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There’s no place like home, especially if it’s Serenity, South Carolina. For Annie Sullivan, though, the homecoming is bittersweet. She’d always envisioned a life there with her childhood best friend, Tyler Townsend. But Ty’s betrayal has cost her the family and the future they’d once planned.

For Ty, losing Annie was heartbreaking. Still, he can’t imagine life without the three-year-old son whose mother left him for Ty to raise. Ty wants it all—Annie, his child, and the future he’d dreamed about—and he’s back home in Serenity to fight for it. But getting Annie to forgive and forget may be the hardest challenge he’s ever faced. With the stakes so high, this is one game he can’t afford to lose.

©2010 Sheryl Woods (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Oh Dear

Would you try another book from Sherryl Woods and/or Mary Robinette Kowal?

Yes I will read more but cannot bear to listen to Narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her voice oh everythig

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Raemar3356
  • Williamsport, PA, United States
  • 05-05-13

Tired of the forgiveness

Would you try another book from Sherryl Woods and/or Mary Robinette Kowal?

I have this series in ebook format but wanted to be able to listen to the series while doing other things. I did not like this narrator nor the one in the previous book. It certainly detracts from the listening experience.

Would you be willing to try another book from Sherryl Woods? Why or why not?

I have many books by Sherryl Woods and just purchased another one. No problem with her work.

What didn’t you like about Mary Robinette Kowal’s performance?

Lack of differences in voices. Not very good character voices.

Do you think Home in Carolina needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Since I have the whole series, I know there are other books that tie in to this.

Any additional comments?

I really get sick of the whole theme of men cheating on "the love of their lives". I'm sorry, but if you really do love someone , you can't justify having so little respect for that person that it's alright to do that. Just to be completely fair, I also don't think too much of the female cheating on the male.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Narrator

What didn’t you like about Mary Robinette Kowal’s performance?

Everything! I strongly recommend to consider having these books re-read by another narrator. Mary Robinette Kowal is probably better in narrating childrens' books with a lot of witches, elves, trolls and bears because that is how she makes the characters in this story sound. I like the series, I would love to hear more but will wait for you to replace the narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Cab't Get the Narrator Right

What did you love best about Home in Carolina?

The story is great with fun, a little sex, and many real problems.

What about Mary Robinette Kowal’s performance did you like?

The difference in the voices is terrible! Get a grip, men do not sound like that, not do we talk like that in the south! So far, I AM STILL LISTENING BECAUSE OF THE STORY, DEFINITELY NOT THE NARRATORS.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Worst narrator

What did you like best about this story?

The storyline; interaction and continuing development of characters in Serenity. Addresses a believable variety of personal and familial issues.

How could the performance have been better?

Different narrator - go back to narrator for first couple of books in this series.

Any additional comments?

This narrator's voices for various characters is nauseating at best. If I hadn't already listened to the preceding books in the series and wasn't already hooked on The Sweet Magnolias, nothing would entice me to listen to subsequent books with this narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Very poor narration!

Would you try another book from Sherryl Woods and/or Mary Robinette Kowal?

No I would not buy another book.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I found the characters unappealing every time things got resolved the female character was upset again, what kind of relationship do they have, no trust at all.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Robinette Kowal?

Anyone else! She does not have the ability to change voices for the different characters. It was difficult to tell, at times, who was talking. This is critical in an audio book!!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I was disappointed, just a stupid story.

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Pity about the Narrator :(

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

Maybe the story teller had the worst voice characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Annie as the story was about her.

How could the performance have been better?

Even if it was just read it would have much better without the accents.

What would have made this romance irresistible?

I enjoyed it as it was

Any additional comments?

No

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Pleasant Southern Charm

Sweet story but very predictable. This series is a pleasant read that leaves the reader smiling. It isn't one of those books that you can't wait to finish, but it is a series that leaves you feeling good inside. I have read all of the books and this one was very pleasant.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good Story

Would you listen to Home in Carolina again? Why?

No, Mary Kowal should never read another audio book. She has such fake and disgusting intonations that it is disgusting. Sherry Woods is such a good story teller in her books it is a pity that Mary was chosen to read her books.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Home in Carolina?

The relationship between Ty and Annie was explored and their reunion was very sweet.

What didn???t you like about Mary Robinette Kowal???s performance?

Her intonations were so very fake and disgusting. Very bad performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was a very pleasing story.

Any additional comments?

Sherryl Woods is such a good story teller! I have purchased and listened to this entire series as well as others. However, if I see that Mary Kowal is the narriator in another book that I am interested in by Sherryl, I will not purchase it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Megan
  • West Wendover, NV, United States
  • 09-26-17

Bad Narrator

The reader for this book would have been great, if I was 10. However, it made me dislike the book. I like the series, so I skipped the next 2 books and listened to the ones she was not reading.