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The Little Teashop of Lost and Found

Narrated by: Colleen Prendergast
Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
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Summary

Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley, read by Colleen Prendergast.

Alice Rose is a foundling, discovered on the Yorkshire moors above Haworth as a baby. Adopted but then later rejected again by a horrid stepmother, Alice struggles to find a place where she belongs. Only baking - the scent of cinnamon and citrus and the feel of butter and flour between her fingers - brings a comforting sense of home.

So it seems natural that when she finally decides to return to Haworth, Alice turns to baking again, taking over a run-down little teashop and working to set up an afternoon tea emporium.

Luckily she soon makes friends, including a Grecian god-like neighbour, who help her both set up home and try to solve the mystery of who she is. There are one or two last twists in the dark fairy tale of Alice's life to come...but can she find her happily ever after?

©2017 Trisha Ashley (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

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Good all-round telling of someone's life

I really enjoyed the thorough yet short telling of Alice's early life. No unnecessary long-winded babblings about unimportant moments from her childhood. Then the story travelled theough to adulthood in a very smooth manner and brought the reader completely up-to-speed with the present day.
I thought figuring out Alice's parentage mah be predictable and straightforward but I was so pleased that Trisha Ashley dangled a carrot in front of me and then switched it at the last minute...well done!
Colleen Prendergast was on top-form as narrator, allowing me to guess who was speaking before she even revealed who it was herself.
This was a highly enjoyable story that I would love to hear again.

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book was good but HATED the silly fairytale story

book was good but HATED the silly fairytale story parts .... fast forward!!! Wouldn't recommend for that reason

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Enjoyed the story

I enjoyed the story but I found the narration a little irritating. Too slow and a little stilted.

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Good story

I did enjoy this book although found it a little predictable- I even guessed the twist. For future listeners at the end of each chapter the story flashes back and until you realise it it's quite confusing!! I found the narrators phrasing very odd and it spoilt it somewhat for me

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Fabulous

love it I felt as if I was there I was sitting on the edge

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sweet

nice story. really enjoyed it. great twist. lovely characters. heart warming. loved listening to the reader too.

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A perfect piece of storytelling

This was the best book I listened to last year and I couldn't resist a relisten in this year too.
Trisha Ashley has made a fascinating, detailed storyline and main plot. It has everything I look for in a story. Part mysterious, part saga, with likeable characters, some turmoil leading to a learning experience for the main character and a smidgen of romance. I couldn't have asked for more!
The narrator seemed to fit the subject matter perfectly.

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Great easy listening

A very heart warming story. A fairytale almost.
For a long time I had no idea it is narrated by two people as the reader didn’t change the voice or no pause was made between them to clarify it.
Apart from that I would recommend. Loved it!

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What a great book

I’ve really enjoyed listening to this book and the main character. Going to look out for other Trisha Ashley books now.

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warming

You think you know how this story is going to end but....there is a surprise in store when you get to the end. I loved the added recipies

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  • Kristyn Rose
  • 02-03-19

Good story, despite the performance

The story is entertaining, if quite predictable. I love Yorkshire, and the story makes me miss it! Next time I’m there, I might see if I can spy some of the landmarks mentioned! The book has one small twist at the end that I didn’t guess, but the sweetness of the story will carry you through the predictable plot.

The performance does it no favors, though. The narrator shifts between two perspectives, which was confusing at first because the “voices” are very difficult to distinguish between. Also, throughout, you are very aware that she is just reading words from a page. I’d have to say she is more of a reader than performer.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-09-17

distracting

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

it felt like a long book. You know that's not a good sign. The switching of stories was not well indicated in audible format. Seems like the producer could have helped that out some. I will be listening along and then realize it's the "other" story line and have to back it up to follow.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Least interesting is the fairly tale horror aspect

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no probably not

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  • Carol Joyce
  • 02-06-17

A Little Feel Good Story

Story was an enjoyable listen. I really liked the narrator's accent and speach patterns. There were no real surprises and you knew from the start how Alice's romantic relationship would end, but there was an unexpected twist on the search for her birth mother.

The only real negative for me was the narrator did not distinguish enough between the voices of all the characters, so it was confusing who was talking throughout the story. In one conversation I thought the voices were mixed up. I didn't catch on that Dr. Collins was speaking at the end of each chapter until halfway through the book as the voice sounded like Alice, so I missed that thread in the beginning.

That said, it was a fun, light story. And thanks for the recipes at the end!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-05-18

Love

I didn’t want it to end! I got so attached to all of the characters.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-10-17

excellent book

fun twists an turns in a great, layered story of new beginnings and finding home.