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Aunt Dimity's Christmas

Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
Series: Aunt Dimity, Book 5
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Summary

Lori Shepherd and her family spend Christmas in the cottage willed to her by her late Aunt Dimity, but when she discovers a stranger barely alive in the snow, she teams up with a priest and together they unveil the tragic secret that led the stranger to her door.

©1999 Nancy T. Atherton (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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  • Maureen
  • 20-05-13

Not this narrator

I enjoy the Aunt Dimity books, but the first two I purchased from Audible.com were narrated by Christina Moore, who was excellent. This narrator, Teri Clark Linden, is highly irritating. She speaks exceedingly slowly, and often stops mid-phrase during narration for no reason that I can figure out. The only way I managed to finish listening to this book was to set the narrator speed to 1.5. I won't be buying anything else from this narrator.

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  • Vicki
  • 26-07-13

narrator sounds like a robot

Would you try another book from Nancy Atherton and/or Teri Clark Linden?

Yes to Atherton, no to Linden

What didn’t you like about Teri Clark Linden’s performance?

Her pace and stiff pronunciation distract from the story. It's like listening to a robot.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story is entertaining, the narrator ruined it.

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  • Echo
  • 24-03-16

Read by a robot????

Live the story but audio is horrible. Would not recommend audio but do recommend reafing the book.

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  • E. Walters
  • 14-12-15

Horrible performance

I can't understand why this was allowed to happen. Another reviewer said it was like a robot... Exactly my thought. It was like a computer. Miserable. Why so slow and over enunciated?

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  • Wild Horses Flying
  • 01-06-17

Cannily good writing, warm-hearted, funny and fun.

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I love Nancy Atherton's books. Her writing is so transparently simple yet so well constructed (in the untraceable way only a good writer does) that the simplicity is sort of a disguise for actually very fine, clever writing and wit. I love the playfulness of the doings and plot moves. I love that some INTELLIGENT writers still write stories of playfulness and as if innocence is still an element in the human psyche instead of depending on the lure of horror, evil and socio-pathology to grab interest and sell books. What a relief. I love that she brings "magic" into her plots by means of a sometimes talking stuffed animal - - so ridiculous, outrageous that it's FUNNY . . . with vapors that it's maybe kinda' sorta' true considering the range and strange ways of intuition - - and of course, the redoubtable spirit of Aunt Dimity. Atherton has a delightful imagination. Grown-ups need magic and imagination too! And within the play of her stories are love AND some deeper wisdoms and insights delivered no less truly for being rendered with a light hand.

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  • Virginia S. Lovellette
  • 20-01-20

Narration makes it impossible

The narration for this book is so bad that I have no idea what the story is. I can't tolerate even five minutes of the narration. Sounds like a second grader struggling to carefully read text and get every word right.

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  • Christiane
  • 25-12-19

Cozy Christmas Tale

I love the Aunt Dimity Series ... It reminded me what Christmas is all about and even when you are going thru hard times there is hope. Focus on what's important - in this installment Lori finds a stranger half dead on her doorstep. True to Lori fashion she doesn't just gets him medical help but solves the mystery around him and helps a homeless and lost vagabond to a new life.

I actually like the narrator Teri Clark Linden. She gives life to the different characters as much as the author does.

It's the kind of book you can re-listen to multiple times and never get bored.