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How could the performance have been better?
The narrator is terrible. The cadence is repetitive, the volume and tone of her voice go up and down with every sentence. I put it on 1.25x speed which helped a bit, but the problem of the volume of her voice means I find myself turning the volume up to hear the quiet bits, and down when she does the certain character voices.
This is just an annoying style of narration, please use someone like Denica Fairman. She has a similar accent but a much nicer narration style.
Any additional comments?
I really love Casey's fostering memoirs, and I have listened to "Groomed" several times. Definitely a keeper.
This was an intriguing story, however, the narrators voice was so annoying the entire time and took away from the story. Felt it was a character voice for a child’s story not one with such a serious subject like this. Only reason I didn’t stop listening was bc I wanted to see what happened to the girl in the story.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
No, the narrator really got on my nerves....
Would you recommend Groomed to your friends? Why or why not?
No see above...
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Lock?
Anyone but Kate Lock.
Do you think Groomed needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Only if Kate lock didn’t read it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I’m a big fan of Casey’s I usually read her books but decided to try it on audiobook this time, I’m only only chapter 5 and I’m really not sure if I can finish it! The narration is like it is being read for a children’s book, putting on voices and accents and emotion behind certain phrases, this is the first audio book Iv come across that does this, this is a serious book I don’t think it should be read like it’s for 6 year old children -sorry!