LISTENER

Hanrattyblack

  • 17
  • reviews
  • 10
  • helpful votes
  • 22
  • ratings

Light Reading

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

Reviewed: 14-06-19

It took me sometime to get used to the narrator, who gave the girls rather silly voices and emphasised inappropriate words (IMO). The plot was a bit drawn out by misunderstandings. Also, there were only a few even mildly likeable characters, except the heroin who was a bit too nice.

On the other hand, I did enjoy it!

Easy reading/listening - irritating narration

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

Reviewed: 05-06-19

I do mainly like these relaxing books. However, I’m inclined to listen/read a series one after the other and this emphasises any writing/narration habits.

The narration is not exactly bad, but there are very often strange emphasises on words (by raising the pitch) which has begun to drive me so mad, that it will be some time before I listen to another.

Interesting, but too long and drawn out

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-19

This story took a long time to get going (for me), but I eventually got hooked into the plot - even though I found said plot rather far fetched.
I liked the drawn out ending as, by then, I’d become more interested in what happened to the characters.
I would rate the narrator a good average as some of the accents were a bit iffy, but the emphasis and timing seemed okay.
The whole story came across as rather old fashioned, even though it was mostly set in 2016.

1 person found this helpful

Interesting

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

Reviewed: 28-04-19

I like this series - I don’t really know why, because I don’t like the main character - who is petulant and takes out his own anguish on his friends and long-suffering girlfriend. Also, oddly, they all accept him writing on their walls ......

In spite of these complaints, I do like sensible, easy listening with pleasing plots.

Narration a bit distracting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-19

This series is easy listening, interesting and generally pleasant. The narration is okay until it comes to conversations, where the narrator makes the characters (particularly women) speak with strange emphasis and unexpectedly high pitched tones - particularly if they are being funny. Very annoying indeed.

An excellent book - a little longwinded at times

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

Reviewed: 18-02-19

The characters in this book are excellently drawn. I wanted to know more about all of them.

Although I could see most of the plot coming towards me (I read a lot) - I couldn’t wait to hear it anyway. My criticism would be that it could be a bit long winded, which is particularly distracting at exciting or pivotal parts of the story.

Very pleasant light reading/listening

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-19

I’ve enjoyed Betty Rowlands first three books in this series.
The characters are well described and interesting and the plot drew me in.
In general, the narration is good, but there is an irritating (to me) tendency to give characters a silly coy voice when they are conversing - particularly questions. It’s distracting to the point of annoying.

2 people found this helpful

Enjoyable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-18

A light read, but quite interesting and pleasant. A little too perky in tone for me, for example, “she almost stamped her foot”.

The narration was also a bit too perky and emphatic for my taste. I’m not sure I would read another.

This book made me cringe

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

Reviewed: 18-12-17

I've only read the first few chapters, but the constant cringe-worthy descriptions of how people look and the predictable story line was a great disappointment. I had such high hopes.

The narrator was good - poor chap.

Not Nora Robert’s best book

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

Reviewed: 21-11-17

This book was so light and fluffy, it almost didn’t exist. It will be intersting to see if the rest of the series develops the characters,and plot with more depth.