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.
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.
The story is delightfully different and fun.
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.
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!!!!!
dump her narrator!! the stories were cute but the voice made it impossible to listen for 15 minutes at a time.
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!
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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.
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.
No. This narrator reads as if she has been charged with teaching the reader how to pronounce the words correctly--even "a"!
The narration is wooden, mechanical, over-enunciated, and impossible to listen to. I will not be buying any other books read by this narrator.
I loved the development of the characters.
The narrator was horrible. Almost made it impossible for me to finish listening to the book. Very robotic.
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