I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Forgive the typos. They're made with love.
After listening to Saving Grace I wanted to hear more from this narrator. Boy did I get an earful. The men sound as if they are part troll or fresh back from a night of booze and chainsmoking. HORRIBLE. Susan Duerden is now my new worst narrator of Audible.
I can only just the story by what I heard and I almost turned it off at several points but the story does engage the listener a little. In the end though, some of the situations seemed a little too forced just for dramatic tension and the choices some characters made were against character. The only clear antagonist got taken out of the picture fairly early then there was simply an awkward situation to deal with to add to the drama. Overall it was a bit sophomoric and I've had the hardest time bringing myself to listen to the sequel which I purchased at the same time.
End result: Buy the print version.
Why does it has to be Susan Duerden? Such an interesting story and than...to be butchered by screaching voices which supposed to be men and little girl-voices like mice supposed to be grown women. I couldn'd finish the audiobook, because it has gotten worse with every chapter. Please do not let her ruin another good audiobook.
Addicted to Audio Books.....
I have tried to listen to this book but I get a massive headache from the narrators attempt to do male voices. Ugh! It's the worst -- I can't listen to any of Susan Duerden's narration a they are so bad. So disappointing.
This book is great, I didn't know that a reader could ruin a good book but this narrator can do it to any book......
I would have loved to listen to this book. The narration makes it unbearable. I am unclear why this narrator was chosen but listeners beware. I found it impossible to get through more than 2 chapters.
I REALLY THINK I AM IN LOVE WITH ROBYN CARR....EVERYTIME I GET HEAR OR READ ONE OF HER HISTORICAL BOOKS I FALL A LITTLE MORE IN LOVE WITH HER...THIS BOOK WAS GREAT AND ALL OF HER HISTORICAL BOOKS SHOULD BE ON AUDIBLES..
I enjoyed this book by Julie Garwood. Each character was distinct and the friendship between Judith and Francis was true and lasting. I truly enjoyed the fact that this story didn't play out the way so many authors are doing, and that's to have the quiet, I'm not gonna say how I really feel concept, where the reader (ME) wants to through the book across the room out of irritation of stupidity!! I hope authors are realizing that most of us are just not that stupid. After all, if you have something to say, don't spend pages worth of the book deciding why you shouldn't. Egads. Anyway, enough of my rambling. This book didn't have all that. A bit, but not too much. Over all it was a very good listen and I enjoyed the narration just fine. In fact the narrator does a wonderful job giving each character a distinct voice.
Worth the Credit!
The story was great, but the voices for all the women were very high- pitched and whiny. By the end of the book it had grown on me and I didn't notice it so much.
I really liked this story. I felt the emotions as the characters did. The narration threw me off at first with the men's voices but I got used to it over time. I will definitely listen to more from this author.