All I Want for Christmas

Narrated by: Lauren Davis
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (529 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Identical twin boys Zeke and Zach wanted only one gift from Santa this year: a new mom! But convincing their love-wary dad that their music teacher, Miss Davis, was his destiny and part of Santa's plan wasn't as easy as they'd hoped...
©1994 Nora Roberts (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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Story good, not great, narration terrible

Story was good, just a short romance, but the narration was terrible. Had the book been longer, I would not have finished it. The voice sounded like a little kid, which I thought was what they were going for when they did the children's voices, but then she continued in that little girl squeaky voice during a sex scene, which was just disturbing. Terrible

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Entertaining

I'm a huge fan of Nora Roberts' work although this book disappointed me. I had figured out how this book would end shortly after the first chapter began. I would have liked the story to have more substance to it, but none the less, it was entertaining.

I did not like the narrator for this story. Although she has a very nice voice, it was not suited for this type of literature. She has a very child-like sounding voice, which was fine for the children’s voices, but not so for the adult male and female voices. Her narration of the main male character was flat and made him sound dull and disinterested.

Buy this audio book only if you want a quick "read" and don't mind having a child-like voice read a romance story to you.

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Read by a child?

I could not listen to this audio book because the read sounded like she was 10. I just couldn't get into the book because I felt like a child was reading it.

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Charming but . . .

This story was absolutely charming. However, the reader's little girl voice was distracting at best. It made it a little hard to focus on the story.

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good story

I really like the story and the narrator, it's just seems too short of a story.
Overall, it was good.

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sweet simple story

sweet and innocent.; quite a change from Robert's later stories. Predicctable but still a nice read

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Narrator Too Young

I was in the mood for a quick audio fix, short, cheap and fun. I figured Nora Roberts, less than 3 hrs, was a good bet. Unfortunately, there were no reviews and the sample wasn't working. How bad could it be?

Bad. Real bad. While downloading, I perused reviews for other books by this narrator and was dismayed to see how many people commented on how young the voice of this narrator sounds.

Yep. It's creepy to have a 10-yr-old read a romance to you, even when the romance part is fairly subtle. Very creepy. I don't recommend it. I did listen all the way through but was cringing every time the hero dipped his head for a kiss, or had any thoughts about the heroine at all, because that Girl Scout narrator's voice just did not set the right mood. I kept wondering if her mother knew she said those things.... (LOL)

Her intonations and reading were mediocre as well - hopefully they'll find a better narrator or Ms. Davis's voice will mature and she'll learn how to read aloud better.

The story itself might be sweet but frankly, with audio books, I just can't get past a bad narration.

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WAS TOTALLY INTO THE STORY AND GETTING DEEPER INTO

Would you listen to All I Want for Christmas again? Why?

I Hope so, because I never got farther than the middle because my book like many others did not down load completely. I spoke with a representative of Audible's he promised to call me back and did not. Did anyone else have these problems?

What did you like best about this story?

The story was sounding very good, and I wanted to trade a few for CDs I could listen to on my player at home. No one at audible suggested that solution.

What about Lauren Davis’s performance did you like?

I very much liked her voice.

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Not Bad

It is not a bad story. It was short and quick. If you are looking for a quick story then this may be for you. I felt like it was a book for young adults or children. If you are a serious romance reader then this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a quick read then you may be okay to get this in and done. It is predictable, boy gets girl which is okay if the story is well developed.

The narrator is not the best, although I have certainly heard worse.
The story didn't have much substance. It's a short book. It was one of Nora's earlier works yet some of her earlier works are pretty good. Usually I am okay if I am entertained. This one entertained me a little. What saves this one to me is it was fairly cheap so I don't feel cheated. If I paid more than a few dollars and/or used a credit I would have been more disappointed.

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Narrator's voice is too much like a child's.

The story was a typical Nora Robert's. I enjoyed the story. The voice was like a little girl, actually it sounded more like the little chipmunks. It was really uncomfortable to hear swearing and love talk coming from a child's voice.