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I preordered this from Audible without a second thought because I have come to rely on Jen Lancaster for fun, funny and sweet summer reading with equal doses of snark and love. The key to her particular written voice is the pacing and phrasing of her sentences - it's what makes her side splitting funny versus cute. So....the narrator here, Allyson Ryan just wasn't right for Lancaster's tone. Not even a little bit. Ms Ryan is flat, slow and almost a monotone for chapter after chapter. Even in sections where Lancaster readers KNOW that she would be indignant with a designer shoe lover's outrage...there's a disconnect from the words and intention vs the dull, sleepy recitation by the narrator.
The story itself was cute and not Jen's best, but a definite light, summer read with a set of current themes a lot of us can relate to. I wanted to thump the spoiled brats, Kelsey and Jessica every single page and then I realized that was because I really want to thump my girlfriend's daughter.I loved Caroline so much! As always, we can depend on a happy dog in the Lancaster books. Next book though needs a new narrator!!!
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Jen Lancaster does it again! I loved this story! Rooted for several characters and I wanted to know more before it ended. The only short fall was the narrator. At several points she sounded drunk or suffering from a head cold. It detracted slightly from the story.
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