I love Jo Goodman, she's a great author. I enjoyed the characters and their all written wonderfully. Lil Fin is a sweetie. Mrs. Sterling is a sweetie also. I love how she handles Morgan. Mrs. Sterling is a great motherly sort. Jane handles the change from her old life to her new life smoothly. The way she took hold of the changes and soared. Jane and Morgans love for each other is beautiful. The way she comforts Morgan when he tells her of his past and she takes him into her arms and loves him even more.
What i like least about the book is that it felt as if the book just kept going on, and on, and on and on. Not because the book was boring, IT'S A GREAT READ. But listening to Talmadge Ragan read the book caused me to want to throw my hand up and just loose a credit and stop listening.
The love story was beautiful, how it blossomed over time. The way they finally began trusting each other and shared their secrets and it only drew them closer.
The performance as a whole! Her narrating the story made it very hard to listen to. I wanted so many times to end the book, but since I used a credit, I didn't want to waste it. Several times her words were jumbled together. The way she pronounced each and every word, I know your suppose to enunciate your words, but the way she pronounced each and every syllable made it a not very good listen. It detracted from the story, It was as if this was Jo Goodman's first book, and i know better than that. Every book of hers that I've read have been great reads. Reading this book was better than listening to it. Inflection wasn't good enough and you couldn't tell that Jane was from New York and Morgan was from Montana. Everyone sounded the same. There was no emotion as she read. It was as if she "READ" the book vs performing the book.
A different narrator. I think Kirsten Potter, Joyce Bean, Xe Sands or Kate Reading would've been great narrators for this book.
I used a credit for this book because of the reviews that I read. Three out of four reviews were rave reviews and they really enjoyed the narrator. I'd read the book and really enjoyed it. So I wanted to listen to it and enjoy it all over again. It's amazing how you can read a book yourself and love it to pieces. Then listen to it and are crushed because you feel slighted. As if you were duped and an awful trick has been played on you.
I read all the comments about this book before using my credit. I am sorry about the rape that happens to the main character Prudnce, however, the book was still stultifying (to me). I can't even tell you what the story is about. I know that Prudence was horribly vioIated by a man that she danced with her first season. She's not danced nor has she told anyone about the violation to her. (That's actually a common occurance even today. Ladies being violated and telling anyone) She has a plan to marry someone she knows won't demand their marrital rights from her but thatplan goes ary when their coach is setupon by highwaymen. In comes John Roark. Most of the first part of the story is pretty ok. The rest of the story is where i just lost interest. I really don't care that the Love Scene wasn't that great if the story is good, you can actually take the love scene out and it'll be a good read. i wish Prudence had been stronger. But, I dont know about being violated so i don't know how it paralyzes you. So maybe that part is fine. I don't know, the book is still missing something. I passed up the second book for the third book because the review said that the seond book wasn't worth the listen. Perhaps if the narrator had been different ther book could've been better. I've been having horrible luck with audio books of late. Nothing I get is worth the credit.
I understand the flashbacks about the rape, I can only imagine what she went through (even thought it's a character) and dealing with memories at the worst moment. But all in all, I just couldn't make it through the book. I listened to the whole book, and i'll try it again before i send it back. If i get the same result the seond time through.....i'm just going to swap books. It's turning out to be good books horrible narrators, or great narrators, terrible books.
The story line, character, narrator, everyting about his book was just not good. I wish I could attach my last two reviews from the previous books to this review so I wouldn't have to type all of this again.
Just......not a good book. There's really nothing good I can say about this book. 7hours 20min of listening time was 5 hours and 20 mins too long.
Just a bad book overall...
No One I Know.
When I got the first book, I got the entire trilogy. What a waste. It's as bad as the first one. I wish I could attach my review from book one onto this review. Very disappointed in Mrs. Banks with this trilogy. All of her other books that I've read (KGI, Pregnancy series, both Highlander Series) have been out of sight. DO NOT WASTE YOUR CREDIT ON THIS OR THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE TRILOGY.
It's nothing like Brethless or Coulters, not even close to being good.
Kristen Potter off the top of my head. Rosalyn Landor does a good American accent, Julia Gibson perhaps would've been better than Alix Dale.
The Entire Book
DON'T WASTE YOUR CREDIT OR MONEY ON THIS BOOK.
More story, less drivel, more story. Never to use this narrator ever again.
Perhaps had a different narrator. The narration in the book was just awful. Every character sounded as if they were whining. Oh my word, I actually watched television, read a real book as well as talked on the phone and all those things were more interesting than this book.
It was such a cheesy story. I know that we read as an excape, but could we please have something that sounds plausible! I can understand that Joss, didn't want to let her friends know that she wanted something different from the norm.
The repetitive lines were nerve wrecking. I wanted to throw my tablet at least 100 times while listening to this horrible story.
I just knew that since it was a Maya Banks that it would be a good book. But for some reason all of her books are begining to sound and read just like all of her other books. The only difference is that she changed the character names.
And this narrator, Alix Dale, should never be used for narrating again. Perhaps it was her voice and the voices she chose for the characters that made the book horrible. The ending syllabal of each word, she goes up. What is that about? It sounds as if she's forcing the word from her lungs. Every sentence (at least in my opinion) they all sound the same. The men in this book and the other books in this Trilogy, are the most whinniest men i've ever heard.
I 100% agree with the other negative reviews about this book. I can't remember if i've said this already or not, but, it's as if when she began writing this book that she was grasping at straws trying to put something on paper, How in the world did she get so many great reviews on this book???
Her as a narrator. Maybe she's good at narrating childrens books but adult books, no way jose. Her voice is too nasaly and very whiney.
The entire book.
Oh My Word, 11 hours for this book was 8 hours to many. It was as if she was grasping as straws when she wrote this trilogy.
That's why I love Audible.com, if you don't like the book, you can return it and try another one.
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