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.
Another great story by Julie Garwood but the narrator annoyed the heck out of me. Her inflection was horrible most of the time. She needs to put more feeling into her performance because she takes away from a fantastic author's work.
Get another narrator
A better narrator. The continuous pauses after every sentence. It is sad to say, but I could have done better. Each stated sentence ends with a 2 second pause. Was maddening.
No. Story line is weak and unbelievable.
Yes, normally, I try not to let it bother me if the story line was good, however, on numerous occasions I wanted to stop listening her voice was driving me nuts. I even speed the narration up to a higher pace to see if that helped - it didn't.
My reading and listening tastes are eclectic.
Story predictable and boring. Descriptions the same. Repetitive. Not a happy listener.
Reader was great though. Will listen to Angela Dawe again. As a Julie Garwood fan, will give her another shot, but not if it is the same as this book.
The story is okay. Nothing special, but fairly enjoyable entertainment while driving. Sweet romance, with about three sex scenes. Olivia and Grayson, hero and heroine, are perfectly flawless, like Ken and Barbie. Predictable suspense plot involves fraud and attempted murder. Some fun banter and good humor. Some heartwarming scenes with a 7-year-old boy. Some violence. Minimal or no profanity or coarse language.
The narrator, Angela Dawe, has a nice voice. She read the non-dialogue beautifully, but she didn't portray dialogue with distinction. All four of the girlfriends (The Pips) sound similar. Dawe portrayed Collins' voice with an inconsistent Southern accent -- on again, off again. I couldn't tell the difference between the two men, Ronan and Grayson.
The narration (not the voices as much, but the text) was beyond grating! It felt robotic and made me almost return the book before the first chapter was through.
The story itself was just okay, but felt largely predictable and the romance felt forced and overdramatic to me.
Maybe, if the reviews were incredible and the narrator was different.
Probably not. Her voices for the characters were not bad (she does children especially well), but her actual narration was beyond terrible.
Julie Garwood is one of my favorite romance authors. The beginning was different and the scene where Olivia meets the FBI was classic. There's several story lines and I'm not sure the FBI would have solved all the cases without Olivia's help, even though she's IRS and not FBI. She comes from a dysfunctional family and the main goal in her life is to bring her father down.
It would have been a lot better with a different narrator. She really needs to work on her male voices.
it is so ms.garwood, absolutly loved this book. funny and entertaining. listened to it all day. could not wait to find out what happened next.
i liked it.
Started off very good ...but lost me half way through. Same old..Same old. I knew what would happen and a little boring.
I rated this book on how I felt it ranked among other books of its type. I enjoyed it but not as much as other Julie Garwood books. It may have been partially due to the narrator. Her male voices, and her reading in general, seemed somewhat stilted and unnatural to me.
The overall plot was good, and I liked the characters. The action, however, left much to be desired. I kept waiting for something else to happen, a twist, or something unexpected. Instead, the climax and resolution was more of a series of ho hum events, one of which didn't really center on the main character.
It was, nevertheless, a nice diversion. I assume Garwood will continue writing about this groups of friends and, hopefully, future novels will be more centered and gripping.