I haven't listened to this type of novel narrated by a male narrator who got the female roles right yet. I had a hard time telling who was talking. That doesn't happen with female narrators. I love Nora Roberts but the male narrator ruined it for me.
I gave this book a low rating because I hated the way the male characters were performed and the females were only a little bit better. What I enjoy about this type of book is the characters and the narrator. The males all sounded like they were very old and the lead male was even garbled. I kept falling asleep and never even felt like listening to the end. I was very disappointed with the experience.
I loved it. It was light and delightful. I appreciated that it didn't go into so much sexual detail that I wanted to skip ahead. There were a few surprises. I really didn't expect mores. Of course you know the ending right from the beginning, if not from the title, but the way they got there was really enjoyable. The reader didn't get the accents right. That's the reason for only 4 stars. Really, a southern drawl shouldn't be too difficult. All in all I'm glad I purchased this one and I'll look for more from the author.
The lack of torture was a relief. Nobody had their eyes plucked out or their dog beaten. I almost stopped reading J D Robb after her last book. I love the regular characters in this series but they were all but missing. She also introduced a new coroner and the only reason I could see for this character was maybe for a future book. I love listening to Susan Ericksen and found her as enjoyable as ever.
The first part of the story was just too unbelievable for me. A Doctor of Psychology who can't see malicious manipulative sister for what she is. The story gets better but the narrator doesn't do justice to the female characters. I've heard too many good readers that allow you to know who's talking just by the changes in their voice. That's not the case here. The females run together and the male characters aren't much better. All in all, I like the way Nora Roberts develops her characters and though I wouldn't rate this a 5, I think it was worth the credit.
Beth Hoffman writes with so much warmth and wisdom and Jenna Lamia narrated it so well I had to look her up on the internet to see how old she really is. I couldn't believe the same person was doing all those voices, and doing them so well. I almost didn't buy this book because I thought it was going to be too sad. I'm so glad that I did get it because now it's one of my favorites. I'm going to listen to it again and just write down all the wise sayings she comes up with. Loved this book.
A few reviewers felt this book was too long but I enjoyed every second of it. I listened to it twice now. I think I have a new favorite author/reader combination. The story is heart-warming. It was a great relief from the overly-detailed sex scenes of some writers and the tortures that some writers feel are necessary to make a story interesting. The narration is perfect. I can see why Jenna Lamia is an award-winner. I hope to find more like this.
I bought this title because I love Therese Plummer and thought the story sounded interesting. It was perfect; the kind of book I enjoy the most. I read to escape the real world and don't like sorrow and sadism. Some sorrow is necessary, but sadistic suffering isn't. This book was a delight. The worst thing I could say about it is the sex scenes are a little too descriptive, but all in all, it's one of my favorites. Very enjoyable. I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.
The story was interesting enough, even though it was a little too hard to believe, but I hated the female reader's interpretation of the male voice. He sounded like a robot; more like my GPS system than a sexy male human. It's a struggle to get through.
I loved the story. The male narrator just didn't do justice to the female voices. This was a real disappointment to me. Why use a male narrator with a female star and vice versa? I love to lose myself in these books. I couldn't with this one, because sometimes I wasn't sure who was talking. Don't mean to be cruel. To me it was a wonderful book that was spoiled, not to the point of returning it though.
The combination of Robyn Carr and Therese Plummer is just magical. My only complaint is that there aren't enough books. I've run out. Robyn Carr writes light and interesting. I can't stop listening. Therese Plummer is the most talented narrator I've heard. She amazes me the way she switches voices, and she's so much fun to listen to. I'm just waiting for the next book. Oh - one more thing. I thought at first that it was going to be predictable, but it wasn't. That was a very pleasant surprise. I don't want to give away the plot. Loved this book.
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