absolutely love it! the story is engaging and full of lovely details about the Victorian period. The characters well developed and the narrator brings each one to life.
This was a nice surprise from a randomly chosen book. The story is well told. I didn't find it predictable and that kept the mystery aspect rolling. Love the reader, too!
I listened to this story a few years ago. I forgot many parts of the plot . It was like hearing it for the first time. It was thrilling and engaging. I felt as if I was there walking with Monk as he slowly discovered himself.
The story of the author is much more fascinating than this book. Anne Perry was one of two young women convicted of pre-meditated murder. There is a novel element in this mystery but apart from that, this is just a good yarn. Knowing about the colourful and disturbing past of the writer was the tantalizing part for me.
It's always too soon to write a fair review of a great book when they always keep you thinking. 4 & 5 stars are worth repeat listenings.
Davina Porter's voice with Anne's Perry's words are a beautiful combination.
Anne Perry has written more than a mystery. The thought provoking conversation between characters is as satisfying as solving the mystery.
She reads everything beautifully and thoughtfully and gives the characters more life than when I read the story myself.
I discovered her listening to Alice in Wonderland. I never understood Alice before Davina gave her life. I finally realized Alice was in a dream, and it all made sense. Kind of like Lorelai Gilmore in a rabbit hole. Loved it.
Since hearing Alice, I have been searching for another agreeable story she's narrated.
•Thoughtful dialogue and character interaction
•Strong women characters
•No bedroom scenes
•Mystery unraveled at a good pace for the length of the book
I'm in a British-mystery-writer-phase. (Can you tell?) I rather like Anne Perry's writing and the William Monk character. Of course narrator Davina Porter was reason for trying the series.