I couldn't stop listening to this book. I thought the mystery was fabulous as was the murder weapon. I didn't see who was actually the murderer until the unmasking at the end. I love the characters of Amelia and Emerson. The narrator was good as well although I did miss the british acccent that Barbara Rosenblat does, I thought that Susan O'Malley was very smooth and a great reader.
I really enjoyed this installment of Peabody's escapades. I enjoy the convaluted reasoning that Peabody uses to conclude the adventures that seem to seek her out. The stilted English persona's are very entertaining and the narrator really brings the characters to life.
Okay, the narrator stinks but the story was so much more cohesive. The first books plot was unravelled halfway through. This one was enchaning and gripping. Not the best book ever but pretty darn good!
I agree that this book is a rather stilted follow-up to Crocodile on the Sandbank, but it does introduce some characters who become important in later books so is probably worth a listen. The narrator is not as wonderful as Rosenblatt, but not quite as awful as some of the reviews suggest.
Unlike some of the other reviewers, I quite enjoyed Ms. O'Malley's narration. She deftly managed voices for different accents and genders. Amelia and Radcliffe were delightfullty delivered. The voicing of the remaining characters ranged from inspired to perfectly adequate. Oh and the book was good too.