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Maybe I'm being harsh however...

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who likes obnoxious spoiled women. I haven't read/listened to any other books in the series and if the characters are 1/2 as annoying as the main female in this book I just don't want to know.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I listened to Jude Deveraux's "Ever After" once this books was completed. That story was wonderful, both the story and narration.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christina Traister?

Anybody, why is it so many female narrators can not narrate male voices without them sounding stupid and slow? The main male voice displays no emotion and the female sounds superior.

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As always, Ms. Deveraux delivers

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

Reviewed: 08-08-15

What other book might you compare Ever After to and why?

This is a romance without the explicit intimacy you find in many books today and follows the footsteps of all the other excellent Deveraux books.

Have you listened to any of Kirsten Potter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I don't recall reading any other performances of Kirsten Potter however, I would be willing to if other books sound interesting. She delivers an excellent performance even with the male characters which I sometimes find sub-par with female narrators.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

It is sometimes difficult to listen to non-suspense romances simply because the move slow and while not bad less engaging than suspense or mystery romances. This book, along with every other Jude Deveraux book seems to be an exception because I am truly engaged through the whole story and do not want to miss a word narrated the entire book.

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A bit slow for a listen.

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not time well spent. The book while not bad was definitely slow. It felt more like an introduction to the town and the individuals rather than the "romance" it claims in the description. In fact, the two protagonists do not meet until well into the book. Also, the mysterious death being investigated felt like it was an afterthought, written by someone not used to writing the details of a mystery or suspense.

What aspect of Therese Plummer’s performance would you have changed?

I had difficulty discerning the different male characters. If I skipped ahead 30 seconds (which I admit to doing upon occasion) I would be lost in determining the male character(s) in the scene since everyone from the 16 yr old boy to the 37 yr old man sounded the same.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Nope

Any additional comments?

I read a later book in this series before listening to this book, it's what made me want to read this book. However, it was a disappointment. I would read additional books from this author/series, just not listen to it.

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A different narrator may help, but I'm not sure.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Would you try another book from Heather Tullis and/or Valerie Gilbert?

If I try another book by this author it would be so I can find out what happens to the rest of the sisters in the series but in a format where I don't have to listen to Valerie Gilbert talk and I can skip pages at a time.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I found the ending expected but I was not disappointed at all.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Valerie Gilbert?

Just about anyone. The first book I listened to by this narrator I thought she was annoying but bearable. The second book I partially blamed on the page after page of whining and woe is me attitude of the MC. However, it turns out this narrator makes all females sound whiney, obnoxious and snobbish.

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