Narrator: Tristan James
Length: 8 hours, 36 minutes
I am a total fan girl of all things Jordan L. Hawk, and I am particularly excited about her latest series about the Metropolitan Witch Police and their familiars. I absolutely love this world she has created with witches and familiars and mysteries, all in the combination of historical and paranormal that Hawk does so well. I have adored all three of the books so far in this Hexworld series and totally recommend them whole heartedly. So I was really excited to get a chance to revisit Hexbreaker, this time in audio. Before you go too far, you can check out my review of the book here to get a summary of the plot, as well as my thoughts on the story.
Ok, so now the audio. The book is narrated by Tristan James and he handles the story and the variety of accents quite well. The book takes place in New York in the late 1800s, so a lot of the characters are recent immigrants. Tom’s Irish accent is excellent and really holds strong throughout the book. There are side characters with a variety of accents that are also handled nicely, though Noah’s voice seems to change a bit throughout the story. I had a little trouble with Cicero’s accent as it was a bit hard to pin down and at times seemed hard to distinguish from Tom’s. But overall I thought James handled the challenging variety of voices really well.
James gets the tone and pacing just right here. He has nice heat in the sexy scenes and a nice grounded voice for the basic narration. I found the story flowed well and was very easy to listen to. The breaks between chapters were a bit long, but overall I really found the narration to be excellent here.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this story in audio or in ebook version. This is such an excellent series, I would definitely recommend you give it a try, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.