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The audio began skipping and repeating and becoming unintelligible when there was an hour and 43 min left.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I loved the story line however at the end of the book it started skipping so I missed the last part. I had to skip two whole chapters because a glitch kept either repeating the same work for a few minutes or skipping words all together.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I've been listening to audio books for at least 10 years and this has to be the worst I have encountered in terms of plot, delivery and even technical production.
The author has sacrificed plot for commentary on dresses, hair, makeup and kissing even the very rare appearance of magic is dominated by its pretty colours. The feeble plot might be acceptable if this were a character study but unfortunately the characters are thinly sketched at best. The author even fails to create a credible universe for her characters to inhabit and what little their is spoilt by drifting into modern idiom, names and objects.
The narrator has a pleasant enough voice but struggles to distinguish characters clearly, making some conversations confusing. Sentences are often misread or misattributed and she seems to have no grasp of the characters or how given the situation, they might deliver their lines.
To cap it all the production is appalling. A background hiss permeates the book except between chapters when the sudden, glorious silence reminds you of what you are enduring. Volume levels are inconsistent and part way through the book data corruption causes it to loop, stutter and skip.
For me that was the final straw and I gave up. The only positive thing I can say is that the marketing people must have done a good job because their is no other excuse for me having bought this book.