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By Northern Mummy on 13-05-16
Good stories, patchy narration
Would you try another book written by Melissa Hill or narrated by Noreen Leighton?
I love Melissa Hill's books and have read many of them as print editions and ebooks. I enjoy her style and would choose her books in future.
As for Noreen Leighton's narration, however, I'm not sure - it was mostly enjoyable but her emphasis was sometimes incorrect, which jarred for me, and her range of regional accents varied in accuracy. The Irish and "narrator" (standard RP) accents were great and her American accents were passable enough (although listeners more familiar with American accents might have picked up on more flaws). Unfortunately in "Winter in Venice" there's a couple from Newcastle but Leighton's Geordie accent left a lot to be desired, which made the passages featuring Naomi and Max quite difficult to listen to.
What did you like best about this story?
I think the thing I liked best was the main story, "A Diamond from Tiffany's" which is a sequel to "Something from Tiffany's". It was good to catch up with the characters from that book. I especially liked the friendships and the way the characters related to one another in that story.
What three words best describe Noreen Leighton’s performance?
Gentle, comfortable, patchy.
Was A Diamond from Tiffany's and Other Stories worth the listening time?
Yes, despite the periodic difficulties with the narration it was an enjoyable listen.