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  • Confessions of a Rookie Cheerleader

  • By: Erika Kendrick
  • Narrated by: Susan Spain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12

After Hannah's fiancé is caught cheating, she leaves him to pursue her cheerleading dream, while still working at RockStar Records. Hannah will have to deal firsthand with Cheerleader Rule #1: don't fall in love with a player.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • All fantasy no reality

  • By Nikki on 06-03-08

Nothing "Confessed"

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

Reviewed: 12-13-11

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A story that actually delivered what the title promised, an editor for the author, a better narrator and/or a director, producer, or editor for the narration.

What was most disappointing about Erika Kendrik’s story?

The book was titled

Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Spain’s performances?

No way. Her performance was just okay. The thing that made her unbearable was the saliva sounds. You can hear her mouth smack when she opens it and the saliva bubbles crackling and popping. It's gross. She sounded like she'd been eating honey and pop rocks. I can't believe they let that go. I also hated the way she announced the next chapter. As the book went on, she gets worse and I wished there were no more chapters for her to say (or me to hear).

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

Disappointment. It was just a pathetic effort overall. Big letdown.

Any additional comments?

This was the author's first book and I That being said, that was not an excuse for a misleading title, poor story execution, and bad narration. It seemed like the author grew up with nothing (like the main character) and decided to write a book obsessing about name brands after achieving a little success. I mean, did she really have to say