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The Fiery Heart

Bloodlines, Book 4
Narrated by: Alden Ford, Emily Shaffer
Series: Bloodlines, Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Bloodlines: Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead, read by Emily Shaffer and Alden Ford.

After making the shocking decision that changed her whole life, Sydney still finds herself pulled in too many directions. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her powerful magical ability to destroy everything about the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and the burning desire for revenge, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the dangerous threat of exposure looms larger than ever.

©2017 Richelle Mead (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd

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Inconsistencies in narration

Where does The Fiery Heart rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have read all of Richelle Meads books and the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series are by far my favourite, that’s why I decided to listen to them all on Audible. Emily Shaffer has narrated the last 3 Vampire Academy books and all of the bloodlines books. Now she has done a good job mostly other than her terrible English accent for Adrian which I had actually got used to. This book she shares the narration with Alden Ford who voices Adrien, but he has an American accent. So Emily now voices Adrian with an American accent even though the last 6 books she has given him an English accent. Things like this really annoy me with audiobooks and ruins my listening experience. Surely the production team could have got an English guy to narrate Adrian’s parts so that it fits in with all the other books or got Alden to do an English accent (his can’t be worse than Emily’s).

Who was your favorite character and why?

Favorite character is Adrien because he is so flawed yet lovable

What aspect of Emily Shaffer and Alden Ford ’s performance might you have changed?

The inconsistencies listed above. The pronounciation of Stelle, it is not pronounced 'stell' in Italian it is actually pronounced 'Stell-e' pronouncing the 'E' at the end. Again things like this really ditract from the story and its something that should have been researched before doing the narration.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really even though the book is one of my favorites. The narration is a bit boring and inconsistent.

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good :)

I like the story but don't like guy speaking Adrian's part sounds bored I prefer the girl speaking as Adrian

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Good read

I Enjoyed reading this book looking forward to reading the next book in the series

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<3

I love the Bloodline series and Adrian is practicly my favourite character since VA. And I have to say that I absolutely loved Alden Ford as the narrator from Adrian's point of view. It suited him so well and Alden portraited Adrian's character perfectly.

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book 4 bloodline

very good book in collection. not sure if like two narrators in the reading story

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  • Mike
  • 29-03-19

Could NOT stop listening

This book is by far the BEST in the series.
The transformation in Sidney (from the first book to this book) and the love she share with Adrian felt SO REAL.

I was surprised how much i liked the writer's decision to write chapters from Adrian's perspective too. It was interesting to hear things from his point of view.

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I had a problem with the change in Adrian's voice. Eventually I got used to it.

The END left me with a gaping mouth and I had to find out IMMEDIATELY how the story continue in the next book.