The story is cranked up a notch due to the outstanding narration of Jenna Lamia. I've listened to some of her other work but she really raised her own bar with this one. Her use of props to give the listener a true sense of what's going on, along with her vocal expressions and her sheer ability to tell a story made this whimsical read even more enjoyable. Her performance with the Devil in the Junior League was worthy of my very first review.
This was the best book I have listened to in a long time. It made me laugh out loud throughout the whole thing. The characters are perfect, and the story was read by the perfect person to do so. And I am in a league, so I thought it was perfectly written!
Lee has a devious sense of humor I admire.
I haven't heard any of her other performances, but if this is anything to go by, I look forward to hearing more from her. My only bone to pick with her is the very strange (and somewhat grating) interpretation of a Spanish accent she did for one character.
A rapid-fire pace makes this an easy listen, and the humor interwoven throughout kept me heartily entertained. The many twists and turns were always enjoyable, and sometimes even surprising (which was great, considering how formulaic light fiction often is). The only thing I disliked was the ending which, rather than provide closure, seemed created to set up for a sequel. That left me feeling a bit cheated.
Jenna Lamia, who did an absolutely brilliant job reading "The Help," here does an annoying to the point of nauseating interpretation of a Texas belle. Frede, the main character, cannot believe that her hitherto unimpeachable standing in her Junior League social circle is threatened by her husband's defection. Over and again Frede says something to the effect of 'surely my previous reputation will carry me through, it's me, Frede Ware.' Perhaps the fault is also with the writing but Lamia's reading was a deal-breaker for me.
This entire book read like an episode of Scooby Doo...trite, hokey, predictable, and tedious to anyone past the age of 12. Save your money and watch anything on The Disney Channel instead.
The narrator was great...except when she slide from her Southern accent (albeit very good) into a British accent.
Anger. Why, based on my purchase history, would this be recommended for me?
I would like to get a refund. Sincerely.
Freddie Ware , just a funny book ,and you cant get the sarcasm if you read the print , this narrator does a great job ,
Love her ,she does snotty & prissy so well