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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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    LouisvilleBill Louisville, Ky. 04-27-13
    LouisvilleBill Louisville, Ky. 04-27-13 Member Since 2003
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    "great book, lousy reader"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Aunt Dimity's Death to be better than the print version?

    You're kidding, right? Reader Teri Clark Linden is nearly the worst reader ever! I finished reading the book in paperback.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I read this book years ago and loved it, and I wanted to experience it all over again. Even so, I had completely forgotten how charming this modern-day fairy tale was!

    Downtrodden librarian Lori Shepherd is startled to discover that Aunt Dimity, who she'd always thought was an imaginary heroine in her mother's stories, actually lived -- or had lived until very recently. Lori is called upon by the terms of Dimity Westwood's will to accomplish a task. But, Lori discovers, the real task she needs to fulfill so that the dead can rest in peace is a very different one altogether. Along the way, Lori, with the help of a good-hearted and winsome young lawyer, solves more than one mystery.


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

    Actually, I refuse to listen to any more Aunt Dimity books simply because she's the reader. I love Audible books, and I may break down later if I get so busy that I can't read paperback books at all.

    I almost never check to see who the reader is because, usually, the reader can't ruin the experience for me. In future, I'll be careful not to buy any books that are read by her.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Toowoomba, Australia 05-16-13
    Susan Toowoomba, Australia 05-16-13
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    "Good story told badly"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the story and it did keep my attention in spite of the narration


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bill, you just never know what to expect from him.


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

    Yes


    Was Aunt Dimity's Death worth the listening time?

    For me yes, but then i listen while doing other things.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the narrator never travels to Scotland as she would be arrested for murder of the Scottish accent, and the English accent wasn't much better. If you can't do and accent properly please don't attempt it. Overall the narration was some of the worst I have ever heard and only the story kept me listening.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Morton Lafayette, CA USA 04-29-13
    Ann Morton Lafayette, CA USA 04-29-13 Member Since 2006
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    "A terrific book/series *ruined* by narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    No question: would be 5 stars with a better narrator


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

    I do not appreciated being treated as if I am sitting in a circle in day care - long pauses, sing/song too sweet voice. These charming witty books deserve a narrator who understands and appreciates them!!


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

    EXTREME disappointment and sadness bordering on anger based on my reaction to the narrator and my love for the books when I read them in print. I was so excited after seeing the series in 'coming soon' and was prepared to purchase the entire series on Audible and have *many* hours of enjoyment. My only good reaction is that I purchased only the first book in 'coming soon'


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bennie Marietta, GA USA 03-11-14
    Bennie Marietta, GA USA 03-11-14 Member Since 2008

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Save yourselves!"

    Years ago, I read as many of these cute cozy mysteries as I could find. Imagine my delight when I found that they were here on audible.

    I have listened to the first 20 minutes of this book and can go no further. I won't go into greater detail, but will say that a reader can make or break a book or a series.

    This is a real shame.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Norman, OK, United States 03-10-14
    Sandy Norman, OK, United States 03-10-14 Member Since 2011
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    "So disappointed"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, I would not.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Laurie


    How could the performance have been better?

    They need to find someone who can act to read these books. I own all of the books and love every single one of them, but this narrator is awful!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If it had been read by someone with feeling.


    Any additional comments?

    Get a new narrator Nancy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    PDX Reader Portland, OR USA 08-22-13
    PDX Reader Portland, OR USA 08-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Nice "Cozy". Reader just short of terrible."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Only if they like cozies and can find another reader.


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

    I've been listening to audio books for several years now and I fancy myself a bit of a sophisticated listener. This reader is just flat, flat, flat.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Vacaville, CA, United States 04-12-13
    Karen Vacaville, CA, United States 04-12-13 Member Since 2010

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    "So Glad Audible is providing Aunt Dimity!"

    I had listened to Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity's first story years ago and always remembered how charming it was. So many years had gone by that I decided to listen to the first one again. It was as I remembered. Delightful! I have listened to the second book and it is equally enjoyable. These books are of a certain ilk, that if you don't listen well into the first one and understand the premise, you won't enjoy it or the next one. They are perhaps only for the kind of person who is looking for a charming book with funny moments. an enjoyable light mystery, and little or no violence. I have thoroughly enjoyed the first two books and am looking forward to more, Thanks Audible for the new format for coming soon books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca BATTLE GROUND, WA, United States 03-07-14
    Rebecca BATTLE GROUND, WA, United States 03-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Terrible Narration!"
    What would have made Aunt Dimity's Death better?

    Better narration!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Haven't finished it yet.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Teri Clark Linden?

    Anybody!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    Is this narrator a real person? Or did they get some Siri-type computerized voice to read this thing? Seriously, I have only listed to 5 minutes of the story and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make it through the whole thing. It's awful! I will try increasing the speed and see if that improves it, but if it doesn't I'm going to seriously regret downloading this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dani United States 10-26-13
    Dani United States 10-26-13 Member Since 2007
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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.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    bluetopaz Fayetteville, NC, United States 05-19-13
    bluetopaz Fayetteville, NC, United States 05-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Narration could have been much better"
    What made the experience of listening to Aunt Dimity's Death the most enjoyable?

    I love the books in this series, especially the earlier titles and was delighted at the opportunity to listen to this title. The quiet charm of Atherton's characters and story comes through clearly.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Aunt Dimity's Death?

    When Lori discovers that Aunt Dimity actually existed and the aftermath up to arriving in London.


    What three words best describe Teri Clark Linden’s performance?

    Slow, methodical, precise.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    not sure.


    Any additional comments?

    Unfortunately, the narrator's slowish pace and careful E-NUN-CI-A-TING (and yes, that's exactly how many of the words and phrasings sounded) occasionally jarred me out of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Poor Narration"

    The story, whilst not great literature, was a cozy read which kept my interest. It was not helped at all by the narration which sounded-computer generated with really bad attempts at accents.

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