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My first Sandra Brown read. Found myself excited each morning to get into my car to go to work. Loved the story. Loved the narrator. He did the cajun accent so perfectly. Loved the character Cash. It never hit a dull spot. There will be more Sandra Brown listens in my future.
Cash - mean, sultry, unafraid.
How well he did the accents. Course his woman voice was kinda funny.
high among the audio books ive purchased
dick smith does an excellent job of narrating & draws the reader into story through strong character voices
excellent book, & thoroughly enjoyed
I have never been big on romance novels but after reading this book narrated by Dick Hill I got hooked. I found a few more narrated by him. This guy has to be the sexiest narrator in the World, lol. I'm now looking for more books narrated by him. WOW. Thanks Dick, excuse the pun.
Good book without being outstanding, but the way Dick Hill read the story made it one of the most enjoyable listening experiences for me so far.
This is my favorite SB book. I listen or read this book every year and I still find it sexy and amusing. I liked the narrator although he could use some work on his female voices he did a great job with the anti-hero. I thought it was a great dynamic between the 2 MCs. There is one line that always makes me cringe and I wish they could have changed it for the audiobook as it sounds even worse outloud. But like I said it's my favorite.
I loved where the Story takes place and the different characters that the author has in the story and how their developed
I absolutely love his voice and the amazing Louisiana accent that he used
Excellent book. Maybe just a,tad long, but easy to listen to. Narrator did a good job with each and every character.
I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
I would have given this book five stars. I am generous with stars because really good listens are hard to find. However, Ms. Brown seems to think that describing sex acts between the characters in long, drawn out detail to the point that I started fast forwarding and had to do that several time to get past the entire scene, is erotic. It's not erotic, it's distracting to the storyline, unnecessary, and maddening to wait for the action to begin again. I don't care exactly how he touched her nipple with what fingers in the midst of her gasp, etc. etc. etc. It's a distraction, especially since there are many sex acts in the book, between the same two people. Dick Hill learned how to make his female characters sound real instead of brain dead twelve years old and that's a big improvement and welcomed.
This book is hard to review because I have so many reactions to it.
Just in case it isn't clear, this is a romance/suspense novel and does have graphic sex scenes. (Which are quite steamy.)
The writing is often very good. I kept imagining the movie "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (Tennessee Williams). Not for the plot line, but the overall feeling of family embroilments, etc. It also brought up another old Paul Newman film, "The Long Hot Summer" (William Faulkner). There is something, rich and deep in this book. Then at other times, the writing veers into cheesy romance and quick summer read suspense.
This book was written in 1988, so there are aspects about it that are perhaps not very "politically correct" for today. I sure hope race and class issues are a little more open today in the South, but perhaps not!
The male character smokes cigarettes and is closed off emotionally. I think she goes way too far in painting this stiff, macho, woman-user facade, but if you pay attention, there are a lot of little details and back history that shows there is more to him than this.
I find myself wondering if this book was re-written a little bit to expand the main characters romantic interactions to be richer and less formulaic what a truly great book that would be. Still, Sandra Brown does a good job of writing books that are suspense/romance/pot boilers - but that are well-written. I appreciate that because most romance novels completely insult my intelligence and are horribly written.
Bottom line, like other readers, I became very engrossed in this story. (I stayed up until 3 AM to finish it.) I'm sure I will end up listening to it again. Give it a chance. In the beginning, there were times I rolled my eyes, but I ended up really getting into it. The writing has some faults, but it's a story that somehow gets to you. Isn't that what's important in the end?
The narration was OK. Not being an expert on Louisiana accents, I guess they are OK, but I didn't really like Chase's voice on this. I found myself longing for movie quality dialogue on the narration, which I know is unfair - but on this audio book, it occurred to me if reading it would in some ways be better because you could imagine the accents.
This would make a really good movie! Correction. It would need to be a mini-series.
His voice and his accent were hard to get used to at first, but he was a perfect voice for Cash. His voice turned out to be my favorite part of the book.
Dick Hill has a super sexy voice! What other books of his can I get??? Good story with some twists, love scenes, and good characters. The ending was a bit abrupt, but I really enjoyed the book.