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Linda

Flushing, NY, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Aunt Dimity and the Duke: An Aunt Dimity Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Nancy Atherton
    • Narrated By Teri Clark Linden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (36)

    Emma Porter is 40, fat, frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener. When her longtime lover dumps her for a younger woman, Emma escapes the cloying sympathy of family and friends by setting out on a summer-long driving tour of England's glorious gardens. A Dimity-contrived coincidence brings her to Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion in Cornwall, where she finds a duke in search of a missing lantern with extraordinary powers.

    Linda says: "One of my favorite books ruined by the reader."
    "One of my favorite books ruined by the reader."
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    Story
    What disappointed you about Aunt Dimity and the Duke?

    The performer appears to be learning to read. Every "a" is pronounced as a long a.
    The character Emma is written as smar, logical, strong and is here made to sound weak, young, and non-assertive. All the English characters speak with big spaces between each word.
    I was really happy that you had made this book available. I preordered so I anticipated enjoying the reading. I forced myself to listen twice, hoping it would sound better the second time. It was just as annoying.
    I can get free recordings through a government program for the handicapped. They have a great recoding of this book, but I have no way of copying it because they use a unique recording method.
    I am also VERY sorry to see that, now that you have made the series available, it is all performed by the same artless individual.


    What other book might you compare Aunt Dimity and the Duke to and why?

    The book, not the erecording, has many of the qualities of Charlotte MacLeod's Sarah Kelling series: Charm, wit, and humor. These qualities do not come across in your version.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Teri Clark Linden’s performances?

    NO


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Aunt Dimity and the Duke?

    The text is great and does not need cutting.


    Any additional comments?

    Please rerecord with a different performer.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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