Another good Stephanie Plum story. I like the humor Janet Evanovish puts in her books. Keeps you entertained for sure.
One for the Money...
She does a good job of changing her voice to accomidate the character changes. Plus she seems to have a real boston accent which is helpful since the story is based in that area.
I need a friend like Rex
Just short of all time favorite listens.
Tally Youngblood. She's the main character so by default she will get the most favoritism. But its because her character is more crafted than the other.
David. Least amount of "Valley girl" sound in his voice.
Standards of Normal will be obliterated.
good story. a bit immature but still a good story. at least its creative.
I did not read the print version.
I have not listened to books by Alison Packard before.
She did a good job. Voice changes are key. she could used to develope them a bit.
No, it was just another story. Nothing really struck me about it.
Decent story, I got it for free on Feb 14th so I cant complain too much. A touch predictable, but at least it was in a setting I dont usually have anything to do with (soap opera set)
I've only listened to 8 and I would say somewhere at about 5 or 6 based off of performace alone. The narrator was not very good; it became hard to distinguish between characters in places.
Classics really are the only one that should be compaired against each other. I would say it has a great story like The Count Of Monte Cristo.
Cant say there was someting I liked but I didnt like the Narrators performance. The narrator was not very good; it became hard to distinguish between characters in places.
In a word, ALL. I listened to the whole trilogy only to be completely disappointed in the books as well as society for liking them.
The only thing worse than the plot line was the way it was written. I don’t know how many times I heard "Oh my", “and in that moment” and "subconscious" but it was incredibly annoying. (How would someone even know, as well as Ana seems to know, what is going on in their subconscious? Wouldn’t it be more accurately defined as your “conscious” since Ana is actively aware of the thoughts coming from it?)
James did not once try to change the words used to explain the story. If it had been me I would have pulled out a thesaurus I’ve owned since elementary school to help break it up.
The repetition was beyond annoying.
Then from their the character compositions were dreadful with Christian’s ridiculous predispositions and then sudden changes of heart and then enduring the self-revelations and pitiful self-doubt of Ana that were on every page. I mean really, are we watching a baby take its first steps or picturing and adult woman consenting to intercourse?!?! The maturity level of Ana is just sad and I would have thought that given the nature of the content in this book James would have done a better job of creating characters capable of consenting and enjoying themselves.
Then there is the underlining idea that you can change someone or that you can just decide not to be something so extreme that you have been for so long (applicable to various aspects/dispositions in life.) Wrong, and women everywhere should be advised; its not love if you have to change the person.
I kept hearing people raving about how liberating these books were and how after reading it women felt empowered….was this a section of the book that was left out of my unabridged audio book? I was anything but liberated and empowered because of these books. I found myself bored the more I listened and then annoyed that I was bored and not finding a better use of my hearing ability.
NO. I doubt James's writing skill will improve at this point, and these books burned my so bad, I wont give her books a second look.
Hard to say, since the story sucked to begin with. Even the best of narrators would crash and burn with this story.
Ana. Ridiculous, annoying, immature kid....I could deal with Christian's character flaws if Ana were gone...
Don't waste your time if you are wanting a "steamy" story.
My mother started reading these sometime when I was in high school, and I can remember we would be sitting there and all of a sudden she would just bust out laughing while reading these books. I have heard both good and bad about this series but dedided to check it out for myself.
I really enjoyed the storyline of this book, it was refreshing to have a story with a plot that actually had a climax of excitment. I did not have many of the "bent over laughing" moments, but my sense of humor is different from some people, and can say that most of the funny content did make me smirk with appreciation for the humor.
I appreciate that the narrator actually had the appropriate accent for the characters, but I would have liked to hear her have more voice changes as characters spoke. She did to some extent, but they were not significant enough of a difference to really distinguish the characters from each other.
Overall it was a good listen. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something different than what they typically listen to. (It doesnt really fit in with the mystery category, and is still different from comedy and humor)
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