I work in the field of scientific research by day, and I write the rest of the time. My nonfiction historical articles appear in numerous magazines. I am presently working on a contemporary and a paranormal romance.
Narrator did a great job, not impressed with the story.
Maybe. I loved the Notebook, but this book had a flimsy plot and the writing seemed amateurish. I expect that from a first-time author, but not Sparks.
The narrator does not have the “Southern Accent” right. The music that is played at the beginning and end of every chapter is very distracting.
The narration was awkward, the "accents' were horrible and the music at chapter ends/beginnings made no sense.
It needed a woman for the female parts, and a natural southern accent wouldn't have hurt.
The interactions with the mayor are odd.
The narration is just horrible, the man doing all of the female voices doesn't work. The accents attempted are grating and annoying. The music placed in the beginning and ends of chapters doesn't make sense and is not necessary. I normally love Nicholas Sparks but can't listen to this anymore.
A faster paced or more interesting story line.
Faster paced story.
I liked the performance.
We found the book too slow and did not finish it. We often listen to Nicolas Sparks books on long car drives through Audible and this is the first one we lost interest in and didn't finish.
This was my first audio book. I selected it because my mom gave me a CD book that she found lying around the house called At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks. When I read the synopsis, I learned that what she gave me was a sequel to True Believer. Who starts a story in the middle, right? I must admit I was more interested in the mystery of the lights than the relationship that was developing between this couple. The reader, David Aaron Baker, did a fine job, clear and pleasant, but he spoke the female characters as well as the male, and I could tell that some of the segments were a bit awkward for him. I imagine this is standard, but I really don't know since this is my first audio book. Bottom line, I would not rate this as a waste of my time, but I found that I became restless about 3/4 the way through.
S. J. Swan
It was not a well spent credit. I enjoyed the book, but I was expecting something more supernatural and it turned out to be more of a romance type book. It wasn't terrible
For me I wanted more ghosts and spookiness. I was looking for a scary book not a love story
Yes, it was entertaining and I finished the book
Should not be considered a supernatural/paranormal book.
I enjoyed the book, but found Lexie to be an arrogant person, aside from the fact that being from the south myself, the accent of the character's were somewhat like mountain people, but I did enjoy the audio book and would recommend it.
This is not Nicholas Sparks quality! it is forced, predictable and PEDANTIC. It was insulting from beginning to end. My 4th grader could have written a better and more interesting story.
BIG F A I L
I really enjoyed this book, it kept me engaged and interested all the way through. At first it was hard to listen to the male reader do the female voices but I got used to it and it was fine. The story was great.
I enjoy audio books that I can listen to anywhere and this is no exception. Nicholas Sparks succeeds in insuring that I was listening to True Believer every free moment of my time.