Can't even listen to the story cause I can't get past the voice. I love Julie's books and Angela Dawe just ruined it for me. I don't know if I can continue to listen it hurts my ears.
Loose Angela Dawe
If I could return it I would.
While the preface wasn't believable, it was fun and I liked it. Chapter one was also worth several grins, although for me the narrator (who can, bless her heart, do humor) puts the emphasis in, for me, unlikely places. I find myself repeating the phrases to figure out why they didn't 'work'. But then, it wasn't distracting enough to make me stop listening.
If you've read Julie Garwood before, you know what to expect, and you'll get it in this book. It doesn't feel phoned in and, while I may not listen to it again any time soon, it wasn't a waste of time or money, either.
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.
I have never reviewed a book before, this narrator's performance was torture!! It's like each sentence was read individually and they were pieced together. Sweet Talk may be the title of the book but the narration was not. The book was predictable, tedious and way too long. I no longer listen to everything I pay for.
IVE LIKED THE OTHER BOOKS IVE LISTENED TO VERY MUCH, AND IVE GOT TO SAY I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS ONE. HOWEVER IT IS SO IM PORTANT TO HAVE THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB AND THIS CASE YOU DO NOT. THE NARRARTOR IS SO NOT INTO IT AND EVEN PRONOUNCES SOME WORDS INCORRECTLY. I MIGHT READ BOOK TO GET MORE OUT OF IT.
NO HAPPY TO GET THROUGH, SORRY I WASTED MONEY ON IT.
JG's books are always sweet and funny! Love the strong women and men and their quirky sense of humor.
Absolutely NOT. Will likely return this book because of the horrible narration. Every sentence was rushed/anxious. Ms. Garwood's books are sweet, fun, and sensitive. This narration did not portray any of those emotions. There was no difference in speed or inflection between warm romantic scenes and suspenseful angry scenes. On a scale of 0 to 10, for me she was below 0. Very disappointing.
From the first sentence, listening to Dawe was a trial. I will not listen to her again, even for a Julie Garwood book :'(
I never like to write reviews but this book was great the story was ok, but the speaker was like a drone. Even during the sexy scenes it was like listening to my kindle read it. Sad because the story was good.
Julie Garwood books are always good for multiple listens.
It seemed as if she was rushing to get to the end of a sentence before she ran out of breath.
Listen to the sample but if you're like me a Julie Garwood book is good regardless of the narrator.
I didn't like the narration of this book at all. I think I would have enjoyed the story much more if I had read it myself.