Orphaned following a car accident, struggling with her grief, and a burden on her aunt, Miranda Fisher is sent to a boarding school on the Welsh border, miles from her native London. When she returns after the Christmas holiday, she learns that her favorite teacher has left the school, suddenly, and with no apparent reason. Her new house-mistress appears to take an instant dislike to her. Miranda stumbles on information which leads her to believe her life is in danger, however, it proves difficult to convince even her best friend that this is the case. Who was the stranger on the train that seemed so familiar to her? Why did her teacher, Miss Price, leave the school so unexpectedly? Who, or what, is she in danger from? Is the danger real? Or simply the invention of a traumatized mind? Plagued with uncertainty, nightmares, and confusion, she knows that however painful it might be - she must discover the truth, and lay her fears to rest in what is a thrilling and unexpected climax to this taught psychological thriller.
©2013 H E Joyce (P)2015 H E Joyce
whilst getting their costumes together for their school play my students listened in wrapt silence to this cliff hanger.
you will love it honestly.
"I wanted to like this..."
I would have given this 2 stars, but I like the very end of the story.
This was a very slow story... took forever to get moving. it just didn't seem to make it for me. I really had to struggle to listen to this till the end.
I didn't like any of the people in the book I guess , like everything that happened, was just to far stretched.
I was not to happy with the narrator. When she did one of the voices, she reminded me of the wicked witch in The Wizard Of Oz.
"ill get you my pretty!, and your little dog too!"
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I think the targeted audience for this book is the literal young adult. If you’re an adult that enjoys YA, such as myself, then Miranda’s Fortune will be very predictable. I’m still giving this book 4 stars because it is by no means bad, but an older audience might not enjoy it to its full extent. It is also perhaps a little bit too British for my liking.
The narration is great with only one downfall: sometimes the narrator is literally yelling, and it is so loud and so shrill in my unexpectant ears that it makes me flinch, especially with headphones on. Other than that, I think Nano did a wonderful job and I would not mind listening to more books read by her.
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"Book was definitely easier on the ears"
Yes, over the narration.
I thought the story was great. Mystery, suspense, nice portrayal of teens and adults and the roles they can play.
Probably not. Ms. Nagle's narration was off. There is definitely potential. She was able to distinguish the cast of characters. Unfortunately, the jarring spikes in volume, and faltering of delivery threw off the narration. It sometimes felt like I was watching Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde due to the volume differences between the various characters
I very much enjoyed the story (written). I look forward to reading more.
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I enjoyed this audio book very much. I thought the narrator did a wonderful job. The story keep my attention through out and I didn't see the ending coming.
: H E Joyce
The publisher's summary caught my attention. We have an orphaned girl sent to a distant boarding school, her favorite teacher leaves suddenly and new head seems to dislike her instantly. That sets up a good plot, enter mysterious characters, strange happenings, and lots of suspense mixed with teenage angst. This was a good listen, with some unexpected twists.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed. I almost always enjoy a good UK accent, Nano Nagle provided just that.
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The story is interesting and the narrowing matches the storyline.
The end was a surprise.
The voice of the reader matched with the plot and the characters.
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"I really wanted to like this book"
First, this was not a horrible book. On a lot of levels, it succeeded. However, be warned that much of the events towards the end of this listen will make you shake your head.
I love mystery's and even though you know who the bad guy is pretty early on, I stuck with it because there was enough interest to make me want to see the story unfold. Then the ending happened.
Never mind that it ends on a cliffhanger (of sorts), but the people towards the end started doing things that were counterintuitive to how you would expect them to act based on previous events. Those last couple of chapters were hard to take.
The narration was good but every once in a while her sentence rhythm was off. It was jarring at times but not enough to make me stop listening.
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