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It's not that Janey Sinclair isn't pleased to see her sister. 

It's just that being woken at 7:00 a.m. by Maxine, complete with a police escort, isn't quite how she'd planned to spend her Sunday. Even so Janey, who's just rebuilding her life after her husband disappeared, is delighted that her sister's back in the Cornish town where they grew up. 

When Maxine sets her sights on Guy Cassidy, an impossibly glamorous fashion photographer, Janey knows there's no limit to the mischief her sister will get up to in order to dispatch her rivals. 

But little do they know that the competition is a lot closer to home than they think...

©1994 Jill Mansell (P)2018 Tantor

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The Narration is painful

I do like to listen to Jill Mansell books, but this one sadly is painful to listen to. It's narration is halting & stilted, especially when it's a male character. I'm never quite sure if the character is not from England, or Scotland or Ireland or possibly Australia at times. I'm trying to make it through the book, but not sure if I can.

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Good story

I was able to get past the narrator and really liked the story. Good read

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BAD Narration

I have listened to dozens of audiobooks but this was honestly the least successful reading I have heard. I had to stop and buy the book to read it cause I could not listen anymore.

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  • Sandy
  • 07-18-18

Dreadful Narration

Realising I had already read the book I didn’t worry as I like to listen to audiobooks when driving or working in the kitchen. Usually it’s an enjoyable experience. In this instance it was totally ruined by a dreadful narrator. Poor intonation and if you can’t do accents then don’t even try! Stilted and agonising to listen to. A good book spoiled.

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  • ANITA BLACKETT
  • 07-17-18

ABYSMAL narration!

I can't stress strongly enough how DREADFUL I found the narration of this book. The stilted and robotic delivery of the text - coupled with awkward and often completely wrong emphasis - is overwhelmingly awful. I struggled on as far as Chapter 10, but the agony of listening to Charlotte Anne Dore strangle the English language eventually defeated me. But I've learned a good lesson: I'll never again buy an audiobook without first trying a sample!

Because I didn't finish it, I can't review the actual book. But since Jill Mansell rarely fails to deliver good, thoughtful chicklit, i've given it 3 stars, and will maybe return to it - in book format!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-10-18

bad narration

Not impressed with narrator. Gave up after 3 chapters. Shame as I love the author.