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Lyn

RostrevorAustralia | Member Since 2008

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  • The Long Way Home

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Audrey Howard
    • Narrated By Carole Boyd
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Amy Pearson's family is desperately poor - even by the standards of Edwardian Liverpool - but they have each other. Until Amy is torn from her home by her rich aunt, a woman obsessed by religion and snobbery who wants a girl she can mould as she wishes. Clever and pretty, ten-year-old Amy is perfect for her purposes.

    T.Ann says: "Deep & Emotionally Charged"
    "Engrossing"
    Overall

    I was captivated within the first ten minutes. Very well drawn characters, beautifully written. The flavour of the period was well drawn and the actress who reads the audio is just magnificent. Her voice resonates with emotion and she creates the sense of a play with her different accents and voices.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Best Kept Secret: Clifton Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (50)

    1945. The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie. The Lord Chancellor’s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington. Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel, while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father’s office on the night he was killed. When the General Election is called, Giles Barrington has to defend his seat

    Lyn says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the first two books of the Clifton series but this one seemed forced and awkward. I found the characters unsympathetic, the plot unrealistic and the narrative tedious.


    If you’ve listened to books by Jeffrey Archer before, how does this one compare?

    Easily the worst. I usually get sucked into his stories and carried along by the fast paced stories but this one dragged.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I found the narrator pretentious but competent and clear diction.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope number four will be back to the standard of the first two otherwise it sullies your initial positive impression of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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