Cozy mystery lovers’ favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her 18th otherworldly adventure.
When a finely wrought silver sleigh figurine turns up in her thrift shop, Lori Shepherd recognizes it instantly. It was the object that mesmerized the sweet but very poor nine-year-old Daisy Pickering at Sproggton Manor, the bizarre Jacobean house-turned-museum Lori recently visited with her twin sons. Hoping to avoid any real commotion, Lori decides to speak with the museum curator, who turns out to be oddly uninterested in the theft. But there’s not much that could be done anyway for the Pickerings seem to have come into some money and moved to Australia.
With Aunt Dimity’s otherworldly guidance, Lori’s search for the sleigh’s true owner leads her to a tangled web of secrets stretching from the finest English country estates back to the blood-drenched soil of the Russian Revolution.
©2013 Nancy T. Atherton (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I have long been a fan of the Aunt Dimity series, owning every title in hardback. This was my first, and potentially last audio version. The narrator is so halting, over-enunciating every word, like a computer generated voice. I only made it through the second chapter before I had to stop. The narrator totally ruined the experience of getting into the story.
Lori, of course. Love her spunk and ingenuity.
Not at all like a narrator, instead reading each and every word like the person enunciating the words for a spelling bee. Her voice itself is pleasant enough, but her accepts are horrible. Conversations weren't like conversations, they were like an inexperiened newscaster reading the telepromter for the first time.
Can I get my money back?
I'm a fan of this series, but had never tried an audiobook version, so was looking forward to it. When the narration started, the voice was so odd that I thought my iPod had accidentally switched to the wrong speed. It is too unnatural and annoying to be a human reader, and I'm convinced that somebody thought the listeners wouldn't be able to tell the difference if they saved money by having a voice simulation instead of a person. Think of a perky female Stephen Hawking. Just shoot me.
I can't really review the book because the narration is too irritating and distracting to continue. I'll enjoy it later in print.
The story was cute. I have always been an Aunt Dimity fan, but I am NO FAN of this narrator. The accents were horrible, the pace slow and each word was sounded out. It was just like listening to my daughter read from her 3rd grade reading books! Nails on a blackboard type pain! I will READ another Aunt Dimity, but never listen to this narrator again!
Yes to the author but not the same narrator
Too slow, worst accent and too much precise articulation
I will never purchase another book narrated by Teri Clark Linden.
She reads with overt enunciation. She does not narrate. Is she a computer? Is she a primary school teacher teaching grammar? UGH! Her “performance” is very distracting.
Halting and over-enunciated, the narration spoils a good book in Nancy Atherton's charming Aunt Dimity mystery series. The narrator's unnatural cadence and odd dialects prevented me from becoming immersed in the story. Wish I had read the print version instead.
Why do they continue to ruin a good series with awful narration? I love reading the books and would like to enjoy listening to them but it's impossible with this narrator.
A life-long audiobook listener, I listen to a lot of mysteries and teen-age fiction with my son.
I love this series and have read most of the books in paperback. I love the main character and her personality. unfortunately the reader detracts from the story. she over-innunciates the words to the point it almost sounds like she's speaking each word individually. I really dislike the accents. they just don't all flow well for me.
She did not read naturally. She seemed to emphasize speaking each word individually which made it sound like a series of words rather than a story.
I really enjoy Nancy Atherton's books. Light reading, no smut. Pleasant characters.
A different narrator. It was painful to listen to - halting over annunciation of every word, appalling NZ accent. I only lasted 3 chapters!
With a different narrator - yes.
Shocking - halting, each word painfully emphasized, terrible attempt at a NZ accent.
I couldn't get past the narrator.
I really wanted to listen to this author but all her books have the same narrator. How did she get the job - not just once, but over and over!
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