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a good read, a little scary and gruesome, not my favorite thing to listen too, had to turn off the volume at the part with the dog, can't abide cruelty to an animal of any kind. Enjoyed the book but at times the narration got a bit irritating especially Neely's voice, and the Southern drawl got a bit annoying but other than that the narrator did a good job.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This story had my heart pounding, the bad guy in this story was truly evil, and had gotten away with murdering people for years. Alexa has to liquidate her father’s assets, and goes to the horse farm to give the bad news to the farm manager, Joe Welch. Well Joe isn’t about to give up his dream and hard work, while he tries to explain to her why he can’t liquidate as quickly as the month she has given him, produces a contract that gives him another year at the farm. Meanwhile Alexa is hit with more bad news, and the arrival of her half-sister who has been expelled from school, another complication Alexa doesn’t need. Then strange things begin to happen. Forced to stay at the farm for a while longer, things heat up between Joe and Alexa, and the murderer steps up his plans that include Alexa.
I really want to give a lot of credit to the narrator of this story, she was wonderful. I have added her to my lists of narrators to look for, for future books. Her myriad of voices, and dramatic reading had my heart pounding, her male voices were very, very good.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Better storyline and better narration
What was most disappointing about Karen Robards’s story?
It was like a very poor famous five story with contrived sex passages, If you like a overly simplistic story that includes appearance of dead father, cat saving the day (think lassie storyline) and the most annoying voices of the characters as caricutures this is for you
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Very odd way of pausing every five words and quite monotone and an inexplicable voice for the sister - was there no one around when it was recorded to tell her how bad it sounded?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Disappointment that I chose the book and wasted a credit
Any additional comments?
Dont waste your money
Alex arrives at her father's estate to settle his debts after his apparent suicide. The foreman, previously stand-offish due to her closing the stables, comes to her aid when she is attacked by an intruder; but who is the intruder and how did he get into the house?