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Sarah

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PINEY CREEK, NC, United States | Listener Since 2007

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  • The Winner

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Frances Cassidy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (362)
    Performance
    (291)
    Story
    (299)

    She is 20, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever. It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, big-money subterfuge. It's a price she won't fully pay...until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich.

    Stephen says: "This was the worst narration I have ever heard!"
    "Another winner"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Winner to be better than the print version?

    I prefer David Baldacci's books in audio rather than print.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Charlie. I liked the role he played in the story.


    Did Frances Cassidy do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Her voice was irritating to me. It has a built in sneer. I would have preferred a different narrator. Her voice is pitched rather low and that meant that neither the men's voices nor the women's voices rang true.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book was not one which incites extreme emotion. Rather it is a story to entertain. Baldacci spins a good tale and always brings up an interesting idea. The idea that lotteries could be rigged is an intriguing one.


    Any additional comments?

    Really, the narrator makes things sink or swim. This book would have been much sweeter for me with a different narrator. I will try to avoid this particular narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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