The writing seems solid.
Haven't heard the end yet. Not sure I'm going to get there with this narrator. I may have to buy the ebook to finish.
I think this is about the worst narrator I've ever heard. She doesn't enunciate well and her pitch is hard on the ears and whiny when she goes into other characters. Seriously atrocious. I'm sorry to write that, but it's bad. Very bad.
A professional narrator.
I love historical mysteries with a bit of romance. But, again, I may have to read the book rather than listen to it. The writing seems good, but it's really hard to get past the bad narration. Cynthia needs to seriously work on her craft. Listen to good narrators, compare her reading to theirs, and figure out what she needs to do to measure up.
what a way to make sure I get my walks in. This way you can move and still be lost in a book.
Annie of course!
She seemed uncomfortable reading the books and the voices. Men were easier for her, but not the women.
I'm glad the rest of the series has a different narrator.
Yes, it would be a fun movie.
I saw the reviews on the narrator but it didn't seem soooooo bad with the little bit of the sample, so I went for it. Yikes, it does get worse, and there was 10 hours of it. She would be great at childrens books, toddlers would love her. Preschoolers. I checked and there are others in this series and Cynthia Wallace doesn't do any more. I like the timeline of this novel which is why I bought it, the story was good for a cozy mystery.
I was hoping for more from this book (and ultimately the series). There is not a lot of depth in the storyline or the characters. Their lives and actions are very simple, with none of the richness that makes a story interesting. There is a good mystery with a number of possible choices and a twist or two. However, never once was I disappointed to stop listening temporarily.
To make it all worse, as most others have noted, the narration was absolutely awful. It sounded like the efforts of character differentiation were too extreme. Her normal voice would have been fine. But many of the voices were fake sounding and certainly overly dramatic, and that should have been noted (and changed) during production.
Really really dislike the narrator. Her voice is thin and very shrill when she does the voice of Annie the books main character. The voices of the men are kind of on the silly side...like she a women faking a man's voice....and sometimes she doesn't even bother to do a man's voice at all when a man is speaking. I like it better when the voice is so good you forget it's a women doing the voice.