I liked the story of the three women and found their characters very believable if I focused on what the authors wrote and not on the narrators voice, diction and stereotypical intonation. This narrator sounded very much like a 14 -15 year old girl attempting to do a professional narration. In the beginning when the main characters were fresh out of high school on their way to college, it was not so bad to have them all sound like a 13 or 14 year old from a black television sitcom. When they were grown up it was quite annoying. The narrator also made one of the male characters sound like he was retarded to portray his lack of street smarts and another she made sound slimy to portray his knowledge of the streets and city life. Her diction was poor; likewise her pacing of words for emphasis and to give significance to statements was very poor. She mispronounced words and kept the characters so stereotyped that it was work to listen. I got so very tired of hearing supposedly intelligent people saying things like ?choo? instead of ?you?. One gets the feeling this narrator is young and inexperienced. At one point she read that a character had secreted a paper away (authors meaning: the person concealed it or put it away) the narrator pronounced the word as if the word meant secretion, i.e. the person oozed the paper away. I just felt as if this narrator did not do the story justice and did not know how to read for the characters as black people without using stereotypical intonation. I would not listen to another book read by this narrator.
An outstanding performance in the way he moved back and forth between Russian, German and English.
Great story. Character development is great. I felt I really got to know and care about the characters. Also, I was impressed with the history lessons woven into the story .....there were times when I was not sure where fact ended and fiction began. You’ll love Scott Brick’s narration. I think he is a wonderfully talented narrator they way he moved from English to Russian and other accents. His narration brought life to the characters. Overall this was a great book. I was sorry when it ended.
The characters with their strengths and flaws were interesting. I wanted to know them and cared about what was happening to them. The history and information that I learned about riding and horses was a major plus for me.
No one favorite......loved all the characters.
Great performance as expected
The most exhilarating scene for me was when the girl was being menaced by the boys. I found myself cheering as the girl and her horse made their escape.
I love JoJo Moyes work....can't get enough of it.
I could not even get through the beginning of part 1. The story line, the characters, everything was unbelievable. Maybe it got better later, but I'll never know. I just couldn't listen to it.
Write a story with more believable characters
Couldn't listen long enough to say
This book is unforgettable for me. I find myself thinking about the characters and the results of some of the choices they made. Lots of life lessons in this book.
The story read by the multiple readers was not very enjoyable. The story itself was too predictable and the characters superficial and in some cases over the top. Robin was too silly and Savanah too angry. It may have been different had I read the paper version of the book. Also I didn't think Terry McMillan's voice fit the Savanah character. Overall, not an enjoyable read.
Interesting story. Although a bit stereotypical, there were some twists and turns I didn't expect. The characters were very real.
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