I loved this story. It was mostly intense-- a little slow at first, but that was just character development, anyway. I liked the characters, I liked the POV, and I liked the pacing of the story. I liked the two readers . . . their voices were easy to listen to, and it made for a fun read.
Preface: I am a Lynsay Sands fan. I like her humor and her way of story telling.
Story: I found myself laughing out loud many times in this story. Without many spoilers, the situations that the characters find themselves in were nicely orchestrated. Good times.
Reader: I liked the Scottish burr, but it wasn't consistent. She was pretty monotone and did not use consistence voices for the characters, although sometimes it seemed like she tried. 3 out of 5 for reader, although, she didn't stop me from listening to the story.
Before you read my review, know that I like Jennifer Crusie. She writes super fun books and I have liked most of the books that she has written (of course some more than others). That being said also know that I didn't finish the novel- I couldn't. Maybe someday I will because I own it, but I was not expecting the book that I got. According to the summary, I expected lighthearted, funny, etc. Not so. I didn't laugh once. Nothing that happened was funny to me-- and I got about half way into the book. Cheating on a spouse isn't funny-- especially when a child is involved. Hitting or beating a spouse isn't funny. And I think I was supposed to be glad that the heroine of the story had a "man friend" to comfort her, but I really wasn't. I didn't like the characters. I was so disappointed with the story, that I had to stop reading the book. That is why I gave it a low rating. The reader was great, though. And I will still look forward to Crusie's books. And since this book, I have read some of hers that have hard topics, that she faces well, I just wish I hadn't purchased or read any part of this one.
I couldn't finish this book for graphic violence (including violence to children). It was super intense, in my opinion, and I REALLY wanted to finish it. But I just couldn't. After every hour or two, I had to turn it off and wash the dishes or something, just so I could feel better. I like the narrator though. So, if you like that sort of thing, happy reading!
I liked the male narrator . . . but I struggled with listening to the woman. And instead of reading the gender parts, they just switched sections, which disappointed me. After a while, I had to just skip to the end-- I think that if you want to read this story, the old fashioned way might be the best. Happy reading.
I enjoyed this book, but it wasn't the typical Jennifer Crusie book to me. I didn't see much depth in the romantic part of the story. I wasn't really fond of the "hero." He was kind of a jerk, in my eyes-- and didn't really redeem himself and I didn't get why she liked him so much. The other characters were pretty fun, and some of the situations made me smile (which is why I gave the book a relatively high rating). Some situations were kind of intense, which makes for a fun book. Don't want to spoil anything, but I think it was a relatively fun read.
Narrator was great to my ears!
I rather enjoyed this story. It was predictable in places, but that didn't get in my way of enjoying it. It reminded me of Romancing the Stone- just a sort of romantic adventure. The characters were pretty fun. Some of them were pretty one- dimensional, some were more deep.
The narrator kind of bugged me. She read it fine, but the way she pronounced some words (and the Latino names) kind of made me giggle-- and it wasn't supposed to be funny. So, 3 stars for her. But, her reading didn't detract from the story for me.
I couldn't "put it down." There is some fun dialog and adventure. Neat monsters and characters. I liked the characterizations and interpretations of mythological creatures. I like the edge that the author took me to- a little uncomfortable, yes, but it was a fun time, none the less. (I don't want to be more specific, so as to not spoil it).
The narrator was okay. Just to grade her, perhaps 3 stars. The voices weren't very consistent--
Let me count the ways:
I liked the characters (they are fun, funny, and overall likeable. Wish we could have known the bad guy a little more).
I liked the setting (awww, who doesn't like a little historical romance?)
I liked the narrator (Great voices, pretty consistant).
I like the voice (easy to understand, not passive or irritating)
I like the pacing (moves along with fun detail)
I like the story ("and they lived . . ." well, you'll have to read the book to find out).
All in all, it was a fun read.
This is a warm fuzzy story. I enjoyed the story, the narrator, and the ending. I recommend this to anyone who like a light, happy story. It has fun voice, funny scenes, and very fun characters. If you're a fan of romance, I think you just might like this story.
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