The voice of the teenagers, especially Meghan. Her voice was so overdone with the "braces lisp" and the "over-the-top" drama, I almost clicked this off and moved it to "archived". I know how dramatic teens can be, I had two, but the narration was just so repulsive to me. Also, the character of Jill was too unbelievable. There is no mother on earth that would not love and protect her children, but she was just "too much".
Tone down the voice of Meghan. Jill needed to be more realistic.
I love Lisa Scottoline, but, this one left me unsatisfied. The basic storyline was great and initially stimulated my interest, but it left me cold. I barely listened to the last few chapters.
I usually don't write reviews but this time I felt so strongly that I should. The narrator was awful. From the start, she made the teenager in the story sound like she had cerebral palsy or Down syndrome, which she didn't. It was hard to remember that the character is a "typical" teen and the narrator's talking like she has marbles in her mouth can be very distracting.
The story line is okay, but not up to par for Scottoline. I usually like her work and this was a let-down. It was not realistic at all, not believable, and there were so many holes in the story that became annoying. Finally, there were a lot of metaphors that were so flowery and pseudo-poetic to the point that it took away from the imagery rather than adding to it. I don't know what Scottoline was trying to do but it was like she had a bunch of pretty lines from a poem and decided to sprinkle them into every other sentence of this book. It turned me off from Scottoline for a while and I will steer clear of this narrator for certain!!
I don't like the story, and as another reader has said the whiny, crying narration. I purchased this book back in September but am just now listening to it. Unfortunately even though I am a platinum member who has renewed twice this year, Audible won't let me return this book. As a matter of fact I can no longer return any books. I thought they meant what they said if you don't like it you can return it. Well, I didn't like several books from the beginning of reading them and returned them. It's not like I'm reading it from start to finish and returning them. They have in small print that you can return a reasonable number of books. What that number is they don't say. I am sorry I will be stuck with this book I will never listen to now. Unfair! I wrote them about this matter and they didn't even bother to reply. I just would like my credit back. Does anyone else have this problem?
Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain
I think the narration was extremely over acted in the part of this book I listened to until I couldn't stand it anymore.
I liked all the other Lisa Scottoline books I have read/listened to.
Yes, I'm sure this review won't be posted.
Only because there are so many reviews that say I shouldn't judge the author on this book
Children's voices were irritataing
Nothing particular....just cut down the length of expalnations...book moved too slowly
Horrid whining, crying and screeching narration for the first chapter. I don't know where the narrator got the idea that they had to do what they did to convey emotion- there are great narrators who emote without all that. The story was ok- just ok- I certainly wouldn't listen to it again. If you are interested I this kind of story I suggest you buy the book.
It was my idea of what a mystery and thriller should be without a lot of nasty scenes and words.
Maggi-Meg Reed's reading was fine, but the plot of this book was awful.
The plot was unbelievable and the characters broad pastiche.