Not Rebecca Soler - she was awful!
I really wanted to like this book; I like alot of Ted Dekker's books. The Sanctuary just isn't one of them. I'm not sure why the whole book had to be G-Rated, after all most of the book took place in prison! The female narrator's voice sounded as if she were barely in high school and her cadence was way off.
This book is soooo cheesy I found myself rolling my eyes with almost every line Babette speaks! No one is really that naive and insecure! The narrator did a decent job of creating all the different characters, but the writing was so cheesy I couldn't believe it. That being said, I still HAD to listen to the end. Its one of those books you only half way listen to, then you tune in for a while, then back out.
OK, so the story isn't a real page turner, but when you listen to as many books as I do you realize not all of them can be grea. This story line isn't so bad, kinda predictable, but not bad. The narrator is so bad, I can't finish the story! How old is she - 12? She overacts at inappropriate times, cannot do a male voice, and seems to have no real talent. I'll stop listening to this one and maybe pick up the story in paperback.
I've listened to all of Lisa Gardner's books and especially enjoyed the D.D. Warren series. This book doesn't concentrate so much on D.D., but instead told a great story of someone who cannot feel pain. No, the book is not realistic I suppose - but I wasn't reading True Crime. Yes it has a dark subject, but most murder mysteries do. If you listen for pleasure like I do, you'll love it. I really enjoyed the performance by Kirsten Potter.
When will I learn to pay attention to reviews commenting on narrators. I liked this book, I liked the story, I even liked the characters and will look to see if its a series but if its the same narrator, forget it! Nothing worse than a bad narrator trying to do a teenage girl's voice! Oh well, at least I know I can return it!
I liked this book. It wasn't the best book ever, but it was nice, light, and easy to read. Its one of those books you can just sit back and listen without getting too wrapped up in it.
Maybe, I'll have to see about the narrator. The story was interesting but I really started hated the narrator's female voices.
It was a fast paced book.
This narrator had a really poor female voice. They came off as being super whiny.
WOW - what a great way to spend 19 hours. I enjoyed every minute. This is one of those books you'll sit in your car even after you get to where you're going, you'll want to call in sick just so you have the time to listen, go to bed early so you have the peace & quite to really enjoy.
Hard to pick just one memorable moment without giving anything away.
She was GREAT. Her voice as Mr. Manks was so super creepy. I will hear that voice in my head every Christmas.
I was scared at times, laughed out loud, and even cried at times.
My biggest problem with this book was that I wanted to keep listening, but that meant I was always drawing closer to the ending so I had to try to "save" it. Can't wait to read another book by Mr. Hill.
I don't think anyone, not even Scott Brick, could have made this book better!
At first I thought this book was bad because they chose a male narrator even though the main character is a female (and most of the others) however the more I listened the more I realized how bad the writing really is! I couldn't believe some of the dialog between characters. The main character was whiny, illogical, and the dialog so cheesy it made me angry. I'm not sure who should be more ashamed, the writer or me for actually listening!
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