I read this book before and did not keep it. I thought there were too many gruesome scenes and main character kind of sleazy. The narrator Dick Hill totally rescued it. I enjoyed his performance so much that i now give the book 5 stars. The different voices, the accents brought this book to life. I'll be looking for his narration actively when i search for Audible books to buy.
Jigger Flynn, likes dogs :( just kidding. He is a well developed, colorful villain.
Cash Beaudreau (sic)
Skyler (sic) and sister Patricia going at it.
Excellent read. Narrated very well. Recommend.
It took me a while to get used to the narrator for this book. He overenunciates and is awkward to listen to it first. Once I got into it though and got used to him, it was not too bad. I liked the story and the characters. I found it a bit predictable though, I knew pretty much everything that ended up happening from an early point. Overall, I would still recommend the book.
Dick hill's best audio of one Sandra brown's best books. Great story, but even a greater performance by Mr. Hill.
This story had "Gone With The Wind" overtones and undertones. From the name of the "family's estate - Belle Terre" to the name of one main character "Skylar"... the entire tone of the book made me think of a dramatic "soap opera" based on the "long ago" behaviors, habits and manners of wealthy southern folks. But don't get it twisted, I am a loyal Sandra Brown fan!
Having said all that, I must admit that the story had plenty of dramatic and sexual scenes that held my attention, just like "Gone With The Wind" did.
Now, Dick Hill is one of my top three or four narrators. He is the voice of Lee Child's Jack Reacher. I've read all of the Reacher series and when I hear Dick Hill's voice, I can only think of Reacher and that little stickler distracted me somewhat. But as I said, the story was interesting enough to hold my attention throughout the entire listen. The other distractor for me, was the similarities between the Reacher and Cash characters. Cash is a big guy known as a womanizer. He is wanted by lots of women because of his "package" reputation. Whereas Reacher is 6'3" and has superhuman abilities. He can fight two or three guys at the same time and win the brawl - he's tough .... Both characters had military training that continues to benefit them.
Dick Hill provided a great performance as usual. He performed the story and he is not responsible for the storyline itself, but I did not like the sound of the voice he gave Cash. Cash is a smart guy, military trained, and a "doctor" of sorts trained by his mother, but the combination of the author's assigned words and mannerisms plus the voice Hill used made Cash sound, in my opinion, like an adult who had to ride the "yellow bus" to school....
Interesting story with a few flaws but entertaining.... recommend
Dick Hill must have been chosen solely for his ability to perform a Cajun accent for the male protagonist. Beyond that, all of his characters sound like complete dolts, especially the heroine. Every sentence Dick speaks on her behalf makes it sound like she just got done drinking a double. It is insulting to women.
This is one of my enduring classics by Sandra Brown. I know a lot of SB fans who read and listen to her oldies over and over again. Cash Boudreaux has never left my memories of bad-boy heroes and steaming Southern romances. His name is one of the two that readily comes to mind when I'm asked for a favorite hero (the other is JD Robb's Roarke) even though Cash is rough, uncouth and brimming over with passion. He made SiH into a contemporary bodice-ripper that send my bosom heaving, indeed.
The narrator has never been a favorite of mine. Hill's voice and narrating style always conjures up the image of an old man in his armchair with a pipe.