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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-01-17

Terrible narration

Could not get more than 30 mins in. The narration was horrific, terrible accents and overly dramatic.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-05-14

Let down

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I've read and re-read all Jane Green's books, but this one, my first Jane Green listen, I hated and could not get further than the first couple of hours in.

Has Tempting Fate put you off other books in this genre?

I'm not put off by other books in this genre, but will not listen to anything Jane Green reads again.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Jane Greens narration was slow, laborious and boring. I could not listen, it was terrible. Sorry Jane, but stick to writing and pay a pro to do the narrating.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

None other than dying to switch it off.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-02-14

Addictive listen

If you could sum up What Alice Forgot in three words, what would they be?

Funny, interesting, gripping

Who was your favorite character and why?

Really loved the new Alice and her sister, both great central characters.

What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I am really picky about the narrators I listen to. I loved Caroline Lee and would listen to others based on her alone.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! But it was a bit long,I had to break it up over a week or so.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-13

Really funny and lovely

What did you like most about The Rosie Project?

Loved all of it. Funny, quirky, interesting. I'd heard the writer interviewed about the book on the radio and thought I would give it a go and was so pleased I did. One of my favourite listens of 2013.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Loved Don, his struggle with himself during the book was heart breaking, but funny and touching too.

What does Dan O'Grady bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I don't normally listen to male narrators, but I loved Dan's narration. He really embodied Don.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I listened for hours at a time, which was great.

Any additional comments?

I did not think this would have been my cup of tea, but I loved it, so to others who are not convinced, give it a go!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-13

Forbidden love story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really enjoyed this long audiobook. If you are a fan of a long listen, this is a really good find. Loved the narrator and found the story, though a bit slow at times, really compelling.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed all the different charaters, it was nice having people from different countries and finding out about their customs and traditions. I liked Constance, but really liked the lap dancer charachter the best.

What does Eva Haddon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I loved the narrator. Great voice, I am so picky about who I listen too, it was great to find a new one I liked!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! But it was too long for me to manage that!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-13

Laughter and tears

What made the experience of listening to Life, Death and Vanilla Slices the most enjoyable?

I loved the narration.

What other book might you compare Life, Death and Vanilla Slices to, and why?

It was a bit like Dear Silvia by Dawn French, but better. Similar coma storyline.

What does Jenny Eclair bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She gives great personality and emotion to the story and characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The childbirth bit had me in tears on a packed 6pm train home from Paddington! I had been laughing on the 7am train on the way in to town that morning!

Any additional comments?

Loved this book, really enjoyed the story, really enjoyed the narration and would recomend it to anyone who loved Dawn French's A Tiny Bit Marvellous.

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-12

Enjoyable read

I really enjoyed this one. I don't normally like an American accent, but this one was very easy on the ear. The story was interesting and I was engaged the whole time, loved and hated the characters too. Always the sign of a good one with me, when I get annoyed with them!

I would recommend giving this one a go.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-11

Great listen

I'm not sure why I downloaded this audio book, but I'm glad I did. It was funny, charming, beautifully read and an all round good, long (which I prefer) listen. Great for a rainy day or a long train ride! Enjoy.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-11

Awful narrator

This is a good book, I have read it, but the narrator ruins it. And I'm gutted to see other really good Freya North books are being narrated by the same horrific narrator.

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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-10

A big bit brilliant

I really enjoyed this book. The fact that Dawn French read it made it even better. It was funny, clever, a bit sad at times, but mostly hugely enjoyable.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful