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  • The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

  • By: Katarina Bivald
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham, Lorelei King
  • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 803
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 803

It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: 28-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and 65-year-old Amy from the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. After years of exchanging books, letters and thoughts on the meaning of literature and life, Sara, mousy, disheveled, who has never been anywhere in her life - has really lived only for her work in a beloved bookshop, which has just closed its doors for the last time - bravely decides to accept her unknown friend's invitation to visit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed - no depth & poor narration

  • By Kelly on 01-28-16

Awful Accents

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

Reviewed: 01-28-16

What disappointed you about The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend?

The American accents from one narrator are horrible! I have family in the Midwest, but I live in the South. All of her Americans sound like someone attempting, but failing, to use a fake southern accent. Sounds nothing like the Midwest. Can't get past that to enjoy the book at all. Hate, hate, hate the performance.

How could the performance have been better?

See above. Ditch narrator with British accent.

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