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Publisher's Summary

Nancy Atherton's growing number of fans will certainly be delighted by Aunt Dimity's latest appearance in the honey-colored English cottage she bequeathed to her "niece", Lori Shepherd. Thanks to Aunt Dimity, Lori's life has taken on fairy-tale proportions: She's financially set for life and happily married...or so she thinks. When Lori's plans for a second honeymoon to England with her workaholic husband fall through, she begrudgingly takes along her father-in-law who promptly disappears, leaving behind a mysterious note. Inspired and guided by the ghost of Aunt Dimity and her inimitable blue journal, Lori's search for the elderly gentleman turns into a harrowing mission to uncover a centuries-old family secret complicated by mistaken identities, falsified deeds, family feuds, and Lori's unseemly attraction to her husband's beguiling English cousin. In a delightful chase that takes her all over the English countryside, Lori discovers the true meaning of marital bliss, and Nancy Atherton's fans, new and old, will savor a masterpiece of old-fashioned fun.

©1996 Nancy T. Atherton (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Please, please, please- find a different narrator!

What did you like about this audiobook?

Charming series of stories.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

I've read them all in book form, and thought I'd enjoy listening to them. However, the narrator is so terrible that I couldn't listen to them without cringing. I finally upped the speed to 2.5, and then she was barely tolerable. She reads like a beginning reader or speech student- e-nun-c-at-ing, mispronouncing, and emphasizing words that were unimportant in the phrase. Ugh! What a disservice to this series.

Do you have any additional comments?

Again, PLEASE reissue with a different narrator.

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How did this narrator get hired?

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story is interesting, however with nearly 300 titles in my Audible library this is the first time I have encountered a narrator that is so bad I will be submitting for a refund.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Sounds like a computer with a mild grasp of the English language and terrible

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Couldn't listen to the narrator

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I didn't get very far, the narrator was so bad that I gave up.

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

Her voice and inflection was so irritating that I had to stop listening.

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Adding insult to injury!

Any additional comments?

I first discovered the Aunt Dimity books through the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped's audio recordings. I am legally blind and depend on audio books to assuage my voracious appetite for reading. The narrators for the NSL books are volunteers. The one who read the Aunt Dimity stories, Michelle Shafer, was perfect for the part. I was so distressed when I bought the Audible (commercial) version. I couldn't believe that this narrator has been allowed to read all the books in the series. I almost returned the book, but I love the story, so I worked my way through the book. I hate to bash anyone, but all narrators are not created equal, and this one is simply not equal to the task.

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Love the author, not the narrator

What made the experience of listening to Aunt Dimity's Good Deed the most enjoyable?

The characters are wonderful, well developed and fun. Fabulous series!

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

If you put the speed to 1.25 in Audible, you can listen to it with less discomfort.

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Mostly for Dimity’s fans.

After a strong recommendation from a fellow book club member I embarked on the Aunt Dimity’s series. I enjoyed the first and second books of the series. I found this one to be a bit confusing with different locations and many various characters. Had to rewind and re-listen to several parts. Maybe 3 of these in a row was overload. However, the reader did a wonderful job - much better than the previous ones she did. Nell’s voice was excellent. I plan to listen to more but will take a break from the series for now.

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There is no excuse for allowing a bad performance

I am returning this book and any more with this narrator that I have bought.

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Lovely tale, great Series. Thoroughly enjoyed it


Thoroughly enjoyed the plot twists and turns, unique characters and fantastic narration! Looking forward to reading more from this author!!

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Great books! Terrible narration!

The book was very enjoyable but the robotic narration was a major distraction!! PLEASE get a new narrator so these books can be enjoyed

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Gotta love Aunt Dimity

Ms. Atherton is a great storyteller. She describes each setting so it's easy to see it in my mind's eye. The narration was a bit slow but still tolerable. Looking forward to listening to next book in the series.