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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Customer Reviews

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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

A second great story spoiled by dreadful narration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The book, yes, not necessarily the audio book.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Stilted style, with a complete lack of grasp of English (and Scottish/Irish ones let alone regional English and the differences between upper, middle and lower class ones) accents and pronunciation.


Do you think Aunt Dimity and the Duke needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

As it is an early book in a series I'm assuming there is a following book.


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- Teddy

Book Details

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