The narrators of some books are seriously annoying. I can like the book, the characters, and hate a female reading an action part in a high-pitched voice. The Egyptian Series by Rick Riordan has a person doing the girl's part who has a great voice and wonderful accent...when she is speaking calmly...which is almost never. It's a fast-paced series and delightful, except for the excited screeching. When I turn the volume down, the other characters' voices are too soft. That series may be better read than in audio.