I am about 3/4 through the novel and completely engrossed by the story. The narration, however, is distractingly bad. The reader has a nice voice but really butchers the southern accents- it sounds more like a yankee's caricature of backwoods hicks than anything approaching reality. Even worse is the way she uses inflection- so off-target that it seems she isn't even listening to herself. She frequently misinterprets the dialogue and I find myself trying to replay the scene in my head with proper inflection so it makes sense. This is probably the only time I have regretted choosing an audio over a print (electronic) book; I'd have a much better experience listening to my own inner narrative!
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