I've never read the print version, but as my problem is the narration, and not the story, I'd say, heck no!
The main character, Alexis, is more fleshed out than the others, so I guess her.
Anyone who is able to read and carry inflection like a normal person and not some breathy, gauzy, over-actress. She makes a good story with pretty solid dialogue and writing into a dramatic, corny, over-the-top foo-foo piece. I'm not even done with the book yet, but instead of concentrating on the story, I find my mind wandering to the review I'm going to write about the God-awful narration. Hopefully warning others will allow me to regain my focus, as the story inself has merit. I am excited that the series is completed by a different, hopefully better, narrator.
No, but the longer you listen the easier it is to ignore the horrible narrartion, so I would recommend listening in long chunks. Every time I come back to lsten after a few days, I'm always like, 'oh yeah, this crap again'. Seriously, she sounds like a 13 year old using her "adult sexy voice".
I like a light romance, but this was too cheesy for me. too cliche. I finished it, but was glad it was over.
I found the narrator for this one overly breathy and dramatic and she has a strange emphasis on some of her words. It was distracting. The story was just okay - I failed to fully engage with the characters. I may have liked the book more if I was reading it myself.
I was spending a couple of days driving & wanted something fun and easy to listen to, without the need for a lot of concentration. I got this one because it was free with my Prime membership and ended up listening to the next 2 books as well.
Not a lot of realism going on here but adults need fairytales, too. Glad I got them! Made for a quick trip.
This book rate in the top 20%
The two main characters
No I have not
Yes but could not
Keep up the good work!!
No. The narrator drove me crazy with the same sentence tone...time and time again. UGHH!
No. She ruined the book.
I might try another one of her books, but only if I had nothing better to listen to...
The performance would have been better if the narrator was anyone else... She would be perfect for a phone sex line, but she is one of the worst narrators I've heard in some time.
There was too much 'will I, won't I' and hot and cold. There should have been better dialogue between the characters. There was no witty banter and the 'fights' between the main characters was unimaginative and bland, not to mention the change in attitude of the characters could give you whip lash.
Try before you by and don't expect too much from this book. If you have a spare half a day on a beach or under a coconut tree then you might enjoy it.
The lead female character in this is spunky.... but that is about it. Not worth $24... or a credit. The reviews I read raved it was fun, funny and witty. It is a little, but not a lot. I have been an audible customer for over 5 years...and this is the first review I have posted. I'm doing so because the reviews overstated the quality of the book.
The reader and the story were very disappointing. The reader was too breathy and made the characters sound ridiculous. I found the character development very poor to the point where each person seemed like hollow tree stumps.
There are much better romance novels out there.
No...just did not get sucked in...
I don't really know...it just missed the special something that makes me want to go in that book's "world".
She made it so the words were not so much "lost in translation".