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Stephanie

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  • Laughed 'Til He Died: A Death on Demand Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Intrigue and foul play are no strangers to the idyllic South Carolina sea island of Broward's Rock. Mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling and her husband, Max, who specialize in solving problems, plunge into a startling web of danger and deceit when a trio of deaths is linked to the island's youth recreation center.

    Stephanie says: "WORST Narrator EVER"
    "WORST Narrator EVER"
    Overall

    I want to preface this review by saying that I've NEVER written a negative review for any book I've ordered from Audible over the years. I've enjoyed most of them throughly.

    Frankly, I don't know exactly how this book ends...I don't even know what happens in the middle...The narrator is so horrible that you almost cannot believe the annoyance you'll feel at the vocal pacing, the world's worst southern accents, and the absolutely freakish way she pronounces some of these words. NO ONE talks like this, and you'll not get through the first chapter before you'll hear exactly what I'm talking about. I found myself shouting at her--and so disconnected from the story that I couldn't ditch this book fast enough. I felt foolish for having such strong feelings about a book (and a person I've never met)...but the reality is, you're looking to spend about $20, and 8 hours of your life with this person, supposedly entertaining yourself--if the narrator is so bad that you become angry, you should RUN AWAY-- what a waste of money and time.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Unfinished Portrait: A Rona Parish Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Anthea Fraser
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Rona Parish is asked to write a biography of reclusive artist Elspeth Wilding by her concerned sister. Ellie has seemingly disappeared, and the mystery surrounding her whereabouts has fueled a new interest in her work. As she begins gathering information, Rona discovers that Ellie's closest friend committed suicide, and Rona wonders whether Ellie, wracked by guilt over her friend's death, could have been driven to do likewise.

    Stephanie says: "Story is OK...but narration is....weak"
    "Story is OK...but narration is....weak"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What didn’t you like about Anna Bentinck’s performance?

    The voices that this narrator produces for the various characters ranges from weak to ludicrous. Her voices for the female characters are truly embarrassing and incredibly distracting--they almost have to be heard to be believed. Honestly, I kept thinking it will get better...but every new character has an even more ridiculous voice and inflection, it truly causes one to be so distracted that the story is ruined.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    There are way too many references to prior books by the author, it makes the first few chapters awkward.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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