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Chicago, IL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Great Hexpectations: Dulcie O'Neil, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By H. P. Mallory
    • Narrated By Therese Plummer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Dulcie O'Neil knows she's at fault for failing to arrest a wanted criminal, but when her partner gets pinned for the crime, she'll stop at nothing to ensure his innocence. What Dulcie isn't planning on is a trip to the infamous Netherworld where chaos rules. Between battling the affections of a mysterious vampire, protecting herself from monsters, and ensuring the innocence of the one man who would die for her, Dulcie's trip to the Netherworld isn't sunshine and strawberry daiquiris.

    Gayle says: "On to Book 4!"
    "Narrator is a Ham!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was okay but I was consistently annoyed by the narration. The voice changes are great but she is so over-dramatic that I kept getting distracted from the story. The story is fairly interesting - entertaining as it should be but I found whiny/crying voice of the lead character joltingly out of place.

    Would you recommend Great Hexpectations to your friends? Why or why not?

    As a written work, yes but the narrator just ruins the audio version.

    What didn’t you like about Therese Plummer’s performance?

    She overacts enormously. Some inflection is appreciated but this is not a radio drama. Her inflections are jarringly misplaced and she over annunciates to a grating degree.

    Could you see Great Hexpectations being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Not really - material not quite original enough.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Juliet Blackwell
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Lily Ivory hopes for a normal life when she opens Aunt Cora's Closet. With her magical knack for vintage fashion - she can sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry - her store becomes a big hit. But when a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area, Lily may be the only one who can unravel the crime.

    Sherry says: "Witches and fashion - what's not to like!"
    "Good Story Smothered by Wet Blanket Narration!"
    What did you love best about Secondhand Spirits?

    All of the characters were given enough life to make them interesting and left with enough mystery to compel you to find out more.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Det. Romero: I like cold, hard characters with Dudley Dooright at the core. I enjoy getting the glimpses of humanity as his backstory is slowly revealed bit by bit. Again, this makes me want to read the next in the series.

    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She sucked every bit of humor out of this book! She read it like she was doing a late-night 900 commercial. It was like listening to a Southern adolescent practicing her femme fatale voice for 8 hours and not listening to a word she was saying. It was so irritating that if she narrates more in the series, I will just download the kindle versions.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not quite but definitely once you got past half-way you wanted to listen through to the conclusion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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