The writing is so good in this book, keeps you hanging on from beginning to end, the characters are so believable, I loved and hated them all at one point of the book or the other - just like in highschool but as good as the book was the narration by Sarah Drew really set the tone, I have since downloaded every book she's narrated, I hope Grey's Anatomy doesn't take her away from this entirely because as good as a book is if the narrating is grating and annoying I can't even get through it, then I have to turn around and buy it again in print form
Everything, the plot line sounded interesting but it took forever to go anywhere
Her painful enunciation of every letter of every word put my teeth on edge, she did however manage to read it in a way that made me think something good was around the corner when in reality it was further minutia about how the main characters feet were cold and the long drawn out process she would take to warm them up, blah, blah, blah - get on with the story.
Anger this book could have been reduced to a short story and been a completely interesting read-all the details of how Abby walked to school, her perfume making, what her parents were saying at any given moment - it just dragged on & on - I finally skipped to the epilogue without any fear of missing something good - I hate not finishing a book
The story got lost in the detail-cut the crap next time and I may read another.
All of Ellen Hopkins books are amazing, never disappointed, unfortunately I'll have to buy the Kindle version of this one as well - Rebekkah Ross is too hard to listen to - monotone, says 'een' for every work ending with 'ing' puts my teeth on edge
I haven't read anyting around this topic but Ellen Hopkins books all have a similar feel, not to say they're formulaic but each one keeps you wanting more - she always produces a great read.
If the narrator would just say 'ing' instead of 'een' she'd probably be ok for the voice of a teenager but for more mature characters she doesn't cut it.
Tell Becca Battoe to try another career and also that the 'B' in clamber is silent!!!!!
The narrators were awesome, not an annoying voice in the bunch, which can really kill the good book experience. The story and it's characters were totally engaging. Bought several more books by this author.
The story was awesome, characters very layered and interesting but the woman who read the Andrea part nearly made me pull the plug on this.
Nothing ruins a good audiobook faster than a terrible narrator. I almost couldn't get through it but thankfully I did-very good book.
I loved this book and the narrator was really good as well, didn't get tired of her at all. She kept saying "Quay's" like k-ways where I come from that's said "Keys" I found myself yelling at my dashboard on the long commute home "Keys, it's Keys" but I'm not from Nantucket maybe that's how they say it there - all that aside, I really, really loved this book, great story, excellent characters - downloaded Barefoot right after. A Summer Affair was my first by this author and I didn't care for it but I'm glad I looked further and found this book
The story was good but the thing that kept me from loving this book was the language used by the main character - I found it hard to relate to a 17 year old who would use a phrase like "squalling in his bassinet" pretty sure I don't know any 17 year olds with that sophisticated a vocabulary.
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