Though I've loved some of the earlier books in this series ( I gave 5 stars to Divine Justice) this book was a rehash of several of the previous Camel Club novels. The use of sound effects, however, is childish and unnecessary. They occassionally, especially early in the book, can make it difficult to hear the narration, which is very good. Because there are so many strong female characters the producers employed a woman to read the female parts, and it made for a quicker grasp of the action as the book is read.
This was a good read, not as fast paced as some of the previous works, but suspenseful. I was absolutely captivated by the way we were led to believe, then smashed over the head with the utter disbelief that we swallowed yet another red herring hook, line, and sinker. I heartily enjoyed listening and the book reader was great. I am a fan and will stay a fan of these works. I enjoy them in audio and written format equally as well.
Always a fan of "The Camel Club", I expected a good read. This is better than that. It has you hanging on every word and sad when you hear the last sentance, because it is over. Very, very, well done.
The author presents more of the same from the characters. I will say that the plot was fairly innovative and contained a few surpises. My biggest complaint is there really isn't anything new....same old moves, outcomes, etc. If you havent read any of the previous camel club novels, this would be a decent on to start with though.
Another great Oliver Stone story...love that guy! I really like the fact that the story is read by a male and a female voice... Ron McLarty & Orlagh Cassidy add so much to the enjoyment of the listen!
I love Camel Club books, hands down. However, I really wish the narrators would leave accents and dialects to those who wield them effortlessly and correctly. I find the attempts to modify speech very distracting, which is too bad for such a great book!
I agree with some of the reviewers. I wish I had read the reviews before I wasted a credit on this book. I went off of past successes. The woman narrator was nothing but annoying, with her different voices and all of the women had very demeaning and made to look stupid roles. I struggled to finish the book. If it had been a library audiobook on loan I would have taken it back early.
Oh good grief. Sound effects. If I want sound effects I will watch tv or attend a play. When I listen to an Audiobook, I do so to be able to READ at times when I cannot look at the printed version. I do not need a play performed for me. It is bad enough to have to endure 2 readers, but Nod-able should disclose when one of its offerings includes sound effects.