Characters who behaved in a reasonable and believable manner to life's events. A narrator who isn't as difficult to listen to as fingernails on a chalkboard. Seriously, there is no way to make it better. It is just too terrible for words.
Just other books by this author and narrator.
Get a voice coach. Work on dialing down the whine.
Well, I didn't finish this book which is UNHEARD of for me. I quit listening when a character witnessed the murder/manslaughter/killing of a toddler and decided not to report it. Really? That is how you would react? There are so many other unbelievable reactions that come earlier in the book. The one I mentioned was just the straw that broke the camel's back.
I hated this book.
No, I would not. This was not a well-written story and the narrator made it even worse.
This book seems to want to be like the Mitford series. Small town preacher (with an unruly dog) takes in kids who need a home. There are quirky small town residents and a slowly evolving love story. The characters are not well developed. I don't believe that anyone would act the way they act or talk the way they talk. The book's formula was: introduce a problem and then solve it so quickly a person could get whiplash while listening. Throw in a few silly, slapstick events (i.e. the Christmas tree scene) and call it good.
No idea. I am sure that the best narrator in the world cannot save a flimsily written book.
Irritation. I could NOT wait to finish it. And when I did, I felt a great sense of relief.
I cannot recommend this book.
I would have focused the plot on the lives of the sister and her brother. Too many characters were brought in who did not enhance the story at all (I.e. why did we have to know so much about the background of the Greek doctor and his camera? Or the girl with the face disfigurement?)
I would consider it. I loved the Kite Runner.
The male narrator was fine. I did not enjoy the woman with the French accent. I found her accent to be distracting.
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It is a shame that a book with such a strong, attention grabbing beginning would become so very boring mid-way through.
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