You no longer follow Pamela

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Pamela

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Pamela

Winter Park, FL, United States | Member Since 2005

5
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 1 reviews
  • 6 ratings
  • 260 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
3
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Come Home

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Lisa Scottoline
    • Narrated By Maggi-Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (270)
    Performance
    (210)
    Story
    (208)

    Jill Farrow is a typical suburban mom who has finally gotten her and her daughter's lives back on track after a divorce. She is about to remarry, her job as a pediatrician fulfills her - though it is stressful - and her daughter, Megan, is a happily overscheduled thirteen-year-old juggling homework and the swim team. But Jill’s life is turned upside down when her ex-stepdaughter, Abby, shows up on her doorstep late one night and delivers shocking news: Jill’s ex-husband is dead. Abby insists that he was murdered and pleads with Jill to help find his killer.

    Mary says: "Whining and crying make it impossible to finish"
    "NARRATION RUINED IT FOR ME"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    As others have noted the narration of this book was too much and it ruined the story for me. After the first 10 minutes I realized it was a mistake and should have purchased a print or electronic copy (or borrowed it from the library). Thought I would take a shortcut using an Audible Book to listen to Lisa Scottoline's latest but it was ruined by the narration/direction. The whining, wailing and screaming as other reviewers noted was way over the top. Too bad. I stuck it out but the narration was still annoying throughout.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Used another narrator or director or provided different direction on how the book should have been read.


    What didn’t you like about Maggi-Meg Reed’s performance?

    It is one thing for a narrator to emphasize the words, or to slightly change voices to reflect characters but the use of loud whining, crying, screeching, wailing and over-dramatizing the first part only annoyed me. Save that for the screen..


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

    Not based on this performance.


    Any additional comments?

    If you can borrow this one from the library in audio.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.