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Aunt Dimity's Death | [Nancy Atherton]

Aunt Dimity's Death

Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's about to inherit a sizable estate - if she can discover the secret hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity's English country cottage. What begins as a fairy tale becomes a mystery - and a ghost story - in an improbably cozy setting, as Aunt Dimity's indominable spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest to discover how, in this life, true love can conquer all.
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Publisher's Summary

Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's about to inherit a sizable estate - if she can discover the secret hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity's English country cottage. What begins as a fairy tale becomes a mystery - and a ghost story - in an improbably cozy setting, as Aunt Dimity's indominable spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest to discover how, in this life, true love can conquer all.

©1992 Nancy T. Atherton (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Susan 02-27-15
    Susan 02-27-15

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    "Slow Storyline and Horrible, Horrible Narration,"

    The main character (Lori) is beyond self-absorbed, overly-sensitive and childish. It's hard to listen to the book when you can't stand the personality of the protagonist.

    The narration is about as bad as it gets. It's so robotic and flat. It's like having a robot reading to you, completely unnatural with emphasis in the wrong places and devoid of emotion. Evening speeding it up did not help. If I were the author, I would be furious to have my work ruined by such horrible narration.

    The narration may be partially responsible for why I disliked Lori so much. Hearing her talk in such a robotic, unfeeling, sometimes arrogant sounding tone, just added to her already distasteful personality.

    If the other books in this series were read by someone else, I would be willing to give another one a try since this is just the first in the series, but the narrator is definitely the deal breaker for me. Definitely can't listen to anymore books read by her.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dani 10-26-13
    Dani 10-26-13
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    "Narration "fixed""
    What did you love best about Aunt Dimity's Death?

    The story is delightfully different and fun.


    What about Teri Clark Linden’s performance did you like?

    I too found she was speaking very slowly and I was annoyed as I so wanted to like this story. So, I experimented and changed the narration speed to 1.25X. Voila! That was it,
    I now know the secret and am happily await more in this series, by this same narrator.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    judy ann fogg st. john, usvi United States 07-22-15
    judy ann fogg st. john, usvi United States 07-22-15 Member Since 2008
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    "REALLY---------ANNOYING-----WITH------PAUSES"
    Would you try another book from Nancy Atherton and/or Teri Clark Linden?

    i tried to give her another chance but couldn't do it the narrator once was too much with the robot pauses after every single word!!!!!


    What could Nancy Atherton have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    dump her narrator!! the stories were cute but the voice made it impossible to listen for 15 minutes at a time.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    she---spoke---with----a---pause---after---every----single---word---EVERY----SINGLE----ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    i----have------said------enough------drop------this------narrator------P_L_E_A_S_E_!!!!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jillian 07-20-15
    Jillian 07-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "good clean intrigue"

    Wonderful plot. A bit of romance thrown in to a entertaining mystery. Not exactly a whodunit, but classic & clean fun, nonetheless. My only complaint is the "ghost." I'm not into the supernatural aspect. Due to the great detail and accurate cross-cultural references, I can overlook it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CJ C. 07-20-15
    CJ C. 07-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent story"

    This is one of my favorite books in the Aunt Dimity series. I found it after reading several others. Nice to know how it all began.

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    Margaret L. Collins 07-02-15
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    "Good story. poor performance"
    Where does Aunt Dimity's Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    near the bottom


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fun book, but was performed poorly. She reads too slowly and doesn't sound natural. please re-release this series with a new performer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Brecksville, OH, United States 05-19-15
    Amazon Customer Brecksville, OH, United States 05-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Fluffy G-rated romance"

    Lots of willing suspension of disbelief required, which I don't mind in my light reading. I did really like the characters. However, the reader was not, for me, easy to listen to. You might want to listen to a sample first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Quitman, GA, United States 05-08-15
    Deborah Quitman, GA, United States 05-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Cannot finish"
    Would you be willing to try another one of Teri Clark Linden’s performances?

    No. This narrator reads as if she has been charged with teaching the reader how to pronounce the words correctly--even "a"!


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    Kelly M. Boone, NC USA 05-03-15
    Kelly M. Boone, NC USA 05-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Terrible Narration Ruined a Great Book"

    The narration is wooden, mechanical, over-enunciated, and impossible to listen to. I will not be buying any other books read by this narrator.

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    Karil Watkins 04-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great book - horrible, robotic narration"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the development of the characters.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was horrible. Almost made it impossible for me to finish listening to the book. Very robotic.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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