I am a great Marion Chesney/M C Beaton fan so was very pleased to see the Regency series begin to be available on here. I am not at all pleased with this narrator though. Her main focus seems to be enunciating clearly, which she does well, but she clearly has no love for the characters or understanding of the time period. Some words are pronounced incorrectly and her interpretation seems mainly focussed on reading correctly rather than with a love for the story that inspires the listener. When a narrator loves what they're reading, or is a good fit for the book, it's easy to lose yourself in the story and makes it come alive. This is not remotely the case with this narrator and I'm sorry to see that she reads all the available books in this series.
You might enjoy this book if you don't care about the plausibility of the storyline.
Definitely disappointment. The story line is overwhelmingly unbelievable. The housekeeper has a sherry and sits down with her employer to discuss his cases, then goes to crime scenes on her own and interviews suspects. I don't know which is more unlikely to happen.
If some of the later books in this series are added, I may try one, but this was not worth listening to.
The story is well written and very interesting. It's not just a fluffy piece that solely focusses on how people felt when the were near each other or gazing at each other across the room. It is an enjoyable submersion into the 1800s life.
The narration on this book is exceptional. You experience every event right along with the author as the story progresses.
I very much enjoyed listening to this fascinating story unfold around historic events in England. The author recounts her life and events leading up to WWII in a way that brings history to life.
I enjoy this author and would have liked to finish this book. I stopped about a quarter of the way through because I couldn't listen to any more swearing. It seemed like every character communicated this way. Pity ... I like the main characters, but there's a limit to my language tolerance.
I was very impressed with this book. I have watched several tv programs about the "entitled Millenials" and was interested to find that this book does a great job of explaining the different points of view, how to work with and relate to the younger generation, as well as understand thier actions and where they're coming from. It would be very helpful to anyone who works with those born 1982 - 2000, or is trying to understand "what's up with kids these days".
I'm not normally one to read "how-to" books, but found this book captivating!
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