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The Storm Sister Audiobook

The Storm Sister: The Seven Sisters, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

A talented sailor, Ally is about to compete in one of the world's most challenging yacht races when she hears the news of her adoptive father's sudden death.

In the aftermath of the harrowing events that follow, Ally pursues the clues her father left her to the icy beauty of Norway. There, she begins to discover how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived there over 100 years before.

©2015 Lucinda Riley (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"What an absolutely fantastic storyteller - I was immediately immersed in the story, and absolutely compelled." (Katherine Webb on The Seven Sisters)

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    Hilde-Gunn AULI, Norway 11-21-15
    Hilde-Gunn AULI, Norway 11-21-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible pronunciation of Norwegian words"

    I really liked the storyline, but I did not enjoy the narration. I'm not found of entire books read in faux accents, and I cringed every time the narrator pronunced a Norwegian word! (And there are a lot of them, and not even hard ones). I guess that a non-Norwegian listener won't find this as bothering as me, but this ruined a lot of the listening experience for me, at least in the first part of the book. Aside from this, it was interesting to listen to a book set in Norway.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Agatha Istanbul Chapel Hill, NC USA (and world traveler) 05-13-16
    Agatha Istanbul Chapel Hill, NC USA (and world traveler) 05-13-16 Member Since 2015

    classic film addict

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    "TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE NARRATION! IT RUINS THE STORY"

    I read the first book in this series "The Seven Sisters" and wanted to continue with the story of the next sister.... BUT I haven't even finished the book yet, and I CANNOT STAND the narrator!!! I've been trying to figure out which one is the main narrator, and went online to each of their websites and listened to their voices, so I'm pretty sure the narrator who does the girls' voices is Noreen Leighton, but not positive. Anyway, she is simply awful! She tries to do the sisters' French accents, but narrates with a clipped, German-like cadence. It's like hearing fingernails on a blackboard! I know the story will be good as the first book had a very good story, but WHY did either Audible or the author pick this completely terrible narrator??? It's so difficult to listen to her on Audible! I'm not sure what voice(s) the other narrator is doing - I haven't heard yet, I don't think. Unless, Rachel Lincoln is the girls' voices and Noreen Leighton is the boys. Not sure, but whoever is doing what, I cannot STAND listening to the voices! Please don't have them do ANY other books, especially from this series. I won't be able to download them from Audible, but will have to buy the book and read it for myself - which I don't want to do as I do like to listen as I'm driving. Just don't use these narrators anymore!! UGH!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tommy Long Beach, CA, United States 12-14-16
    Tommy Long Beach, CA, United States 12-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrible Narration Ruins It"

    I'm so disappointed in this adaptation as I had just finished "The Seven Sisters" and was hoping to move to the next book.

    I simply can't get past the terrible narration. The accent is abysmal and so distracting that I've given up on this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    J. Loftus Memphis, TN 01-05-16
    J. Loftus Memphis, TN 01-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Irritating narration"
    Any additional comments?

    As others have said - the pronunciation of Norwegian words was truly horrible. They weren't even hard words in Norwegian. Was it not possible to find someone who speaks Norwegian to do the narration? Or at least talk to the people doing the narration and coach them? It was very distracting and really took away from the story for me. Which is sad because I was really looking forward to a book that took place partially in Norway.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brooks Krabousanos 11-13-15 Member Since 2013

    I walk 7 miles a day and listen to about 3 audiobooks a week.

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    "Wonderful story !"
    Where does The Storm Sister rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's an high 8 out of ten.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are wonderful!


    Which character – as performed by Noreen Leighton and Rachel Lincoln – was your favorite?

    Allie


    If you could take any character from The Storm Sister out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Electria, she is a feisty one!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very good book and well written. The story and character building is wonderful.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pia 12-21-15
    Pia 12-21-15 Member Since 2017
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    "The narrator/s are terrible"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storm Sister to be better than the print version?

    I am from Norway and the norwegian narration is terrible. The Swiz/French is just annoing. I should have read the printed version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anna


    How could the performance have been better?

    Just read it and keep it in english.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 11-22-15
    Sarah 11-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow!"

    Incredible story, writing and narrative. Loved the characters, the intrigue, history and how it was all intertwined. A very enjoyable book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah R. 11-10-16
    Deborah R. 11-10-16
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    "The narration was irritating!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narration!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a bit different from the usual romance story line.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    This is the first review that I have written. I have listened to well over 100 audiobooks and this one stood out because I found the narration to be well below the quality that I have come to expect. The phrasing was done so poorly that I could hardly believe it and at times actually got me confused---pauses in the middle of a phrase between subject and predicate, etc. I was actually talking to myself in my disbelief and irritation. I kept listening because I couldn't believe that Audible would let this get by, hoping that it would improve and then I got sufficiently caught up in the story to tough it out.

    Also the 2nd narrator's accent was "off" and sounded odd, more like a speech impediment


    Any additional comments?

    I don't care if you post this or feel free to paraphrase because I know it is harsh and likely insulting--I just want you to know how disappointed in Audible I am. I am not exaggerating. This was 4th grade level reading. This was not a performance. I should have just stopped listening but the story was just interesting enough to keep me hopeful.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Snowwillow Colorado, USA 10-03-16
    Snowwillow Colorado, USA 10-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Storm Sister Voice Lacking"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this incredible series to all friends - but, the voice in this Audible performance is almost impossible to listen to! The performance of The Seven Sisters was terrific, believable, as if you were right there and could not stop listening. Something went haywire when they hired this reader - she doesn't sound like a sailor, sounds affected and is very difficult to listen to. So dissapointed as this was supposed to help us drive 3 days and although we tried every speed to vary her voice, we finally turned it off and listened to music. Bummer! Lucinda, your books are wonderful...this reader does not measure up - please redo!!!!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Get a new reader!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fantastic series - can't wait for more...but, use a reader as in the first book - she was terrific!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer BROOKLYN, NY, United States 05-10-16
    jennifer BROOKLYN, NY, United States 05-10-16 Member Since 2011
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    "What was I thinking?"

    I cannot understand what made me think I would like this book.The moment a harlequin trope of a studly love interest entered the scene I knew I was doomed. I couldn't listen much beyond that point. I guess the performance was okay but also rather breathy and heavy-handed for my taste. I guess if you've got a love of sailing and enjoy romance novels this will be your thing. I'm not passionate about either.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Lise Kaspersen
    12/18/15
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    "Bad accents"

    I have listened to several of Lucinda Riley's books and enjoyed them very much. While I enjoyed the story in The Storm Sister, I do question the artistic licence the author gives herself with regards to the main character's implied blood ties to a famous historic character.
    I was not really impressed with the narration. I thought that the French accent was unnecessary and didn't really add to the story, rather the opposite in fact. And the Norwegian part was a disaster! I am a native Norwegian, and the pronunciation of the Norwegian words like Mor (mother), Far (father), Kjære (dear) and location names made me cringe every time. The Norwegian language has 3 letters that don't exist in English - æ, ø, å. The narrator got them frequently confused, and repeatedly used the sounds in words that don't even have those sounds. I realise that Norwegian isn't a widely spoken language, but this doesn't justify not doing your research and making sure that words are pronounced correctly.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Cliente Amazon
    11/27/16
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    "Silly story about lightweight glossy people"
    What would have made The Storm Sister better?

    Narration more in keeping with the character; the poor french accent is unnecessary and makes the character sound vacuous and pathetic


    What could Lucinda Riley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Created people with depth and character


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Noreen Leighton and Rachel Lincoln ?

    Juliet Stevenson


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

    Irritation and disappointment


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bridget Nodder
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    12/14/15
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    "confusing"
    Would you try another book written by Lucinda Riley or narrated by Noreen Leighton and Rachel Lincoln ?

    Ive read all of Lucindas previous books, mainly as audio books - and absolutely loved them


    If you’ve listened to books by Lucinda Riley before, how does this one compare?

    only a third of the way through at this stage, so possibly I shouldn't be commenting - but disappointed so far; like one of the previous reviewers, couldn't understand why Ali has a French accent - surely she was brought up with her 5 sisters, so why would she speak like that. that confused me and put me off fro the outset. now into the Norwegian section and hence the title 'confused' - thought I was reading a different book! will plunder on through it although its very very long; I also wonder about the year long gap in between each book in the series - is it too long? will I have lost interest by then?? only time will tell


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    Okehampton, United Kingdom
    7/10/16
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    "Excellent book, wish I had read it!"

    I really enjoyed The Storm Sister, but it was badly let down by the narration.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • S.C.Wilks-Wiffen
    6/20/17
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    "Awful narration"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes but not the audio book


    Was The Storm Sister worth the listening time?

    I had to stop listening to it and read the rest of the book. The faux-French accent was extremely off putting. I don't really understand why it was narrated like that? The first book with Maia wasn't in a French accent and they were all supposedly brought up together from babies!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • S. Malvik
    london, uk
    4/26/17
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    "Oh what a pity!"

    This really annoyed me. I so much wanted to listen to this book, after listening to Seven Sisters (first book in the series). But the narrator of this book just made it absolutely impossible. I don't know which of the two narrators the book starts out with, so it is hard to say which of them it was that made the listen impossible, but when talking like Allie - and not just when Allie talks, but also when Allie narrates, the narrator takes on a fake French (?) accent that mostly sounds like she is lisping. Maybe she is attempting a Swiss style French accent, I don't know, but I could not stand it, and I'm sad about it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • suet
    West Sussex, UK
    1/11/17
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    "The 2nd Sister"

    Amazing brilliant story. I thought the first in the series was great - The Seven Sisters - but this takes you further into the intrigue. I love all of Lucinda Riley books but this series promises to be outstanding.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Abbey
    9/25/16
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    "recommended easy listening"

    Enjoyed thus second book of the series. Well read and addictive bedtime/travel listening. I would highly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jan
    6/25/16
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    "Another good book from Lucinda Riley"
    What did you like most about The Storm Sister?

    When I picked this book I hadn't realised that it was related to "The Seven Sisters" and although I felt like I wanted to fast forward some of the narrative that I already knew i really enjoyed discovering the inheritance of another of the sisters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Storm Sister?

    I would not want to give the story away to others so I will just say the finale


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Noreen Leighton and Rachel Lincoln ?

    I felt the narration of the part of Ali was excellent and wonder why other reviewers questioned her French accent as she was Swiss. The Narration of the Norwegion part was probably the worst I have yet encountered in all the books I have listened to. It did not flow, was repeated in parts and some words were completely misread as evidenced by the sentence they appeared in. Very disappoining


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria Pye
    Worcestershire, England
    5/14/16
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    "Good story, poor production and editing"

    I enjoyed this gentle story as I have done others by this author and the narrator herself was pleasant to listen to. However, the editing of the narrator's voice was done badly. This meant that there were odd pauses, peculiar intonation and a general feeling that the performance did not hang together. Despite this, I persevered and enjoyed the story but some would have been put off. Needs some serious re editing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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