I would listen to "I Gave You My Heart, But You Sold It Online" again, perhaps several agains. The story and the reader are both great. I don't think the story would be as fun to read as it is to hear. The combination of story and accents is excellent.
As always, I can choose between the two main characters. Debbie Sue and Edwina are my favourite two characters of this story. Regardless of who is added to the mix, they win hands down.
Debbie Sue and Edwina, as performed by Peggity Price, are my favourites in the audible version of the book; she just makes them seem like such fun. There are times when you just have to smile and them laugh out loud. I think it would be great to actually know people like Debbie Sue and Edwina, though they would be quite a challenge.
This whole series is just plain fun. I can't wait until the last two stories are available in audio.
RETIRED & LOVING IT.
THE LOVE STORY, MIXED WITH JUST ENOUGH COZY MYSTERY. I LAUGHED SO MUCH AND SO DID MY HUSBAND AS WE LISTENED TO IT IN BED AS WE TRIED TO FALL OFF TO SLEEP(AN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TASK, IF YOU ARE LAUGHING). THIS WAS MY FIRST LISTEN, I SHOULD SAY, OF A DIXIE CASH BOOK AND I WAS SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND A GREAT WRITER WITH CHARACTERS I REALLY LIKED. LIKE ANN B. ROSS, I THINK DIXIE MAY BECOME MY NEW BEST FRIEND.
THE GIRLS FROM THE BEAUTY SHOP AND THEIR AGENCY, IT IS WHAT MAKES THE BOOK A GOOD LAUGH. THESE TWO WOMEN CAN GET INTO MORE TROUBLE THAN COCK-ROBIN. I LOVE COZY MYSTERIES WITH HUMOR, IT JUST MAKES LISTENING A PLEASURE. EASY LISTENING, NOW THAT IS MY CUP OF TEA.
BREATH AND A HEARTBEAT, TO THE MANY CHARACTERS SHE HAS TO COVER. SHE DID AN ABSOLUTELY MARVELOUS JOB. A REAL PROFESSIONAL, WITH A GREAT RANGE OF VOICES, SHE NEVER MISSED A BEAT. I THINK THAT IS WHY WE LAUGHED SO MUCH, SHE REALLY PULLED THE COMEDY OUT OF THE WRITTEN DIALOGUE, WITH JUST THE RIGHT TWIST. A FEAT NOT ALL EXPRESSIONIST CAN DO, AND DO WELL. 5 STARS MS. PRICE,YOU REALLY MADE THE BOOK A GREAT LISTEN. I WILL FOLLOW YOU AS YOU DO OTHER READINGS, YOU ARE GOOD.
A HUMOROUS MYSTERY THAT MIXES, LIKE A TOMATO-BEER AND A STETSON.
AUDIBLE NEEDS TO EXPAND THEIR COZY GENRE AS LITTLE OLDER WOMEN ARE GOING TO BE YOUR BIGGEST AUDIENCE IN THE FUTURE. I HAVE THE DIME AND THE TIME AND I WANT MORE! I HAVE ONE COMPLAINT, I NOTICE SOME OF THE BOOKS RUNNING TIME ARE 4 HOURS AND SOME MINUTES, I AM NOT SPENDING A CREDIT ON THAT EVEN IF IT IS A POWER HOUSE AUTHOR. IT IS NOT ENOUGH BANG FOR THE BUCK! THIS ECONOMY DICTATES YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE BOOKS WORTH THE CREDIT, EVERYTHING HAS TO BE WORTH IT. AUDIBLE, IS MY TREAT TO MYSELF, AS LONG AS IT IS COST EFFECTIVE.
Listening to this audio, for me, wasn't intended to be anything but a light "read", good laughs, and entertaining. After listening, as I do, to so many murder and mayhem books that I love, sometimes I just need to come down to a no-brainer listen that makes me laugh. This book did that. Admittedly, it isn't deep, but it is a piece of work that is very light hearted and amusing.
I live in a small town in the South, and know some oddballs like these characters! The book reminded me somewhat of the TV series "Designing Women"---quirky characeters and crazy predicaments. I laughed until tears ran down my face. 90-year-old Maudine's party at the beauty salon was a hoot! I enjoyed the book very much, and will buy others by this author.
I really liked this story and found myself engaged from the very beginning. The characters and story are light-hearted and fun, and I laughed out loud many a time. However, I found the narration/ production distractingly bad. There are often long pauses in places that make no sense - sometimes in the middle of a sentence. The story was fast paced enough for me to continue listening, but the poor narration means I'm going to have to read the rest of the series on paper.
I usually am fairly tolerant as far as the abilities of the reader go, but this was torture. To be fair, I cannot comment on the book itself or its content, because I truly gave up after the first hour and a half. Peggity Price reads without any involvement in the text, and she reads so slowly that I kept checking my MP3 to see whether it had stopped or run out of batteries. The pauses between sentences are as long as the sentences themselves. The characters all sound the same. A character that giggles sounds just like another character who is scared. Price appears to simply - and very, very, very slowly - slog through the text without actually realizing what she is reading. What could have been an enjoyable little chick-lit experience was, at best, painful.
I like to listen to light mysteries. This one was more romance than mystery. I hope this is not a trend from Dixie Cash. I have already purchased the next one in the series, and do hope it is more mystery than romance.