Would not recommend this audio book as it is read so badly as to distract one from the story on a regular basis. High school students reading in class would present a better perfomance. I plan to make note of this performer to ensure I don't purchase anything else that is read by her.
I love this series because it's like an ideal small town that would be nice to live in.
Susana Kearsley is one of my favourite authors. The reader has a beautiful voice and I loved her delivery; she could read anything and make it sound lovely.
Really enjoyed the book. I learned so much and the story was gripping. Both readers were superb. I would love it if this author wrote more books from this era.
This story starts in a quiet, cool and orderly fashion and then bit by bit the tension builds so that you can't put it down.
I love cats, and have volunteered at a cat shelter which were the only reasons I persevered with this story. Unfortunately, I found the reader distracted me. It seemed as though she was on the verge of giggling the whole time; I could picture the rest of her high school class making faces at her and trying to get her to laugh while she struggled to get through the romantic parts.
In regards to the writer, I think she will improve with experience.
It took two tries to get into this book but was glad I persevered. I found that the reading style at the beginning a bit bombastic and loud, coupled with a difficult-to-understand accent. I believe that some of this has to do with the writing (Roberts isn't perfect 100% of the time) and partly the reader loudly and quickly emoting all the action. Once the story caught up with present times, I really enjoyed it. The reader is fabulous and does accents well.
Some people mentioned that they found the reader challenging; I thought her performance was just fine. While clearly not a professional reader, it didn't matter because she was imparting ideas. (Her style of reading might have interrupted the flow of a story, but this is not that type of book.) Often I had to stop the recording to digest some of these ideas, which I would have done while reading a paper copy of this book as well. This book is well worth hearing and gives some useful advice. I'm glad I have it in my library; I will refer to it again, perhaps even once a year when I'm making resolutions.
Romance with Dogs
The mystery portion was a bit weak.
Not Nora Roberts' best but not her worst. Was entertaining and I really enjoyed the dog training parts.
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