I agree that speaker was hard to listen to, but I also found book to be dismal. I found it dismal, because main character is a spoiled brat, which not only should be forced to live up to her responsibilities, but to see that her actions are repulsive. She didn't get her fairy tale life, so she gives up and only shows herself as less than a human being. Not only that she failed on ALL of her wedding vows. She found real life not to her liking, so she decided to desert her life for something she enjoys more. She should just live in a made up world of her creation, so she will not ruin anyone else life.