An endearing southern accent is one thing but the fake southern drawl was a show stopper. I really enjoyed the story but gagged on the whiny performance. Did I say I didn't enjoy the narrators?
Maybe the book would've been more bearable if I had read it rather than listened to it. And, I hate to criticize someone's sincere attempt at a performance, but I could barely stand to listen to those drawn out accents and fake male voices. Yuk!
Horrible performance - so horrible I couldn't even finish the book. It was very hard to get past the grating narration. Don't often find a book I don't like, but I happened upon it this time!
I haven't finished the book yet. I'm struggling through the Tansy parts, which I find VERY irritating! Lilting one's voice up and down the scale does not equal expressive! I find the reader's performance overblown, with too many long, dramatic pauses, and so many vocal acrobatics that my ears have a hard time following the story.
Tansy reader: Overblown, sing-song, excessively dramatic.
Listen before you buy!
I thought the narration of this story was well done, but the story itself was dumb. I hoped there would be more of a story about Rosalyns ghost to finish up the book, but there wasn't a great story about her either.
Crazy about legal thrillers!
Yes. Highly entertaining and keeps you guessing about what happened to the first wife.
Good - some of the voices were not as good as others - the southern accent was not done well at all and the heroine was too sappy.
The husband, He sounded like a dream in the quiet, sultry way that drives women crazy.
Some parts of it were too sappy and some of the scenes were not very believable or well constructed, but overall the book was a very enjoyable read. Not anywhere near the quality of Rebecca, but entertaining from a more modern perspective.
YES IT HAS SOME INTERESTING PARTS
ON THE LAKE TO SEE THE MANSION, JUMPING OFF THE WATERFALL
AT END AT HOSPITAL WHEN WILLIA FREIND FINIALY STOOD UP FOR HER AND THEN FINIALY TOLD HONEYCUTS HUSBAND WHAT WAS REALY GOING ON
Remembering how much I loved "Rebecca" by Daphne DuMaurier when I read it in high school, I quickly purchased this book because the description compared it to the beloved classic. Perhaps I was younger and more naive when I read Rebecca, however I found Moonrise to be annoyingly predictable in it's plot and I did not care for the narrations nor most of the characters. The narrators did a reasonable job with the women's voices, however the narrator who read Tanzy's part did a poor job with the men's voices. Those parts were difficult to listen to. She reminded me of Ethel Mertz imitating Fred, which is funny in an "I Love Lucy" episode, but not so fun in this performance.
It was also difficult to tolerate the characters except for Willa and Linc, and the plot did not keep me interested. Helen's naivete was overdone for someone in her 40's, and Kit was over-the-top self-centered. Tanzy added some comic relief, but far too late in the book; however her character had the potential to be one of the stronger and more interesting characters in this book, but she came off being superficial, which was disappointing. The men's characters, except for Linc, were completely underdeveloped.
Remakes of classics are so hard to get right. Perhaps more plot twists or better character development of the men in the book.
No. The "mystery" was solved, and I don't care enough about the characters to follow them through another summer. Actually, I take that back: it would be nice to follow Willa's story in a follow up book.
Book wasn't half bad, and I thought the readers did a really good job, especially the person who read the character, Helen. I enjoyed listening.