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By Felicia on 12-05-13
Great Story -Terrible Narration by Terry McMillian
Would you try another book from Terry McMillan and/or Terry McMillan and Avery Brooks ?
Absolutely not. Not if Terry McMillan is the narrator. I love her stories, but I don't want to hear her speak. She does not represent Zora well AT ALL. I want to emphasize how much I was displeased by this audiobook by stressing that this is my first review of a book on audible.com EVER. That's how strongly I disliked hearing her voice. I had to stop midway through.
What did you like best about this story?
I've always like how the chapters switch off from Franklin to Zora. You get an account/perspective of the same situation from two separate characters.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Terry McMillan's voice is too brash and aggressive. She gives too much attitude to Zora's character. Also, it seemed that only on Zora's part do I hear Terry McMillan moving and shifting around. I LOVE Disappearing Acts and have read it a million times in paperback and was hoping to be more drawn in by the voices and characters by hearing it through an audiobook. But Terry was the wrong choice as narrator. Franklin was fine. Strong yet vulnerable. I suppose I'll just rent the movie if I want to observe Franklin and Zora's interactions on another level.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
The male character Franklin was fine. And he made sure to keep still and not shift around during his recording.
Any additional comments?
If you ever get Terry McMillian's 'Mama' on audible.com, PLEASE be sure that the author doesn't narrate this time. I'm sure Alfre Woodard or someone else is available.e
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