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Cozy mystery lovers’ favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her 18th otherworldly adventure.

When a finely wrought silver sleigh figurine turns up in her thrift shop, Lori Shepherd recognizes it instantly. It was the object that mesmerized the sweet but very poor nine-year-old Daisy Pickering at Sproggton Manor, the bizarre Jacobean house-turned-museum Lori recently visited with her twin sons. Hoping to avoid any real commotion, Lori decides to speak with the museum curator, who turns out to be oddly uninterested in the theft. But there’s not much that could be done anyway for the Pickerings seem to have come into some money and moved to Australia.

With Aunt Dimity’s otherworldly guidance, Lori’s search for the sleigh’s true owner leads her to a tangled web of secrets stretching from the finest English country estates back to the blood-drenched soil of the Russian Revolution.

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

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Love the author, Hate the narrator

What disappointed you about Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince?

I have long been a fan of the Aunt Dimity series, owning every title in hardback. This was my first, and potentially last audio version. The narrator is so halting, over-enunciating every word, like a computer generated voice. I only made it through the second chapter before I had to stop. The narrator totally ruined the experience of getting into the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lori, of course. Love her spunk and ingenuity.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Not at all like a narrator, instead reading each and every word like the person enunciating the words for a spelling bee. Her voice itself is pleasant enough, but her accepts are horrible. Conversations weren't like conversations, they were like an inexperiened newscaster reading the telepromter for the first time.

What character would you cut from Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince?

The narrator!!!

Any additional comments?

Can I get my money back?

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Robot Voice...give me my money back

I'm a fan of this series, but had never tried an audiobook version, so was looking forward to it. When the narration started, the voice was so odd that I thought my iPod had accidentally switched to the wrong speed. It is too unnatural and annoying to be a human reader, and I'm convinced that somebody thought the listeners wouldn't be able to tell the difference if they saved money by having a voice simulation instead of a person. Think of a perky female Stephen Hawking. Just shoot me.

I can't really review the book because the narration is too irritating and distracting to continue. I'll enjoy it later in print.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Ann
  • Gastonia, NC, United States
  • 05-14-13

If you like listening to 3rd grade level reading..

The story was cute. I have always been an Aunt Dimity fan, but I am NO FAN of this narrator. The accents were horrible, the pace slow and each word was sounded out. It was just like listening to my daughter read from her 3rd grade reading books! Nails on a blackboard type pain! I will READ another Aunt Dimity, but never listen to this narrator again!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Worst narrator ever

Would you try another book from Nancy Atherton and/or Teri Clark Linden?

Yes to the author but not the same narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Too slow, worst accent and too much precise articulation

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Narrator - Is she a human or a computer?!

Would you try another book from Nancy Atherton and/or Teri Clark Linden?

I will never purchase another book narrated by Teri Clark Linden.

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

She reads with overt enunciation. She does not narrate. Is she a computer? Is she a primary school teacher teaching grammar? UGH! Her “performance” is very distracting.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Buyer beware: narration spoils book

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Halting and over-enunciated, the narration spoils a good book in Nancy Atherton's charming Aunt Dimity mystery series. The narrator's unnatural cadence and odd dialects prevented me from becoming immersed in the story. Wish I had read the print version instead.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Terrible Narrator but good story

Why do they continue to ruin a good series with awful narration? I love reading the books and would like to enjoy listening to them but it's impossible with this narrator.

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great story, not a great reader

I love this series and have read most of the books in paperback. I love the main character and her personality. unfortunately the reader detracts from the story. she over-innunciates the words to the point it almost sounds like she's speaking each word individually. I really dislike the accents. they just don't all flow well for me.

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good story, uncomfortable reader

Is there anything you would change about this book?

narrator

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

She did not read naturally. She seemed to emphasize speaking each word individually which made it sound like a series of words rather than a story.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoy Nancy Atherton's books. Light reading, no smut. Pleasant characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Terrible narration!

What would have made Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince better?

A different narrator. It was painful to listen to - halting over annunciation of every word, appalling NZ accent. I only lasted 3 chapters!

Would you ever listen to anything by Nancy Atherton again?

With a different narrator - yes.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Shocking - halting, each word painfully emphasized, terrible attempt at a NZ accent.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I couldn't get past the narrator.

Any additional comments?

I really wanted to listen to this author but all her books have the same narrator. How did she get the job - not just once, but over and over!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful