...to a book I can't even understand the narrator (16 hours+). I didn't read anywhere that the story was based "across the pond." I usually listen to the sample first because I'm tired of listening to British accents on Audible books, I'll never make that mistake again!. It sounded like a great story and I was in a hurry, I needed something quick to have for a road trip, but I found myself fast-forwarding after 30 mintues. Sorry, but I tried.
I'm having a bit of bad luck, the last 3 or so books I haven't been able to finish, usually too boring. What a waste of a $15 credit times 3.
The story line was very intriguing but after 3/4 of the book it was lost and never came back around. The story ended with a fizzle and no satisfaction.
The narrator was excellent, with his Italian accent for his Italian lines he sounded very sexy and with the English lines he sounded like Alec Baldwin so it was a delight on the ears.
It's not that often I give up on a book but this one is going into that category. It's just too long and boring. I have other things to do and listen to and not spend my listening time on a book that doesn't develop into anything. The premise sounded promising but it never materialized into a story I am interested in.
The story sounded good before I listened to it. The love story might have been there but no not really and the performance was dry and emotionless. It was like I was listening to several different stories that were connected by a thread and nothing was ever fully developed. Sorry but I'm not listening to any more Nicholas Sparks novels they have all been a disappointment.
This is an interesting story, I never grew tired of it and my mind didn't wander. Just when I thought I had it figured out, the story changed. The narrator is excellent, all the different voices really brought the story to life.
I tried to finish the book but the story moved too slow for me and it was suppose to be a fast-paced romp across the Southwest but an hour into it Ruby was still in the bowling alley. There were way too many adjectives, meaningless dialog and details that seemed to be there only to "prove" it is a true southern story (it seemed like the story was there and the editor sent the author back to make it longer by adding southern colloquialisms; therefore make for a larger book). I usually like a story that moves faster into the meat of the storyline. The sentence structure was very sophomoric. I couldn't finish the book, I found my mind wandering, maybe I'll try at another time. I loved the southern accent of the narrator but I don't think it is a natural one. I gave it 2 stars only because of the sentence structure and I couldn't bear to finish.
The story is intriguing but it seemed like the author changed in the last 1/3 of the book and the connections were too neat and tidy. The audio recording/narrator was above par.
Never mind the fact I couldn't feel the attraction between Nick & Valerie the story just dragged on and was very anticlimatic.
This is a great little story of surviving family hardship and the strength of women. Wonderful narration by Jenna Lamia (the best I have ever heard!!).
The premise of the story sounds great but not too far into the story it is apparent that this is a waste of time. I should have took to heart the reviews I read on Amazon.com. Too bad this is my first Stephen King novel too.
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