Review: The Crazy One

  • Title:
    • The Crazy One
  • Author:
    • Rebecca Markus
  • Release:
    • May 19, 2019
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Jacq Ainsworth

The Crazy One can be a bit tedious to follow in audiobook format if you’re not paying close attention. It alternates between a present-day true-crime writer’s version of events, and a psychotic woman’s perspective. I only ever noticed it saying “Present Day” at chapter headers or in between. I think it would have been useful if it included whose perspective it was currently. The only way I could tell was if it was saying “She” or “I”. It’s an interesting story and concept but poorly executed.

At the start of the audiobook, I noticed some hissing audio. My phone was close and I didn’t pay attention to it for the rest of the book, so I don’t know if it continued. The narration, much like the execution was extremely lacking. The narration is mostly done in the same tone of voice, making it sound dull and lifeless. Two things I will always find annoying are the narrator’s inability to tell “O” apart from Zero and her mispronouncing the word envelope. “Onvelope” isn’t a word. If somebody came to me saying “I ontered the room, where I ongaged with my guests, ontertaining them for hours, before flicking the light switch, onveloping the room in darkness.” I’d assume they didn’t know proper English or something.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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