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This story was light and fun, the kind I love to listen to while I'm sewing or otherwise needing my eyes and hands but not my brain. I have no complaints, and I've read several of Dickerson's books now (though this is my first audio copy.)
However...The narrator reads crazy fast, with little to no phrasing. I am a fast speaker myself, but I couldn't handle this. It made me feel stressed trying to keep up!
I ended up turning it down to .75 speed, and even then, it was often hard to tell who was talking because the voices were all very similar and their conversation ran together. Often, even at .75 speed, the only way I could tell that Dickerson had started a new section, chapter, or a new character's perspective was by contextual clues - because there was no pause between one section/chapter and the next to signify the change.
Mason's voice was very consistent throughout the book - the book was read, rather than acted, with little variation in the voices of the characters.
That said, Mason has a lovely, pleasant, clear voice, and I think that if she would just slow down and take a moment to allow space between sections of the chapters, she would make a very excellent reader.
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We love Melanie Dickerson's books! Jude Mason is one of my favorite narrators! Thanks Audible!
I enjoyed the story - different enough to catch my attention, but still claret Rapunzel's story. I like how faith was intertwined.
The narration was ok, but not brilliant. I will definitely be checking out this author's other book.