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.
You're kidding, right? Reader Teri Clark Linden is nearly the worst reader ever! I finished reading the book in paperback.
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.
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.
I enjoyed the story and it did keep my attention in spite of the narration
Bill, you just never know what to expect from him.
For me yes, but then i listen while doing other things.
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.
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.
No question: would be 5 stars with a better narrator
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!!
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'
ipod for audiobooks
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.
Only if they like cozies and can find another reader.
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.
Haven't finished it yet.
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.
Heartwarming Love Story
The characters were easy to relate to and the storyline was deep. The author used a lot of descriptive language to bring the landscapes and scenery to life.
Teri Clark Linden did the greatest job with this story! I never had a hard time identifying which of the many characters was speaking. The range of accents, tones and inflections that Ms. Linden employes is fantastic!! I am planning to look for more stories that are narrated by her.
Yes. Every time I had to turn it off, I was anxious to get back to the story!
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.
When Lori discovers that Aunt Dimity actually existed and the aftermath up to arriving in London.
Slow, methodical, precise.
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.
Endearing, sweet and quirky!
The story of Lori Shepherd, her mother's friendship with Dimity Westwood and Bill and the Harris' is just unforgettable. I can't wait to catch up with all the stories.
No, but I really like her narration.
No special moment other than every minute!
I've been a fan of Nancy Atherton's Aunt Demity books for years and had been introduced to the series via the 1st two books which I got from the library. I just found an email I had written her in 2010 pleading for Audible books. She replied that "apparently, they didn't sell well enough to inspire Recorded Books to make more recordings." I also implored Audible to record them and YEA -- they have. Thank you, Thank you!
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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