Author: Karen Marie Moning

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
Goodreads
three-stars
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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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Not so Mega! Burned by Karen Marie Moning

Not so Mega! Burned by Karen Marie Moning

Posted January 23, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 8 Comments

     As much as I love Mac and Barrons I felt like their story was done. I wanted more Dani with a side of Mac and Barrons. BURNED read like should have come after SHADOWFEVER, IMO. I guess we needed ICED so that we knew more about Dani and to make us care about her. BURNED read like a filler of sorts. Way too much Mac (never thought I’d say that). I went into ICED wondering if I would like a story from Dani’s POV. I was surprise that I really enjoyed it and I think that’s because we got the Fever world but from other character’s POVs. Rydon is no Barrons but after listening to BURNED I really like me and see that he […]