P.S. Pay another visit to Cedar Cove.
©2008 Debbie Macomber; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"Prolific Macomber...is known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small-town America, and this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre." (Publishers Weekly)
I doubt anything
I have heard better from her - so perhaps yes
I would not have accepted it
Many characters, every one with an interesting story. I enjoyed the story enough to continue with the series, but the narrator sounded just like a telephone operator, mechanical and impersonal. I will read the rest of the series the old fashioned way.
I had read a book by the author prior to this one and broke from my murder mysteries and suspense novels for this. It was a mistake. It's a novel of rather badly misunderstood or mistreated women who have encounters with unrealistically and weakly portrayed men. It's a true confession novel that will put you to sleep or afraid of getting older.
Being a knitter, I have enjoyed Macomber's books in the past. Got this on $4.95 sale. Would be possible to listen to a nice story, but the narrator's tone is that of an old busy buddy with a little bun on top of her head. She simply was too irritating to listen to past Chapter 3. I quit.
I enjoy Ms. Macomber's story lines, but her dialogue is highly improbable. It's stilted and formal. Proper and correct, yes, but much too formal for books like the ones Ms Macomber writes.
TIresome. Her male voices are pompous and forced.
Simple, enjoyable, interesting
I watched the series on Hallmark but listening to the book, seemed to help me get closer to the characters.
I would definitely recommend this whole series! Debbie whisks you away to a coastal town where if you are looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right you will most possibly meet them here. I love how you feel like you know each character as your own neighbors and friends. If only there were really towns like this where everyone for the most part shows kindness what a great world this would be!
I liked that each character is described so well that you can actually picture them in your head. You really feel like you know them as friends not just characters in a book. Listening to the story really helps to visualize these characters more so than just reading words on a page.
She is such a great character reader, she really gives each character a distinct and different voice and is so consistent that you think there has to be more than one reader.
I found myself looking forward each evening to read about what everyone is doing. I gasp when things surprise me and actually teared up when the characters found lost love ones or if someone you feel you know passed away.
I recommend not only the Cedar cove series but her other series as well. You will be swept away into all the stories!
Sandra Burr does a pretty good job with very little. The characters are self-absorbed and mostly one-dimensional - especially the men. There is no appreciable plot that I can detect and what little content there is to this story unfolds with painful slowness. I'm giving this one back to Audible half finished. I can't risk listening to it while driving for fear I'll nod off.
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