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What disappointed you about Night of a Thousand Stars?
I loved the book when I read it last year, but was really disappointed in the audio version because the narrator's voice got grating quickly.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Her portrayal of the heroine, while perhaps appropriate for her character, was irritating. She sounded too girlish and whiny, even though her upper crust accent was appropriate. She couldn't portray most of the men very well because her range in terms of pitch is limited. The American and French accents she tried to use for some of the secondary characters were awful.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Sadness and disappointment. It's such a great read and it's a shame the author's work has been so poorly served
Any additional comments?
If you're a fan of Deanna Raybourn's and haven't read this one yet, stick to the print version, because the audio version does it no favors.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
I read a lot of people didn’t like the performance but I thought she was perfect. It had a Jazz age feel and it felt like so many people overlooked this small blonde woman who was actually really intelligent and funny. I think there was a lot of naïveté that this voice helped enforce and she wasn’t Mary suing her way through gun fights and kidnappings. Also I thought the reader did a great job creating distinct voices for all the characters.