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Lovely story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-2020

Mary Stewart's books are all great. This isn't my favourite but I enjoyed the setting and characters as well as the story of the lost lovers.

brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-07-2020

This is an example of the amazing and knowledgeable writing of Elizabeth Peters and the superb narration of Barbara Rosenblat. I have been listening to audiobooks for a few years now and realise just how well Barbara Rosrnblat narrates. She is each character and the voices are unique to each character. Thankyou to both ladies for the many hours of enjoyment I have had listening to the audiobooks and of course to Elizabeth Peters for writing the stories which I have read over and over..

addictive ghost story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-2020

I listen and relisten to this story. It becomes more interesting the more you take in it seems to me perhaps because of the amount of detail. Rula Lenska is now one of my favourite narrators. she is sensitive to the characters and story action and has a lovely low pitched pleasant voice that doesn't impinge on the story.

great. story

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-07-2020

a really well written story by wonderful Mary Stewart. Narration was very good by Jilly Bond.

A favourite writer.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-2020

Mary Stewart wrote beautifully and I think that the newest audiobooks should have been read by more experienced narrators sensitive to the characters, their speech and the period the story is set iñ. Daphne Kouma was good but I like to forget the narrator while I'm listening to an audiobook and found it hard to do so. A lot better though than the very poor narration of Stormy Petrel which is my favourite story with Mary Stewart's Wonderful descriptive writing . So very disappointing.

dark but absorbing

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-2019

I couldn't stop listening to this story even though I felt let down continually as my hopes for uplifting outcomes evaporated. Extremely well written and I will go on to read more about the historical characters. The narrator did a great job. I enjoyed his portrayal of all the characters. He made them real and didn't impose his own personality on them. The whole way through I was hoping for some happiness and it came but only in the final scene. Still, worth waiting for.

Very good narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-2019

I enjoyed this gentle story as I do all of Mary Stewart's books and Samantha Eggar does a sensitive reading. Easy on the ear.

Mary Stewart.

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-2019

A very good story. Jasmine Blackborow reads well. The story kept me listening but the modern accents don't seem to match with Mary Stewart's books.

Excellent story

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-2019

Mary Stewart wrote beautifully and Lucy is a very real character to my mind. I love her sensitivity to animals. The scene with the beached dolphin is great. Lucy picking the roses also. It took three listens to get used to the narrator's voice. I don't see why it is shaky and it takes away from the mood of the story a bit. I persist because it is such a good story.

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Unsuitable narration

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-2019

I love Mary Stewart's books and am very disappointed in the new narrations. I can't forget the reading and enjoy the story if the narrator has an annoying speech pattern and voice. I am dreading the release of my favourite Mary Stewart book, Stormy Petrel tomorrow.