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First let me say that I absolutely LOVE this story. I own in both in print and ebook versions. I was hoping to add this version to my stockpile. I've been a little disappointed by the narration in a few of the recent JAK audiobook offerings (ex Guinevere Jones series) but I took a risk. This is a story with very rich characters and I could tell from the sample and the first 30 mins that the narrator wasn't going to cut it. Her voice had potential but the delivery was so FLAT that I couldn't listen any longer. It is literally one step above voice read text. I'm so disappointed that this one didnt work out.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
I have heard another narrator read this book and I loved it. This narrator makes a smart young woman, strong enough to overcome an unconventional if loving childhood and education to become very successful in the broader world, sound apologetic and childlike. Like the very best of JAK's heroines this young woman is not only unapologetic that she is different but is so cheerfully centered that she feels the rest of the world needs a bit of adjustment. In most cases she is right.
This story was written when Jayne Ann Krentz was at the top of her game. The main character is a bright young woman who was adopted at birth by a whole village. It may not have taken a village to rear her, but she is lucky in the village she has. Each villager taught her their own special subject and her education allowed her to be very successful at University and later when she returned to her home, she is successful in her own specialty grocery. When the book opens she is negotiating with a start-up consultant to begin an online outlet for the crafts and art the people in her village create.
As I said the earlier recording of this book is better. I am sorry I lost that one and I am sorrier that I bought this one.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
Though released in 2017 this was written in 1993 which was not clear when purchased.
It's dated, simplistic and cliched. This author has developed some good worlds and storylines in the past 24 years not reflected here.