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A beautifully written and wonderfully woven story that had so much more substance than the usual fluffy contemporary romance. At first the narrator Jessica Almasy seemed to speak very fast, but I quickly got used to her style and her voice was perfect for the heroine Gussie and both her male and female voices were very distinctive, I would gladly listen to other books narrated by Jessica. I am very grateful to the Book Nympho Blog for recommending this book and series! Otherwise I may have never known about this amazing series. I hope the 3rd book, Barefoot in Pears is released soon!
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Where does Barefoot in Lace rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
At the bottom of my list . . . actually I'm trying to return it for a refund because the narration made me want to throw my iPod across the room.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Barefoot in Lace?
I love this book and was excited about listening to it until I heard about five minutes of the narrator. The story is terrific and as delightful as all of Roxanne's other books.
Would you be willing to try another one of Jessica Almasy’s performances?
No, I will steer clear of her. It was like listening to baby talk, everyone sounded stupid. Slow, nasal, and she made the strong female lead sound like a thirteen year old drama queen.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
This is an audio book I want a refund for.
Any additional comments?
I'm sure Jessica Almesy is a lovely person and provides good narration for the right books, this just wasn't a book she should have been hired for.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Barefoot in Lace to be better than the print version?
In this case the printed version of the book was far better than the audio version
Who was your favorite character and why?
All the characters were equally favoured, which is the sign of good penmanship
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator speaks way too fast, as if she is on an express train, and can't wait to finish the story, it diminishes the romance of the story. Roxanne St Clare is a great author but this audio has been spoilt by the narrator.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
Please choose narrators carefully, when trying to sell these books to an English audience, use English narrators
I have listened to, and loved, the first book in this series. I am currently enjoying listening to the third. But I could not finish this book, the second book in the series.
I am sorry to be so critical but the narrator is awful. She speaks so fast that sometimes you could hear her almost tripping over her own words. The h’s voice was like a pre-pubescent teenager, and the H’s voice was murmured in such a low tone I had to keep adjusting my volume control to hear what he said. Emotional scenes were stripped of all feeling as the narrator spoke so rapidly that any sentiment or feeling was lost in the rush to get to the end of each paragraph. I got as far as chapter five and gave up. Very,very disappointing. The rest of the series is great. This one I will buy on my kindle and delete the audio version. Annoying waste of a credit.