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This is a lovely book, but the reading of it is poor. Sentences were stumbled over, words or phrases often repeated unnecessarily and the southern accents uncomfortable on the ear. I am sure I heard the reader take a gulp of water early on! It sounded like it was unedited, although there were obvious 'overwrites' to some of the text. This is my first experience of Deborah Grace Kelly and one I suspect I would have enjoyed more had an experienced reader been at the helm. I shall stick with downloading her written word in future!
Narrator needs practice and/or coaching. There where editing mistakes-lines repeated, words misread. I liked the story but I had to force myself to keep listening because of the poor narration. I had to re-narrate in my head. I am a bit sorry I spent money on this. I wanted to go buy the book and read it instead, but I did pay for it and I did want to know how the story turned out.
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I bought this on sale so I didn't pay much. Because of that I wasn't frustrated with the poor editing. There were many, many, times the audio repeated or the narrator said one thing and then self corrected. Some times it sounded like the narration was spliced together to quickly. The narrator has a great voice and did great with the characters. This review is not a reflection on her ability. I'm not sure if the company accidentally uploaded the unedited file or what but be prepared for numerous errors.