As is my habit, when an author I like comes out with a new title, I go back and start from the beginning and listen to ALL of his books before listenting to the new book. As i went through the Dismas Hardy books this time, I wondered why I didn't have The Oath, The First Law or The Hearing in my library. I purchased and downloaded all 3 WITHOUT rereading the reviews. Then I found out why I had NOT purchased them previously. This is one of the all-time worse narrators every to record a book. It's even more horrible because a couple of these are key book in the series. He actually does a lisping detective (REALLY?!!) What purpose does that serve. Hardy's voice read by Lawrence is nasal and whiny. I can't begin to express how difficult it was to listen to these. BEWARE!
This story was really good until the end where it sort of petered out. It had great build up, couldn't really guess the outcome and then it just gave you the end without the intrigue that was in the rest of the story. Good performance. Easy to listen to and enjoy.
It wasn't a problem with the book. It was a problem with the reader.
I will look for Mr. Lawrence's name and not get that book.