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...in the hands of a less skilled author. Instead, it was enchanting! And the narrator, Nicola Barber, made the experience extremely enjoyable. Terrific author, fantastical premise and utterly delightful performance---who could ask for more?!?
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This is just a crazy mish-mash of incidents that don't seem to be satisfactorily tied up at the end. I didn't especially like Emmaline, and the reader's interpretation of her voice as wimpy and breathless, almost whispery was just annoying. Lords Silverton and Olympia were annoying and not charming or loveable - and Emmaline should have knocked Silverton flat when he showed his true colors. And ghosts? Where did the ghosts come from? (Although Queen Victoria was my favorite character in the book - a dead woman was more lively and believable than the living characters!) And, what were the Americans doing? I've listened twice, and I've read it once, and I just don't get it. I didn't feel like there was any resolution - the author just decided to stop writing.