I couldn't get past the narrator sounds like she was just trying to rush through story sometimes she doesn't even pause just one sentence to another. Sadly I didn't get far in this book might try to read it myself, just not sure if the story is worth paying for it though.
Narrator could have tried to pause, breathe, put life in story
I don't know didn't get to far.
I loved the story, I've been thinking about it for days since I finished listening. But I did not enjoy the narrator at all. I would listen to this book over and over again if it had a different narrator.
The story is a slow building love story with good descriptions but not overly done. The narrator Heidi Baker is what made me give a lower star rating. As other reviewers stated she only has one tone of voice and even when she states the new chapter and who's point of view it is there is no change in voice or tone which did make it hard to keep the 2 main characters apart when listening to this book. The only way to tell is wait for the he said or she said afterward of if you don't listen intently plan to use the back 30sec feature in the app a bunch. Great book written but either 2 narrators or someone that can do different toes or voices needs to narrate this book.
The narrator cannot do different character voices, so this would have been way better either read by someone else, or by a male/female combination. The narrator it pretty monotone, and reads very quickly and rambles on without putting the right pauses in her speech. She can't/won't do different voices, so many times it is hard to tell who is talking. The story itself could have been better, if it had more detail in the snapshots of their life over a period of 8-9 years. Things seemed to be rushed through or skipped over. It could have been a little more "romantically intense" too.
This is the only book in 15 years of listening that I listened to a second time. With so many wonderful books to choose from, I am always on to new experiences. This book is so uplifting and meaningful, and yet light and fun at the same time. I found myself yearning to go back to the island and experience the story of these characters all over again.
As other reviews state, the narration isn't great. She spoke fast and upbeat, even in dire situations. She didn't try changing her voice for different characters and this sometimes made it hard to decipher which character was talking. But, it is a good story and I'm glad I didn't quit listening.
How do you ruin a good book when put to audio? Hire the worst actress possible for the task. Every character sounded the same: high pitched and annoying as hell. Changing the speed of the audio to its slowest cadence didn't help either. Read the book, instead.
I especially enjoyed the age difference between the two characters. It made it interesting and exciting to find out what would actually happen between the two. it was a very sweet ending.