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  • Vision in White: The Bride Quartet, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1111)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (572)

    The women at Vows - a wedding planning company in Connecticut - make it their business to create memorable events for couples sealing their bonds. And though the bonds among Parker, Emma, Mac, and Laurel may not be official, they are very real - and equally worthy of celebration.

    Mary says: "Bad Narration"
    "Emily Durante should be limited to kiddie lit."
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    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Vision in White? What did you like least?

    I own the book and have read it repeatedly. I bought the audible version because Nora Roberts' story is instructive, entertaining, and loaded with riveting characters. Durante is not suited for an adult read. Laurel is a straight-shooting smart-ass who sounds like a sniveling wuss. Mac is quick-witted and erudite, but sounds like a whiner. Emma is sexy, sultry, and utterly nurturing and none of that comes out in this story. Parker is YODA and sounds like a compromising goofball. Whoever chose Emily Durante to read this made an error: She should be reading the Ramona books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The characters are unique, defined, described, and Durante ignores all of Roberts' clues. It's shameful.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Emily Durante’s performances?

    NO. Thank you, Audible; I'm going to dump this one.


    Did Vision in White inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. I'll take advantage of Audible's return policy.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to believe the author had nothing to do with choosing the reader.

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