The Secrets of Wishtide

Booktrack Edition
Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Secrets of Wishtide: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. 

When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess - quickly making herself indispensable. But the seemingly simple case - looking into young Charles Calderstone's inappropriate love interest - soon takes an unpleasant turn. And as the family's secrets begin to unfold, Laetitia discovers the Calderstones have more to hide than most.

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.    

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Background music annoying

Good narration but the background music is very annoying and distracting. Story takes some turns which seem a little bit of a stretch at times. Just when you think the story is over you realize you still have hours to go.

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Background music a complete failure

I like the idea of the background music - but imagine watching a movie and the background music never stops. It became annoying and difficult to focus on the story because the music was often out of sync with what was happening. They had so many missed opportunities to compliment the book ie..sound of birds while in the garden, heavy boot steps or wagon wheels, the shutting of a book or rustling of paper, but instead played music that was out of character for the time period and it distracted rather than added to the enjoyment of the book.

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Not a fan of the soundtrack

My first audiobook with a music soundtrack. It’s awful. Hopefully more of the Laetitia Todd’s will be on audiobook in the future though.