I am a huge fan of Janet Evanovich, especially loving the Plum series, and although I like to actually read a book, my vision (or lack thereof) has made me rely on audio books. I have been having a difficult time finding the first six in the Plum series in an UNABRIDGED format, because as far as I am concerned, abridgment should be outlawed. Really, why not offer the Author the respect of reading every word written? This is not Audible's fault, they can only offer what is there to offer and when an unabridged version of audio becomes available Audible is very good at making sure we have access to it. So, when I found that they were offering the 4th book in the Plum series in an unabridged format I was so excited I bought and downloaded immediately.
I have become accustomed (even spoiled) to the EXCELLENT reading of Lorelei King and was dismayed with the HORRIBLE reading of CJ Critt, which unfortunately dropped a book that would have received at least a 4 star rating down to 2 stars.
Nothing against Audible or against Janet for the words she wrote. In this case, the lack of a good review falls solely on Critt!
CJ Critt is a very good reader for a very specific type of genre; comedy is not one of her gifts. The timing is off, and it just takes the life out of what would have been enjoyable. I have enjoyed the Patricia Cornwell audio books that she has read, but the style of which Janet writes requires far more versatility than Critt can give.
My Audio Book Wish: Get the whole Plum Series Unabridged and read by Lorelei King!!!
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