The story line kept my interest. I would rate Scott Sowers as a B- for his enunciation of certain words; the, a, again, (especially again) would knock me out of the magic of the story. I guess because his enunciation sounded so proper and stiff instead of easy flowing. If you can handle a little bit of choppiness then I highly recommend this listen.
I read everything except inspirational fiction and horror. I love romantic suspense, Young adult, paranormal, fantasy and mainstream fiction.
Full of suspense, emotion and twists. One of my all time favorite books.
The author did a great job in portraying the desperation of each of the characters.
A strong performance.
My heart hurt for this young boy as he risked everything in his search for his missing twin sister.
Yes- great story!
This was a great read start to finish!
All of them
Freemantle's efforts to save the family....
Scott Sowers' performance was top notch. One of the best.
Lots of unexpected plot twists.
The voices that Sowers did for the teenage boys were spot-on. All of the Southern accents were perfect (I should know, I'm from North Carolina).
The plot and character development is very good - the obvious research that went into important references to history or locale impressive.
Doesn't matter that diction might be 'spot on' for the setting of the story - I'm not from there so it distracted terribly from the story. Oh my- it was read like someone who was just learning the English language. The flow of the story was so disjointed. Sad to say.... I had to give myself a break from the narration - every now and again.
I got this because my book club selected it for our monthly selection. I tried reading it first and couldn't get into it so I thought I would try listening. I did manage to get into it finally but every time the narrator paused, I thought "Yea it is over" only to hear him start back up plodding through more of the story. I really think it could have been a good book if someone had been more stringent in editing. Our book club was split 50/50 on whether they liked it.
Slow story and terrible reader. This was not perfect diction every mistake is a glaring stab to the ear. The long ay sound should only be used following a word beginning with a vowel and there was no consistency to the use of ay not a and again with long ay. Thee use of thee should never be used for this narration. I finished it to know the ending but it was painful and grating...long ay
This book was Dragging slow so much information hard to absorb while trying to ignore reader.
Anyone possibly young sounding male
Never buy another book narrated by Sowers
lots of them. Sorry, I can't remember which ones, but the book offered so many scenes that were irrelevant to the plot - like the partner of the hero's arrest? What was that all about?
This reader sounded like an 8 year old giving his first reading. "The" became "thee" most of the time. The schwa article, "a", was read with a long A, again sounding like someone who read differently than he spoke. BAD! I have to ask, did this reader really get paid for this performance?
I dont know
I thought the narration was poor. It was very annoying when the narrator, for no apparent reason, pronounced 'the' as 'thee' almost every time and the word 'a' with a long A sound. For what reason? It sounded like an almost illiterate person was reading the story!
I would cut the lisp from the coroner.
Along with the narration, the story was unnecessarily dragged out. Things were repeated over and over to prolong the story, but for what reason???