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Would you consider the audio edition of The Cornish House to be better than the print version?
The audio version was easy listening and relaxing, a good holiday read and just the right length.
What about Anne Dover’s performance did you like?
Anne Dover's performance was excellent, her voice is quietly soothing but she uses inflections and accents to highlight her characters making them easily identifiable.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
an escape into a Cornish dream
Any additional comments?
overall great book, good storyline and enjoyable, recommended.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?
Someone who is looking for an easy read, who likes a bit of romantic escapism and who isn't looking for any in-depth connection with the characters or any major/ exciting plot developments.
What was most disappointing about Liz Fenwick’s story?
Slow-moving plot where nothing of significance really happens. Stereotypical characters like the sulky teenager, cheery neighbour, hunky guy, etc.. There was nothing about the central character one could connect with - we didn't really get inside her head. Also, too much stuff 'just happening' in a soap-opera kind of way - e.g. woman inherits massive mansion in Cornwall from distant relative; friendly new neighbour comes round to help on day 1, electrician turns up to fix things at less than a day's notice ... just an over-romanticised view of 'country life', an unrealistic plot and unlikely set of events. Very cliched use of stock phrases which just made it come across like Mills & Boon or something you'd read in a woman's magazine
Did Anne Dover do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?
She did an OK job. She has a nice voice and she managed to distinguish the voices of the adult characters without sounding too strained, but her impersonation of the irritating 'whatever'; 'this sucks' teenager was embarrassing
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Just really disappointed. I was expecting an engrossing read and this book did not engage me or want me to continue beyond the first few chapters
Any additional comments?
I was looking forward to this book and I just wish I'd been in a position to give a more positive review than this
4 of 4 people found this review helpful