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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Lisa Wingate serves up small-town values with humor and romance. Lauren hasn't returned to her hometown since her husband's death. But when her dad needs her help, she heads for their horse ranch in Daily, Texas. There she must prepare a "broke down" race horse for his role in a movie that will alter the fortunes of her dad, a Hollywood star, and a screenwriter.
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Texas females should not sound like Gomer Pyle

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Probably not in audio version. Horrible narration.

What did you like best about this story?

Story okay.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Johanna Parker?

I don't know. Anybody that wouldn't be a constant distraction trying to make a character sound southern...and just making her sound stupid...or exactly like Gomer Pyle.

Do you think Word Gets Around needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

probably not...

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This was an okay book to me. I had a hard time with it, but it has a good ending.

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Vet bad Texan accents

They accents sounded almost like a parody of Southerners. It was a little insulting actually. Chosen narrators for a book full of Southern accents should be read by someone with one to be authentic instead of fake.

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Great message about love

G Rated with a great theme! Loved the setting, chatacters and plot. I'm enjoying the series.

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GREAT BOOK

This story is so awesome- I loved it. Having adopted from the foster system, I especially appreciate the way the characters show what these kids have to deal with as adults. The narrators both did an excellent job! I will definitely recommend this book to my friends!

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Ruined by the nasally narrator

A perfectly good Wingate novel ruined by the nasal male narrator who made a mockery of anyone Texas making them talk like they were stupid. That was offensive. Texans don’t sound like that except maybe in cartoons. Plus Nate needed a sexier voice. I couldn’t get aligned with him in his character because he sounded like he has a clothespin on his nose. He never sounded sexy or convincing. I’m disappointed in this audio. Even the female narrator toned the drawls down a bit this book or was it that the guy was so off the hook that she sounded better. Please don’t make people with a drawl sound ignorant. The townsfolk were priceless snd didn’t deserve to have their character ruined 😡

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nails on a chalkboard

first let me say I truly enjoy all of the Lisa Wingate books I have listened to so far. However I cannot even finish this book because of the man that is narrating for the part of Nathan. I tried but I cannot get past his horrible version of Southern dialect and even just his tone as a normal person is irritating.It would have been much better if Johanna Parker would have just narrated the book by herself. needless to say I wasted my credit and will not be finishing this book on Audible.

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Daily Texas series

I love Imogene and Donnetta. I literally laugh out loud at these two characters. I’m hate I’m through with the series

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Another touching story by Lisa Wingate

Word Gets Around was a book I had decided to listen to for something light. It has a lightness, but it has so much heart running through it. Many times I had to stop and just take it in. I felt like the author had be speaking to me personally. I don’t care who you are: your age, color, gender, hardships....this story is for everyone.
Each person who reads or listens to it will come away with some knowledge....a heart lifting message. I will be thinking about this one for a very long time.

As for the narrating. It isn’t bad, but could have enriched the Texas soul if the narrators had just done their homework. It takes away from a story when words like “round pen” are repetitively pronounced with the emphasis all wrong for a rancher from Texas.
The town Killeen is not projected Kill-een with emphasis on the first syllable. It’s Kul-lean with more emphasis on second syllable.
If you’re from Texas, you’re better off reading this one. Listening will distract you from the superlative writing and storytelling.

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Another great story

If you love horses, redemption stories and just a hint of romance. This book is for you. Dayliens strike again.