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I'm so bummed. Be My Baby is an old favorite and I was so looking forward to the audiobook. Annie Green's reading fails the material. Let me count the ways.
* Misplaced awkward starts and stops. (Oh? There are more words in the sentence?) This sounds like a cold, unrehearsed reading.
* Female characters are pitched low. Male characters sound like cartoon ducks on helium.
* Her mispronunciation of every freakin' common contraction in the text (and there are a lot of them) is indescribably irritating. DIT-tint. COULD-tint. HAT-tint. Is this an affectation?
* She mispronounces common words willy-nilly. I tried keeping a list but it became an overwhelming task. Not acceptable from a professional voice actor.
Susan Andersen's excellent book and its fans should have been treated much better than this. There should be a do-over.
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Okay I must admit that for some reason I had the impression in my mind that this book would be something like Wallbanger, or The Unidentified Redhead. I don't know why I had this impression, but I did. It has excellent reviews from Amazon and I was all prepared for a very entertaining listen. I also aim to be fair and listen to the entire book before I review it, or if I do not listen to the entire book I just don't review it. In this case I'm making a exception. I have 4 hours left in this book and I cannot continue. It has come to the point when I feel like I'm watching the Peanuts, and you know how you can't ever hear what adults are saying in the cartoon??? Well, I have that feeling. In the past hour I've been slowing tuning it out. The main character's have even had SEX and I don't care!! I have to admit the narrator does a good job, but this story is so dull to me. I just can't take it any longer. I don't understand the great reviews. I can only ascertain this is not my kind of book. The summary seems so interesting, but to me it's boring. I've just got to stop this one and go to another book. This is the first book I've tried from this author and from the reviews this was rated the "best" one yet. I won't be trying anymore. So you know in my opinion it's NOT worth a credit, and don't buy it on sale.
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