Series: On Dublin Street, #1
Published by Penguin Audio
Published on August 31st, 2012
Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…
Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.
Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.
But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.
App Used: Audible App for iPhone
Recommended Listening Speed: 1.25 Speed
First-time or Reread: Reread
Narrator Performance Rating: 5+++ Stars
What we liked:
We loved how well the narrator transitioned between characters. Her performance as Braden blew us away! When she performed scenes as Braden (and other male characters), she was able to portray the masculine tones and cadence to perfection. It didn’t sound like a woman just attempting to find a bass tone to her voice, in some ways, it sounded…perfect. She was able to not only emulate his dominant and enigmatic personality, but she also was able to nail his scottish accent. She seamlessly flowed from the masculine portrayal of Braden, to the more lilting, gentle tones of Ellie, to the “American” accent of Jocelyn. While listening to this, we felt like each individual character had their own voice, and each voice was believable. Some narrators just read a book aloud, while others PERFORM the story, and bring the book and characters to life. We definitely felt like Paula was able to convey all of the emotional moments between Braden and Jocelyn, through her acting and audio performance. (She also made for some blush-worthy steamy scenes too.) Paula has become one of our favorite narrators, and we’ve found that we tend to do many audio rereads of this book, because she has given life to two of our favorite characters.
What We Didn’t Like:
That the book ended, and that Paula stopped speaking when it was over. We could listen to her talk all day. We may or may not have developed lady crushes…
Three Words To Best Describe This Audiobook:
Brilliant. Addictive. Perfection.