Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Audiobook Review: Jane Vows Vengeance by Michael Thomas Ford

How will Jane Austen break the news to her fiancé that she’s not only undead, but also a 200-plus-year-old literary icon?
In sleepy upstate New York, Jane’s wedding preparations have taken on a bloodsucking intensity. So when Walter suggests they ditch it all and combine their marriage and honeymoon with a house tour of Europe, Jane jumps at the chance to flee Lord Byron and the lingering threat of Charlotte Brontë. But to Jane’s chagrin, more than one secret from her past is about to resurface.
From an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery to a wedding interrupted by the ghosts of the Princes in the Tower to a shocking revelation about Walter’s mother, nothing about this trip is less than pure mayhem. And when a chance encounter puts Jane on the trail of a legendary device reputed to restore a vampire’s human soul, will our beloved heroine finally be able to vow her love and devotion - or will a vampire hunter’s vengeance drive a stake through her eternal life?

I so wanted to like this audiobook—notice I didn’t say novel or plot. The plot was fabulous. I was hooked from the start and wanted to see how undead Jane Austen—yes, I said undead, she is vampire—such fun!—navigated a wedding, an insufferable recently undead mother-in-law, and a murder mystery.


But, I know, there’s always a but, the narrator drove me up the wall. The way she read the book was nerve wracking. I wanted to stuff my ears with cotton and hum a happy tune, especially when the narrator portrayed Lord Byron with a horrible high-pitched Scottish accent. If any of you lovelies discover when Byron turned into a Scot, please let me know.


Overall, the narrator ruined it for me. I do look forward to picking up this series and continuing the book but it’s going to be an actual book that I read with my own two eyes.


 Audiobook Details
Title: Jane Vows Vengeance
Author: Michael Thomas Ford
Jane Austen: Vampire, Book 3
Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren 
Publisher: Audible Studios
Release Date: 02-25-14 
Format: Unabridged Audiobook
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins 
Rating: DNF 

1 comment:

Sophia Rose said...

Ah bummer! I almost stopped listening to audio books b/c the first two I tried had annoying narrators. Then I took someone's advice and tried one of their favorites and finally enjoyed a narrated book.

But this does remind me, I need to read this one. I read the first two books and loved them. ;)