©2006 Jay Giles; (P)2006 Reagent Press
I'm a lady of a certain age who enjoys good mysteries, autobiographies, humor and a good bargain.
While the premise of the story was interesting enough to keep me listening until the end, the narration was off-putting enough to make me take frequent breaks. The female characters' voices and the extreme nasal quality of some of the male characters are dreadful. Except for the voice of Matt Seattle the other male characters' voices are merely annoying. The constant mispronunciation of "d'Onofrio," the name of one of the main characters, is also distracting.
Some of Matt Seattle's actions and reactions aren't very believable, but I found myself rooting for him to prevail.
I might listen to more of the author's work, but will studiously avoid anything read by the narrator of "Blindsided."
I am wondering how this recording was released by the publisher. If I didn't know better, I'd think the voices were a comedy act. The insensitivity to the book is overwhelming-such as when he reads about the main character's family's car accident.
This might be a good story, but the narrator's overacting is annoying and the voices he creates for the different characters sound completely fake. I'm the kind of person who, once I get into a story, has to keep going to find out what happens, whether I'm enjoying it or not. For this one, I made an exception. Maybe I'll give the author a shot and finish it on Kindle.
Good storyline. Several twists with a few quirky charaters make this a fun, easy read. The feel good ending a little over the top, but not enough to detract. At times the audible reading sounded odd. I felt the pronunciation of D'Onifrio is incorrect or maybe too "Americanized" for me.
One of the worst narrating jobs I've ever heard. The narrator sounds like the old guy you meet at the race track who wants to give you betting tips. His cavalier attitude when describing the death of the main character's family is so ridiculously blase I had to stop listening 20 minutes in. His imitation of female voices sounds like the voice you would make when trying to mock your wife/girlfriend during an argument. Do not recommend.
Didn't make it that far.
Literally anyone else.
No. And the worst part is that I wasted my money.
The narrator voice sounded almost cartoony. It was unbearable. The only reason I listened to it is because it was required listening in our book club. In order to bear the narrator's voice I had to set the narration speed to high. I will not listen to this narrator ever again!
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