Review: Grim Tidings

  • Title:
    • Grim Tidings
  • Author:
    • Theophilus Monroe
  • Release:
    • December 23, 2021
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Sydney Fry
  • Series:
    • Gates of Eden Literary Universe
    • The Voodoo Legacy #2

This review covers the audiobook only.

I’m tapping out. I’m not even all of the way through chapter 2 and if I have to suffer through another second of this godawful narrator, I’m going to lose my mind.

First off, there’s an ever-present, obnoxious background hissing that’s distracting as all hell. She can’t pronounce the word “familiar” right. I can’t stand narrators who can’t pronounce basic words properly, adding imaginary letters. “Farmiliar” isn’t a goddamn word. On top of these two annoyances, is just her overall tone of voice. And I mean tone in the singular sense. She reads every single line in a high-pitched, obnoxious tone of voice. Every character sounds the same and when 3 people are in a conversation with each other, I can’t tell who is saying what.

This audiobook lacks any sort of professional standards. As for the book itself, I’m hesitant to recommend it anyway. I didn’t like the first book in this series, although I enjoyed nearly every other story in the Gates of Eden literary universe that I’ve listened to so far.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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