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Would you try another book written by Lucinda Riley or narrated by Eva Alexander?
This is a fun book, interesting story and well narrated when the narrator speak in her normal voice. However when she does these awful Italian accents one is so distracted that you lose touch with the story. I do not understand why this is necessary. When one reads all the wonderful swedish novels the narrators use their normal voices and no one tries to do fake Swedish accents. This should be the same!
My advice buy the book or kindle version and skip the audio version. A shame because the narrator is fine for English!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about The Italian Girl?
This story is set in Italy, written in the first person and read completely unnecessarily in a forced Italian accent. We do not need our books 'acted out' or interpreted or coloured in by the reader, Audible! And we especially do not need them acted/interpreted/coloured using an accent unnatural to the reader. We just need them to be read well in a way that allows us to connect with the author and her/his story. I couldn't bare to listen to enough of this to get any sense of the story at all and have returned it.
Would you ever listen to anything by Lucinda Riley again?
Yes, provided it is read by a different reader.
How could the performance have been better?
No forced 'italian' accent, no over-emoting, just read in a way that does not get in the way of the story and the author.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I loved this story. At the end my tears spilled and I was so grateful to have spent time with the characters. Moving and reflective. To top it off the narrator was exceptional.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
My favorite books are those that bring the characters to life so that you laugh with them and cry for them. That's what this book did for me. The narrator was also superb. I will certainly read more books from this author.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful