things, such as Dawn not kicking him when she was in Milla's stomach was quite entertaining.

Any additional comments?

This book didn't really have many cliff-hangers out moments when I was on the edge of my seat but I think, in a way, thats why I liked it so much. It was realistic while obviously being fantasy. I would definitely listen to it again.

Romantic and Funny: RomCom at its finest!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-16

I love a good friends to lovers romance, and "Big Rock" definately delivers! I love how nearly the whole story is one giant double entendre. I love the interaction between Spencer and Charlotte; the banter between the two is engaging and it is easy to picture the two together. The only part that I was a bit iffy about was the scene at the ball park. Just before it happened, I was thinking to myself "right about now everyone is going to find out the truth and it's going to be all angsty". I nearly stopped listening then (reading/listening on audible), but before I knew it, it was happening. The ending was wrapped up nicely. The only thing that would have made it better would have been Emily's father crawling back and being turned down, but the emphasis was obviously on the relationship between Spencer and Charlotte (which it should be).

I've got to admit, I really liked the narration. On audible so far, I've listened to fantasy books so when I heard a 'growly' voice talking sex, at first, I burst out laughing. Especially at the start of the book and the first line. I hadn't read the book before so that was definately a surprise! Still I though Sebastian York did a decent job of voicing women, other men I've heard voicing women sound like they're trying to be little old ladies, Sebastian didn't. It was clear when it was a female character even before the "she said" after it, due to softness of the words.

Overall I found this book and narration enjoyable and rate it a solid 4/5.

Sad that it's abridged ...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-08-16

Howl's Moving Castle is by far one of my favourite books, that's why for me the fact it is abridged was very noticeable. I have read the book about 5 times and know it well, as well as having a few favourite lines. Some of which were missing.

As for the performance, I think John Sessions was pretty good. I felt he had the right voice as the narrator. As for the characters, I wasn't too sure. It was ok, but when you read the book or of you have watched the Studio Ghibli adaptation, you have certain expectations. Overall, however, I think it was well done.

As this is my favourite book, I am pretty certain I will be listening to this again. It's nice to listen instead of read when your a bit tired or travelling (as reading when travelling makes me feel ill). The book, I would rate as 5/5 and this adaptation I would rate as 4/5.

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