Hilarious, smart and sexy. I recently discovered Susan Elizabeth Phillips and she is already one of my favorite authors. Her writing is laugh-out-loud hilarious, clever and steamy in a humorous just-right way...not too sappy, sugary. The narrartor, Anna Fields, aka Kate Fleming, does such a good job on this and other SEP books. Her voices and accents reflect the author's humor perfectly and in fact, she adds to the appeal of these audiobooks. Makes my hour working out fly by.
I'm starting to think that Diana Palmer's writing is really bad, judging by this book and another one available here titled Lord of the Desert. The writing is bad, the characters say everything that they are thinking (doesn't happen in real life, unrealistic dialogue) and the character's actions are immature. Perhaps reading the book would give a different impression, but I don't think so. The narration here is too forced..I prefer narrators who speak the lines with less personality (i.e. the danger here is making them sound whiney, childish) so I can make up my own mind about how they come across, esp. the lines of men. A woman who reads a man's lines trying to sound like a man only sounds silly and makes the hero sound goofy and unattractive. I'm wondering if audio books are for me or if I just haven't found the right ones.
This was awful. I'm not sure if it was the writing that bothered me so much or the narrator, who spoke the heroine's lines breathlessly and the hero's lines in an odd old-man accent. How can you enjoy a book when the voices conjure images of Barbie and Walter Matthau (sorry, Walt) having an affair? A wasted 3 hours. Oh, well, at least I got my ironing done.
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