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Where does The Drummond Girls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Sorry to say, I rank this near the bottom of the list. The author's reading of her own book reminded me of my mother reading me a nighttime story. There is a big difference in a reading by an experienced reader or actor and someone not experienced in using their voice professionally. The recording also sounded, at times, like it was made in a large, empty basement, echoey and hollow sounding.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked the story of enduring friendship, and especially liked the local connection, as I lived in Traverse City for 15 years, and still own a small condo there.
Would you be willing to try another one of Mardi Jo Link’s performances?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Wild, wonderful wacky women make annual pilgrimage to island get-a-way.
Any additional comments?
With 8 leading characters, and many voices entering the conversation through much of the book, it would be really helpful to engage a reader who can make those voices sound different? I've been listening to audiobooks steadily for close to 25 years, and the ones that stand out most in my memory, are the ones that are read by someone capable of doing different voices for each character. In my humble opinion, the only writers who should read their own works are either famous people, whose memoirs would sound foolish read by someone other than themselves, or possibly informational books, whose writers are known experts in the field. There are, of course, exceptions, like Malcolm Gladwell and Bill O'Reilly, but not many.
I thought this was fantastic, wish I was there. I as well go on a yearly weekend trip with a few very good friends and can relate to this story very well. I can tell you that I definitely have put a trip to Drummond island on my soon to visit list. the island sounds fantastic..... thanks for the great read.