The audio narration is really good. It's read by Natalie Ross, who I really enjoy. I've listened to many books read by her. The story, however, is another matter. It started off pretty good and kept me engaged. I was really enjoying it but then suddenly towards the end the story takes a giant nose-dive into eye-rolling ridiculousness with plot twists that are just too nuts to believe. It was holding a 4-star rating from me until the hero got to be, well, the hero. So I guess its only a 3 1/2 star for me. I doubt I'll listen to the others in the series. Ah well.