I don't have a problem with the narrator. She isn't as good as some I've listened to, but she isn't so bad that I have to shut it off (and I have a couple of books like that in my personal library). While I'm interested enough to keep listening to find out more about the characters, I don't like the cute little code they use. MOB. CBBM. MOG. MOH. Give me a break! If I walked into a room to find people talking like that, I would turn around and walk back out. Teenage kids might talk like that, but adults don't.
If I have to stop listening so I can write the letters down to try to figure out what they might stand for, you are detracting from the story, not enhancing it or the characters.
I bought this today, hoping that I could look past the lisp that others had described in their reviews. It is the worst narration I have heard. She has no difference in character voices, and the lisp is horrible. It is EXTREMELY disctracting, and actually makes me want to quit listening. To me, she sounds drunk. I do like most of NR's books, but this story is lacking. Dont waste your time or money.
this was a great start to a great series love mac and i think someone should kick linda though no one should be made to feel like that
This is an enjoyable story and it leaves you wanting to read all the others. I did not buy these books in order, I have read 2 & 3, thoroughly enjoyed them both. So far Bed of Roses is my Favorite. I liked this narrator on other books but I don't think she was a good fit for this story. Nevertheless it is worth the purchase. I look forward to the 4th in the series.
The narrator killed it for me too. I couldn't get past her lisp! It was incredibly distracting.
When I first started this book I did not think I would like the narrator. She was not as involved with the different voices as the other narrators I have been listening to lately but I am glad that I gave the book and narrator a chance. I promised I would at least listen to an hour of the book and after that hour I actually started to like the narrator. The book is about four best friends who open a wedding business. One is a photographer, one is the baker, one does the decorations, and one the planning and organizing. There are four books in this series two are out now and the third comes out in April 2010. Each book is about the business and friends as a whole but focuses on one individual at a time. The first is about the photographer, the second I think about the decorator, the third the baker, and the forth (my guess) the organizer. The people in the story are well written and all seem like real people. I recommend this book and ask that you give the narrator some time before turning off the book because she kind of grows on you after a while.
When I purchased this audio, i listen to the sample and thought hey, this prob be a good book. Im sure the paperback is great. But the woman that narrates this book. I almost passed out at work. She doesnt have a voice that is listener friendly. It was bland.These audios i buy to listen at work and driving to and from work. And this is the only book on here i found that it was just blahhhhhhh.......
If I follow you, it's because I've glanced through your reviews and more than likely found books I've agreed with you on and also found at least one book that the majority loved, and you and I were less than thrilled with. I know I should follow you then for that next read that I will enjoy.
I like Nora Roberts books. They are usually an easy, it will keep me entertained, good enough book. But I usually don't enjoy a series I have read for a while and then listen to because it doesn't mesh with how I perceived the characters to be portrayed. New series, I thought probably okay. I like Dick Hill, a lot of people greatly dislike his narration.
The narrator's voice is fine for just the intonation, speaks clearly, but the portrayal makes the characters seem weak, whiny. Didn't care for her "male" voice. I listened to this book in the middle of listening to another book, when I got fed up with one, I'd switch back.
I might have enjoyed the book if I'd read it and not listened because I probably would have perceived the characters differently in my mind.
If you are an adult female, though, and have probelms with your mother, you could learn something from it.