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Would you try another book from Julia Quinn and/or Lucy Rayner?
Julia Quinn, certainly. Lucy Rainer, no way.
What did you like best about this story?
Couldn't listen. I will dig out my print version.
What didn’t you like about Lucy Rayner’s performance?
Da da da dah. Da da da dah. Add a completely unnatural pattern of intonation with some underlying shrieking, and you've got the fingernails on blackboard performance of Lucy Rayner. Was her producer even listening as she recorded this? The narrator has no ear for narrative. Maybe she can sing. Or mime.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Irritation that a book I had looked forward to hearing was destroyed by poor narration. Who hired this woman?
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
I love Julia Quinn's books, including this one, but I had to stop listening because the narrator was so awful. I'm sorry to say bad things about Ms. Raynor, but OMG, I just couldn't continue. I stopped after wincing through about seven chapters. What is so upsetting is that this same narrator has done all three Blydon books (Splendid, Dancing at Midnight, and Minx) all of which I bought before realizing how annoying her voice is. Julia - how could you have chosen her? It appears I wasted three credits.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful