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If you could sum up Mail Order Bride: The Surprise Bride Saved by the Heartbroken Indian in three words, what would they be?
To short for the type of story it is. It has such wonderful writing and plot but needs to be longer to make it a more believable story
What does Meghan Kelly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The emotion of each characters, she brings feeling into the read giving it a meaning.
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This is a story about pain from a father abandoning his family and an Indian who has felt nothing from most of the white man but painful hurtful words. This was a wonderful plot and a great base for a story however it was way too short and too fast for the type of story it is. I loved the characters and the meaning behind the story this just moved to fast.
Ms. Kelly as the narrator I thought did a wonderful job her voice is clear and even tone. I felt she did a wonderful job on her character voice and their emotions. I heard no background noise just a clear and clean audio. There was one place where she repeated her words my guess is this is when she took a break. It is noticeable but doesn’t take away from the audio at all. There are a few places where her natural voice that she sounds like she is reading or more robotic. It is not that way throughout the book just in places. I have listen to some of Ms. Kelly’s samples in audios which I found a few to be this way but not all. I am guessing some are earlier work and other is later work which she has grown in. I found this to be a wonderful narration with a few bumps but nothing that takes away from the listen which is very enjoyable. Her character voices are outstanding you have no trouble understanding who is talking and what they are feeling. Her male voices are as pleasant as her female ones. She brings the audio alive painting a picture that you can see clearly in your mind. I am very much looking forward to listening to more audios by this narrator.
I feel this story could have been so much more had it been longer giving the main characters time to get to know each other. I felt they fell in love to fast not truly knowing much at all about each other. I do understand with a mail order bride they go on good faith to men they do not know very well hoping to make a love match or at least find someone they can live with. Had this been that kind of story I would have agreed to a shorter story. Since this was to a man she had never met or wrote to I find it a little hard to believe. I did find the story to have character with a truly wonderful meaning and lesson behind it. It is very painful to watch how some people are treated. Sometimes it is easier to go along with others than to make a stand. I understand why her attended felt and did the things he did it was nice to see him take a stand and be the man he became. I would enjoy reading more of this authors work but feel for the type story the page count does not do it justices. The author puts so much emotions and feeling into her stories. She gives so much to the reader and really is a wonderful writer with a lot of talent. The story just needs to be longer to fit in what is missing. This is a wonderful sample of a really good author. I do hope to see her make her stories longer with more time for love to come. I enjoyed the audio and felt it was worth my time.
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I'm always interested in short stories about mail order brides. I felt that this one needed a longer story to give more depth to the characters. What I did like about the story is that Faith Johnson gave the male love interest to an Indian, or half-breed as was stated in the story. Meghan Kelly did a good job narrating the story. I found her voice very pleasant to listen to, hearing the differences in characters and gender.
I was provided this audio book at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.