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tcvt

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  • Murder 101

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maggie Barbieri
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (64)

    Safely away from the chaos of Manhattan, St. Thomas, a small college on the banks of the Hudson River, is supposed to be tranquil, bucolic, and serene. Unfortunately, English professor Alison Bergeron has found it to be anything but. Recently divorced and even more recently without a car - it was stolen - she has been hoofing it to school. One Friday evening, two homicide detectives drop by her office. The good news is that they found her beat-up Volvo; the bad news is that the body of one of her students was in the trunk.

    tcvt says: "Narrator Ruins the Story"
    "Narrator Ruins the Story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I enjoyed what I heard of the story, but the narrator was horrid. At 50 minutes of listening I had to quit. I'm going to buy the book and finish reading it, I can't tolerate listening this to it a minute longer.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator's voice is very sing-songy -- and quite monotonous, her pacing and interpretation are grating. There is little or no distinction in character's voices. Male voices are really weak.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Inn at Eagle Point: A Chesapeake Shores Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Sherryl Woods
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (309)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (209)

    It’s been years since Abby O’Brien Winters set foot in Chesapeake Shores. The Maryland town her father built has too many sad memories and Abby too few spare moments, thanks to her demanding Wall Street career, the crumbling of her marriage, and her energetic twin daughters. Then one panicked phone call from her youngest sister brings her racing back home to protect Jess’s dream of renovating the charming Inn at Eagle Point....

    Sungrl09 says: "Enjoy the book but..."
    "Narrator is terrible"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Sherryl Woods and/or Christina Traister?

    I didn't find the writing compelling enough to suffer through the narration. I might listen to another book, if there was a different narrator reading.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I can't listen to another book narrated by Ms. Traister. Her Irish accent is abysmal and her characterizations of others in the book all meld together. Voice is monotone and sing-song and really offers no dramatic quality. I suffered through the narration to finish the story, which was fairly predictable, but better than the narration.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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