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  • Light After Dark

  • Gansett Island Series, Book 16
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Joan Delaware
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 141

Mallory Vaughn is at a crossroads in her life. A year after learning that Big Mac McCarthy is her father, she's spending more and more time on Gansett Island, surrounded by the large and boisterous McCarthy family. When she's laid off from her longtime job, Mallory goes to visit her family on Gansett and tries to figure out the next chapter. An unexpected job offer will have her packing up her home in Providence to move to the island for at least the summer, if not longer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By Laura Kime on 03-11-17

Narrator spoiled the book

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The hard copy, yes. The audible, no.

Would you be willing to try another one of Joan Delaware’s performances?

No, and will probably not buy another of the Gansett series if she narrates again.

Any additional comments?

Please go back to the original narrator or get a new one. The male characters are terrible. She even gave Ned an accent that sounded...Irish?

  • Desire After Dark

  • Gansett Island Series, Book 15
  • By: Marie Force
  • Narrated by: Joan Delaware
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

Tobias "Slim" Jackson has the perfect life as a pilot on Gansett Island in the summer and in Florida in the winter. He's happiest when he's in the air, or at least that was the case before last summer when he met Erin Barton, Gansett Island's newest lighthouse keeper. Now he can't seem to find his usual enthusiasm for flying, winter in the sunny South, or anything that doesn't include her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator made it hard to enjoy the book

  • By blankenship on 05-28-16

Narrator made it hard to enjoy the book

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

Reviewed: 05-28-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Desire After Dark to be better than the print version?

In this case, no. I can do better voice nuances in my head than this narrator.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She was terrible at making distinctive voice changes for the different characters, especially the males. For Slim, she made him sound like he had a cold and sometimes slurred his speech.

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

For the story, yes.

Any additional comments?

I am disappointed that Ms. Force used a different narrator. I hope for the next one she goes back to one's from the past. If she uses this one again, I will buy the hard copy and read it instead.

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