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By Marilyn on 12-27-08
Predictable story, VERY POOR storyteller.
Let me preface this review by saying that I'm a soft-touch for a love story (with or without explicit or implied sex scenes.)
In "Capture the Rainbow" the story line and characters were predictable and cliche. However I probably would have still rated this book a "2" (see preface above) if not for the narrator. Ms. Brazil took this book down another level. I believe the audio sample must be some of her best work of the recording (which doesn't say much about her performance.) Her narration went from mildly uninteresting to downright droning by the end - or I just got so acclimated to the monotone voice and homogeneous performance that I could no longer differentiate between characters or their emotions. Her delineation of voices is minimal at best and her lack of emotion is almost laughable. On a trivial note, you could keep track of your listening hours by the improvement of her french accent and pronunciation: they were finally passable around hour five.
It seems as though BBC Audiobooks America rushed this recording into production, which doesn't make sense since the original publication date was 1984.
I purchased this recording with a 15% discount, and am SO glad I didn't waste a credit on it. My recommendation is that you save your credit and/or money, too, and pass this one by.
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