As an English major and the editor of the Literary Magazine at Denberg University, I'm fully focused on school. Struggling with being the utter disappointment of my parents - who happen to be two amazing academics - I'm doing my best to prove myself. Stranded on campus with nowhere to go this holiday season, I'm determined to stay on task.
But then, Maven Stone calls my name, and everything changes....
Suddenly, I'm on a whirlwind vacation with Maven and his two fraternity brothers, Chance Montgomery and Banyan Iburgess, chasing dreams I never knew I had.
I'm Giovanna Amsel, and this is the first part of our unconventional love story.
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- Vashon Raven
Actress is fantastic
Jessica Hazard represents Vonni so well. I love all three of these novels and was a little worried about listening to it on Audible but my first thought was how perfect she sounded. She also narrates the other characters fantastically but she really sounds exactly like Vonni is supposed to. She also manages to make the sex scenes completely normal and non-cringeworthy.
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- The Lone Trekkie
It's All About the Inflection
This is a great, clever, mediumish -burn RH, with nicely developed characters and focus. But that all eventually became completely fogged up by this narrator's kindergarten -level narration. Great voice, but her grade school-like emoting went from noticeable to intolerable. she kept doing this weird random pause and lift in the sentences. Like this: "...and I would like?...to go to the store." I'm not sure if William Shatner has a school for acting, but if he does, Jessica Hazard graduated with honors.
It makes me wonder why authors choose these not-great narrators to screw up the delivery of what they've spent so long creating. Do they not care how the audio version is received? Is it all about the moolah? Is there a "2 for $10" bargain bin at the check out aisle of the Narrators R Us store?
I give the story five stars. Unfortunately, I'm not reviewing the book version. I'm rating the Audible one. And that was bad decision.
Id love to continue this story, but if Jessica Hazard is doing the narration, I'll opt for the book...a first for me.
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The narrator killed this audio version. Just monotone and stilted. I have a kindle copy and at all me point I read along with the narration and miss Jessica pauses (or breathed) in all the wrong places. Maybe she was trying to portray some as Asperger type tendencies in relation to her dyslexia?? I don’t know but it was distracting and in the end I read the hard copy.
I also think this ended very abruptly, there’s no angst, no problem between the characters, no big incident or twist. One day they are in a helicopter then we are done till the next book... huh??
I won’t be getting the next one on audible!