• The Song of the Skylark

  • By: Erica James
  • Narrated by: Genevieve Swallow
  • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-10-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (58 ratings)

Regular price: $22.27

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Publisher's Summary

Lizzie has always had bad luck. Losing her heart to her boss leads to her losing her job, and with no money in the bank Lizzie finds herself forced to move back home with her parents.
Now in her 90s, Mrs Dallimore is also coming to terms with her situation. Old age is finally catching up with her. As they form the bond of unexpected friendship, Lizzie begins to realise that she's not the only person to attract bad luck and that sometimes life has a way of surprising you....
©2016 Erica James (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer M. on 04-07-16


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Lovely story. I really felt like I knew Clarissa and the narrator was the best I've ever listened to.

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5 out of 5 stars
By sue on 01-25-17

Wonderful friendship

The detail provided on each page made this story easy to picture. I felt as if I were there in the village with the characters. This story was about a young woman and a woman in the sunset years. It helped me to understand my elderly mother's life, her present day trials, and the tribulations as she grows older. It was beautifully written with loving care given to each of the main characters. The only distraction I found was the American accents. Affluent people in the U.S. do not speak as the reader portrayed them and not all of them would have New York accents (even if they come from New York.) Since I am an American, it did bother me but every other word was said by the narrator as I think the author would wish, so I would not want a narrator change. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will look for others by this author and narrator.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Jill Parker on 06-18-17

Spoilt by the narrator

Would you try another book written by Erica James or narrated by Genevieve Swallow?

I have now tried at least half a dozen times to listen to this but the narrators appallingly​ bad accents just ruins it if she thinks she can do a Norfolk accent please disabuse her of this it was just irritating and at times she forgets which a cent shes meant to be using. I think the story feels as though it would be great but Ill never know

What did you like best about this story?

The charscters

Would you be willing to try another one of Genevieve Swallow’s performances?


Was The Song of the Skylark worth the listening time?


Any additional comments?

I will make sure I never buy another audio book with this narrator

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Rust on 09-20-16


Poor old Clarissa, so many losses !! surely at least one character could have stuck around. As the list of deceased lengthened, I began to wonder if Erica James had run out of ideas , didn't know quite where to go with these characters so sent them on their way via the coffin shuttle. 62 chapters of dreariness

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16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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