Yes, I might read another Blackstock book but wouldn't want to listen to this narrator. I can tell Renee worked really hard to give her all to the the characters, but many times I felt like giving up on it because of the whining quality of the two main character's (Blair and Morgan) voices. For me it was really hard to listen to! Story was good. Just wish I had read it instead of listened to it.
If I had read the physical book I might be able to answer this question. But listening to it distracted me from so much of the storyline.
Don't know as each narrator brings something different to the characters. Their performance can make or break a story.
Based on on the audible version of this book I don't think I would.
This is my first. I bought this and the next book in the series before listening to the sample. I think I will possibly 'read' the Kindle version of Bon Appetit, and just let the audible version remain unopened in my audible app. I will try to continue by 'reading' the next one but not 'listen' to it.
No! This narrator has the voice of a children's cartoon character. I was totally put off by it. Not one person in the book rang true as a real person. She constantly sounded as though she were reading the book for the first time, pausing in inappropriate places. I went to amazon to read the reviews and was amazed this book garnered as many positives as it had. But the reviews were for the written book not the audible version. So I checked and found I had it on my kindle and started reading it. I then found it to be rather enjoyable. In my opinion, Audible did this author a great disservice by choosing this particular narrator to read her books as they can make or break a book. In this instance I don't feel she did the book justice.
The two main characters were so endearing! The story was captivating and I couldn't wait to get back to it whenever I had to stop listening! Finished the book in a day and a half and hated for it to end. Sign of a really good book!!
The color-blind way Eula and Starla saw each other. I also like Starla's outspokenness (she hated to see any unfairness), and the quiet love and protection Eula always gave Starla.
They are too numerous to pick out just one. Perhaps the one where Eula took care of Starla when she was sick, even at the risk of putting herself in danger. Actually I loved all the scenes in this fast paced book, with the exception of the ones Mamie was in, but those were needed to get the story moving along. I can't mention some scenes without giving too much away and possibly ruining it for other listeners/readers.
The title the author chose is good enough for me!
I wish there were more books like this. It was endearing, captivating, honest, fearless, both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.
In my opinion. it had no redeeming qualities so I guess anything would have been an improvement. The main character sounds like a lush, the story creeps along at a snail's pace, and then to make things worse, the story stops so a recipe can be read periodically throughout the book. I don't buy mysteries for the recipes! And I don't read cookbooks for the mysteries! Put the recipes in the back of the book so it doesn't interfere with the storyline!!
Not this genre, as I appreciate cozy mysteries, but won"t be reading anything else from this author.
Performance wasn't bad considering what she had to work with but she seemed to have trouble giving different voices to the characters. Also, her impersonation of Ricky Ricardo sounded more like Ethel Mertz giving a bad impersonation of Ricky Ricardo.
Too numerous to mention. Definitely a waste of a credit.
People who don't object to the language used.
Not sure. I have read physical books of the Lincoln Lawyer, The Reversal, and Brass Verdict, and I really enjoyed them as I was able to skim past the language although I don't remember it being as excessive as this book. It's possible Connelly has toned down some of his later works.
Very good performance except the narrator sometimes forgets to change voices. Such as he was speaking as a female and then when he spoke for a male half the sentence continued in feminine voice. And I noticed it several times when he spoke in Hispanic voice for part of a sentence and then finished with English voice. I didn't mind though.
I don't have any reaction since I stopped reading after a small number of chapters. Too bad, because it looked like it might have been a good story.
I just wish that books were somehow rated as to language, etc. as movies do. It would help everyone make a better, informed decision.
In a way, yes, because some names and places were probably difficult to pronounce correctly. BUT the narrator had such a harsh voice when she 'spoke' in a male voice that t found it very annoying since all male voices seemed to sound extremely angry. In time it started grating on me and I found myself wanting the book to be over.
Harsh, grating voice when speaking all the male talking parts in the book.
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