I read Heart Block shortly after it was released and loved it. I love the story, the humor, and the characters. It's a great romance novel.
I was in the mood to experience the story again but needed my eyes for other things so I decided to purchase the audio book. Within the first 30 minutes I was certain I'd be returning it. I really didn't like the way the narrator handled the voices at all. As the book went on, however, she seemed to settle into the voices more and I was able to enjoy the story.
If you're a fan of lesbian romance books, stick with this one and I don't think you'll be sorry.
I learned that with Sarah Waters, you just can't try to predict what will happen and The Paying Guests proved that point again. And the narrator did a fantastic job.
I learned that I like Guy Noir much better in small doses. I'm a fan of Garrison Keillor but I guess this much Guy is just too much for me to enjoy.
Good performances, though.
Bryan Cranston did a good job but this one just doesn't compare to Go the F*ck to Sleep with Sam Jackson.
This was my first Michael J. Sullivan work and I enjoyed it. Some adventure, some humor, and a good narrator.
I thought the story was ok but I didn't care for the performance at all. The sound effects were pretty good.
What can I say? It's a classic and deserves its standing. Steven Weber does a fantastic job of bringing all of the characters to life.
I read this book several years ago and listening to it reminded me of just how much I enjoyed it. The mystery is good and the characters engaging - particularly the lead, Brenda Strange.
The narrator did a good job with most of the characters, I thought, but the constantly calm and quiet reading of Brenda's part made it very difficult for me to get into the story as much as I remembered being. Everyone else had changes in inflection but Brenda's voice was very slow and quiet - sometimes so quiet that I couldn't hear some of the words - and that didn't change even when she was agitated or angry.
I still recommend the book. The story is very good.
I've enjoyed Amy Poehler's work on SNL and Parks & Rec but didn't know much about her. I knew the book would be funny and once I saw the list of additional folks narrating, I was more excited about listening to it.
I wasn't disappointed in any way. I laughed out loud several times and enjoyed just about every moment.
I loved it. All of it.
The story, it self, was at times far fetched but still enjoyable. I particularly liked Amelia's POV. I think this particular book would be much better if read with the eyes instead of with this audio book. The narrator, who I initially thought was doing a pretty good job, seemed to fall far short when it came to giving voice to the teenager girls. Every one of them was whiny and sarcastic - constantly.
I think it really took away from my enjoyment of the book.
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