I noticed a lot of reviews of this audiobook were critical of the novel's author for becoming boring and predictable with her storytelling. For myself, this was my first introduction to the author, Radclyffe, and I found the story to be enjoyable and felt the narration of the book was excellent.
I held off at first from giving Radclyffe's novels a try because I noticed that most off her novels available on audible.com centered around characters in the medical field. Not being a part of that field, I wondered if I would be able to connect with the characters. I was pleasantly surprised and have enjoyed each Radclyffe audiobook that I have heard so far. I recommend giving this audiobook a listen and I, myself, have listened to it several times.
The story is good enough to warrant a read, but I felt the narration of the story left something to be desired. I think I have been spoiled by a couple really amazing narrators that I have heard lately (Abby Craden, Mia Chiaromonte) and perhaps my expectations are now too high! I just found the narrator's voice somewhat grating at times. Not a total deal breaker though... Personally, I liked Beers' other audiobook "Too Close To Touch" better for both the story and narration. Overall, I would rate this audiobook a 3.5, but since I can't do half stars, I am being generous and rounding up to 4 stars.
What I loved about Heart Block was the combination of great writing and the way the narrator captured the spirit of the characters. This story was sweet without too much drama which I generally prefer for romance novels. This is definitely a story I will listen to many times.
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