First...I agree. The accents are bad (another southerner weighs in), but not enough to turn me off of the book. This author really gets into the minds of all of her characters, creating (with one exception), real people. The story is nuanced and well written. A good reason to get up and drive 50 min to work every day.
First the voices. With the exception of the Amish characters, who all sound stilted and puppet-like, the characters all sound smarmy, condescending, angry or disgusted. It was hard to listen to. Second the lawyer. If I ever go on trial for murder, I sure hope I have a lawyer who does far more investigation earlier in the course of her preparation and less quilting. It's a book. I want to see how it turns out, but I am disappointed with the selection.
Regardless of the description -this is a ROMANCE novel. I should remember to listen to a sample of anything I think of buying.
I expected light fluffy reading but was really surprised to find the level of ironic insight in this book. It was extremely well written...not heavy, but certainly no formula romance. The reader was great, the characters well drawn and sympathetic. A very enjoyable read.
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