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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I have read the book and enjoyed listening to the story as it highlighted things I had skipped when I read it
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Deal?
the first time Hannah and Garrett kiss
Would you be willing to try another one of Lorelei Avalon’s performances?
yes but I did find her voice irritating and I didn't like the way she read the male parts
Could you see The Deal being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?
yes - it would be a great movie/tv series.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I wanted to like this book, but it is slooooow and the narrator was awful. Almost an hour in the lead characters had only had one conversation and the reader's style which sounds like a stoned Valley girl - laconic, flat and bitchy - got to much for me and I had to stop.
If you could sum up The Deal in three words, what would they be?
Awesome fun story -read it, don't listen
Who was your favorite character and why?
I LOVE Garrett and Hannah apart and even more together -they both have quick minds and are genuine in everything they do.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Lorelei Avalon?
Alternated between a male and female narrator for Hannah and Garrett's chapters. Maybe Madeline Maby and Zachary Webber...
Any additional comments?
LOVE the book! This is one of the few books I have re-read only a few months after initially reading -the dialog between the characters and the texts back and forth made me laugh out loud while reading. I was really excited to see it was coming out as an audiobook so I could listen to the story during my crazy daily commute.
The narrated version is not at all what I expected -Ms. Avalon has a very deep and nasal-toned voice and does not fit for a 20 year-old woman OR a 20 year-old man (she is playing both characters -even though the books chapters are split between the male and female POV); her intonation is off and does not do the story justice. I found myself annoyed when really common phrases were narrated in a way that stressed words in an oddly -I have no idea how old Ms. Avalon is, but based on the narration, I am guessing she is significantly older than the characters and has never uttered similar dialogue in her everyday life.
I'm glad I only paid $1.99 to add the audio version, because I am really disappointed with the result and don't think I'll be making past the first couple of hours :-(
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
I really really loved The Deal. It's one of my favourite books of the year and I was hoping it would come out as an audiobook
Unfortunately the choice of narrator has kinda rained on my audiobook parade. I understand that it's not the author's choice for the narrator as once the rights are sold, it's out of their hands, but Audible Studios got it wrong big time as Lorelei Avalon did not have the right voice for these characters. Hers was a bit whiny and there was little distinction between the male and female characters.
I'm giving The Deal an overall score of 4 stars because I love the story and the author, but I'm glad I only paid $1.99 for this audiobook. I sincerely hope Audible Studios do not use this narrator for the third book in this series
9 of 9 people found this review helpful