The main character was incredibly rich, incredibly beautiful, took incredible risks, and was surrounded by men who had nothing better to do than spend their lives catering to her every need. I felt manipulated; I'm not so shallow that I can't read a book unless I can fantasize being rich and beautiful! In addition, the main character was incredibly bull-headed and stupid - you know those ridiculous horror movies where you say, "DON'T OPEN THAT DOOR, YOU IDIOT!!"? She kept doing that kind of thing, over and over. The author also introduced plot threads that went nowhere and introduced major "bad guys" out of the blue near the end of the book. I think the whole book needed a rewrite. Or an editor with a big red pen.
I have bought many books from Audible and have never had a purchase where the narrator's only voice was archly saying "Dahling." The female characters sounded like snooty women and the male characters sounded like gay guys in drag! I did not like the narrator's limited range of emotion, and I don't need a presentation in hushed tones to know that something important is happening. Let the book speak for itself. The presentation grated on me until I couldn't even pay attention to the actual words.
By half way through the book, I was irritated beyond belief, and very disappointed. I heartily dislike the heroine and her boyfriend. My experience with Audible books has been that both the books and the narrators are excellent - until now. This is a first.
Absolutely. The author always weaves an interesting story, and this time it has a great twist, in an extended reference to a classic movie.
I have not listened to others, but I certainly will. His presentation enhanced the story. I kept forgetting that the same person was reading all the different characters' lines!
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