Available now: Cavendon Hall: A Novel
With Downton-Abbey appeal and a meandering story, Cavendon Hall was a perfect audio book for my short commutes.
- If you like Downton Abbey and other Edwardian English dramas
- If you enjoy a turn of the century, changing of times family drama
Here’s my Rankings:
- 4/5 for characters
- 3/5 for plot
- 2/5 for voice-audio
- 3.5/5 overall
- 2/5 steaminess (a disturbing scene in the early part of the book bumped this up from a very tame 1)
REVIEW FROM BOOKS FOR HER:
As an audio book, Cavendon Hall was a joy. Even with 15-minute stints in the car over a few month period, I enjoyed the rolling story in Barbara Taylor Bradford’s pre-World War I novel (my 8-year-old even got into it). Sometimes the voice inflections of the female reader’s voice when she spoke as a man were annoying, but overall her accent and delivery were good. I’m not a fan of the abrupt ending – but looks like there’s a reason for it, a Sequel: The Cavendon Women.
Here’s an excerpt to give you a taste for the voice-audio style:
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