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Linda

Yacolt, WA, United States
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-18

Too much. Way too much.

Story line is adequate. Performance is adequate except for the first narrator's grating voice. I expect I'm out of sync with the rest of the world but I am seriously offended by the number of times the "f" word is used. I don't think I've ever heard it used to this extent. Do you think there could be some warning given to readers about excessive raw language? It adds nothing at all to the story. In fact it detracts from it. No more books by this author for me. I'm disgusted.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-18

First time for five stars across the board.

Over the past 25 years I've listened to literally thousands of audiobooks and enjoyed many of them. This is the best I can remember. The narration was perfect, the story well-written and held my attention throughout. Definitely worth more that one listen.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Over the top!

Except for some laughable pronunciations, the narrations was pretty good. The story was far-fetched to say the least. How much can a human body take? Just not believable. The narrator kept me listening.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

Ramona Drew--another saccharine narrator. Ugh.

Good stories. Interesting characters. But I couldn't get past the first book. Mikela Drew did a good job narrating. Ramona Drew's sugary, juvenile reading was unbearable. Who picks such narrators for books like this? Had Mikela Drew done the whole trilogy, I'd have given four stars for the performance.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-18

Very pleasant listen

Not a new story but well written and well narrated. A nice listen on a quiet day.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-19-18

Terrible narration! No way to give no stars.

The super sugary narration, the excessive details (name of the owner, company, type of airplane, etc. for a flight??), multiple details about style, fabric, color, etc. of each room, who wore what again with all the details. I am not a Kennedy fan but thought the book might be of interest. I, too, was a sudden, unexpected widow with children to raise so I was interested in that aspect of the book. I also remember vividly the assassination and a nation in mourning. It was a tremendously jarring point in our history but at the half-way point in this book I can't take listening to this anymore. Maybe another time.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-18

Could have been so much better.

Too many words. Over emoting. Another female using emotion instead of common sense, brains and the training she has been given to do her job as an EMT. And once again a man comes along to save the day. Sigh. What is it with these female writers? Do they think they are doing justice to their gender? Instead they are portraying them as immature idiots. Sorry I bought this book.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Narration UGH

A good story, well-written. Why on earth pick a British narrator for a book written about the American South? Rapid fire delivery with many words run together. Some interesting pronunciations not related to his country of origin. Try the written version instead.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-17

Sophomoric writing, terrible narration

Even if this book were free, don't bother. The headline says it all except to add that the narration is the absolute worst I've ever heard which is saying a lot. The quality of narrators has declined considerably since I began listening to Audible in about 2008.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-17

This one is going back.

After about ten minutes of listening I was done. I really like Don Winslow. I really don't like listening to Dion Graham--breathy, rapid fire delivery, hyper-emotion that isn't needed. Too bad. I rarely send back a book even if I don't particularly care for it. This is too much.

I didn't know how to rate the story or rate the book overall because I just couldn't listen to it.

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16 of 24 people found this review helpful