There were a couple of scenes that went too long and were a bit predictable. Overall this was a very enjoyable listen. I would recommend it. I would have made the psychic parts longer, she was a hoot, funny and sarcastic.
This was my first but I will check out her others.
I thought she did a very good job.
Yes, I could see it. I would have to give it some thought but, many actors that give a presence of calm would work.
Teacher, avid reader/listener, yarn-fiend, romantic cynic.
I am an avid Crusie fan, so when this was released I was very very tempted, but the supernatural aspect of it caused me to wait to buy it. I don't tend to enjoy ghost stories or "relationship revisits".
This one fits together somehow. All of the pieces work - its like Bet Me, but without the fairy tale aspect and with a more realistic "grit". Life happens, people fight, manipulate, make mistakes and aren't perfect. That comes through in this book without the sappiness of some of Crusie's earlier greats. Although this book is a romance, it's actually the interactions between Andie, the kids and the secondary characters who drew me in - and keep drawing me back.
Andie and the kids - "The 3 O'Clock Bake" and "bee-bopping around the kitchen".
Dennis & the couch.
Flo and her obsession with the Emperor (and horoscopes).
The nostalgia of this being set in 1994.
The fact that North and Andie aren't perfect and they spend a portion of the book not even talking, while we get to know everyone else.
This is just a good solid book and a good solid narration. There isn't one moment that sticks out as being overwhelmingly better than the rest. Each time I listen to it (and yes, this is a repeat listen), I pick up something new relating to the finish that I had missed before and enjoy it that little bit more. Dawe does a good job giving individual character to the each of the different character voices, including the ghosts (not all of which even have voices for her to portray).
Enjoy Crusie's tribute to a paranormal romace. It's well done, not overloaded with gratuitous vampires or ghosts - each of the ones in the story plays a distinct role, and is the story of two people who screwed up the first time around and their opportunity to get to know each other again.
The story was excellent. The narrator made the story come alive. Wish there were more books like this. Couldn't stop listening.
Top percentage. For its quick moving storyline and surprises.
The lead character Andie. She's tough, smart and jut a little less cynical than she thinks.
The voice of the Auntie with its tinkly laughter and sinister whisper. You just had to love her eventually. Trying NOT to spoil!!
Really cute story with a feel good ending. Narrator is fabulous.
Although not outstanding or particularly memorable, I did enjoy the story and it kept my attention during the commute. However, it wasn't the kind of book that made me plug in the iPhone as soon as I got home to continue the listen. The narrator did a nice job although I found the men's dialog a bit strange.
This was my first Jennifer Crusie book. I wasn't sure I would like it but a friend suggested I give it a try. I found it thoroughly enjoyable. Fun characters, action packed story that kept me guessing. I will be sure to give more of her books a try.
this was just a fun story to listen to on a long commute to and from work
I liked Southy and even the kids in the story.
Angela, had great voices for the characters.
I listened to the audio version of this book. I was a fun, fluffy read. I'm not usually into paranormal or ghosts but it worked for this story. The characters were fun and likeable and there was enough of a mystery to keep the book entertaining (on my long commute to/from work). Yeah, the idea of a haunted house has been used to death but it played well for this story and you even had to like the bad ghosts. If you are looking for a fun book as a break from reality this this is a great read.
This is my first listen to a book by this author. I was pleased!
The book is rather spooky. Lots of ghosts, both friendly and dangerous. However, I was able to sleep that night, so it wasn't too bad! There were very heartbreaking parts with a couple of kids having to make hard decisions and living through tough trials, but it was treated well, and triumphantly.. which I liked.
The mystery was excellent and progressed nicely throughout the book. The romance was very well done, not over-the-top and very realistically so that no one was "perfect".
I was a bit taken aback with the author's blatant stance on God, Hell, judgement, etc. It was a bit 'judge-y'. It has a very new-age-y slant.
The reader was great! Very easy to follow and had a wide range of voices.
All in all, it is a great book and I'd recommend it to anyone ... other than those with very sensitive souls.
This is one of those books that's so good, you want all your friends to read it.
Jennifer Crusie is one of my favorite authors. She always gives you just enough of what you need at the right moment in the story.
Angela Dawe knows just how each of the characters feel. It's as if she is that person...Great Job!