I am glad this was not the first SEP book I listened to or I would have NEVER tried another one. I found the lead characters humorless, self-absorbed & way too angsty. I got depressed just listening to the book & it seemed to drag on for ages. I kept going to see if the characters would become more interesting or come to grips with some of their inner demons - all of them have major hang-ups. The ending I though was forced & not realistic. I saw no foreshadowing that allows Eric to suddenly fall in love (conveniently for the plot) with Honey... needed to show, not tell. Then when I thought there might be a happy ending, the author throws in a horrendous child molestation situation.By this point in the book I was so fed up that I can't even remember how it ends. Some kind of happy ever after w/ Honey/Eric but really no one's changed much. Sorry I spent the money & time with this story.
I believe there is file a problem with Part 1 of Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear. I burned this book to CDs and put it on iPod; same issue exists with both devices. I also re-downloaded the file - no change. At about the 293 minute point, the book integrity is lost - it starts repeating - the chapters make no sense based on previous content, previous sections are repeated until 264 minutes from the end of part 1, when it gets back on track.
The story is great; the electronic filefor Part 1 is the problem which Audible needs to fix.
I enjoyed hearing more about Savannah, especially from her point of view. The pacing was fast and there were nice twists & turns. I liked the references to the old characters I've come to love & her growing relationship with Adam. The only thing I question is the use of Joanna Parker for the narrator. I kept thinking I was listening to Sookie Stackhouse even though Joanna is a great narrator. Also there was the big cliff hanger. I hate those because then I have to wait so long for the next installment!! In general I would recommend this book to Armstrong fans.
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