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What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
I liked the Narrator because she brought the characters to life. The problem is...you ever had one of those friends that talked and talked and talked and you come to the point where you kind of drift off wishing you could but in to either stop them talking or get them to back track? It started off well and two hours in, I wanted to kill the heroine. How could anybody be that annoying? There was the requisite too many misunderstandings that just got down right irritating. Not a whole lot of action. I got tired of the heroine constantly ready to believe everything negative. She might as well have given herself up to the bad guys in the beginning and saved the rest of us about seven hours of her repeating the same actions over and over again.
What character would you cut from Accidentally In Love With...a God??
The heroine and replace her with someone who has a clue.
Any additional comments?
The book did have some good bantering but even that began to drone on. I really would have liked to see these characters work together instead of listening to a book full of the heroine talking to herself. Constantly. Of course she comes up with more wrong answers than right. The ending was a cliff hanger. I hate those. The fact that you won't find out the outcome of that story until book three was even more frustrating. It wasn't worth a credit. It's entertainment value lie in the narrators characterization of the characters. This is what saved me from returning the book for a refund.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
You know how sometimes a character does something and you're tempted to throw your book at the wall? Well, with audiobooks, that can mean expensive equipment replacement, so I controlled myself. Now this may sound like a bad thing, but in reality I suppose it means I really got emotionally involved. The down side of this was intense frustration with the lead female character in this book, Emma. Being more than a bit older, I kept having to remind myself "She's barely 20 something, she's barely 20 something", because there was many tempting 'throw it at the wall' moments in this book, and most of those moments (not all, but most) were instigated by Emma.
The relationship between the two lead characters (Emma and "Guy") was at times endearing, at times maddening, and at times totally baffling. Still, with the exception of a few monumental bad decision moments (on both sides), it worked for me.
This is one of those books that it's very hard to write a brief description of without spoilers, so I'll simply say it's a love story between an ancient god and a young woman who has spent her whole life listening to him talk in her head. She understandably questions her sanity, and in an attempt to find the real flesh and blood person behind the voice (and answer the question of her sanity...or lack thereof) she sets out on a course that will lead her through a series of adventures on the pathway to love.
There's lots of fast paced action, lots of frustratingly bad decisions, lots of miscommunication, outright lies, and manipulation on both sides. The writing is witty. There's humour throughout, even in the most tense situations.
If you are looking for erotica, look elsewhere. That's not to say, however, that there aren't sexy scenes, but they are few and far between and not quite as explicit as some books are these days. On the flip side, I wouldn't recommend this book to someone offended by sexual situations either. It's not "that" clean.
The narration was outstanding. I recently gave Helen Wick a less than flattering review for her reading of another book, mainly for her use of somewhat feminine voices for the male characters, but in this book, she has no such problems. Reading humour can be difficult for some narrators, but Helen Wick's performance was spot on. Bottom line, she nails it. Well done Ms Wick, well done!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
I really wanted to love this book, and there were parts that made me laugh, but overall I just didn't like it. I tried listening to it several times but I just couldn't get into the story. The characters were okay, but there was nothing about them that drew me in. I also found it annoying that the main female character was so whiny and constantly overlooked the obvious due to her childish behaviour.
I probably would try another title by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff as I have read a few of her books and enjoyed them, and Helen Wick did a pretty good job with narrating. Unfortunately though, I just didn't enjoy this at all.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful