Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1)by Jeaniene Frost
From the Publisher...
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father--the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.
In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner--are there actually "good" vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat
I like to think that I am pretty nice about my reviews. I enjoy books so much, that it's a rarity that I really dislike something to the point that I can't finish it. Apparently, I do have a limit, though, and this book is it. Before you read the rest, you should know that this book has an average of 4.25/5 stars on Goodreads, so this book might be entirely different in paper form.
To be fair, I am going to put up the synopsis, and tell you that if you are intrigued maybe you should give it a try, but only in print. I tried to listen to the audiobook version, and the narrator simply lost me. Not only did she make the heroine sound ditzy, but the male lead was so ridiculous that I couldn't stomach it.
If you are reading a paranormal romance, the hook has to be in the male lead and the chemistry between the romantic interests. There was none in this book, or at least there wasn't any in the book I was presented. The narrator made no attempt to make the voice of the male lead masculine, and the cockney accent she chose ruined any attractive quality the author may have written for him. I just couldn't handle it.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? Does the narrator of any audiobook have any sort of impact on you?