Southern As A Second Language: A Novel

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3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-14-18

Not the southern charm as the first two!

I listened to the first two of this sequel and loved them. I should have stopped there.
The third one had a different voice narrating, that messed the whole southern accent off for me. I really was upset that they had a character, Riley, that had a speech impediment; and used that throughout the book to poke fun at. It was not right and added nothing to the story.
I would not recommend this book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By McSE on 08-23-17

Narration

I enjoyed the story, but was very disappointed in the narration. The narrator had the southern drawl down pat, but the voice of the northerners and Kissy were terrible. Narration of the first two books was great. I'm disappointed in the change.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-23-14

Loved the story hated the reader

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a great wrap up to the light and breezy southern chick lit series by Lisa Patton. I loved that it tied up all the loose ends, but miss the reader from the other two books. Lisa's attempt at accents made listening almost downright painful and if I did love the stories would have probably not made it to the end.

What did you like best about this story?

Fun story line with a sweet ending

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Bad attempt at accents was huge distraction for me.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending was really nice.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Kimberly Wasilewski on 05-14-14

I really tried to like it

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Not sure who would like it - it was silly = story was awful

What could Lisa Patton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Let someone else read it and make LeeLee not so pathetic.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lisa Patton?

Jenna Lamia - the narrators for Lisa's books did not sound southern and her man voice was like a special ed voice.

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

disappointment

Any additional comments?

If you promote a book on its "southern-ness" it should be read by an authentic southerner - believe me - southern people don't sound like that - Kissie was the most authentic.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Kristy on 04-23-14

Should have stopped at the second book.

What would have made Southern As A Second Language: A Novel better?

The author could have taken the story more seriously and actually let LeeLee develop and grow a little instead of acting like a 17 year old all her life. Growing up southern isn't an excuse for stupidity.

What was most disappointing about Lisa Patton’s story?

There was no story.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lisa Patton?

The narrator for the 2nd book, Marguerite Gavin or just about anyone else. Every male character sounded like a version of Elmer Fudd and while that was ok for the character of Riley, Peter, LeeLee's father or any other male shouldn't have sounded the same.

What character would you cut from Southern As A Second Language: A Novel?

Riley. There is only so much a person can take of that kind of irritation.

Any additional comments?

I almost didn't finish this book, not only because of the writing but especially because of the narration. It got so bad I had to finish reading a text copy of the book just to get to the end.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Riceball0413 on 08-17-17

Good story. ok narration

I prefer the old reader. The story is good and brings the series to a satisfying end.

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