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Not What She Seems

Narrated by: Jacob Aaron Miller
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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Summary

Steven Ashton, a billionaire from New York, and Emily Grant, on the run from the law... and when they meet he can’t help falling for her. What he doesn’t know is that interfering in her life will put his own life in danger. When billionaire Steven Ashton couldn’t stand his high society social life anymore, he left the stress of New York on a vacation for his soul. The need to meet real down to earth people led him to a small Nebraska town. He didn’t want to lie about who he was, but he couldn’t exactly tell them the truth.

Emily could have easily fallen in love with Steven, under different circumstances, but her past was catching up with her and she needed a new life. If the authorities found out about her, she could lose the one thing that meant everything, her four year old son. Not What She Seems is a "sweet" romantic suspense, appropriate for all ages.

©2010 Victorine E. Lieske (P)2013 Victorine E. Lieske

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  • lovetoread
  • 19-12-13

Narrator reads like a second grader!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I bought this forgetting that I had already read it. I liked the book and the twists in the mystery. However, this narrator nearly ruined the story. He reads very choppy and flat with no emotion. I'm shocked that this audio book was released with him reading it. It was actually painful to listen to. I paid $1.99 and that was too much. The story is good - READ the book.

What did you like best about this story?

Since the book was ruined by the narration, I would have to go back and READ the book to remember what I liked best. But probably the mystery part of the book is better and more believable than the romance.

What didn’t you like about Jacob Aaron Miller’s performance?

Choppy, flat, unemotional. Reads like someone who is not used to reading aloud. Not good qualities for an audio book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-08-19

Not what she seems not the best

The story was mildly entertaining, enough that I listened to the end. It must be what held me because the narration was awful. The reading was stilted and unnatural, the main reason I was tempted so often to stop the story. Listening to the “performer” was close to torturous. I won’t be looking for this author in the future and will definitely avoid anything read by this narrator.

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  • Sarah S.
  • 01-07-19

just okay

So for me this book was just okay, not because the story was bad, I just felt like a lot of the voices were the same so for me some of the scenes blended in together.

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  • Reader Lady
  • 03-03-19

My Musings

While there were parts of this book that I enjoyed, It did have a few issues. I liked the characters but I am not a fan of insta-love. Also, I didn’t care for the narrator. At times, his reading was a bit mechanical. Happy reading/listening!

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  • kfen
  • 03-12-18

I liked the story but the narration is awful

the writing is good and the story was really involved and surprising! the narrator on this book was utterly awful though. I could barely get through it and found myself fast forwarding sometimes. I was really sad that happened because I really liked the book but I will never buy anything narrated by him again. I'd recommend it in print!

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  • Les Raymond
  • 03-11-18

Excellent story. Difficult narration.

Loved the story. Great suspense yet clean with no graphic sex. Would definitely buy another of this author's books. However, the narrator spoke in a choppy staccato style and sounded very much like a robot with monotone intonation pretty much throughout the book. Would definitely not want to listen to this narrator again.

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  • Paul Epley
  • 23-06-18

Couldn't stand narration

Honestly, cannot say whether the story was good. narrator was so horrible that I couldn't listen to it. Didn't even make it more than 10 minutes.

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  • Deirdre L. Myers
  • 19-08-16

Narrator ruined it

The story might actually be better than I've rated. The problem with an audible version is that if the narrator doesn't have the right voice, tone, cadence, etc., it's difficult to separate that from the story. I had to put the speed up to 1.25x just to be able to get beyond the mechanical, computer-like reading.

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  • mb
  • 30-05-16

Change the Narrator!!!

Great story with unexpected twists. However the narrator was THE WORST ever. The robotic over pronunciation was almost unbearable. The book would be infinitely better with even a mediocre narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-02-16

Narrator

The story line was decent, but the narrator sounds like a grown mans voice trapped in a 1st graders body...the absolute worst reading I've ever endured.