Most Eligible Bachelor, book 1
By: Carly Phillips
Narrated by: Sherri Slater
Length: 8H and 55M
Sam Cooper (“Coop”) has just become the most eligible bachelor in New York City. Now that he has foiled a jewelry-store robbery and has been rewarded with the ring of his choice, single women all over the city are fawning over the crime reporter. But Coop isn’t interested in the admirers sending racy underwear his way. His attention is centered solely on Lexie Davis, the only woman in the city who claims not to be interested in his bachelor status.
Instead, free-spirited Lexie is interested in Coop’s antique ring and its – potentially scandalous – history in her family. But Coop is quickly becoming more than just her route to the ring. When his investigation starts to uncover the truth, will she trust her heart – and her family secrets – to this most eligible bachelor?
©2010 Carly Phillips (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Wow! This is the first audio book I've ever only given two hearts, I found the narration excruciating, I wish I would have read this book, maybe I would have liked it better. I didn't like the audio at all, I tried very hard to get in to the story, but she just blew it for me.
Just remember my opinions are about the audio experience of a book, which it may be completely different than reading it.
By Carolyn (Clarkesville, GA, United States) Sep 25, 2010
The book was pretty good but the narrator was totally annoying. Her male voices and attempts to speak in New York accents made this book almost unbearable to listen to. I am glad to see the next book has a different narrator.
By Kristina (West Jordan, UT, United States) Aug 19, 2010
Absolutely loved the storyline of this book. Can't fault Carly Phillips there.
However, the narrator drove me nuts! In six year of Audible membership I have never reviewed a book (tend to buy books with lots of reviews already), however I HAD to leave a review about the narrator.
Unfortunately, Sherri Slater sounded sleepy for 80% of the book. That aside, my main issue was with how loud she spoke at times and then so super softly at other times. One moment it was super loud (when she read dialogue), and the rest I had to turn the volume up in order to hear the narration between the dialogue. She'd go from speaking loud and clear to trailing off to a whisper. I eventually just turned up the volume so I could hear the softest parts and then I'd be startled when she'd read more dialogue loudly. It was frustrating to say the least.
Also, her attempt at voices for all male characters was irritating. They all sounds snooty and irritated all the time. Just weird.
Perhaps I'm being too picky. I don't know. Long story short, if you're a Carly Phillips fan, skip the audio book and pick up the paperback.