Forty-six-year-old divorcée Christine is finally happy - or so she thinks. She has an amazing boyfriend but she also has a drama-filled family she fears might scare him off. And when Christine spies her dependable Aunt Inge in the company of a man who is most certainly not her husband, it sends the family drama into overdrive - and delivers an unexpected wake-up call to Christine. Because after witnessing the newfound passion with which 60-something Inge is tackling each day, Christine becomes aware of the mounting frustrations in her supposedly fabulous life. Sick and tired of playing it safe, Christine finally decides the time has come to make some big changes. But will her quest for a new lease on life ruin her hard-won happiness? Or will she discover a joy she never imagined possible?
©2008 Dora Heldt (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
It was a fun family story with all the misunderstanding that can happen in a family.
I am not sure but I think that somehow the performance was slowed down because I listened to other audio samples of books narrated by Teri Clark Linden and she did not speak as slowly as she did in this audio
For those of you who gave up on the listen, Please give it another try but speed it up. It is an enjoyable story.
The story is fluff and humorous -- just what I was looking for. But it is as if the narrator is reading to developmentally challenged first graders. Occasionally she loses herself and speaks in normal cadence, but that is very rare.
"Nice story spoilt by terrible narration"
I know this was a translation but why was it read as if the listeners had only a basic knowledge of English. The only way I was able to get over the awful narration was by being too busy to care unpacking into a new house. I'm glad I persevered because I enjoyed the story.
"Really bad narration"
I could not listen to this audio book, the narration was so bad. Tried to return it but unable to.
Stilted, did not flow unlike most audible books it sounded like she was reading it straight off, the characters also did not come over well.
"couldn't finish it - awful narration"
anyone who likes listening to robotic voices or children that have just learnt to read but an't put emphasis in the correct place - you'd be better off with an ebook and getting a generic software pacakge to read it out loud.
maybe the author as long as it had a different narrator. I can't actually say for sure as i never finished it as i just couldn't listen to it any more - it was winding me up too much
Awful. emphasis in wrong places, and sounded like a child that had just. learnt. to read. with. a strange ability to. intone punctuation where. i am sure there probably wasn't. any. an automatic text reader. would do a better. job.
possibly the story might have been ok. i can't say as i couldn't finish
PLEASE - no more books from this narrator.
"Terrible narrator - had to return"
There is not a chance that I would ever listen to another audible book narrated by Teri Clark Linden - it made me really cross listening to the first chapter of this.
The Last Lecture
I have listened to hundreds of audio books and not one has caused me as much irritation as this one. I can't say what the story was like as I couldn't get past the awful, over pronounced narration. It seems like the pronunciation of the words is more important than the flow of the story. It is a translation and sounds like it :(
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