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Cheri

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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

Terrible narration!!

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

Reviewed: 28-05-16

Would you try another book written by Nora Roberts or narrated by Dean Robertson?

Nora Roberts - yes! Dean Robertson - definitely NOT!!! The name is male, but the voice is female - what a surprise!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Faith - she is an "in your face" kinda gal, but definitely has a softer, sweeter side.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The cadence and inflections were OFF. She read it as though she was reading a scientific treatise instead of an emotional novel. Won't buy another book narrated by this one.

Was Carolina Moon worth the listening time?

The story was wonderful - full of surprises, and the characters were interesting, but the narration ruined the book for me.

Any additional comments?

I just wonder if anyone actually listens to the performances by these narrators before the books are released. If so, new listeners with a more discerning ear need to be hired for that job!

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  • Cold Blooded II: Killer Moves

  • Nick McCarty Assassin Series, Book 2
  • By: Bernard Lee DeLeo
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Nick's partner Gus Nason thinks Nick may be going slowly crazy trying to retire as a reclusive best-selling author. Gus assumes even with Nick's wife Rachel pregnant, and walking Jean and Deke the dog to school, Nick will become a danger if not pursuing what he does best: killing people. Gus quickly regrets his influence over his partner, when the first time out of the retirement chute, Nick's contract on Sheik Abdul Nazari begins a chain of events he never envisioned.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • WORST narration ever!!!

  • By Cheri on 29-10-15

WORST narration ever!!!

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

Reviewed: 29-10-15

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I love DeLeo's work - his stories are great. David Gilmore's narration was very unprofessional, and sing-songy. His inflections are way off the mark, and his voice characterizations were awful! I would have given this book an overall rating of 5 were it not for Gilmore's "performance".

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nick is my favorite - his interactions with Gus, especially are great. Although a little extreme, his interactions with Jean and Rachel are also pretty good.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

To my way of thinking, David Gilmore ruined this book! Do the editors not listen to the completed recordings? If so, DeLeo needs to find a new editor. This narration was so far off the mark as to be pitiful. I nearly scrapped the book several times, due expressly to the poor narrator! This man could take some much needed lessons from the likes of Dick Hill and Susan Erickson.

What character would you cut from Cold Blooded II: Killer Moves?

Not one!

Any additional comments?

Just that I will assiduously avoid any other books narrated by David Gilmore!