Summary

Ruth lives in Vienna and is wildly in love with Heini Radik, a brilliant young pianist. When Hitler’s forces invade, Ruth’s family flees to London, but she cannot get a passport.
Quin, a young professor and friend of the family, visits Ruth and offers a marriage of convenience. On their return to London, Quin begins to fall desperately in love with her. But then Heini turns up.…
©1993 Eva Ibbotson (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
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1 out of 5 stars
By carole on 23-09-15

This is the worst narrator I have Ever listened to

Would you try another book written by Eva Ibbotson or narrated by Kate Lock?

The narrator was so awful that I found it impossible to get beyond the first chapter, therefore I cannot comment on Eva Ibbotsons work. May I suggest Kate Lock is better suited to narrating children's books?

What was most disappointing about Eva Ibbotson’s story?

See above

Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Lock’s performances?

Never.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Morning Gift?

Not applicable.

Any additional comments?

None

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1 out of 5 stars
By Annabel on 23-10-16

Beautiful story RUINED by this narrator

Who gave this narrator the job
There must have been no editor or producer to supervise
Absolutely terrible narration. The voices for the characters, tempo. Sentiment. All terrible
Ruined the story completely

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1 out of 5 stars
By Tina on 19-01-17

I can't hear this audio book. It is horrible

Would you try another book from Eva Ibbotson and/or Kate Lock?

I read all books by Eva Ibbotson, but would never ever buy another book narrated by Kate Lock

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Who want to hear someone narrate a book with a fake German accent? is this supposed to be funny?
On top, the main figure sounds like she has the IQ of a potato chip.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Morning Gift?

non. Unabridged is mandatory.

Any additional comments?

I am very sorry I will never be able to listen to this wonderful book narrated.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Tobi on 01-08-15

Okay

I didn't like the narrator. Her accents were hard to understand and some of her voices were down right irritating. I felt the end of the story was too quick trying to put all the strings together into one chapter. It really left me cold. I will never listen to this book again.

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