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  • Carolina Moon

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Tory Bodeen grew up in a small, rundown house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt - and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But she had Hope - who lived in the big house, just a short skip away, and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn't allowed to be at home: a child. But after Hope's brutal murder, Tory's life fell apart. Now grown, she's trying to find a measure of peace. But Hope's killer is still nearby.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible narration!!

  • By Cheri on 28-05-16

good story. Narrator's voice is REALLY annoying

4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-15

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I really have trouble listening to voices that are irritating or have something so distinct that you cannot differentiate between the characters. She is croaky and hoarse and it carries thru to every character.

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  • Murder 101

  • By: Maggie Barbieri
  • Narrated by: Gayle Hendrix
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

Safely away from the chaos of Manhattan, St. Thomas, a small college on the banks of the Hudson River, is supposed to be tranquil, bucolic, and serene. Unfortunately, English professor Alison Bergeron has found it to be anything but. Recently divorced and even more recently without a car - it was stolen - she has been hoofing it to school. One Friday evening, two homicide detectives drop by her office. The good news is that they found her beat-up Volvo; the bad news is that the body of one of her students was in the trunk.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't even get past the first chapter!

  • By Jennifer on 20-10-13

Couldn't even get past the first chapter!

1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-13

What would have made Murder 101 better?

A different narrator. She was so dull AND had a speech impediment. Impossible to listen to. She had no differentiation between characters. When she DID try to make it different it just exaggerated her speech impediment. I was really excited about listening to this book and now am going to return it and buy it in hardcopy as I couldn't listen past the 1st chapter ...and i didn't even finish that!

Who was your favorite character and why?

No idea. Couldn't get past the extremely annoying narrator and her speech impediment.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Please read above. It was so bad. So so so bad. I couldn't listen to her drone on anymore. She had terrible inflection that she used in exactly the same way for every sentence she read.

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

Extreme disappointment. Not in the author. In the narrator and whoever produced it.

Any additional comments?

Release it again with a different narrator. PLEASE!