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Balancing Act | [Joanna Trollope]

Balancing Act

Susie Moran is a success. She has founded and run her own highly profitable company, and now her three daughters are all involved in the business. Rooted in the traditions of the Stoke-on-Trent potteries, and producing charming, useable objects of distinctive design, Susie is justly proud of her family and her achievement – and has no intention of letting it change. But what of the men in the family? Susie’s husband, a musician and artist, has always seemed happy to take a back seat.
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Susie Moran is a success. She has founded and run her own highly profitable company, and now her three daughters are all involved in the business. Rooted in the traditions of the Stoke-on-Trent potteries, and producing charming, useable objects of distinctive design, Susie is justly proud of her family and her achievement – and has no intention of letting it change.

But what of the men in the family? Susie’s husband, a musician and artist, has always seemed happy to take a back seat. One of her sons-in-law has few ambitions outside the home. Another daughter, though, has brought her husband into the company - and they want to change things, much to Susie’s distress.

And then, into the mix arrives Susie’s father, an ageing hippy who abandoned Susie as a baby. Now he’s alone, and wants to build bridges, although Susie’s daughters are outraged at the idea. Can the needs of a family business override the needs of the family itself? In wanting to preserve her business, will Susie lose something much more precious?

©2014 Joanna Trollope (P)2014 Isis

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    David Manly, Australia 03-16-14
    David Manly, Australia 03-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Annoying narrator ruins a good story"
    What would have made Balancing Act better?

    A different narrator


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Very predictable.


    What didn’t you like about Julia Franklin’s performance?

    She read as if reading a children's book to small child or slightly confused elderly person. Her reading is stunted and her tones rises at the end of each sentence.


    Any additional comments?

    I found it difficult to concentrate on the story because of how annoying the narration was. Almost patronising.

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  • Saffy
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    5/11/14
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    "Hugely disappointing"

    I usually love Joanna Trollope's family sagas but after listening to this one I'm not sure that I'll bother in future. This was held together by Julia Franklin's narration which is always listenable. However, the storyline was pretty flimsy and I found the characters selfish and unsympathetic.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Lesley
    Falkirk, United Kingdom
    3/13/14
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    "Narration spoiled this story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Balancing Act?

    I liked the Characters


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She did well with the voice of the female characters but her depiction of the male characters was irritating.


    Was Balancing Act worth the listening time?

    Yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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