DH and I have grown addicted to listening to the Stephanie Plum series in the car. I’ve enjoyed the slower pace; I have more time to admire Janet Evanovich’s skill. You name a rule, Evanovich has broken it. People cut and slide their eyes all over the place, and I love it. She writes sparingly, but every word she writes is written skillfully.
Plus it’s funny.
What I can’t believe, is that after Hot Six, they changed narrators from the amazing C.J. Critt to Lorelei King.
Let me explain to you about voices. I memorize voices. If you call, I know immediately who you are. Even if I can’t remember your name. You can make a pretend voice all you want, and I’ll know your voice. I’ve got, like, perfect pitch for voices. And that’s after hearing it one time.
C.J. Critt can do different voices. And I’m not talking raising her voice here or there, I’m talking she sounds like five different people in her recordings. Her narration of the Stephanie Plum series is AMAZING.
So good that I googled C.J. Critt so that I could listen to other stories she’s done. Imagine that! Choosing a novel by the narrator!
But after Hot Six, the Stephanie Plum series is narrated by Lorelei King. King reads in this fuzzy, sleep-inducing tone, and her voices all sound like her. Grandma Mazur’s voice, in particular, is annoying as all get out. The rest is just boringly read.
I read and thought that C.J. Critt must have quit narrating, but no. She’s narrating the Evanovich’s NASCAR girl series. Barneby what’s her name.
So I’m just pouting that I can’t hear the rest of the series narrated by C. J. Critt. It’s like the difference between a second grade very-bad-actor and Al Pacino. There’s no comparison.
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING???
Anyway, I’ve been unable to find the BBC Jane Eyre at the library or at my local rental stores. So I’ve been watching it by YouTube. Oh. WOW.
You guys were right. I love every instant of it (I’m on the second episode), and come February 1, I’m ordering the movie. I have a feeling this is one of those movies I’ll watch over and over and over and over. Wow. Thanks for the recommendation.
If you don’t already go, check out Edie’s Sunday blog. She blogs something happy every Sunday evening, and I find myself seeking it out every week, looking forward to it.
So anyway, how was your weekend?