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No Angel Audiobook

No Angel

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Publisher's Summary

Enter the world of the rich charismatic Lytton family and their powerful publishing empire in this passionate family saga, spanning the Edwardian era to World War I and the excesses of the glamorous 20s. Enter the world of Celia LyttonÑa woman who is used to getting her way. She moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions that affect herself and others, not only her husband, Oliver, and their children; but the destitute Sylvia Miller, whose life is transformed by Celia's intrusion; Oliver's daunting elder sister, who is not all she appears to be; and Sebastian Brooke, for whom Celia makes the most dangerous decision of all.

©2004 Penny Vincenzi (P)2009 Phoenix

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    JV 08-12-15
    JV 08-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The reader was fantastic!"

    Loved the book. It gives the reader a glimpse inside the lives of a family ripped apart by WW1 and then patched back together in the post war aftermath. Celia became a close friend by the end--despite her flaws, you can't help but love and respect her and the way in which she deals with the trials of keeping a family and business running. What I liked most is the message this book sends. It's a message that seems so outdated by today's society. The message that marriages and families are more important than the pursuit of happiness for oneself. Celia's Mother was always so wise in her assessments. I liked her advice immensely. Even if passion and love is switched to another, that isn't enough reason to dissolve a marriage. The children need to be considered first. Celia makes the right choice in the end and discovers, if not happiness, at least peace.

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    Grangr5 Virginia Beach, Virginia USA 04-13-15
    Grangr5 Virginia Beach, Virginia USA 04-13-15 Member Since 2012

    Hoosier transplanted in Virginia Beach who is a fan of good books and travel.

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    "Definitely a soap opera..."

    No Angel is to the publishing industry what Peyton Place was to small town life. It is a soap opera, complete with myriad characters, adulteries, and undeveloped story lines. It did hold my interest for hours and hours, however.

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    Becky Ulrey 08-10-14
    Becky Ulrey 08-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved This Saga"
    Would you consider the audio edition of No Angel to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because Carrington MacDuffie was so wonderful a performer.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the characters, all unique and interesting.


    Have you listened to any of Carrington MacDuffie’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No. I thought she was absolutely perfect. Never enjoyed a reader as much.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were themes that particularly moved me, about love and adultery.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved Celia's mother. Very much a comic relief to an otherwise serious novel.

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    Heather Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada 04-05-14
    Heather Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada 04-05-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Don't make the mitake I made - SAVE YOUR CREDIT!!!"
    What would have made No Angel better?

    A narrator with an an English accent.
    An author who could write.


    What was most disappointing about Penny Vincenzi’s story?

    Most disappointing was that I bought it (on a friend's recommendation)
    and wasted a precious credit.


    What didn’t you like about Carrington MacDuffie’s performance?

    The HORRENDOUS accents!!!!!!!
    I have no idea where she acquired the voices and accents, but she should get her money back as I wish I could.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from No Angel?

    Since I listened to only three chapters - I would have cut them all.


    Any additional comments?

    I am sorry I bought the book.
    I will not waste another minute in hoping that the narrator, or the book will improve!!

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  • Diana
    7/28/16
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    "Appalling reader"

    Story ruined by appalling, American reader, who couldn't even pronounce words properly. Spoilt what would have been a good story! I wouldn't have given the performance one star but unable to submit otherwise.

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  • Lynne Burton
    7/3/16
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    "American Accent!"
    Would you listen to No Angel again? Why?

    It is a very good book - I love Penny Vincenzi - but an American narrator on an English novel is a no no - spoilt the experience over and over - having said that I finished the book and found it moving at the end - I stuck with it because I liked the characters.


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  • Claire Furnell
    9/30/15
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    "Great story bloody annoying narration"
    What did you like best about No Angel? What did you like least?

    Why on earth would you have a story set in 1900s England narrated by an American who seems to have learned her cockney accent from a very bad Dick van Dyke


    What didn’t you like about Carrington MacDuffie’s performance?

    English story.. American narrator... WHY??


    Did No Angel inspire you to do anything?

    Write this review!!!


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  • Maya Pillay
    9/10/15
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    "Slow and over the top"

    I've listened to other Penny Vincenzi and really enjoyed them in the past. This one however seemed to have very little plot and the acting was well...interesting. The accents were over the top and generally poor. Not something I'd recommend if you're looking for something gripping or exciting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maggie
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
    6/15/15
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    "Good listening but for the poor narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A none American narrator


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Angel?

    Although story predictable it had interesting twists


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    American pronunciation of English town names and appalling county man accent


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

    Easy story for background listening


    Any additional comments?

    there must be "English" narrators available

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    5/29/15
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    "terrible English accent,sounds Australian!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of No Angel to be better than the print version?

    don't know


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    main character


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    enjoyable book to listen to, just not sure why you chose an American artist with an awful English accent, the cockney accent was especially bad

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • miss
    5/14/15
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    "Narrator!!!"

    Why oh why get an American to voice an English story?!?! Appalling pronunciation and horrendous accents . Story was ok, but ruined by the reader. A real shame,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NellMcMH
    Somerset, UK
    4/2/15
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    "Please tell me the story shifts to America..."
    Any additional comments?

    I don't want to read the Amazon reviews, because of potential spoilers but.... I've always thought Penny Vincenzi - overlong and hung up on flashbacks as she is - writes absorbing and satisfying stories, but I'm 3 hours into No Angel and the teeth-grating, Dick Van Dyke-alike narrator is driving me insane. I'm so taken up with the distortions she struggles with, I'm losing the will to live. ...and I'm not just talking about bizarrre pronunciations of place names. Do you have producers/editors at Audible? Determined to plug on for the moment, but not sure if I'll make it through.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    1/17/15
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    "An excellent read"

    This book takes us on a journey through the lives and loves of the Litten Family. Lots of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    12/22/14
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    "Never got going"
    What disappointed you about No Angel?

    The story just never had any substance to it, it was like reading someone's diary but never knowing the people they were writing about..sorry


    What will your next listen be?

    nothing by this author


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Carrington MacDuffie?

    I don't think changing the Narrator would have helped


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    indifference


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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