The book is excellent & the narrator does a good job on all the main characters & the basic narration. But his version of southern accents makes everyone in the Mississippi town except the main characters sound dumb as dirt. One guy sounds like Forrest
gump for crying out loud. I'm from the south & have a southern accent but I'm not stupid. It's almost a verbal caricature of the south. It's painful to listen. I wish he'd backed off some. I know he can because the main character's accent isn't bad. I'm trying to finish the book. But I won't listen to anymore of his narrations if anyone in the book is from the south.
These are just stories & by 'just' I don't mean bad. I mean they are short stories & nothing deeper than that. They are good stories that I really enjoyed. However, John Grisham needs to still to writing the stories & leave the narrating to others. He is not an actor. Just about put me to sleep. He basically just reads--no inflection hardly--no distinctive differences in the characters voices. But I still love his writing.
Read this book years ago, but really enjoyed listening to it this time. Some would say it's typical Nora Roberts following a basic pattern & they'd be right. But that's what I like about Nora. The paranormal storyline is something I don't believe in but this is fiction. I'm glad I read it again. Sandra Burr does a great job narrating.
I usually love Nora Roberts, but I just couldn't get passed the first few pages. When the evil force started molesting the little girl in her dreams--that's when I quit listening.
Great story and series but once again southern does not mean stupid. I will never understand why actors & narrators think everyone from the south is a hick & should sound like one. The character of Hayley is read in such a way you think she doesn't have a lick of sense when she's quite intelligent. However, that is my only complaint. Otherwise, the book is perfect.
This is the first of a triology that is absolutely wonderful. I am constantly amazed at how Nora puts so much detail in to her books on so many different subject matters. This series the subject is gardening. Makes the books individual & interesting. Good narrator, too.
Must say I haven't finished this one yet & don't know that I will. The sacrifices/rapes/murders creep me out. I may finish it later but for now I'm on to Whiskey Beach. Narrator does a good job though.
Nora's different back stories always interest me. This one is magic, the next I read was whiskey, & the most recent one I just finished was race horses. She does such a thorough job with the background details. Love it. Sandra Burr is excellent as usual.
I really enjoyed this book. Some might think it is typical Roberts & I guess it is but it is good nevertheless. Berkot did a great job narrating too. I would listen to him again & I definitely will read/listen to Nora again.
This is a wonderful book--loved the story. The narrator does a great job with all the voices. Recommend both Roberts & Shansky--anytime, anywhere.
I really enjoyed this book. The story is interesting with all the details about fire. The Narrator does an excellent job with all the voices. I agree with one reviewer who said it took too long for the characters to make the connection as to who the villian was but still it was a good read.
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