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Robert

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  • The Next Thing on My List

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jill Smolinski
    • Narrated By Staci Snell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (62)

    Meet June Parker. She works for L.A. Rideshare, adores her rent-stabilized apartment in Santa Monica, and struggles with losing a few pesky pounds. But June's life is about to change.

    S says: "pleasantly surprised"
    "Yikes."
    Overall

    The story was "okay", but had some serious issues. The "List" had some really mundane things on it, such as "eating ice cream in public" and "going braless". Seriously? Maybe that's a big deal in small town Nebraska -- although I doubt that -- but, c'mon, this is set in LA. Also, the ending is a bit of a letdown, and required a huge coincidence...

    The main character was boring, the supposed love interests were caricatures of men, and the very brief development of the people in the story wasn't enough to make you care about any of them.

    But, the worst part of the audiobook was the narration. The narrator was so droll and unemotional, and had this really distracting manner of not including the "she saids (as in "blah, blah, blah", SHE SAID)" in her sentence inflection. Once you notice it, it's hard to not think "ugh" every time it happens. And, she had an annoying way of "ebonifying" the "bad girl characters". What's the message there?

    The good news is, it's a completely mindless diversion. The bad news is, it's a completely mindless diversion.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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