Review of Pitifully Ugly by Robin Alexander, Audiobook narrated by Lori Prince
I’m happy that Lori Prince has started to narrate Robin Alexander’s back catalog. Ms. Alexander’s quirky sense of humour and Ms. Prince’s comedy timing makes it a must-go combination if you are looking for an amusing and, at the same time, romantic story.
Shannon Brycen is an introvert looking for love. Tired of being set up by her sister with poor blind dates, she decides to explore the world of online dating. But maybe love was closer than she thought…
Robin Alexander is one of those authors who has found her own style that is recognisable and distinctive in the lesfic genre. Her characters are quirky but lovable, her stories are full of humour and ridiculously funny situations, her cast of secondary characters is rich and varied, and the chemistry between the leads is sizzling. ‘Pitifully Ugly’ is no exception.
Robin Alexander likes to put her characters through the wringer and get them caught in hilarious situations. These aren’t larger than life heroines destined to change the world but anti-heroines who live ordinary lives. However, her characters have equally redeeming qualities and manage to find their way to happiness.
Written in first person from the point of view of Shannon, the reader spends a lot of time in her headspace. Shannon is self-deprecating, shy and has a penchant for getting herself into trouble. There are a few funny situations in this book that will make you laugh as if you were watching a sitcom and some other situations where you would like to give her a hug and tell her that everything is going to be OK.
Lori Prince is the perfect narrator for this book thanks to her light tone, dramatic pauses, and deadpan deliveries. Make no mistake, Ms. Prince can perform serious and emotional stories too but she thrives in comedy so she’s an excellent choice for this book. The narration lifted the written story to another level, making it more enjoyable and funny. If you are looking for something light to distract you from the state of world affairs, this one is for you. 4.5 stars.
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins.