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This book was something that I was eager to listen to. The story may be a good one but I'll never know with the recorded version because it was so awful. I kept listening hoping it would improve but it only got worse. The accents were just appallingly terrible. Avoid!
38 of 42 people found this review helpful
Of regional English accents should NOT narrate stories set in England. Even if I hadn't lived in London I think This would *still* be excruciating. The story isn't bad but dear God—the narration!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and glad I stuck with it. However, I hate to say anything derogatory about narrators because I think they do a fantastic job, but this one - oh dear, she is obbviously American and her own accent was fine. Her english accents were dreadful, so much so, that if the story had not been enjoyable I would have given up. It was a shame really if she had just read it in her own accent all the way through it would probably have been better.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
This story was set outside the USA apart from the first 20 mins or so. But we had to put up with the most dreadful attempts by an American narrator who had to master cockney, posh aristocrat, Sussex burr amongst many other accents. Truly dire. There are so many good British narrators and this narration ruined a really good story.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this story, it would have been better had it been narrated buy an English narrated and I felt the scene of the old ladies dishing out punishment to someone they discovered had been involved in war crimes was very weak, totally dissapointed in that but I did like the very ending. The characters were believable and we'll developed, the setting was solid and I read more buy this author. My generation is so blessed to live in peaceful time.
This is one of my favorite stories I have listened to, the narrator was excellent.