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Hard times ahead for the Harpers girls....

It is two years since Harpers opened in Oxford Street and Ben is planning to expand the premises.

Life is good for Sally and Ben as they look forward to their first child and hope for a prosperous future. Beth is settling into married life with Jack, gradually recovering from her aunt’s tragic death, though still unable to conceive a child.

New girls have joined Harpers and Marion, Janice and Becky all become a part of the daily life at the busy store. Rachel is undecided whether to marry a man she isn’t sure she can trust, while Minnie meets an old love.

The sun is shining in English streets but on the horizon dark clouds gather over Europe and war looms threatening, bringing rainy days for the Harpers girls....

©2020 Rosie Clarke (P)2020 Boldwood Books

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Disappointing narration

I agree with other reviewers - this narrator was not strong on the female voices, using age inappropriate pitch and accents that were totally out of synch with the character’s background and education. The use of pause was sometimes unusual and Mr Marco’s accent was completely distracting!

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Enjoyable book

Enjoyed the story, was like catching up with old friends.
Unfortunately, narration not so great. Differentiation between female characters seem to go by how high pitched/twee they can get. No continuity, voices have changed since earlier books, and poor Mr Marco..??
Much preferred Juliette Burton (narrator, books #1&2)

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  • 07-10-20

Terrible narrator!

The narrator was didn’t know the characters. We listen to 18 years old girls talking like a 40 year old. And women in their forties and a suffragette (Rachel) speaking like a little girl. Even more irritating is the voice of Minnie: she has a speech impediment!
Please don’t use the same narrator on the next book of the series!
Juliette Burton did a very good job!

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  • Kazzakirk
  • 08-14-21

Couldn’t follow!

If you are going to change narrator midway through a series I would expect that they at the minimum read the first two books where the characters were introduced or listen to the characters the last narrator gave them! The main protagonist Sally Ross was/is/has always been a cockney but now speaks like the queen! Lots of other main characters have been lost in the same way - very disappointed as I couldn’t concentrate on the story because of this - let down!

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  • Joanne Whitty
  • 05-29-21

Changed voices off putting

Disappointing that the same narrator changed the voices of so many characters from the previous two books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-26-20

Loved the story

So annoying all these different accents, really made me not want to listen, also completely different voices and accents to the characters in the other two books. Spoilt it for me

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  • Susan Gainey
  • 06-11-20

Shame about the narrating

Story excellent but cannot understand why all the character's have totally different accents than in the previous two books,spoilt it a bit for me.

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  • andrea ainley
  • 08-27-21

Like Selfridges the tv drama

Thoroughly enjoyable with the exception of this narrator. The first two audio books in this series are narrated by the same person. She portrayed Sally Harper as a young London woman with no airs and graces and certainly with an orphanage background not with a clipped accent. So I did not enjoy this audio book as much as this characters voice was akin to Mrs Craven and not down to earth.

As for the story -many twists and turns and I will continue with the whole series as it is thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • 08-27-21

Good story

Another interesting story about the Harpers' girls. I would have given 5 stars had it not been for narrators irritating approach to mseveral of the male voices. Slow and laboured , she made them sound as thick as two short planks.

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  • Tracy Hewett
  • 08-25-21

Halfway through the series and they change the Narrator!

Why do this? I’ve read a review about this which I wholeheartedly agree with. I’d gotten used to the characters and how they sanded. Lo and behold book 3 in the series and it’s someone else doing the reading. It’s a great book series but the change of Narrator has spoilt it for me.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-20-21

Change of narrator

I am so sorry that the narrator was changed from the first two books. I felt the first narrator had brought the characters to life and I found it difficult and annoying when the second narrator changed, for me, how I imagined the characters. It was well read but just not the same.

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  • Cb
  • 08-12-21

the voices used by the reader differed to much

I listened to the first 2 books these where read a lot better. I found the the voices put on the reader seemed to belittle the characters

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  • 10-15-20

Great book but not the right narrator

Rosie’s book was as always a great story. Unfortunately Polly Edsell wasn’t the right narrator. Juliette Burton did a great job and managed the age appropriate voices much more skilfully.
I agree with another reviewer who complained about Rachel, a middle aged character being given the voice of an 18 year old.
At one point all the characters had the same voice. The pauses between sentences weren’t always done at the right time and sentences were cut in 2 . Voice tone was harmonious and easy to listen to but the general capture of the book and its characters wasn’t there. My feeling was that the narrator either hadn’t read the book beforehand or just wasn’t able to relate to the characters.
I hope in her next book if there is one, that Rosie will chose Juliette Burton again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-21

Narrator

Why change the narrator mid series? I’ve struggled with the last 2 books & only continuing because the story is so good.