If you are a fan of the genre, this is certainly a "must listen." The descriptions are lovely, the characters are rather engaging, and Adam Dalgliesh is always appealing. However, this plot feels like a bridge between previous books and future ones, rather than having merit in itself. The final outcome is predictable, the clues point you toward the murderer about 1/2 way through the book, not long before Dalgliesh has a similar revelation. There are creative plot twists (including the lighthouse), and James is an amazing writer. The narrator is fine, not fantastic but he doesn't detract from the story. Worth a listen.
With it's closed setting on the fictional island of Coombe and psychological insights into Dalgleish, Miskin and the suspects this is classic P.D. James territory. I enjoyed this even more than the previous 'Murder Room'. The narration is solid and clear.
The Corwall coast is the classic and beautiful setting for P. D. James' new novel. Her protaganist, Adam Dagliesh is more human and fallible in this story than in some of his previous appearances. The investigation is shared two younger detectives who give depth to the novel. An enjoyable listen, well read.
Not a good book in any medium. Incredibly boring. Even when you find out who did it, you really don't care. No character is of any interest, and the English accent of the reader adds nothing but a stuffy atmosphere to an already flat-line story. This is the only audible book I ever disliked, but it is worth a write up to help others avoid it.