4/27/11

Karen White Narrating The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison AllenNarrator Karen White 
                                                                     
Karen White Narrator
The Peach Keeper
Sarah Addison Allen
Narrator: Karen White
13 hours 11 minutes
Listen & Live Audio


                                                                 
Karen White reads like a person possessed. In a single word there are two very different tones occasionally there are three tones. One is a whisper, one is a deep guttural masculine tone and sometimes there is sucking in of air that gives a vowel or part of a word a strange sound. Each sentence is fraught with up and down changes of voice. If she would read in the tone that sounds closer to her natural voice her reading would be very nice.  In On Folly Beach by Lyssa Browne she reads in a steady tone that is not wispy, or have the drops to masculine tones. Possibly this is closer to her normal voice. Her rendition of On Folly Beach, she does well on characterizations for each person. Reading Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz she reads at a steady pace, but has that gasp on intake of air. Some words again, are raspy sounding and some are a deep masculine tone on half a word then rising in pitch then a gasp. Since she is not using the falsetto voice she uses in The Peach Keeper, it is possible to focus on the story and not the distracting, reading. I suggest you listen to excerpts before shelling out your money on a book Karen White is narrating. Some books are acceptable and you can enjoy the book without distraction. She does good characterizations.

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen,  Lots of interconnecting between people in the past with current time people. There is some mystery when the remains of a body are discovered while renovating an old house. It is a good book that moves along at a good pace. The characters are fleshed out and interesting. If you like this type of book then you'll like The Peach Keeper. I personally don't like stories that are so convoluted. There has to be better ways to connect events from the past than giving almost an entire new book to them just to get to the point of the main people in the story.
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