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No Angel | [Penny Vincenzi]

No Angel

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.
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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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    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!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • 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
  • G2gilly
    4/15/14
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    "No angel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes it was superb from start to end


    What did you like best about this story?

    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 .


    What does Carrington MacDuffie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    She is magnificent bringing both the females and males to life, an exceptional narrator.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Money, power and deceit.


    Any additional comments?

    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 .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth Davies
    7/24/10
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Durham, UK
    5/27/10
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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