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Saving Grace Audiobook
Saving Grace
Written by: 
Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Narrated by: 
Ashley Ulery
Saving Grace Audiobook

Saving Grace: Katie and Annalise, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Katie Connell is a high-strung attorney whose sloppy drinking habits and stunted love life collide hilariously in a doomed celebrity case in Dallas. When she flees Texas for the Caribbean, Katie escapes professional humiliation, a broken heart, and a wicked bloody mary habit, but she trades one set of problems for another when she begins to investigate the suspicious deaths of her parents on the island of St. Marcos.

She's bewitched by the voodoo spirit of an abandoned house in the rainforest and discovers that she's as much a danger to herself as the island's bad guys are. As the worst of her worlds collide, Katie drags herself back to the courthouse to defend her new friend Ava, an island local accused of stabbing the senator she's been sleeping with.

©2012 Pamela Fagan Hutchins (P)2013 Pamela Fagan Hutchins

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    Dee's Ereader 08-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "it gets better... No spoilers"

    after listening to the first 2 chapters i went back to look at the other reviews to decide if it was worth finishing. the narration and the story line were painful, but i agree with the other reviewers that the story does get better making it easy to overlook that as you get into the book. the heroine made me cringe early in but she did redeem herself. i will probably look into the second book in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angenette Masing 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyed"

    Story was good overall. My only problem with the audio was that it skipped several times. Not sure if this is normal with audio books.
    Hopefully next book won't have this same problem.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    WHB 03-29-15
    WHB 03-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Was just the kind of story I was looking for."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that it was based in a tropical climate with a lot of mysterious things going on.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narrator did an outstanding job but there was some type of audio noise in the background that was a little annoying.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I will be moving on to the 2nd book in the series. Already downloaded the 3rd too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret United States 11-26-13
    Margaret United States 11-26-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Save yourself"
    What disappointed you about Saving Grace?

    Ashley Ulery is a HORRIBLE reader. Her reading is so bad I couldn't get through the first chapter. This might be a good book, but I'll never find out because I am so turned off by Ulery's attempt at reading it. I LOVE audiobooks and have heard hundreds of them. This is the worst EVER.


    What could Pamela Fagan Hutchins have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    She could have selected a professional reader (actor, perhaps). Lorelei King is one of my favorites.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her reading was so distracting I couldn't even "hear" the book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I don't know... I couldn't get past chapter 1. It was awful.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for asking.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Obermayer 06-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The narration detracted from story"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Pamela Fagan Hutchins? Why or why not?

    Maybe if the narrator was different.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narration was distracting. Her attempt at accents was especially bad. The NY/NJ one was about the worst I've ever heard.


    Any additional comments?

    The story wasn't fabulous but it wasn't awful either. I think it could have been a lightweight but fun listen if it had a different reader.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Shelba Miller 05-27-15

    Retired. I can't hold books comfortably so Audiobooks is fabulous. I listen on my phone or my laptop.

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    "Narration."
    What disappointed you about Saving Grace?

    Good story, poor narration like listening to a bedtime story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Not sure, hard to follow because of narration.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Frustration


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Anita S. 05-19-16
    Anita S. 05-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A GREAT ADVENTURE ~ VACATION!"
    What made the experience of listening to Saving Grace the most enjoyable?

    I loved the descriptions of places, could feel like I was there. The details about the characters were so enriching, I found myself identifying with Katie all the time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the characters, the way they were developed. I felt like I really got to know them. Of course, my favorite scene was the big surprise in the courtroom....and "mewling like a kitten" really felt visceral to me.


    Which character – as performed by Ashley Ulery – was your favorite?

    Katie, of course!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The courtroom scene really got me....although there were so many, it was hard to choose. I loved the ending as well...


    Any additional comments?

    More. Made me want more. As it was nearing the end, it felt like I was about to leave some friends for a while!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J.C.D. 03-29-16
    J.C.D. 03-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining and a Stretched Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Saving Grace to be better than the print version?

    It was good but I didn't care for the Caribbean (?) accents. They were off.


    What other book might you compare Saving Grace to and why?

    I started another book with a similar story line about a year ago, but couldn't finish it and don't remember the title. Obviously, this was written better because I did finish it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Katie discovering Annalise.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    IreneTorres 03-08-16
    IreneTorres 03-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Writer fine but reader leaves a lot to be desired"

    The reader's errors drive me nuts; saying Calvary when she meant cavalry and deposition when she should have said disposition. Her Island accent was ok but very Jamaican but her representation of Walker's New Jersey accent was so off it was painful. He sounded like he was an illiterate from Boston. Katie's accent become stronger and weaker all through the story. If your accents are not spot on, don't do them. She also had a consistent whiny tone that didn't add anything to the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NCAR7500 02-28-16
    NCAR7500 02-28-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Patience Required"
    What made the experience of listening to Saving Grace the most enjoyable?

    Although I was disgusted by the main character's behavior at first, and I wondered where this was going, I kept listening and was rewarded with a good plot and interesting, albeit flawed, characters.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I wouldn't say it kept me on the edge of my seat, but I was anxious to continue listening every time I had to stop for a while. It kept my attention and kept me entertained.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Since the book is written in first person, I was confused when the narrator suddenly switched--or tried to switch--to a southern drawl when the character spoke. Why not just do the whole thing in the drawl since she's the one telling the story? That being said, as a Texan, I have to say her drawl was downright pathetic. Her Caribbean accent was much better, but her New Jersey one was even worse than the Texas one. However, I would enjoy hearing her narrate a story that doesn't require accents, as her natural voice is quite pleasing to the ear.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nothing about this book is "moving," as in inspirational. It doesn't bring one to tears nor uncontrollable laughter. However, it is great escape fiction. It has a little bit of everything--unrequited love, adventure, murder, even the supernatural. I enjoyed it immensely, once I forgot to be judgmental over the accents.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book for the person who is just looking for a quick, entertaining escape. It's not for the intellectual--it's not meant to be. It's just fun. I'm looking forward to the next volume in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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