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This is a classic case of how a good book can be totally and utterly ruined by a dreadful narator! Barbara Taylor Bradford's elegant prose and great storytelling is mangled almost beyond endurance by the stilted, wooden, plummy reading of an actress who can't even do a decent American accent! And this story begins in New York. It is a testament to the authoress that I persiveered with the book, because I wanted to know what happened, but I will never buy anything read by this narator again.
read FAR too slowly. really not a bit gripping. just couldn't care about any of them. not a patch on her first book.
I'm finding this book rather difficult to listen to, I think it's the narrator. She sounds very wooden and plummy. Quite unnatural. I'm not sure if the book itself is bad, maybe would have a different experience reading it rather than listening to it. It gets a good review on amazon, so maybe it's just me.
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