©2005 Rita Mae Brown; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
"In Brown's fictive world, every fox, hound, horse, dog, and bird is given a name, personality, backstory, and dialogue. All can converse with each other and understand the humans, while Sister has the ability to sense what the animals are thinking. The hunt scenes are luminous." (Publishers Weekly)
Rita Mae Brown is one of my favorite authors. She weaves her words into wonderful stories that keep the reader/listener begging for more.
That being said, though, I think the use of a professional voice artist may have served the book at bit better. Ms. Brown's voice and inflection sometimes are a bit jarring or stilted. Maybe this was the first time Ms. Brown has recorded one of her novels?
This otherwise charming novel was totally ruined in the reading/listening. An avid mystery listener, I had to fight my way through Hunt Ball because the reader (the author) read the book in a monatone, paused at all the wrong places, and stumbled through every paragraph and chapter. What a disappointment. This book was so difficult to listen to it was almost painful. Strongly suggest that listeners stay away from this book.
Avid Listener of Audible
This may be a good book; however, the narration was so bad that I was constantly distracted from the story. I wanted to grab the narrator and yell "quit pausing in all the wrong places!" It was the worst book I have ever read due to the poor narration.
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