Gay tourists are arriving in San Francisco by the planeload for the party of the decade at the Moscone Center, a tribute to a late disco star. On the same night as the dance festival, an infamous evangelist plans to bring his nationwide crusade against gay rights to the Civic Auditorium a few blocks away. Tim Snow finds himself caught in the middle when his activist friends plan a protest. For Tim, the fun and the intrigue are about to begin.
Beach Reading, a San Francisco Chronicle best seller, is equal parts mystery and romantic comedy set in romantic San Francisco with a taste for adventure, a touch of magic.
©2008 Mark Abramson (P)2014 Mark Abramson
I listen to many audiobooks and review the ones I find most notable.
I picked this up as a deal and thought it sounded fun. I will never know. The narration was so bad I literally could not keep listening. This is the first time this has happened to me. I've had other narrators that I hated, but I still plowed through the book. This..I have no words...
Listen to the sample. If you can handle it, then give the book a try. It sounds cute.
Also, I gave the story 2 starts because Audible wouldn't let me review without rating all three categories. I felt bad giving something I hadn't read 1 star. So, I went with 2. This rating is completely arbitrary.
I cannot give rating for the story because the narration was so awful that I couldn't finish the book, and could not really follow what I had heard because I was so distracted wondering how this this narration was commissioned and then published. So I gave the story three stars.
I was actually about half an hour or so into the book (I only lasted one hour) when I realized that the MC was supposed to be young. The narrator sounds like a man in his 90s so I had thought it was an elderly recalling his youth.
Not only his voice inappropriate for the character, the man can't read fluently, stopping mid-sentence while he reads the next bit. I feel I have put more effort and time into this review than went into the editorial and production work, and the flows are so obvious, I will stop.
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