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The Little Village of Happiness

Narrated by: Penny Andrews
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

The beautiful new story from the best-selling author of The Summer of Chasing Dreams

Escape to a little seaside village, where the sea sparkles, the sunshine is guaranteed, and change is in the air. The perfect place to fall in love this summer....

Willow McKay needs a fresh start. Her recent break-up may not have left her heartbroken, but it’s wounded her pride. Desperate for change, an advert offering free homes in a picturesque village in Cornwall sounds perfect. Without thinking, Willow packs up and heads to the village of Happiness. 

But when Willow arrives, she finds ramshackle cottages, empty shops and miserable villagers. It's nothing like the picture the advert had boasted. That is until she meets the handsome estate manager Andrew Harrington. His passion for restoring the village to its former glory is contagious and as sparks fly, Willow can feel herself falling for him. Will they succeed in transforming the old village to its original beauty before it’s too late?

©2019 Holly Martin (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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The narrator is an annoying squeak

The narrator has an annoying squeak of a voice which loses all Nuance of the main character other characters are given a better depth and tonal complexity but as the storyline revolves around the main character the whining almost lisping quality assigned to the narrative detract s from the depth of character and consequently the storyline. why anyone would be employed to read an audio book with these tonal restrictions I don't know because it detract s from a feel good story and deminishes the overall enjoyment of the audiobook experience. Please Please please there are enough good actors out there to read these books with empathy and characterization that you do not haveo to resort to using those with restricted abilities to perform adequately enough to make our enjoyment of the audiobook book experience complete - story and narration.

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nauseating narrator

easy listening story hampered by nauseating narrator unfortunately. will ensure I do not listen to her again

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So nauseously sugar-sweet and predictable...

The story - so nauseously sugar-sweet and predictable in combination with the the narrator's baby voice... really not worth the struggle to finish...

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A good feel read book

I love Holly Martin's books, they make you feel so happy. This is a lovely story and I am looking forward to reading her next book in this series. I would recommend this book if you want uplifting and to feel happy. Well done Holly. Again another wonderful read.