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Mary Stewart's later titles just don't have the character or plot quality of her earlier books. Stormy Petrel is ok, but especially as it's abbreviated (why? the original isn't long or wordy, what's the point?), you get little chance to see any spark between the main characters, and the mystery/suspense part is extremely tame. It's a nice enough tale to while away a few hours, but the sound quality, unusually for audible, is poor--not very clear overall and for about half an hour or more (a significant part of a 3 hour recording), it's so murky you can hardly distinguish what's being said. Still, a Mary Stewart is pleasant enough and much better than a lot of the drek out there, so on sale it was just about worth it.
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If you could sum up The Stormy Petrel in three words, what would they be?
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Stormy Petrel?
When she was trapped on the Island and heard the Stormy Petrels
What three words best describe Jenny Seagrove’s performance?
Easy to follow as she changed characters. Both leading male characters sounded alike but other than that there were no problems
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No. I was hoping it would be like The Ivy Tree or Nine Coaches Waiting. It was not that good but it was enjoyable.
Any additional comments?
I hope that you will start to carry more of Mary Stewart in her Romance/Adventure. Madam will you talk and Nine Coaches Waiting, the Moon Spinners and my favorite, The Ivy Tree. If you carry them you will sell them.
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