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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, but with reservations. For fans of Amanda Quick, it's a must-listen and you'll want to add it to your audio library of Amanda Quick romances.
What did you like best about this story?
The protagonists (Evangeline and Lucas) were likable with just enough mystery in their pasts to keep you turning the pages. I also liked the development of all the secondary characters, and especially Molly and Stone.
What three words best describe Justine Eyre’s voice?
Overwrought. Erratic. Unmemorable.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Love blooms at midnight in the Crystal Gardens.
Any additional comments?
Budding sensation novelist Evangeline Ames meets the man of her dreams while running from a would-be murderer at midnight--in her nightgown! Now how can a story that begins that way be anything less than fun? Unfortunately, Justine Eyre's narration is a bit erratic and overwrought at times. Her male characters are fine, but her female characters often sound like they are either 103 years old or on the verge of hysteria. One wonders if she ever bothers to listen to her own recordings! She is, however, easier to listen to than Anne Flosnik but I long for Barbara Rosenblat or Katherine Kellgren's smooth tones and diverse characterizations.
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If you could sum up Crystal Gardens in three words, what would they be?
Great story with excellent voice acting! Another winner! Moved at a quick place and I enjoyed every minute of it. All the characters were intresting
Who was your favorite character and why?
I loved them all. It was nice to have strong secondary charters.
Have you listened to any of Justine Eyre’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Ms Eyre's narrating was excellent, i look forward to more of her work.
Any additional comments?
Looks like she got another winning series on her hand!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book, some how I felt skeptical. Really do know why!! And I must say it was unfounded. I very much enjoyed the book but didn't care much for the narrator. I would have enjoyed it more had the book had a different narrator. Somehow I found that Justine Eyre had difficulty with the male voices. They came out scratchy, like a bone stuck in ones throat!
Now for the story line. This books is very similar to other Amanda Quick titles about the Paranormal like the Arcane Society series. We read about people with psychical powers and how some accept them readily like Evangeline Ames and how some are still coming to terms with it, cause ones family members don't care much for their powers or are scared of their powers cause they are not familiar with them like Lucas Sebastian.
The story line is about Evangeline who comes to Little Dixby to relax and get inspiration for her series book which gets published in the local papers one chapter at a time. Then we have Lucas who recently inherited Crystal Gardens from his Late Uncle. Lucas suspects that his late uncle was murdered and someone's trying to murder Evangeline. They put their powers together and thwart the murder, find the murderer, render justice and discover Treasure!!!
A Lovely Story in all....
I enjoyed this book. It is back to traditional Amanda Quick. I have read a lot of this author's books and much prefer the historical settings.
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