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Story was an enjoyable listen. I really liked the narrator's accent and speach patterns. There were no real surprises and you knew from the start how Alice's romantic relationship would end, but there was an unexpected twist on the search for her birth mother.
The only real negative for me was the narrator did not distinguish enough between the voices of all the characters, so it was confusing who was talking throughout the story. In one conversation I thought the voices were mixed up. I didn't catch on that Dr. Collins was speaking at the end of each chapter until halfway through the book as the voice sounded like Alice, so I missed that thread in the beginning.
That said, it was a fun, light story. And thanks for the recipes at the end!
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
it felt like a long book. You know that's not a good sign. The switching of stories was not well indicated in audible format. Seems like the producer could have helped that out some. I will be listening along and then realize it's the "other" story line and have to back it up to follow.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Least interesting is the fairly tale horror aspect
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
no probably not
I really enjoyed the thorough yet short telling of Alice's early life. No unnecessary long-winded babblings about unimportant moments from her childhood. Then the story travelled theough to adulthood in a very smooth manner and brought the reader completely up-to-speed with the present day.
I thought figuring out Alice's parentage mah be predictable and straightforward but I was so pleased that Trisha Ashley dangled a carrot in front of me and then switched it at the last minute...well done!
Colleen Prendergast was on top-form as narrator, allowing me to guess who was speaking before she even revealed who it was herself.
This was a highly enjoyable story that I would love to hear again.
book was good but HATED the silly fairytale story parts .... fast forward!!! Wouldn't recommend for that reason