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The Storm Sister Audiobook

The Storm Sister

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Publisher's Summary

A talented sailor, Ally is about to compete in one of the world's most challenging yacht races when she hears the news of her adoptive father's sudden death.

In the aftermath of the harrowing events that follow, Ally pursues the clues her father left her to the icy beauty of Norway. There, she begins to discover how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived there over 100 years before.

©2015 Lucinda Riley (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"What an absolutely fantastic storyteller - I was immediately immersed in the story, and absolutely compelled." (Katherine Webb on The Seven Sisters)

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    Katrina 16/10/2016
    Katrina 16/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator awful, couldn't finish book."
    Would you try another book written by Lucinda Riley or narrated by Noreen Leighton and Rachel Lincoln ?

    I have read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it. However I don't think I will be finishing this book - the second book - as I am not enjoying the performance.


    What didn’t you like about Noreen Leighton and Rachel Lincoln ’s performance?

    The main speaker spoke English with a very heavy accent and was difficult to understand. Speed of reading was inconsistent. This was not a issue with the narrator of the first book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    helene 11/02/2016
    helene 11/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A great book!"

    i love this story and I think it is a perfect continuation of the seven sisters. It took a bit of effort to get used to the accents in witch the book has been read in but you drift away into the story fast enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Hilde-Gunn
    AULI, Norway
    21/11/15
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    "Terrible pronunciation of Norwegian words"

    I really liked the storyline, but I did not enjoy the narration. I'm not found of entire books read in faux accents, and I cringed every time the narrator pronunced a Norwegian word! (And there are a lot of them, and not even hard ones). I guess that a non-Norwegian listener won't find this as bothering as me, but this ruined a lot of the listening experience for me, at least in the first part of the book. Aside from this, it was interesting to listen to a book set in Norway.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Agatha Istanbul
    Chapel Hill, NC USA (and world traveler)
    13/05/16
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    "TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE NARRATION! IT RUINS THE STORY"

    I read the first book in this series "The Seven Sisters" and wanted to continue with the story of the next sister.... BUT I haven't even finished the book yet, and I CANNOT STAND the narrator!!! I've been trying to figure out which one is the main narrator, and went online to each of their websites and listened to their voices, so I'm pretty sure the narrator who does the girls' voices is Noreen Leighton, but not positive. Anyway, she is simply awful! She tries to do the sisters' French accents, but narrates with a clipped, German-like cadence. It's like hearing fingernails on a blackboard! I know the story will be good as the first book had a very good story, but WHY did either Audible or the author pick this completely terrible narrator??? It's so difficult to listen to her on Audible! I'm not sure what voice(s) the other narrator is doing - I haven't heard yet, I don't think. Unless, Rachel Lincoln is the girls' voices and Noreen Leighton is the boys. Not sure, but whoever is doing what, I cannot STAND listening to the voices! Please don't have them do ANY other books, especially from this series. I won't be able to download them from Audible, but will have to buy the book and read it for myself - which I don't want to do as I do like to listen as I'm driving. Just don't use these narrators anymore!! UGH!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Brooks Krabousanos
    Murfreesboro, TN, US
    13/11/15
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    "Wonderful story !"
    Where does The Storm Sister rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's an high 8 out of ten.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters are wonderful!


    Which character – as performed by Noreen Leighton and Rachel Lincoln – was your favorite?

    Allie


    If you could take any character from The Storm Sister out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Electria, she is a feisty one!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very good book and well written. The story and character building is wonderful.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • J. Loftus
    Memphis, TN
    5/01/16
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    "Irritating narration"
    Any additional comments?

    As others have said - the pronunciation of Norwegian words was truly horrible. They weren't even hard words in Norwegian. Was it not possible to find someone who speaks Norwegian to do the narration? Or at least talk to the people doing the narration and coach them? It was very distracting and really took away from the story for me. Which is sad because I was really looking forward to a book that took place partially in Norway.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pia
    21/12/15
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    "The narrator/s are terrible"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storm Sister to be better than the print version?

    I am from Norway and the norwegian narration is terrible. The Swiz/French is just annoing. I should have read the printed version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anna


    How could the performance have been better?

    Just read it and keep it in english.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    22/11/15
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    "Wow!"

    Incredible story, writing and narrative. Loved the characters, the intrigue, history and how it was all intertwined. A very enjoyable book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • jennifer
    BROOKLYN, NY, United States
    10/05/16
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    "What was I thinking?"

    I cannot understand what made me think I would like this book.The moment a harlequin trope of a studly love interest entered the scene I knew I was doomed. I couldn't listen much beyond that point. I guess the performance was okay but also rather breathy and heavy-handed for my taste. I guess if you've got a love of sailing and enjoy romance novels this will be your thing. I'm not passionate about either.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • sharon
    26/11/16
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    "another great story"

    loved the story but the Norwegian words could've pronounced better so it was quite funny hearing how they say kjære, mor and far. but overall it was quite pleasing for an audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deborah R.
    10/11/16
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    "The narration was irritating!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narration!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was a bit different from the usual romance story line.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    This is the first review that I have written. I have listened to well over 100 audiobooks and this one stood out because I found the narration to be well below the quality that I have come to expect. The phrasing was done so poorly that I could hardly believe it and at times actually got me confused---pauses in the middle of a phrase between subject and predicate, etc. I was actually talking to myself in my disbelief and irritation. I kept listening because I couldn't believe that Audible would let this get by, hoping that it would improve and then I got sufficiently caught up in the story to tough it out.

    Also the 2nd narrator's accent was "off" and sounded odd, more like a speech impediment


    Any additional comments?

    I don't care if you post this or feel free to paraphrase because I know it is harsh and likely insulting--I just want you to know how disappointed in Audible I am. I am not exaggerating. This was 4th grade level reading. This was not a performance. I should have just stopped listening but the story was just interesting enough to keep me hopeful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie
    25/10/16
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    "Terrible accent!!"

    Although the story is good the narration is atrocious. A false mostly German (& not French) accent that wavers between various modifications sometimes slipping into London accents. So irritating that I have to switch to a paper version of this book as I can't take listening to it anymore

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Lise Kaspersen
    18/12/15
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    "Bad accents"

    I have listened to several of Lucinda Riley's books and enjoyed them very much. While I enjoyed the story in The Storm Sister, I do question the artistic licence the author gives herself with regards to the main character's implied blood ties to a famous historic character.
    I was not really impressed with the narration. I thought that the French accent was unnecessary and didn't really add to the story, rather the opposite in fact. And the Norwegian part was a disaster! I am a native Norwegian, and the pronunciation of the Norwegian words like Mor (mother), Far (father), Kjære (dear) and location names made me cringe every time. The Norwegian language has 3 letters that don't exist in English - æ, ø, å. The narrator got them frequently confused, and repeatedly used the sounds in words that don't even have those sounds. I realise that Norwegian isn't a widely spoken language, but this doesn't justify not doing your research and making sure that words are pronounced correctly.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Bridget Nodder
    NI
    14/12/15
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    "confusing"
    Would you try another book written by Lucinda Riley or narrated by Noreen Leighton and Rachel Lincoln ?

    Ive read all of Lucindas previous books, mainly as audio books - and absolutely loved them


    If you’ve listened to books by Lucinda Riley before, how does this one compare?

    only a third of the way through at this stage, so possibly I shouldn't be commenting - but disappointed so far; like one of the previous reviewers, couldn't understand why Ali has a French accent - surely she was brought up with her 5 sisters, so why would she speak like that. that confused me and put me off fro the outset. now into the Norwegian section and hence the title 'confused' - thought I was reading a different book! will plunder on through it although its very very long; I also wonder about the year long gap in between each book in the series - is it too long? will I have lost interest by then?? only time will tell


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lorna
    19/01/16
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    "A slow start but improved as story progressed

    "







    this is not a mans type of story but historically
    details were interesting in many ways

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J
    6/12/15
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    "A story that covers everything...."

    I loved this audiobook,it is well read with plenty of my favourite elements, music, travel, family mysteries and some predictability. I have read and enjoyed the first part if this series and the story of the second sister doesn't disappoint, I eagerly await the next installment. The intrigue of the plot is that hints are dropped forming questions that presumably will be revealed over the series. I thoroughly recommend this book. x

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn
    4/12/15
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    "Enjoyable read, couldn't put it down"
    Would you listen to The Storm Sister again? Why?

    Yes, probably missed bits when I got distracted.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Storm Sister?

    When she found she could still play the flute well


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When Ally produced the music which her father had written.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Obviously the end when the orchestra played.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the book from start to finish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/12/15
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    "The storm sister by lucinda Riley"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Storm Sister to be better than the print version?

    I haven,t read the print version of this book. The attraction followed listening to the audio of the first book - The Seven Sisters which i found intreaging.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Storm Sister?

    There is many memorable moment in the storm sister - pa Salt dying, Allis meeting Theo and loosing him. Her strength. Taking up a new life changing coarse. The misery behind her adoption.


    Have you listened to any of Noreen Leighton and Rachel Lincoln ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is the first time (as far as I am aware) I have listed too Noreen and Rachel narrating a story. They have me enthralled.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    From the stars and back again.,
    across the seven seas,
    it's music to my ears


    Any additional comments?

    The book has me second guessing. Who was Pa Salt really? Where is the seventh sister. Already waiting in anticipation for the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Nicola Jemphrey
    Northern Ireland
    23/11/15
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    "Compulsive but preposterous story"

    As in Maia's Story Lucinda Riley has once again taken the audacious step of linking the particular sister's story to actual historical characters, more so in this book. As with all Lucinda Riley's books most of the ends are tied up too neatly and parts of the plot are quite predictable but the story is still enjoyable. What I didn't like was Ally speaking throughout in a French accent of the "I vill say zis only vonce " variety. It would have been far better narrated in the actor's normal accent, as Anna's section was - presumably a Norwegian English accent was just too difficult?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cliente Amazon
    27/11/16
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    "Silly story about lightweight glossy people"
    What would have made The Storm Sister better?

    Narration more in keeping with the character; the poor french accent is unnecessary and makes the character sound vacuous and pathetic


    What could Lucinda Riley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Created people with depth and character


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Noreen Leighton and Rachel Lincoln ?

    Juliet Stevenson


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Irritation and disappointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abbey
    25/09/16
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    "recommended easy listening"

    Enjoyed thus second book of the series. Well read and addictive bedtime/travel listening. I would highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Agnieszka Bania
    3/08/16
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    "disappointing"

    I love lucinda's books but this was my least favourite and made worse by hideous German accents when in Norway making it hard to get into - I believe it'd be better read but I don't recommend listening to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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