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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Probably no. I had enjoyed the story when I read it but it was very difficult to listen to. The accents that were not American were terrible! I couldn't work out where Jenny was even from until I was told! Her accent was some sort of bad cross between Australian, New Zealander, South African and English. The accents for everybody but our heroine kept taking me out of the story.
What didn’t you like about Abby Craden’s performance?
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
The narrator was not very good. The accent she did was bad. Almost ruined the whole story.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
I’m saddened that such a great series of books have been ruined by a narrator that can not do accents and should be stopped from attempting them and also can someone please tell her that when attempting an English accent you should pronounce the words in English not American. Really irritating how books do loved when read can be ruined by a poor choice of narrator.
I sincerely hope that Kristen has some of the worst offenders re-recorded.
I had read this book twice on kindle and was, admittedly, a little worried about all the negative reviews on Amazon concerning the narration. It’s not that bad. The voice of the H is a bit weird – sort of Scottish crossed with Russian, but it’s also deep enough and sexy enough not to really matter. The worst narration is for Jenny, the best friend of the h. She is in the book a lot so this is fairly annoying. Her accent is a weird illogical mix of countries, but the biggest issue is that sometimes her accent is so strong that it’s difficult to understand, and other times her accent is barely noticeable. Some of the side characters have really silly voices that are almost a parody. However I have to sympathise with a narrator who had to put voice to one character who “screeches” most of the time!
Apart from the narration issues, however, I enjoyed this book on audio as much as on kindle. It’s a lovely mix of romance and a bit of paranormal, it had me in tears in the final chapters and it has a wonderful, classic, epilogue for which this author is so skilled at producing.
Another well written and well narrated story. Even the accents worked well. The story and expression in the voices plus descriptions of rooms and clothes made me believe I was there observing the action. Another happy ending.
Story was typical Kristen Ashley, I enjoyed it start to finish. Narration for the most part was good, however the "Scottish Brogue" fell flat, and in some parts detracted from the story. Not enough to stop me listening to the rest of the series though.