The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster

  • by Scott Wilbanks
  • Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The physics-bending charm of The Time Traveler's Wife meets the curious mischief of The Eyre Affair in this debut novel.
Annabelle Aster doesn't bow to convention - not even that of space and time - which makes the 1890s Kansas wheat field that has appeared in her modern-day San Francisco garden easy to accept. Even more exciting is Elsbeth, the truculent schoolmarm who sends Annie letters through the mysterious brass mailbox perched on the picket fence that now divides their two worlds. In this unconventional and enchanting tale, Annie and her new neighbor must solve the mystery of what connects them before one of them is convicted of a murder that has yet to happen - and somehow already did.

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Story is fine; audio is attrocious

The reading of this book horrendous. It is read in a highly theatrical, excessively emotional manner that interferes with the dialogue and makes the content difficult to comprehend. It is a flatly unpleasant and almost uncomfortable listening experience.
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- Stuart Frank Whetsell

Disappointing

Would you try another book from Scott Wilbanks and/or Tavia Gilbert?

No. His story was too much - too wordy, too many plot elements, too much exposition and too long. But in other areas, details were lacking. What was she wearing during so many of the big plot lines (it's important to this particular book). How was the adoption made to happen, considering the circumstances? So on. I literally plodded through the last third of this book for two reasons: One, I DID want to see how it all turned out, and two, I wanted to feel what my students feel when forced to complete a book they're not enjoying.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Most details tied up, and more quickly than they were drawn out (don't know if that was good).


How could the performance have been better?

Her narration was anxiety producing. Everything was in an overexcited tone. I even tried slowing down the speed, but it didn't help much. I will NEVER listen to this narrator again.


Did The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster inspire you to do anything?


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- Mrs. Arthrell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-11-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.