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  • Girl on the Run

  • By: Jane Costello
  • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307

Abby Rogers has been on health kicks before - they involve eating one blueberry muffin for breakfast instead of two. When Abby is encouraged to join her sporty best friend's running club - by none other than its gorgeous new captain - she finds a mysterious compulsion to exercise. Then her colleague, Heidi, turns up at work and makes a devastating announcement, one that will change her life - and Abby's - forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So funny with true to life experiences

  • By MRS JANE CRUMPTON on 18-11-16

Horrible Narrator

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-18

The story is good in terms of chick lit. I don’t know if I can get through the horrible narration. The narrator reads as though she’s reading a flight instruction manual, and every male voice she does sounds like a rapist pedophile. I truly can’t get into the characters because it’s so off-putting.

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  • The Fiery Cross

  • Outlander, Book 5
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 55 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 818
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 688
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 687

The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally here

  • By karin cornet on 15-03-12

Narrator is Ridiculously Distracting

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-07-17

What disappointed you about The Fiery Cross?

The story is boring and I can't get into it in order to move on to the other books. I decided to try Audible to help me get through this book by listening on my commute. The narrator uses nonsensical tones, accents, and lisps to the point of being distracting and ridiculous. I thought Jamie and Claire had happened upon a group of Russians, only to realise she was doing what was supposed to be a Scottish accent. The narrator also inexplicably uses a heavy lisp with no descriptive reasoning, to the point I thought the character was mentally disabled! She also for some reason makes the female voices extremely deep and husky, to where I have to relisten to things to decide if it's Jamie or Claire speaking. It is so distracting from an already difficult to get into story. I will not purchase anymore audible books with this narrator.

What will your next listen be?

Nothing with this narrator

What didn’t you like about Davina Porter’s performance?

Her reading is distracting and accents, tones, lisps are not part of the story description.

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