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Would you try another book from Tracy Brogan and/or Lori Reyes?
I might try another book by the author. The writing is predictable. When the main character would think something like "I'm acting stupid" I would find myself thinking, "Yes, you REALLY are-- in fact, too stupid for someone of that age." I would not try Lori Reyes again. I found myself switching to other books and not really caring if I finished this one.
Would you recommend Crazy Little Thing to your friends? Why or why not?
No. IMO, you should only recommend books that you think are great and worth reading.
What didn’t you like about Lori Reyes’s performance?
Ms. Reyes needs to work on her character voices. Her normal voice is -- well, normal for a woman. Soothing low tone which was great for the main character. But for every other female character, she raised her voice. For the great aunt (80-something year old woman) she went extremely high pitched -- higher than the 6 yr old girl. Plus, for every inflection she went a little screechy. I tried to ignore it but by chapter 8 I finally switched to the Kindle version of the book and used "Text-to-Speech" so the computer voice could read the book. It's a terrible reflection on the narrator when a computer does a better job. I strongly suggest she never uses that high pitched voice again. Also, for the gay man character she used a "swishy" voice that sounded like she had a slight lisp. In real life, they don't sound that way. I've known several flamboyant, "swishy" gay man and they only time they use that tone or inflection is when they are making fun of the stereotype. The only time I've heard a gay man use that tone was an actor on TV or a movie.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
No. And they wouldn't make this into a movie. Not even a Lifetime movie. Too predictable and the character's behavior was annoyingly stupid.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
I needed a lighthearted story and this would certainly count as one. A nice distraction, nothing too gripping and missing a day here or there didn't stress me out like sometimes when I'm in the throes of a great listen. No pressure to grab a listen... stress free.
The narrator tanked it, however. If my elderly aunt spoke in the same screechy voice the narrator used when reading Aunt Dodie, I'd run for the hills, not spend a summer vacation with her! And the Scottish accent the narrator used for the love interest, sounded more like a muddled Dutch/Swedish accent... just miserable... this makes me wonder if the author auditions narrators before letting them read their books?
Anyway, I am just finishing and and it was a chore, let me tell you! Trade a credit at your own risk on this one!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
performed well except for the dodgy Scottish accent. lovely romantic story with adorable characters especially Dodi
The story line is poor and so boringly predictable. The gays are predictably always nice and like all the other characters exaggerated and unatractive making it impossible to believe in any of them. To make it worse the accents are annoying. Where did the Scottish accent come from. If the novel had been any good this would have ruined it.