I gave up on a book by a different author whose work I enjoy because the monotonous reading that Angela Dawe delivered was intolerable. Because this current book was in the Buchanan-Renard series, and I didn't want to miss any and have limited spare time to read fiction, I slogged through this one. Julie Garwood is a favorite, which leaves me wondering - is there any author that Dawe can't ruin?
Sometimes the romance stories are a bit repetitive they're still great. The mystery is wonderful and the characters are fantastic. with laughter and tears you won't be disappointed.
This isn't great literature but is a fun listen. I loved the main characters, great back story of the pips, and the beginning was fabulous; quite the different than usual job interview for sure. The reader adds a lot to the story, her male voices didn't annoy like so many readers. Very enjoyable and I stayed up late listening. I want more like this.
I loved all aspects of this story! The main characters, of course. I loved how Julie Garwood wove the plot & sub plots together.
Of course, the developing love between Grayson & Olivia! I read the complaints that Grayson is just a one or two dimensional character. Perhaps. But I saw him as complex: a tough FBI agent; a sweet, tender lover who was steadfast (yes, periods of absenteeism but working on her behalf even when she was not aware of that); an involved and caring Uncle; protector of those in his life; very supportive of Olivia's goals (her care for her friends, her goal towards her father, etc).
I have always been a fan of Angela Dawe. She does not have as great a range of voices for the characters as some narrator's have but you can tell character changes (if story is clear) and she injects a needed enthusiasm into the story that is necessary to keep interest.
Yes! And I will listen to this story again and again.
While it is true that this book follows the Garwood "format" for her books: strong hero, somewhat independent heroine, beautiful, beautiful, (and yes, often nauseatingly) beautiful H/h, nevertheless, she comes up with some good stories to go along with such. I would prefer there not be such an emphasis on physical attributes as, certainly, not The Most Beautiful & Endowed people can attain such a beautiful love. I ignore The Beautiful and ENJOY the story! Also, all the sex gets BORING after reading descriptions time after time. I would love this book without the sex. I am quite capable of figuring out what is happening without being treated like sex starved teenager. After having said that, this is my favorite book that Garwood has written although I LOVED the Buchanan stories and wish she would do more.
Love Julie Garwood's contemporary stories! Want more!!! I've listened to other books narrated by Angela Dawe and had no problem however not impressed with this book.
Yes I would listen again, but not for a good while. Although the story is very good and held my interest, the narrator reads the non-action scenes in a sing-song tone which is very irritating. She does much better during the action scenes. I noticed the same problem in another book she narrated.
Suspenseful scenes are my favorite, like when Olivia is hurrying home through the snow storm, and you know something is going to happen to her. I didn't expect what did happen. That scene just flew by. I could not stop listening or even pause.
She tends to use a sing-song tone when reading the developing scenes, scenes that are developing the characters and relationships. Her tone goes up and down, often ending a sentence on the up note which is totally inappropriate and irritating.
Can Olivia survive all of her good works and her loving family?
Julie Garwood is an excellent author whose books can overcome even poor narration. I suggest the publishers use a different Narrator for "Wired."
I love Julie Garwood. Been a big fan for years. I have read them all and listening makes it that much more enjoyable.
Reader, writer, quilter, needleworker, Kentuckian.
The story is classic Garwood, which means quite good. The narrator... I struggled some with her. She is excellent with character voices, but the third person narration is done in a fast, high pitch suitable for narrating a car chase or fight - but she did the whole thing that way. Still worth your credit, just be prepared.