The author of over fifty consecutive New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz writes romantic-suspense in three different worlds: Contemporary (as Jayne Ann Krentz), historical (as Amanda Quick) and futuristic/paranormal (as Jayne Castle). There are over 30 million copies of her books in print. She earned a BA in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Master's degree in library science from San Jose State University in California. Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries. She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington. Jayne loves to hear from her readers and can be found at Facebook.com/JayneAnnKrentz.
Unfortunately for Krentz's characters, Molly Abberwick and Harry Trevelyan, narrator Rachel York lacks the vocal expression necessary to overcome the inadequate abridgment of this recording of the author's latest romantic novel. Molly, trustee of a scientific foundation, frustrates the quirky romantic overtures of her top consultant, Harry. But not for long. The abridgment focuses narrowly on Molly and Harry's romance, so the personality quirks and additional characters that make Krentz's stories (e.g., Grand Passion, Audio Reviews, LJ 4/1/94) so endearing have been lopped off. Additionally, there are numerous plot gaps wherein minor players influence critical plot turns with little or no explanation. York has a tendency to overdramatize both the narration and the dialog. The central, unvarnished story is simply not interesting enough to hold the listener's attention. Large public libraries may consider purchasing to meet demand; others should pass.‘Jodi L. Israel, Westwood, Mass.
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