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I am sure that Teri Clark Linden is a nice person, but... I could barely tolerate her voice as a narrator. In fact I could not complete listening to the presentation as her performance started to grate on my poor nerves. Teri used a Laura Petrie/Giselle (Mary Tyler Moore/ Amy Adams) voice- high, too innocent, annoying after a length of time for the women and when portraying a man... ug. It was straining. When she was simply reading descriptions it was all right enough, but when the voices started her portrayal was distracting from the storyline.
The audiobook includes two stories a Cinderella one and a Beauty and the Beast type story. The stories themselves are pleasant enough. Cindy and the Prince was sweet, easy to follow and predict. Classic Cinderella story with a modern re-telling. It was fun to clean and dust while listening. I didn't finish Some Kind of Wonderful because the performance killed the story for me. The male performance voice were just... bad.
Overall nice, but I would read it not listen to it if I had to do it again.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I love fairy tales, and I love romance, but these stories were too much like a paperback romance novel. Teri Clark Linden did a great job reading the female voices. I loved her voice. But the males were not very well read.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great retelling of my favourite story Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.
Between Debbie and Teri, they gave the girls a new lease of life.
the book consists of two stories, cindy and the prince and some kind of wonderful.
cindy and the prince is a retelling of Cinderella. for me it was too long and everyone knows the ending.
some kind of wonderful, a retelling of beauty and the beast, was for me the better of the two stories.
I have to agree with previous reviews, the narrator spoiled the book. her performance of male voices was terrible and the main female voices weren't much better sounding more girlish than the 26 years old they were meant to be.
a different narrator would have made a big difference to my star rating.