Friday, May 24, 2013

Teaser Review # 3

As I explained in a previous blog post, I am a Junior Reviewer for the Page Turners blog. As I only manage to review a handful of books each month, I've decided they will all be featured on the Page Turners blog versus having some of them posted here. I will still be posting blogs here, such as Showcase Sunday and other memes or random posts I feel like. But what I plan to do is post a "Teaser Review," which will be posted here to let you know when a review of mine is up on the Page Turners blog. I'm not asking that anyone follow their blog, (even though it is very worthy of their followers) especially since I will only be posting reviews versus any other posts I make here. I just wanted to make sure anyone who wanted to read my reviews knows where to find them. :)

While It Lasts (Sea Breeze #3) by Abbi Glines
Published: April 2nd, 2013
Received audio book from Simon and Schuster for review
Description from Goodreads:

Cage brings his playboy prowess to the countryside as the Sea Breeze hookups continue, from self-published phenomenon Abbi Glines. Low broke Cage’s heart by getting with Marcus in Because of Low. Cage went into a tailspin that ended in a DUI. In order to salvage his baseball scholarship—the one thing he truly valued besides Low—Cage must take a summer job. At a farm. Away from Sea Breeze. With lots of cows, but no hot girls. Maybe that’s what Cage needs to get back on track.

But wait—there’s that hostile daughter of the farm boss. She’s pretty and occasionally sweet, and there seems to be a lot of sadness and mystery behind her anger. Cage is dying to strip her down—physically and mentally—in the back of the barn. But is he prepared for what will happen afterward?

"My first reaction to this audio book was holy cow, their accents are so exaggerated. Cage and Eva, the main romantic interests of the story are both from the south, so they have southern accents. As I live in New England, the only accents I’ve come accustomed to hearing are along the lines of, “pahk the cah in hahvad yahd (park the car in Harvard yard). This would be the Boston, MA accent that found its way into Rhode Island as well. Dropping r’s and adding them in other words (idea = idear, for example) is the accent of choice where I live. So to have the audio book read by a male and female voice actor with southern accents threw me off. I admit I kind of hated the characters in the beginning because of how annoying their accents were to me. It seemed like they were being forced a bit too much."

Happy Reading!


  1. I love this teaser post idea!! For one, (don't hate me) I actually visit your blog more than Page Turners. So now I'll know when your reviews are posted. Yay :) The only audiobook I've listened to that had accents was Beautiful Creatures and it wasn't too bad. I had a Cell Bio professor who only said "idear" instead of "idea" and since we live in the south that's basically the criticism left on RateMyProfessors, which is hilarious.

    I'm glad that the accents didn't completely ruin it by the end though. This sounds like a great one with lots of sizzle-sizzle :) I'll definitely be reading it in the future. Great review :D

    1. I think you should check out the sample on Simon & Schuster's website and let me know how silly or correct their accents are. I mean, the voice actor's voices are their voices, but it just makes me think they are a tad exaggerated.

      Thanks for checking out my mini review, Krista!

    2. I listened to it! Definitely southern-ish but it almost sounds like someone without an accent trying to do one. It's not thick but it doesn't sound real, if that makes sense. I live in Georgia, so when people there have accents they are super, super thick--like Honey Boo Boo, haha! Wouldn't that be a funny audiobook narration. I live too close to ATL to have an accent, but I always find them annoying in audiobooks regardless....except the Infernal Devices. British accents are sexy ;)


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