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  • Love by Design

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Liz Matis
    • Narrated By Nicole Colburn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Design Intervention starts the second season with its own surprise makeover. Interior designer Victoria Bryce must break in her temporary co-host, Aussie Russ Rowland. Victoria, former socialite wild child hopes the reality show will give her the clout to launch her own design line without her family connections. Russ, former bad boy Australian TV star is using the show to launch his acting career in the States. Sparks fly on camera as they argue over paint colors and measurement mishaps leading to passions igniting behind the scenes.

    Necole says: "Bad Narration"
    "Hero's accent HORRIBLE, slow but OK story"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was OK, not a total waste of time, but not something I want to repeat. Not necessarily going to look for more by this author.


    Has Love by Design turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Nope. There's always a clinker in the bunch.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Awful accent for male lead--sometimes Italian, sometimes Irish, sometimes British, occasionally approximates Australian (but not often). Every time Russ speaks, I cringe. She did an OK job with the other characters, although it was a bit difficult to distinguish between female characters.


    Could you see Love by Design being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Where is the quality control for narrators? Some are excellent at accents, but some, like this one, are an embarrassment. I almost felt like I was listening to Robin Williams, with how often the accent changed.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sizzle

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Katherine Garbera
    • Narrated By Ebonee Noel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    A recipe for desire or disaster! Preparation: Only the best chefs are selected to compete in the hit reality TV show Premier Chef. First, add one bakery owner, Staci Rowland, who's out to prove that even the sweetest chef can wield a wickedly sharp knife. Then, counter that sweetness with Remy Cruzel, a spicy and smokin-hot Cajun chef, who's looking to prove he's more than his name.

    MM NW Chicago says: "Story OK, narrator HORRIBLE!"
    "Story OK, narrator HORRIBLE!"
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    What did you like best about Sizzle? What did you like least?

    The story is a typical Blaze book, set in the world of reality cooking shows (which I love!!).


    What did you like best about this story?

    Setting of a cooking competition show was fun.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ebonee Noel?

    ANYBODY!! Her southern accent for Remy was awful, and detracting. She mispronounced so many words.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe, probably wait for the DVD or Lifetime broadcast.


    Any additional comments?

    Why can't these producers monitor the pronunciation of the narrators??

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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