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  • Private Justice: Newpointe 911 Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated By J. C. Howe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (48)

    A dark shadow of fear has fallen over Newpointe, Louisiana. First one, then another of the town firemen's wives has been murdered, and a third has barely escaped an attempt on her life. Incredible as it seems, a serial killer is stalking this sleepy little southern community. And Mark Branning's wife may be next on the list.

    Kathryn says: "Great story, terrible narrator..."
    "Great story, terrible narrator..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I first read this book about 8 years ago when I received the series as a gift from my mother. Terri Blackstock is an excellent writer and, being from a small town in Louisiana myself, does a great job capturing the dynamics and traditions of living in that area of the country. The problem with the audiobook rests solely on the back of the terrible narrator. I don't know where the producers found this guy, but he has obviously done no research whatsoever. He mispronounces a lot of the names and his "Cajun" accent is absolutely atrocious. I work in theatre and when actors do a play or movie that involves speaking in a particular dialect, it takes days of research and rehearsal to make sure they are representing it correctly. Clearly, that was not the case here since whoever this man is he equates Cajun with French. It would have been better if he'd done no accent at all instead of the distorted French accent. He made listening to a great story cringe-worthy. It's a shame that producers don't require more effort and knowledge from their narrators.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dead and Gone: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charlaine Harris
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    Overall
    (3529)
    Performance
    (1767)
    Story
    (1781)

    In her ninth adventure, Sookie has just tied on her cocktail waitress apron for a night's work when a special report comes on the television. The time has come. The wereanimals have revealed themselves.

    Anne Hoag says: "High expectations not met"
    "Good listen"
    Overall

    This whole series is a nice example of "what you see (or hear) is what you get." It's a simple series that requires no thought. My only complaint is the fake Louisiana accent. I would prefer it not be there if it can't be done authentically.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breaking Dawn: The Twilight Saga, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Ilyana Kadushin, Matt Walters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6545)
    Performance
    (2968)
    Story
    (3020)

    To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare, woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, she has endured a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife to reach the ultimate turning point.

    Angie says: "I couldn't wait for the audio book"
    "Better than expected..."
    Overall

    I downloaded "Breaking Dawn" in order to be able to listen to one of my favorite books while on one of my many road trips. I already owned "Eclipse" and was greatly disappointed by it, so I was nervous about spending my money on "Breaking Dawn". However, my friend convinced me to give it a try and, to my suprise, I REALLY enjoyed it. The narrator had improved her reading so much since "Eclipse", and the addition of a male narrator for Jacob's book made this a very enjoyable listen. I would recommend it to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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