Aunt Dimity and the Duke : Aunt Dimity

  • by Nancy Atherton
  • Narrated by Teri Clark Linden
  • Series: Aunt Dimity
  • 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Emma Porter is 40, fat, frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener. When her longtime lover dumps her for a younger woman, Emma escapes the cloying sympathy of family and friends by setting out on a summer-long driving tour of England's glorious gardens. A Dimity-contrived coincidence brings her to Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion in Cornwall, where she finds a duke in search of a missing lantern with extraordinary powers.
Suspecting there's more than one mystery to be solved at Penford Hall, Emma accepts the duke's invitation to stay on and restore the once glorious chapel garden to its former beauty. The dark rumors surrounding a rock star and the near-death of the duke's beautiful cousin confirm Emma's suspicions, and set her - with Aunt Dimity's ghostly guidance - on the path to Penford Hall's secrets and the pleasure of unexpected love.

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Disappointing

Story was pleasant, but totally let down by narration. Dialogue was stilted, too slow, without much inflection. Accents were hit and miss.
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- Bernie Sammon

Read by a robot

What a shame! I was reccomended this series by my sister after I finished the Amelia Peabody mysteries. This otherwise perfectly agreeable cosy mystery story was spoilt by the performance. I listened at one and a half times the normal speed as I couldn't bear the almost patronising drawl of the narrator (I'm still undecided if it was a person or a computer generated voice) There are some funny moments of American to English poor translation. I doubt that the Author would have used the phrase like fleas on a cats fanny had they known the English connotations of the word! However, I'm already looking for the next in series so the story won in the end.
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- saskia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios