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  • Objects of My Affection

  • By: Jill Smolinski
  • Narrated by: Xe Sands
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 424
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 363
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 366

In the humorous, heartfelt new novel by the author of The Next Thing on My List, a personal organizer must somehow convince a reclusive artist to give up her hoarding ways and let go of the stuff she’s hung onto for decades.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you can relate to "Too Much Stuff"...Read on!!

  • By Susan B. Jamieson on 08-01-12

Performance distracted from the story.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-12

How could the performance have been better?

I will make sure I never listen to another book narrated by Xe Sands. The end of her sentences are faded out and gravely, in a way I'm sure is fine if you're chatting with her in person, but was very distracting in an audio book. Her voice made the characters sound confused, like they just woke up from a nap, even during the most strong, passionate dialogue in the story. I kept expecting to get used to her style, but it was annoying until the very end of the book. On the other hand, I got to the end of the book so it wasn't so annoying as to make me waste a credit!

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