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It's so frustrating when your favorite author is paired with one of your least favorite narrators. When it happens twice!?...
Paige McKinney's unwaveringly sunshine-y sing-song cadence is just such a bad choice for romance. Add to that the fact that she emphasizes every. single. word. We all know that if you stress every word then you're actually stressing none. All you're doing is making a 1 syllable word into a 5 syllable word: juuuuusssssst. I had to speed the narration up to 1:25 just to be able to get through it.
Please. Isn't there some nursery rhyme books that she can narrate instead of spoiling the work of my favorite authors. She'd be perfect for Mother Goose.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
Not going to go down as a favorite of mine in the Georgia Beers collection but it was good. The characteristics were perfectly flawed in all the right ways, and supporting staff was great. Loved the dog. Always love the dog. Did this one via audiobook, and struggled with the performance rating. There is nothing but good work that comes out of Paige McKinney. I just think with folks like Betsy Zaijko, Emily Beresford, Lisa Cordileone, Abby Craden, Eva Kaminsky, and Nicole Zanzarella, who all have various forms of edge we have come to know, it's hard for me to let so much "sunshine voice" into these stories. I liked Georgia's narration of Starting From Scratch a lot too. Call me closed minded and let the hate begin if it must. Call Eva Christensen, something.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
I loved this story in book form, so much that I’d been really looking forward to listening to the narration.
☹️ Told in the first person, the narrator is fine until she begins to speak for each character. Our heroine suddenly acquires a deep, gruff voice, her love interest is a high and girly and it seems every character of note has his/her own slightly extreme modulation as if to attempt to stand out.
I gave up about a third of the way through, having realised I was just irritated and not enjoying it at all. Such a shame.
I do know reviews are subjective and others may find this narration good entertainment. What I will say is I found the speed a little slow so upped it one notch, which helped a lot.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful