©2004 Penny Vincenzi (P)2009 Phoenix
A narrator with an an English accent.
An author who could write.
Most disappointing was that I bought it (on a friend's recommendation)
and wasted a precious credit.
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.
Since I listened to only three chapters - I would have cut them all.
I am sorry I bought the book.
I will not waste another minute in hoping that the narrator, or the book will improve!!
"Good listening but for the poor narration"
A none American narrator
Although story predictable it had interesting twists
American pronunciation of English town names and appalling county man accent
Easy story for background listening
there must be "English" narrators available
"terrible English accent,sounds Australian!"
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
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,
"Please tell me the story shifts to America..."
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.
"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.
"Never got going"
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
nothing by this author
I don't think changing the Narrator would have helped
Yes it was superb from start to end
The way it gave you a taste of the problems that the rich and privileged had through out the years leading up too and after the First World War , it is a gripping tale and well worth the time . Excellent novel .
She is magnificent bringing both the females and males to life, an exceptional narrator.
Money, power and deceit.
The most wonderful book I have listened too this year 5 stars all the way and thank you to Carrington McDuffie for a outstanding narrative .
"Good story, good characters.,"
I love this period of history(early 20th Century). The author has created a lovely picture of this time and I really enjoyed the story BUT in my opinion the writing is very irritating. It is heavily cliched and caricatured. I felt as if J T was 'showing off' her research and including too many details.
This may not be a problem for anyone else, do not let me put you off it is a very 'readable' book.
"An Absolute Classic!"
This book is a classic. I read it many years ago and loved it then from the beginning to the end. The story draws the reader in and the audio book is no different. An intelligent saga with a brilliant twist at the end.
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