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    Falling stars are supposed to be a lucky sign, but not for Austen. Her new job as a secretary in an international games company isn't off to a good start. Her first assignment - decorating the Christmas tree in the lobby - results in a trip to the ER after Dee, the company's second-in-command, gets hit by the star-shaped tree topper. Dee blames her instant attraction to Austen on her head wound, not the magic of the falling star. She's determined not to act on it, especially since Austen has no idea that Dee is practically her boss.

    ©2014 Ylva Publishing (P)2016 Ylva Publishing

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    • Kelli M
    • 15/11/2016

    Regret.

    I regret spending the money on this audio version of this book...the story itself is good but the narration was so awful.. I literally wanted to scream listening to this women's breathy voice! I really wish the Editors and Authors would listen to the narration before putting these out...it truly ruins a good book when you have a bad Narrator. I recommend reading the book and passing on this Audible version.

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    • Antoinette
    • 22/12/2016

    READ THE BOOK - DON'T LISTEN TO IT!!!!

    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story no! Definitely needed a different narrator.

    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    The voices sounding more realistic. They sounded so fake that it was hard to listen to. I really liked the story line but often cringed with the voices.

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    • Anubix
    • 01/08/2018

    Good story, narrator lackluster.

    By chapter 2, I was hooked on the story, but the narrator performs all dialog with an annoying sing-song-ish cadence. But I’m already hooked on the story, so I will have to suffer through his torture for an additional 9 hours. God help me.

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    • Jordy
    • 06/08/2017

    Terrible Narrator!

    What would have made Under a Falling Star better?

    The narration

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't know. I couldn't get a feel for the characters through the narration.

    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Shawn Marie Bryan?

    Anybody

    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The story has promise, but the narration was so awful it was IMPOSSIBLE to track the plot.

    Any additional comments?

    Needs. A new. Narrator.

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    • GadgetGirl
    • 29/06/2019

    If You Can Get Past the Narrator, It's a Good Book

    I don't usually write reviews, but the narrator was just so bad on this one I had to. The story was pretty good, worth suffering through the narrator, but oy.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 17/01/2019

    READ this book. Don’t listen.

    Wonderful story and I would have really enjoyed the witty dialogue if I had read this book instead of listening. The voices of the characters were hard to distinguish and the majority of the reading was in a sing-song voice haughty voice. I highly recommend reading this book.

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    • Aimee
    • 09/01/2019

    Good story, awful narration

    I enjoyed the book itself, as I do all of Jae’s work. However, the narration is like nails on a chalkboard. Her characters are comical and unnatural. Her inflection needs more work than is available. Close your eyes and imagine the voice of a villainous clown in a terrifying 1970s cartoon bred with a local used car salesman from a low budget commercial. That’s essentially what this narrator sounds like. For the love of all things holy, replace this narrator with literally ANYONE else.

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    • Margaret
    • 23/10/2016

    I loved this book.

    I loved this book. I had already read it. But really enjoyed this Audible. It is a great story w/ Austen and Dee. I admit the ending is what I hoped for. I don't want to give it away, but it's the ending I wanted. Thanks to Audible for adding Jae to their collection.

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    • mavivalip
    • 19/10/2016

    I loved this story, a great way to escape

    Would you listen to Under a Falling Star again? Why?

    Yes, because I have read this book 3 times and it is a fun romance to escape into. I love reading this author's books.

    What did you like best about this story?

    The romance that unfolds and how they get to it, which is what this book is about. The time it takes to take charge of oneself and to have the courage to say no, which was the ending. Plus the corporate nonsense and rumors made it comical.

    Which character – as performed by Shawn Marie Bryan – was your favorite?

    Probably Austin and Tim. I will say I did not like the authors voice for Dee, but that is just my feelings. The narrator knows how to put emotion into place. This is not my first time listening to this narrator.

    Who was the most memorable character of Under a Falling Star and why?

    Dee and Austin, but Dee father and Uncle, have short but very decisive roles you can't forget. They are the basis for how Dee is portrayed prior to Austin's introduction into the book and the character and personality she falls back into at various points throughout the story.

    Any additional comments?

    I loved the book, and have read it at least 3 times in the past. I was looking forward to any audible from Jae. This was a great story to do as an audible book. The reader’s emotions, tempo, enthusiasm and vocal quality was great for this story. Love the various sound affects too, great job. My only criticism is I thought the narrator’s voice was too old sounding for Dee’s character. I know Dee’s role comes off as a matron type person given her story’s personality. But she sounded like she was in her 60’s and too mature for what I envisioned her voice to be. I got use to her voice after an hour. But it was not the voice I expected. I have listened to this narrator in the past and she does a great job, I just thought it was not quite the right role for her. I would still recommend the audible version, because it is a great story to tell and listen too. I read all books first before buying the audible and still recommend readers who are able to read the print version to that first where possible. I would love to see Jae Back to Oregon series done in audible.

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    • justin
    • 17/10/2016

    good

    struggled with narrator very monotone and no voice changes when it came to the different characters. loved the story but sometimes the narrator almost put me to sleep..

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    • GermanTwins
    • 13/12/2020

    Lovely written book

    This was my first book of Jae. It’s a lovely written book. I enjoyed it a lot. Its a lovely hollyday romance with other themes like work place romance, ice queen and mistaken identity.

    Narration: This audiobook is narrated by Shawn Marie Bryan. I honestly have to say that I was not able to connect with this narration. I have listened to o lot of different narrated and audiobooks, maybe I am just too picky or spoiled.

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    • maf
    • 14/10/2020

    Love in Business

    Another love Story in Portland, this time the way to love is blocked by the fact, that one of them is the others boss. The story line is less complex than in some of the other stories by Jae , but still very nice for a cosy day inside the house or curing the flue in bed...We even meet again with one of the Portland Police couples, Dawn and Aden. And I also liked the narrator and the almost real parrot noises :)