Some Kind of Magic (Being(s) in Love #1) by R. Cooper ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

SomeKindofMagicAUDLGTitle: Some Kind of Magic (Being(s) in Love #1)

Author: R. Cooper

Narrator: Ron Herczig

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Paul Richmond

Story Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 2 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 09/04/2015

Length: 06 hours 08 minutes

Genre: Fantasy, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal

Summary:

A Being(s) in Love Story

Being a police detective is hard. Add the complication of being a werewolf subject to human prejudice, and you might say Ray Branigan has his work cut out for him. He’s hot on the trail of a killer when he realizes he needs help.

Enter Cal Parker, the beautiful half-fairy Ray’s secretly been in love with for years—secretly, because while werewolves mate for life, fairies… don’t. Ray needs Cal’s expertise, but it isn’t easy to concentrate with his mate walking around half-naked trying to publicly seduce him. By the time Ray identifies the killer—and sorts out a few prejudices of his own—it may be too late for Cal.

Story Review:

My story review is tied into the narration and is below. However, Teresa reviewed this in ebook format and gave it 4.75 stars. Her review can be read here.

Narration Review:

Normally we review the story and the narration separately for audiobooks, but for this particular story, I have to review them together as the narration severely hampered my enjoyment of the story itself.

This narration was…odd. I don’t know how else to describe it. While the narrator’s voice was rich and easy on the ears, the narration as a whole was confusing and distracting. There were so many times I found myself zoning out of the story as I contemplated the weird inflections or the way the narrator chose to emphasize the emotions. Sometimes I couldn’t tell if he was trying for emotion at all, or just trying for a pleasant sounding tone. I would miss huge chunks of the story. I had to repeat sections and force myself to really pay attention to the story and not the way the narrator was speaking.

I feel like this story was supposed to be cute and sweet. I feel like I would have really enjoyed it in ebook form. But as an audiobook, I was left feeling confused over the narration and feeling like I missed out on most of what would have been endearing about these men. I honestly can’t tell you what this story was about as I gave up on paying attention.

I do know this narrator did not do this story justice. The recording even repeated chapter 1 at the end so I was unsure if I heard the entire book or if the last chapter was accidentally replaced incorrectly with a repeat of chapter 1. I cannot recommend this audiobook to anyone.

Links

Some Kind of Magic (Being(s) in Love #1) on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks
Audible

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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