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Disappointed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-19

I only continued to see how the story ends. There was so much potential, but it all fell flat. I'm just going to recycle my review from the 1st part of the duet, mostly, since it's the same deal. It was alright. I loved the "King" series, by the same author, but this one fell flat for me. I didn't feel the chemistry between Finn and Sawyer. It happened quickly without much substance. I absolutely loved the names Finn and Sawyer, but hated the nickname "Say"-not sure how it's spelled, but that's how it was pronounced. It just didn't seem to fit. The guy was a jerk, the gal was annoying. I just cringed too much during the book.
I don't know if I cringed because the book wasn't good or because the narrators were bad.

Narrators:
It was difficult to listen to these two. Why on earth would you have a male/female narrator throughout the book until the bonus scenes? Why is the female reading a male POV? That left me a little confused at first.

Lance Greenfield - 2 stars- He's not right for this part, he sounds too old. No points deducted for that. Narrator is way too dramatic, and the female voices need lots of work.

June Wayne-2 stars- Complete opposite of the male narrator and is way too monotone and choppy. Robotic is the perfect word to describe her.

Spoilery Stuff:
How on earth do you not know what you're holding is a rock and not a skull? TF? Also, not buying the PTSD deal, maybe something else, but it didn't seem to work.

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So so

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-19

It was alright. I loved the "King" series, by the same author, but this one fell flat for me. I didn't feel the chemistry between Finn and Sawyer. It happened quickly without much substance. I absolutely loved the names Finn and Sawyer, but hated the nickname "Say"-not sure how it's spelled, but that's how it was pronounced. It just didn't seem to fit. The guy was a jerk, the gal was annoying. I just cringed too much during the book.
I don't know if I cringed because the book wasn't good or because the narrators were bad.

Narrators:
It was difficult to listen to these two.

Lance Greenfield - 2 stars- He's not right for this part, he sounds too old. No points deducted for that. Narrator is way too dramatic, and the female voices need lots of work.

June Wayne-2 stars- Complete opposite of the male narrator and is way too monotone and choppy.

Spoilery Stuff:
The most cringeworthy scene in the entire book was the storm where Finn gave Sawyer an orgasm to change her fear into something positive. It was awkward and gross.

Consistent Series

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

Reviewed: 03-27-19

I'm enjoying the series. It's predictable, but still fun.

Narrator:
Angela Dawe- 3 stars- Ok narrator, but needs lots of work on her accents. They sound unnatural

Different Narrator...

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

Reviewed: 03-27-19

...would have made the story much better. Angela Dawe is ok, but her accents are awkward and sound fake. They just seem overdone.

Good story, Annoying heroine

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

I can't stand Feb. I hated her in this book. She was immature and obnoxious. She's supposedly in her 40s, but you wouldn't know that by reading this book. There was so much dumb in her, I had to force myself to finish. The rest of the story was good. Keeping in mind that Kristen Ashley has a weird writing style - leaving out "if" a lot.

Narrator:
Liz Thompson -2.5 stars- Too many abnormally long pauses to mention. I thought my book had stopped playing the first few times it happened. She also uses a really screechy voice in some parts which doesn't work at all. You could also hear her swallowing, often.

Narrator needs work

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

Narrator:
Angela Dawe - 3 stars- Narrator needs work. Her reading is inconsistent. Accents and character voices weren't always the same. Some places she's fantastic reading, but others, it's nearly monotone. She has a pleasant voice that works well overall.

Too much

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-19

2.5 stars
The first 1/2 to 3/4 of the book was ridiculously slow. Sure, there was a lot going on, but it was over the top. Nearly every scenario you can think of is thrown into this book. Maybe I missed the hints in the first book, but this almost felt like a completely different storyline. It was too much to believe. I hated Ginny, she's supposed to be in her 30s or 40s at this point, but still acts like a naive teenager. She's so whiny and flaky and hasn't matured a bit. I only gave it 2 stars because it got somewhat interesting near the end. I'll finish the story because I found it on a different streaming service. I would end here if I had to pay for it, even if the ending was the only saving grace.

Narrator:
Monique Makena - 2 stars. Way too many wet mouth sounds to be professional. The reading was really choppy, with pauses in the wrong places. Her pronunciations might be FLA dialect, I don't know, but it was distracting (though, I didn't take stars away for it). Word like "accessory" pronounced "assessory", "bassinet" as "bazinet" and "curtain" as "curdain". Curtain was actually pronounced both ways. The re-edited parts were so different from the original, or vice versa, that it was hard to follow at times. The narrators voice for the h was much deeper and different. She also reads much slower during the re recorded parts.

Conflicted

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

3.5 for the book. It's good, but it has its problems. I feel like the pacing started out okay, but then dragged and the ending was in a huge hurry. It's a disturbing book (she's only 15) and there are parts that are dark. I feel like there was a disconnect between reader and the h. You feel sorry for her, but she's ridiculously naive, and this is easy to overlook in the beginning, but she was still this way at the end. I don't feel there was much growth. Even with the problems, I liked it a lot. I devoured the book, but finished a little disappointed. I'm going to continue, because I feel like this author/story has potential.

Narrator:
Monique Makena - 2.5 stars - I had a difficult time with the narrator. She wasn't awful, but needs a LOT of work. She didn't have any extra (mouth/background) sounds, so I was able to finish the book. She's a very choppy. reader, though. She adds pauses in odd places in a sentence, and it's completely unnatural. She starts off with what sounds like a stuffy nose. Maybe she had a cold during recording. It wasn't a pleasant listening experience, but what made it worse was that there were a lot of what sounded like rerecordings (and spliced in) where her voice was completely different! I don't know if people in South Florida have pronunciations that are different, but the narrator pronounced lots of words oddly saying "curdain" for "curtain" or "impordant" for "important", "cease" for "sieze" (I had to rewind 4 times to understand what she was trying to say), etc. She actually said "curtain" at least once, so it was confusing, and distracting as a listener.

Spoilery Stuff:
It was uncomfortable reading about a man wanting such a young girl, but as the story unfolds, it makes more sense.The ending was twisty and definitely interesting. I hated that it ended abruptly and on a cliffhanger, though. I didn't take away stars for it, I only do that when it's not a full story. I also am saddened and conflicted by the non HEA (it seems like it's going to go that way. I love HEAs, but at the same time, all HEA all the time is predictable and can be boring.

Really Loved This One!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-18

I bought this during a sale on a whim. I started listening and realized that I've actually read this book before. It's really unusual for me to read a book more than once, there are so many unread books, I feel like it's usually a waste of time. The narrator for this book is so good that I just couldn't stop listening. I love this book, but the narrator really brings it to life. She was perfect

Narrator:
Rebecca Lowman - 5stars

Too far in to stop now....

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-18

It seems like the h in the book just gets more annoying as the series continues. Just lots of stupid drama and I'm not even sure anymore. It doesn't help that it needs some good editing. Too many sentences are oddly written. A good English teacher would fix a lot of it.

Narrators:
Saskia Maarleveld - 3.5 stars (it's not her best work)
Graham Halstead - 4 stars