Desert Isle Keeper
Narrated by Justine Eyre
Wondering if I could truly enjoy a book so thoroughly paranormal, I began listening a bit nervously since my expectations were high. Others here at Speaking of Audiobooks had given Angels’ Blood high praise and I thought the hero sounded pretty perfect for my tastes.
I can’t say that the narration was completely ideal since the voice in my head for Raphael often differed from that which I heard but it was still a remarkable listening experience. An inspired performance by Justine Eyre, the entire scope of the characters’ voices doesn’t range much in pitch but rarely did I find it difficult to differentiate characters and that’s quite a statement considering the large secondary cast. Accents and rhythm are utilized instead to distinguish voices and, I must add, with great effectiveness.
As soon as I finished listening to Angels’ Blood, I started listening all over again and that is very rare, if not a first, for me. This particular paranormal delivers a lot of romance and the buildup towards the end was moving beyond words. The sequel, Archangel’s Kiss, is on my iPod ready to go. Overall, the audiobook and story content rates an A in my book.
Breakdown of Grade – Narration A- and Book Content A
Unabridged. Length – 10 hours 32 minutes. This review was written for the 7/26/10 Speaking of Audiobooks column.