Sweet, real, entertaining
Listening to Therese Plummer read Robyn Carr's contemporary novels is like sitting down to a meal that is complete with one's favorite dishes, but made with unexpected spices -- still good, but not always exactly the same.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the audio Virgin River series and the Grace Valley trilogy. Robyn Carr has clearly found her niche. I feel good about her characters and stories. They're all nice folks who are likeable (except any bad guys) and one can relate.
Robyn Carr and Therese Plummer go together like peanut butter & jelly.
The main characters Daniel and Violet. Well defined, very likeable people.
Oh, Daniel, without a doubt what a charming, interesting hero.
I'm not going to buy or listen to any more books narrated by Ms Dawe. She consistently sounds p.o.'d and has an odd cadence to her reading. She almost ends her sentences in question marks. She has become such a distraction that I listened to just the first chapter before turning it off to read the book on my tablet.
Initially I had an extreme negative reaction to the poor narration of what is a 6 star story - not 5 stars, 6! I was completely charmed by the story, all of the characters and what a wonderful job the author did describing her scenes. I felt almost like I was there.
I really liked this pair and was rooting for them all they way. Despite them both being beautiful their fears were understandable and their missed cues made sense. It was fun, light reading with some touching parts. The subplot from Michael's past gave the book more interest and kept the momentum going.
I really "got" each of the two main characters -- like them very much.
Renee Raudman's style has grown on me with this book. Her male Texas drawl was irritating in the first book due to making the handsome studly lead character sound like an old man. This main male character doesn't have an accent which she did better. I liked how she voiced Leah, the heroine.
The main final scene at the producer's house between Michael and Leah. Wow. The scene between the two of them in Michael's loft apartment was pretty darn hot, but I wondered how realistic it could be when they haven't been together in over five years.
No to Alyssa Everett. Absolutely yes to Rosalyn Landor. The two main characters tried my patience to the point where I couldn't finish the book. I got half way through then threw in the towel.
She's good at any and all narrations. I am a huge fan for her work.
The narrator has a pleasant voice but a terrible delivery. I couldn't finish listening to it. Ended up reading the book
There are a lot of authors I would recommend before this one.
Inflection was dull. Sounded like just anyone reading the book. I expect more dramatic presentation and distinctiveness between the characters' "voices."
Probably Rosalyn Landor or even Carrington McDuff, Therese Plummer or Justine Eyre performances would have made it bearable.
Read the book, don't waste a credit or your money buying the audio edition.
I couldn't get into the book due the the poor quality narration. I think I could have done a better job! Guess I've gotten spoiled by Therese Plummer and Tanya Eby! I'm going to download the Kindle version.
I may try the second on in this series if I recognize the narrator and know I can trust her.
Monotone, no real differentiation between the female characters. Sounds bland and beige.
I couldn't finish it, so can't answer. Only made it a few chapters in before I threw in the towel.
If there was more to the story than sexy scenes. Lots of steamy stuff which is great when it's set against an interesting storyline
No real action or plot until the end of the book.
I liked the narrator. Her voice was pleasant and clear and I could tell who was speaking when.
Three quarters of the way through I started feeling impatient with the lack of a developing story. I see that the author has written a series around this family and I was looking forward to getting to know them, as one can when reading Lisa Kleypas or Nora Roberts. The writing is not of the same caliber. Not sure I'll try the second one in the Sullivan series.
When a plot was finally introduced about 3/4s through the first half of the book. The courtship started out the book and was too long.
I doubt it. Took way too long to go introduce a plot of interest. Just learning about how the main character is wooing his identified intended was too drawn out.
Oh, yes. Simon Prebble is one of the very best! He nails all the characters without resorting to a falsetto for the female voices as several inexperienced and less talented male narrators do. A lot of seduction and sex scenes without including explicitly erotic scenes as novels by Jennifer Ashley, Maya Banks, Charlotte Featherstone and Courtney Milan's are.
The author's description of place, dress and the time's social mores is very good.
I rarely if ever listen to or read a book more than once.
When one of Justine's son's found her with her lover.
The final scene in the third book.
The ghost story wasn't really necessary but I'm used to suspending belief with Nora Roberts books so I went along with it.
I love Simon Prebble, not so Jo Beverley
The author took forever to reconcile the couple. The scaredy cat heroine was well educated, but her ignorance about male-female relationships was ridiculously unrealistic and frustrating. Not a terribly sympathetic heroine. The hero was appealing but not particularly well defined.
I can't say enough about Simon Prebble's talent. He does a consistently fantastic job with historical novels. A wonderful narrator. I look for books he narrates.
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