A narrator with an an English accent.
An author who could write.
Most disappointing was that I bought it (on a friend's recommendation)
and wasted a precious credit.
The HORRENDOUS accents!!!!!!!
I have no idea where she acquired the voices and accents, but she should get her money back as I wish I could.
Since I listened to only three chapters - I would have cut them all.
I am sorry I bought the book.
I will not waste another minute in hoping that the narrator, or the book will improve!!
I haven't finished the book yet, but I like the author, so I'm gritting my teeth and listening.I had to say something about the narrator because I'm driving my husband crazy imitating her.
Oh my God - had I listened to a sample I would have got the kindle edition instead.The narrator's voice is horrible. Every descriptive sentence is spoken with the same intonations in exactly the same spots. The narrator for What Aliice Forgot was so much BETTER.
Like I said, great story - almost ruined by the narration.
Pillars of the Earth is similar. The research was equally fantastic and both stories held my interest from the start.
He is an amazing narrator - the accents were flawless - and his voice !!!-- ahhhh - he could read the phone book!!!!
It made me laugh and cry. The characters were so well-developed - and reading about WW1 from the points of view of Germans, Russians, Americans and British was really an eye-opening experience.
Just downloaded Book 2 and I can't wait to listen.
A different narrator
-anybody else I've ever listened to
I didn't listen long enough to make a valid assessment of the story.
Justine Eyre's voice irritated me so much that I couldn't listen to the story.
What I heard was promising, so I tried listening, but had to abandon for the safety of my iPod, which I came perilously close to throwing on the floor and stepping on !!! I can't describe the voice adequately except to say that I spent more time imitating it than listening to it.
I put the book aside for a week and tried again - thinking that a different mood might prove to be the answer - but no! I won't be buying any more books with that narrator.
If I could have given no stars for the narration - I would have.
I thought this would be humorous, but the word lost its impact after several repetitions.
I can't imagine an intelligent person's using that tone and/or word with any child.
Okay, I'll admit it. I bought the book solely because of the author's name, having no idea whether Marcia Clark could write a good book. She could. Good story - several twists - humour - mystery - insight into the legal system. I'd read another.
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