The story, as mentioned elsewhere, is not all that interesting. The voice of Tanzy is awful to listen to for the most part. But, overall, the mean, petty behavior of these so-called adults just drove me up the wall. Not sure I can finish it as it feels like a waste of my time.
This is the first time I've written a review, but after reading the other posts, I have a very different reaction. Foremost, it's about the story and not the narrators. It's engaging and enjoyable which is what I want from a novel I listen to while I'm driving. I'm not expecting something terribly complex or abstruse and this fits the bill. Secondly, the three narrators created distinct characters which is what the author intended. I can't imagine one reader playing all parts. Even though I have lived most of my life in the South, I'm not sure I can distinguish between Tennessee and Mississippi accents, but it doesn't matter. The story could be in Michigan and Maine accents. What does matter is that the characters come alive in the readers mind. I liked Tansy's bitchiness; she's real and yes, a bit annoying, but I don't think Cassandra King meant for her to be sweet and loveable. That's her character and I think Willow portrayed her well and was consistent in her role throughout the novel. And similar kudos to Jennifer and Elle. Thank you. And yes, I would (and have) recommended this book to my friends.
The story was just OK but the narrator for the character "Tanzy" was horrible! I had to double the audio speed to get through those chapters. I would definitely NOT recommend this book.
The narrator did a poor job with the voices of the men and women More than once I wondered why I was wasting my time.
She brings in many characters but only finished the story (?) for the newly wed . At the end I felt I hit a stone wall! She had spent time developing her story lines but at the end she just left them hanging in the air.
If they had stuck to one narrator, perhaps the narrator who portrayed the Irish character, or the woman reading the part of Helen -- I think that they could have done a good job for the entire book. It was the narrator who portrayed the character Tansy that ruined it for me! It was very difficult listening to her speak any of the male voices and the voice of Kit really irritated me.
Sticking to one of the better narrators; they really didn't need three women reading this I don't think.
I think that the story itself was good, and I think (for me) it would have been better reading from the physical book instead of listening to the audio version.
I like books read by multiple readers--it is often a performance that makes the book even better. These are three awful narrators. The voices they give to the characters are laughable. The story is ordinary--a southern retelling of the classic Rebecca (a much better book). If the book had been read by decent performers it would have elevated it to at least three stars. I will never listen to a book read by any of these people.
Say something about yourself!
I realize narration is very personal. She has a professional manner. But whatever it is that is annoying me...I just cannot take it. Sorry, maybe you could read this book.