Audio Review of Luke Daniels and Jill Redfield’s Performances for Feverborn

Posted February 10, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 8 Comments

Audio Review of Luke Daniels and Jill Redfield’s Performances for FeverbornFeverborn by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #8
Narrator: Luke Daniels, Jill Redfield
Published by Brilliance Audio on 01-19-16
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
Source: Purchased
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When the immortal Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged, and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making - a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of life itself - can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic song must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: the Keltar at war with nine immortals who've secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among - and within - themselves.

Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And on those war-torn streets, Mac will come face-to-face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.

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Narration thoughts:

THEY GOT THE JOB DONE!! And the only reason I finished the book.

I’m a huge fan of Luke Daniels and Jill Redfield! I think they did a wonderful job. For me Jill is Mac! Her southern accent wasn’t over done like the other women that have voiced her. It did take me a bit to get used to Luke but that’s only because I just binge listened to The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne so I had Luke in my head as Atticus (Luke is Atticus!!!) but this is an issue I have with a few narrators. Because a have a small list of narrators I will listen to while they read a phone book (Luke and Jill being two of them) I usually try to put other books in between (by other narrators) so I don’t get the characters confused. LOL, I listen to Jill do other books too but I’ve not listened to her for a few months so I didn’t have the issue with her.

Both Jill and Luke did an outstanding job with the narration for the characters. I know they are getting judged harshly by fans of the series but it’s not easy for narrators to come into a wildly popular series like the Fever series and not get some backlash. I think it would happen no matter who the new narrators were.

 

Story thoughts:

Meh. This one felt like a filler book like Burned, but at least, we get some insight into Jada/Danni. Which broke my heart, and, of course, it ends on a cliffhanger.

After KMM gave Danni her own book I feel like she should’ve been the main character afterward. (But I guess you could look at it in the spirit of Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrew, were a secondary character gets a book of their own within the series. Even though I think that Mac and Barrons’ story should be over, events in Feverborn helps me see why Mac is around so much. There are issues from earlier in the series that come up again and might play at the ending (when KMM FINALLY gets around to wrapping up, which I think she could’ve done by now).

Will I read the next book? Maybe. If I choose to, I will get it from the library. I’m done giving KMM my money. And I will only listen to it on audio if Luke and Jill are back. I love them both and want to support them.

Review Breakdown
Characters
three-stars
Narration (Audio)
two-half-stars
Overall: three-stars

 

About Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels has narrated over 250 audiobooks, has been the grateful recipient of thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has earned three Audie nominations. His background is in classical theater and film. Luke has performed at repertory theaters around the country, but now he resides in the Midwest with his pack.

Review Breakdown
Characters
three-stars
Narration (Audio)
two-half-stars
Overall: three-stars
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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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8 responses to “Audio Review of Luke Daniels and Jill Redfield’s Performances for Feverborn

  1. I agree about Luke and Jill. I think out of the 3 narrators to do Mac that she is the first one that made her sound her age (and maturity OR immaturity level) . I liked Luke’s take on Ryo and Christian and I got used to his Barrons. If I was going to continue it would be with those two back but I am done giving her my money too. On top of all the drama, I am sick to death of the same Mac/Barrons tug of war so I probably would have been done anyway.
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  2. You know, I’ve listened to books where publishers have changed from a narrator that I liked to a different one that I didn’t know. When I reviewed the new narrator, I commented that they were new and that I had wished that the publishers had kept the original narrator, but then went on to review and rate the new narrator as if they were the only narrator to the series. You know, like an adult. I didn’t bash the new narrators, like a child, just because I was upset that it was changed. It wasn’t the new narrator’s fault that they were added to the series.

    As for this series, I quit after Shadowfever. I’m really glad that I did. I’m done with KMM. Great summary of the situation, of the book and the narration.

    • Like I said, I think Mac and Barron’s part of the story should’ve stopped at Shadowfever. I really think if I did a series reread I would like the last two books better. I think they need to be enjoyed with the big picture in mind.

    • I grabbed the audio for $.99 and really enjoyed the narrators. I wish I could have returned my book but it’s signed and I can’t find my receipt. LOL Oh well. If I read the next one I’ll save my money and get it from the library.

  3. Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

    *sigh* I decided to bail after Iced but thought if the series turned around I might jump back in. Three strikes now and I’m officially closing the door.