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The Stormy Petrel

Lu par : Jenny Seagrove
Durée : 2 h et 56 min

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Description

Moving through the arresting landscape of Scotland's fabled Western Islands, Stewart's novel is a dazzling story of romantic intrigue.
©1992 Mary Stewart (P)1992 Dove Audio, 2016 Phoenix Books

Critiques

"Rose Fenemore is a tutor of English at one of the Cambridge colleges; she also writes poetry and now needs an "ivory tower"' retreat. Brother Crispin promises to join her for a holiday on the Scottish island of Moila but is delayed. Alone in her cottage, Rose is at first terrified, then angry and puzzled, by the night arrivals - separately - of two men.... For Stewart's many followers, a pleasant armchair holiday in a wild and lovely landscape." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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  • Lynn
  • 21/01/2013

Not the Ivy Tree but good

If you could sum up The Stormy Petrel in three words, what would they be?

Romantic adventure

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Stormy Petrel?

When she was trapped on the Island and heard the Stormy Petrels

What three words best describe Jenny Seagrove’s performance?

Easy to follow as she changed characters. Both leading male characters sounded alike but other than that there were no problems

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. I was hoping it would be like The Ivy Tree or Nine Coaches Waiting. It was not that good but it was enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

I hope that you will start to carry more of Mary Stewart in her Romance/Adventure. Madam will you talk and Nine Coaches Waiting, the Moon Spinners and my favorite, The Ivy Tree. If you carry them you will sell them.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Alden
  • 23/10/2011

Not Stewart's best, sound quality a problem

Mary Stewart's later titles just don't have the character or plot quality of her earlier books. Stormy Petrel is ok, but especially as it's abbreviated (why? the original isn't long or wordy, what's the point?), you get little chance to see any spark between the main characters, and the mystery/suspense part is extremely tame. It's a nice enough tale to while away a few hours, but the sound quality, unusually for audible, is poor--not very clear overall and for about half an hour or more (a significant part of a 3 hour recording), it's so murky you can hardly distinguish what's being said. Still, a Mary Stewart is pleasant enough and much better than a lot of the drek out there, so on sale it was just about worth it.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • D. Hamelink
  • 12/08/2015

Horrible audio quality

I think the story may have been good, but it was hard to tell. The audio quality is horrendous. I couldn't understand most of the narration because it was garbled and no matter how high I tried to put the sound, it remained about the same. Now it might have been my old IPad but I tried it on my new one with similar results.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Carol Boyer
  • 09/05/2013

Poor Recording

What disappointed you about The Stormy Petrel?

It was very difficult to understand this book due to the poor audio quality of the recording. There are a lot of places where the recording is so quiet and muffled that the narration cannot be understood. Really wish I could have understood...I think the story was probably a good one...but I won't know until I can read this one.

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  • Carnelia
  • 10/07/2017

The Stormy Petrel

I read all of Mary Stuart book's as a young girl. She continues to be one of my favorite authors. With a lyrical style of writing, and pleasant if sometimes not so nice characters, she will always be one of my favorite authors. I am very glad to see her books are once again in print and now on audiobook.