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Tidal Shift: A Novel | [Dora Heldt, Jamie Lee Searle (translator)]

Tidal Shift: A Novel

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Kathy Treaster 08-20-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Good Narrator if you listen at speed 1.25 or 1.5"
    What did you love best about Tidal Shift?

    It was a fun family story with all the misunderstanding that can happen in a family.


    What aspect of Teri Clark Linden’s performance would you have changed?

    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


    Any additional comments?

    For those of you who gave up on the listen, Please give it another try but speed it up. It is an enjoyable story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Delio Arlington, TX United States 02-25-14
    Julie Delio Arlington, TX United States 02-25-14 Member Since 2002
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    "The worst narration in all of my years w/Audible"
    Would you try another book from Dora Heldt and Jamie Lee Searle (translator) and/or Teri Clark Linden?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Teri Clark Linden’s performances?

    Never.


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  • Kathy
    ROSS-ON-WYE, United Kingdom
    11/13/13
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    "Nice story spoilt by terrible narration"
    What didn’t you like about Teri Clark Linden’s performance?

    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
    Malaga, Spain
    8/22/13
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    "Really bad narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I could not listen to this audio book, the narration was so bad. Tried to return it but unable to.


    Has Tidal Shift put you off other books in this genre?

    yes


    What didn’t you like about Teri Clark Linden’s performance?

    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.


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

    Disappointment, frustration


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • alex
    basingstoke, United Kingdom
    4/19/14
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    "couldn't finish it - awful narration"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dora Heldt and Jamie Lee Searle (translator) again?

    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


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


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

    possibly the story might have been ok. i can't say as i couldn't finish


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE - no more books from this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Loz
    JERSEY, United Kingdom
    9/27/13
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    "Terrible narrator - had to return"
    Would you try another book written by Dora Heldt and Jamie Lee Searle (translator) or narrated by Teri Clark Linden?

    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.


    What will your next listen be?

    The Last Lecture


    Would you be willing to try another one of Teri Clark Linden’s performances?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    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 :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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