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Tracy

Tracy Canada Member Since 2010

I am an avid reader and listener. I listen to a lot of mystery novels, and especially love the "cozies". I also like most non-fiction!

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  • "A Short, Fun and Fast-Paced Listen"

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    I really liked McDermid's female PI, Kate Brannigan, in the two earlier novels I have read, and I totally enjoyed this BBC dramatization.

    The narrator does a great job as Kate, who is a spunky and creative detective with fighting skills and connections to the less-savory characters of society. The characters are not really deeply developed, as this is a Kate and Plot driven plot - but it's a good, light listen for sure, has some fun twists, and excitement thrown in, too.

    If you are not familiar with dramatized audio books - please note: this is not a full reading of the actual book, but rather, the book has been adapted into a script that is performed by various actors. Kind of like watching TV, but no need for visuals. Hence, dramatized books are quite a bit shorter than an actual audio book. Personally, I really enjoy a good dramatized book - often for lulling me to sleep at night instead of dumb TV shows; sometimes they are perfect for a shortish drive; other times they just fill a blank space while I'm cooking or whatever. In any case, all the BBC productions I've listened to are extremely well-done, and this one is no different.

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    Kate Brannigan: Clean Break (BBC Radio Crimes)

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    • By Val McDermid
    • Narrated By Charlotte Coleman
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    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Val McDermid's best-selling Kate Brannigan mystery Clean Break, starring Charlotte Coleman. Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan is not amused when thieves steal a Monet from a stately home where she had arranged the security. She sets off on a chase that takes her across Europe bringing her head to head with organised crime.

    Tracy says: "A Short, Fun and Fast-Paced Listen"
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    "A Worthwhile Holiday Tradition"

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    If you could sum up Tinsel Tales in three words, what would they be?

    Warm holiday tales


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tinsel Tales?

    The story, "Doing It in the Closet," read in the rich Scottish voice of John McIlwraith. This amusing tale of parents seeking a bit of privacy. It's rich and suggestive and, of course, not as naughty as it sounds at first!


    Which character – as performed by Lynn Neary – was your favorite?

    Lynn acted as host, NPR style, introducing features by reporters and artists. Her personal description of making a Gingerbread home was useful and enjoyable.


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

    Yes, my extreme reaction is one of warmth and joy. This is as comfortable as a cup of your favorite warm beverage while curled up by the fire.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this as a nice tradition, whether listening to it while traveling to visit relatives or alone by the fire after sundown.

Sean

Sean Columbia, MD, United States 11-01-12
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book would be good to listen to in one siting because the points make sense in context together. It's less than an hour which is comfortable. I enjoyed stopping it from time to time and pondering the message. It can be listened to in sections with stopping points as the topic headings. Although if it can be listened to in one sitting that would be better.


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