This book kept me glued to my Ipod. I couldn't stop listening. I hope they put more of Karen White's books on audio because if The House on Tradd Street is indicative of her work, she is great and I want to hear more.
As a reader from the Charleston area of the SC low country, I was captivated by this wonderful story. I could visualize the "south of Broad" section of Charleston, which is the book's setting, the whole time I was listening. Karen White's characters and her descriptions of the homes, gardens, and knowledge of life in not only historical times, but present day are so accurate, that either she has spent a lot of time here, lives here, or she did a great deal of research of Charleston. Kudos.
Once I got past the terrible accent of the reader, I became hooked on this book so much that I stayed up all night listening and got up early the next day to listen to more. The most disappointing thing about it is that it's the only book by this author available. The characters were left open enough to allow for a sequel, so I hope the author has plans to write more. Well worth the money!
I truly love this book, but I just had to right a review even though i'm not done with the listen yet. I do not care for the leading lady character in this book. She seems to be extremely naive and dim-witted. For me she is truly a distraction and could have been left out. The surrounding character are Awesome and they make the book worth listening to. I would have given this book 5 stars but I took one off because of main lady character.
I didn't get to the story, the southern / german / new york / southern / rotating accent narration was so irritating, I ditched the story. Wasted credit!
Spies of the Balkans
Needs to polish up one accent or the other, but can't switch in the middle of a sentence.
Wish I had my credit back
Being from WNY, I can tell you I was impressed when she stated a character went to Rochester, NY. I was shocked that she said the Mayo Clinic is there. Work of fiction or not, it's kind of odd to have such a huge mistake. It detracts from the believablility of the story. Tradd St is real as is Legare St. Other than that, it makes me want to go back to Charleston and visit the ghosts.
This was so much fun to listen to...it was hard for me to put it away and really hated for it to end. The reader was wonderful, and the writing was beautiful AND scary!