I want to preface this review by saying that I've NEVER written a negative review for any book I've ordered from Audible over the years. I've enjoyed most of them throughly.
Frankly, I don't know exactly how this book ends...I don't even know what happens in the middle...The narrator is so horrible that you almost cannot believe the annoyance you'll feel at the vocal pacing, the world's worst southern accents, and the absolutely freakish way she pronounces some of these words. NO ONE talks like this, and you'll not get through the first chapter before you'll hear exactly what I'm talking about. I found myself shouting at her--and so disconnected from the story that I couldn't ditch this book fast enough. I felt foolish for having such strong feelings about a book (and a person I've never met)...but the reality is, you're looking to spend about $20, and 8 hours of your life with this person, supposedly entertaining yourself--if the narrator is so bad that you become angry, you should RUN AWAY-- what a waste of money and time.
The voices that this narrator produces for the various characters ranges from weak to ludicrous. Her voices for the female characters are truly embarrassing and incredibly distracting--they almost have to be heard to be believed. Honestly, I kept thinking it will get better...but every new character has an even more ridiculous voice and inflection, it truly causes one to be so distracted that the story is ruined.
There are way too many references to prior books by the author, it makes the first few chapters awkward.
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