Anne Perry's books are well written, rich with historical details and the mystery always leads to something unexpected.
Of course, Davina Porter's narration is delightful and absolutely perfect for the story. What a golden voice!
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I had a hard time finishing the book. I have enjoyed many of the books in this series but this one is awful. The narration was good.
Narration: Davina Porter has become my favorite female narrator. She is articulate with a smooth and very pleasant voice. Though she does not sound like a man, it is easy for the listener to distinguish male from female dialogue.
Story: As with the first two books in the Monk series, this one is intellectually and emotionally compelling, but even more so. Disgust and ridiculousness are greatly balanced with inspiration and wisdom.
Author: Anne Perry. How I would so love to meet her in person. I imagine her to be a person of hard-earned integrity and wisdom.
This is a book I could not stop listening to. Excellent story, excellent narrator. The suspense was overwhelming at times. Loved it.
Another Audible Addict
Having an interesting story line, and less characters continually small talking to each other about basically the same subject, instead of telling a story. It's not my style of writing.
She is not bad. Maybe making some difference of all the different female voices. Maybe bring in another or two readers would help? The voices all just run together with such long drawn out sentences and hard to keep tract of who's who without rewinding.
I take it back I don't know if that would even help, the story is just too boring.
None. They all seem the same and interchangeable to me. Boring, I can't see their individual personalities.
The death, because that is all that everyone is talking from the beginning.
It's very stuffy, redundant, not exciting, not mysterious, not humorous and not suspenseful. These are things I hope I am buying with my Audible purchase, when searching for Mystery/Suspense titles.
I tried to get into this, but it's more work for me than pleasure. Afraid I have to ask for my credit back.
It was very entertaining to read. I could hardly put it down. Brought me out of my melancholy mood. Monk and Hester are incredible. But the solicitor they hired was exceptional. Loved it
Eliminate 1/3rd of the text... it is extremely repetitive and boring.
It dragged on and on and on... and the same conversations and verbiage were used over and over again. It's almost like the author simply clicked "copy, cut and paste" to add dialogue and pages to the novel.
She is brilliant. She is the main reason I kept listening, even though I wanted to just close the book, or skip to the end.
The narrator is amazing. And I know that following books in the Monk series are better...I just plowed through this one so that I could move on. With hindsight, I wish I had skipped it. I wasted an Audible Credit by purchasing it.
I think the author and the narrator are both gifted...it is just this particular book in the Monk Series that seems so terribly slow and boring. I doubt I'll ever listen to it again.
Alice Roberta Matthews (Keith)
I always prefer the Audio version because I can read while working or driving. Sometimes while sleeping although I have to back track alot
The wife and Monk
I love her accent and her different voices. It makes is more realistic
Get a view of the other side of Victorian England!!
I love the way Ms Perry brings out the disrespect the Upper class has for the police dept. I never thought about that before. It seems as if they didn't want the crimes solved as long as their reputations were protected.
Love this series. Wish it was all on audible. And wish Davina was the narrator for all of them. Her narration is what captured me.