Jenny's Audio Slave Review: Rhythm, Chord, & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata

Title: Rhythm, Chord, & Malykhin
Author: Mariana Zapata
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Mariana Zapata

Pub Date: August 21, 2015
Story Rating: 3 Stars
Narrator Rating: 2 Stars

Our thoughts...
I'm starting to realize that reading all of Zapata's books in a row is a mistake. I enjoy them; they're cute and so funny, but they follow an almost identical formula. I'm not going to break it down because it feels too critical for something I still enjoyed, but the repeated outline is becoming more and more obvious. 

The narrator of the audiobook does a fine female voice but the men... they all sound like sleazy car salesmen with voices like Velcro. It's clearly just how her voice is and I'd probably be similar but it's so distracting. These guys are supposed to be hot singers with swoony voices and they sound more like an old woman who has smoked most of her life. 

The story was overall fine...but just fine. The characters are funny and over-the-top and mostly likable. Certain plot points are rehashed a few too many times, as is the case with this author's books, but easy enough to gloss over. There are high points and not-so-high points but nothing I would consider a deal-breaking other than the narrator's male voices. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for review Jenny! Voice can make a lot of difference in the audiobook it does to me anyway!