Say something about yourself!
A different narrator. Abridged would also have helped
Narrator spoke too fast and to high pitched.
I am not sure if the story was any good or not....I couldn't get past the voice. It just didn't work for me
No, just the narrator
Say something about yourself!
Both print and audio editions are good however the reader was terrible. Fake southern accent that sounded like someone who has never been around southerners would think it should sound.
Blair - such a character yet bright and successful.
Different narrator who has researched accents.
Overall fun and entertaining.
love this story! the diolog is sharp, and engaging.
the narration contributes because the story is southern and the narrator add to the flavor.
Hilariously funny. The performer takes a little getting used to but the longer you listen the better you like her. I have listened to this story a multitude of times and still laugh out loud all the way through. Do u have school today?
I love this author and story. It's always worth listening to time and time again. I had already read the book when I purchase the much beloved audio book.
I would say this book reminds me of a mix of Elizabeth Lowell and Janet Evanovich. You have a mix of good humor and suspense.
I can't say how much I HATED the narrator's southern accent. I had read this book multiple time and never picked up on such a thick southern accent. The book is set in North Carolina NOT southern Georgia! I've seen that they have a different narrator for the second book in the series, one can only hope they have made the much needed improvement.
A more truthful North Carolina accent!
I actually enjoy most of Linda Howard's books. Of all the ones I've read previously, I didn't care much for the one about the man-eating bear because it was so gruesome, but THIS one was borderline awful. The voice of the narrator sounded WAY too old to be a woman in her late twenties to early thirties... it sounded more like the mother of the main character. In addition, Ms. Howard did not make the main character very likeable. In every single chapter, she was pouting, rude, condescending and just generally got on my nerves. I found myself literally saying 'oh, shut up' out loud when Blair was griping and complaining.
The reason that I picked up this book is because the next Linda Howard book that I want to read is some sort of "follow-up" to this one. When I read the reviews of the next book, it was recommended that I read To Die For first... in my opinion, that was terrible advice. I simply suffered through this book and couldn't wait for it to be done so that I wouldn't have to listen to that voice or hear any more of Blair's little hissy fits.
In my opinion, the narrator needs to SOUND younger. I don't mind the Southern drawl (although that gets old after a couple of hours), but the cracking voice and the high pitched wails just don't sound like anyone who is supposed to be around 30. I'd be willing to bet that if you selected a different narrator, more people would enjoy the book - or at least tolerate the main character a little better.
The basic story was a good one and I enjoyed how the relationship between the two main characters developed. Ms. Howard does a great job at developing the characters so that the reader feels as if s/he actually knows the person.
I sure do hope that the next Linda Howard book is SO much better than this one... and I do not think that I will ever be able to listen to this narrator again. Sorry.
I own this in paperback, Ebook and now audio. I read the story at least once every year-that's how much I adore it. But, if I could return the audio book I would in a heartbeat. The narrator sounds nothing like the real Blair Mallory would. She sounds years more...mature, and the southern accent is cringe-worthy. I'm a southern woman myself, I know. The forced high pitched voice, accent and extremely fast talking make the story so difficult to understand. It makes me sad.