This is probably the stupidest book I've ever run into. Did a publisher actually pay money for it? I'm very sorry I did!
Actually, the title says it all in a nutshell. I had never been introduced to Brett Battles or this series. The plot moved right along, the characters were well rounded persons, and the ending, while a little predictable, was well written. As always, Scott Brick was perfection. Some will say his voice is monotonous. I would say he reads without attempting to act it out with phony, irritating inflections.
I had read the initial day-of-the-week books in this series in hard copy many years ago. They are all gentle stories without being "Romance" novels. Since George Guidell is among my favorite five narrators I decided to give the audio version a try. I was not disappointed in either the novel or the reader.
I gave up Norah Roberts years ago thinking I was much to mature and sophisticated for "chic" books. Poppycock!
Thiis story is the most riviting, with characters you get to know and like (or dislike), with narration that's easy on the ear, than most I have listened to recently. I think I may have to try another soon.
If it weren't for the overly saccharine, wannabe actress, I might have given this mediocre book three stars, but with my teeth aching from listening to her, I just can't do it!
I may never know whether this novel has any merit or not. The voice, accent, and phrasing of the narrator is so irritating I just can't listen to it. I gave it a go for nearly an hour and couldn't take it any longer.
I thought I knew Nevil Shute as a dry, humorless author. Not true in this case. The concept of this book is wonderfully imaginative, sensitively written with a good deal of tongue-in-cheek. I'm off to see what other Shute novels are available. I thank Audible for making this too tempting to resist.
Failed to keep my interest; you may have a different experience. I have found that authors don't always make the best narrators of their own works.
Did I read the categories wrong? Pre-teen would work except for the sexual references. Young adult doesn't fit; I don't know any young adult who is immature enough for this book. Adult? None of them to be found among the "girls". I don't suppose there is a category for soppy, silly, poorly read books. Dumb is the kindest word I can find for this one.
The concept of this story is really quite clever but the writing itself is awful. To say it is sophomoric would be too complimentary; juvenile is more descriptive. I won't even go into the poor grammar which I find inexcusable in a book reaching publication. Life's short, too many good books, don't waste your time with this one.
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