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I really enjoyed this book as I do all Debbie Macomber titles. However, I was almost unable to get past the first chapter because of the narration. Partly it was the tinny recording that was to blame,but Ms Garver's attempts at giving each character their own voice ranged from a really aggravating Betty Boop for Goodness to a perpetually slurring Chet with a hair lip. It was only my love of Debbie Macombers stories and my excitement at starting a new series (not to mention one that takes place at Christmas - my favorite time of year) that had me persisting through to the end.
Doubly frustrating was that when the reader narrated any other parts of the story that weren't spoken words of the characters, except for a few spots where she stumbled over a word or two she had quite a pleasant voice. Perhaps this was one of her initial efforts in recording an audio book so I won't write her off just yet but I'll be a little nervous about purchasing any other audio books with her as narrator.
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I think this narrator may have read a few others of these angel books and she is not too bad. She has a few tendencies I don't necessarily like, but it may just be me, so I won't be specific lest it draw your attention to something you otherwise wouldn't mind. My real issue is just that it felt awkward listening to a story with an "almost" sex scene in a story about angels. I know it sounds prudish, but the tone just didn't work for me to have the two together. This is the first time in any of the angel stories that it stood out to me. If that doesn't bother you, then you may like the book. There didnt seem to be a lot of Angel intervention similar to other books, but I don't know if this was abridged or one of the older books in the series. It is worth a try if you just want a light read. Macomber is a wonderful author regardless.