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Poll on Argeneau Audiobooks

PostPosted: June 22nd, 2010, 1:30 pm
by terri
We would also love some feedback.

There have been many opinions flying around about different readers, how they read, how they pronounce things, how some have sucked the humor right out of some stories, etc.

So let us know which ones you liked / didn't like and why.

Re: Poll on Argeneau Audiobooks

PostPosted: June 22nd, 2010, 4:09 pm
by grlnxtdr29
I haven't finished listening to all the books yet, I'm currently up to A Bite to Remember. Did not Like that Victoria mCgee, or whatever her name was. She talks like she is having an asthma attack, and there were several Long, awkward pauses. The other Lady reader, Dawn something, Was better, although she had an accent that made some of her pronunciations weird. Jeffrey Cummings, the only male reader that I know of for the series, does a good job, although some of the voices he gave the charactors kind of bothered me a little, as they sounded nothing like what I imagined the Boys to sound Like. Of the ones I Have Listened to, so far Tall Dark and Hungry has been the best

Re: Poll on Argeneau Audiobooks

PostPosted: June 24th, 2010, 10:36 am
by terri
Thanks for the feedback grlnxtdr29!

Terri

Re: Poll on Argeneau Audiobooks

PostPosted: June 25th, 2010, 7:23 pm
by grlnxtdr29
I Just started listening to Bite me if You Can. The guy reading it is good, if a Little quiet. I Wish he had read Love Bites, as his voice is simular to what I think Etienne's Voice would sound like, if he had a little more of an accent.

Re: Poll on Argeneau Audiobooks

PostPosted: July 21st, 2010, 1:23 pm
by terri
The reader (Kirby Heyborne) for The Renegade Hunter is supposed to do the reading for Born to bite so for those of you that listened to the audiobook, we'd love to have your opinions on this reader... Did you like his reading, accent, pronunciations, etc. or not?

Thanks for the feedback!
Terri

Re: Poll on Argeneau Audiobooks

PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 11:15 am
by Mabel48
terri wrote:The reader (Kirby Heyborne) for The Renegade Hunter is supposed to do the reading for Born to bite so for those of you that listened to the audiobook, we'd love to have your opinions on this reader... Did you like his reading, accent, pronunciations, etc. or not?



That's weird grlnxtdr29, he was the one who read the Renegade Hunter I downloaded. ???
I liked him. The guys were all better than the women. ( Dont get me started and Victoria McGee!! ) :evil: I'm just sorry she did so many of them. But I really enjoyed this last one, Kirby Heyborne.

Re: Poll on Argeneau Audiobooks

PostPosted: July 22nd, 2010, 9:46 pm
by Mabel48
I was listening again to Renegade Hunter just to refresh my memory. Not only does Kirby pronunce Lucien's name right he gives him a great deep gruff voice ;)

Re: Poll on Argeneau Audiobooks

PostPosted: July 21st, 2011, 11:26 am
by lindithium
I bought the audiobook A Bite to Remember. I hated the way it was read. The narrator was a woman named Victoria McGee. Her voice was so breathy. She gave me the impression that she hadn't read the book before, or any of them for that matter, and had no idea what to expect. I don't know if Ms. Sands has the choice over who does these audiobooks, but I would recommend Marguerite Gavin. I have heard her versions of Kim Harrison's Hollows series, and she really draws you in. She has an amazing voice, and can do a male voice better than some males I have met!

Re: Poll on Argeneau Audiobooks

PostPosted: July 21st, 2011, 11:29 am
by lindithium
I loved the Single White Vampire audiobook! My son even laughed at the reading of the letters between Kate C. Leever, and Lucern.

Re: Poll on Argeneau Audiobooks

PostPosted: October 18th, 2011, 12:06 pm
by Nyuli
Ah.. I groan inwardly every time I realise Victoria McGee is narrating one of these amazing books. She sounds like she's just got out of bed, ran up 20 stairs and have forgotten how to read. She's breathy, hoarse and stops mid sentence all the time which just breaks the flow of the story. And she makes Marguerite sound older and crustier than the queen of England and having just finished Vampire, Interrupted, she made most of the men sound like fairies and Tiny slightly retarded :( My absolute favourite narrator of all time is Angela Dawe who I think did one of the earlier books.. and she narrated all the Psy Changeling books. She does some great husky male voices. But anyway, not even a bad narrator can take away the fantastic charm and humor these books have. And Single White Vamprie will go down as one of the best and funniest stories I have read to date!

I'll step off my soap box now ;)

/N