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Alison Ayson

Rocklin, CA United States
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The Woman in the Window audiobook cover art

The most annoying narrator ever

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

The narrator completely ruined this book for me. So annoying I couldn't get farther than a few chapters. Like those old movies where the acting is so over the top. The narrator was overly dramatic and breathy even when reading the most banal passages. A trip to the kitchen to get a glass of water, for example, was read like the protagnistic had the vapors. I simply couldn't get past it and was incapable of listening any more. In the 10+ years of being an audible listener I've returned 1 book, this will be my 2nd return.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Still Foolin' 'Em audiobook cover art

Cheap laughs

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

I got bored after 2 chapters filled with jokes about aging genitalia, problems urinating, colonoscopies, and failure to launch--so to speak--when masturbating. I am not a prude by any means but that sort of humor just isn't funny. It's like making fart jokes. I had to stop listening after 2 chapters.

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Harlequin Romance here we come...

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

Reviewed: 11-13-12

Would you try another book from Tami Hoag and/or Joyce Bean?

I've listened to several Tami Hoag books and have enjoyed them all, until Still Waters. In the previous Tami Hoag novels the suspense and mystery kept me reading (or listening) while the romance was just a small part of the overall book. In Still Waters the whole book is a romance novel and an unbelievable one at that. Puhleeze..."Oh I hate this man and he treats me with disrespect, but I also just can't resist his physical appeal so let me jump his bones.". Ugh. I found myself rolling my eyes throughout the book, just trying to get through. Not only that but I couldn't stand either of the main characters ( who can't resist each other though they can't stand each other). The narrorator's version of Elizabeth comes off not as a sophisticated southern bell but more as your typical poor white trash. Nails on a chalkboard. I had to fast forward through so much of this book because I was repulsed by the idiocy. Too much romance (and unbelievable at that) and not enough plot.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful