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Cheryl

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  • A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Suzanne Joinson
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is 1923. Evangeline (Eva) English and her sister Lizzie are missionaries heading for the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. Though Lizzie is on fire with her religious calling, Eva's motives are not quite as noble, but with her green bicycle and a commission from a publisher to write A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar, she is ready for adventure. In present day London, a young woman, Frieda, returns from a long trip abroad to find a man sleeping outside her front door. She gives him a blanket and a pillow, and in the morning finds the bedding neatly folded....

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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I tried, I really did. I tried to listen to this book but the narrator is so bad that you can't concentrate on the book. What I thought might be an interesting book, turned into a sad, sad attempt to get past the poor narration of the story. One wonders if the publishing company did not have enough money to hire a good narrator, or perhaps, there was a female relative in need of a job? Ms. Duerden spends half her time whispering the words and half her time making the story sound like a very poor attempt at an epic poem- complete with pregnant pauses at the end of each phrase. And she literally sings the last word in each phrase, single syllable or not, with each word having two sing-song notes in it. Enough. I couldn't get through the first chapter and that is a shame because the plot and synopsis sounded very interesting. A complete waste of a credit.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susan Duerden?

    Anyone, even Yoda would have been a better narrator.


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

    Who knows if the book had redeeming qualities, as I could not get past the awful narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry, Suzanne Joinson! I am sure that you spent an extraordinary amount of time writing this book and when it went audio, I bet you were thrilled. Who knew it would sink like the Titanic simply because of the narration.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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