©2008 Lori Foster; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"Lori Foster delivers the goods." (Publishers Weekly)
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
The story was cute. However the production of the story was awful. Sounded like in a tunnel or something.
The story itself was predictable but for 2 hours it covered most bases.
What I heard of this story was ok, but narrator was really, really bad! Her voice came off sounding like someone who should be narrating children's books or, worse yet, a little girl trying to read a grown-up story. Considering the nature of the material, it was quite disturbing. I was too grossed out to even finish.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I enjoy Lori Fosters book although I haven't read many, but she is a hit or miss kinda authur. This one was not one of her best but I still thought it was cute. For the price it was worth it. It also is part of a series, somewhere down the line. I didn't know this until after I read it.
The story line was cute. I think it could have been covered better, shorter, but it was cute and since I was busy cleaning, I didn't mind the occasional drag. Do not confuse this story with reality, however. Those of you who have read it already recognize the incongruities; those of you who haven't, well, just suspend your belief systems and 'go' with it.
I agree the narrator was miscast; someone who sounds more mature may have been better. Although, I would have expected someone who sounded more mature to ACT like it instead of getting all weirded out by some of the plot situations. I think the narrator needs to practice her craft, though; to me she still sounds as though she's reading instead of talking the story. (Think Barbara Rosenblatt or Wil Wheaton and how it is more of a conversation on the couch rather than a speech from a podium.)
So, if you like this sort of romance, and you're looking for something to occupy you while you're weeding the garden or something peaceful (if you're in traffic you'll likely aim your impatience at the audiobook), I can recommend this. If you're more the type to insist on 'real' situations and character-driven stories instead of characters driven BY the story, then you may want to take a pass.
This was a great way of getting a handle on the author without spending big bucks, though.
Lover of Big Words
Despite its short length, I enjoyed the story. It was nothing new, but it was entertaining.
I liked the heroine in this book. She was smart and sexy. The hero was a little dim, but he was likeable.
Anyone besides this narrator would have been better. She sounded like a first grader with a slight lisp. After listening to the first paragraph, I was cringing. After listening to her for almost three hours, I was ready to scream.
This is the first romance novel I've ever listend to or one could say even read. I'm not a reader and had a project for a class to analyze one of Harlequin publisher's romance novels. I had to have it done in 4 days. Not being a ready audible was my best bet. I was astonished at some of the words used but I still enjoyed the book very much. The ending was short and sweet but overall good, I just might listen to another book in my spare time. And unlike the last review I loved the narrator I thought she potrayed the characters very well. I enjoyed it even though I was suprised and understood why the teacher asked us to pick one of these books to analyze.
This was a very cute story. Short and more novella length, but a fast listen. The premise is unique. Harris, a firefighter, finds a box of notes and pictures of a beautiful naked woman at the site of a fire. He falls for the unknown lady in the pics not realizing they are his platonic BFF running buddy. She recognizes herself but does her best to keep him from finding out the truth.
My problem with this listen was the narrator. She had a very high voice and constantly was speaking in a very breathy voice. No way could she effectively do male voices. I felt like I was listening to nails scratching on chalkboards the whole time. In addition her little girl voice sounded like she was about twelve which made listening to the love scenes just downright creepy.
I liked the story line, it was entertaining and humorous at times.
The charactures were all very well written.
The voice sounded WAY TO YOUNG! Also, you could constantly hear the microphone she was using move. No inflections in the voice...steady straight line reader.
Yes, it could be done, but time restaints didn't allow it.
I think this book would have been better for me in print. The reader took away a lot of the descriptive images away.
This could have been enjoyable but the narrator was terrible. She could NOT do male voices at all and at times she spoke so low I strained to hear her. This book was very hard to listen to!
NO, poor narrator.
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