I downloaded this, expecting literary - or at least decent - fiction. Then I was trapped in my car with this drivel for hours. This is a hackneyed "love story," badly written and badly read.
Great story, but I couldn't stand the narration. Thom's voice is pleasant enough, but his pacing and cadence are completely wrong and very off-putting. He doesn't pause long enough when it's called for, nor does his delivery change when the story calls for it.
Because I was enjoying the story, I ended up getting the book on Kindle.
I couldn't endure more than about half an hour of this atrocious narration. Her voice and speaking style were completely ill suited to the content. White sounded like a fashion show commentator - not the right match for a book about North Korea.
To make matters worse, her timing and phrasing were off as well. Ugh.
I earn my living as a writer, and I found myself cringing every few minutes listening to this trite, almost laughable drivel. I couldn't make it past the first 30 minutes. Just horrible.
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