Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!
I read this years ago and have kept up with this enjoyable series. This is a solid, if not spectacular, opening. The mystery is good, and Duncan Kincaid emerges as a very attractive and sympathetic Inspector. There's not the instant feeling that this would develop into the top-notch series it has become, but it is a worthy start. The narrator is adequate, with precise enunciation, but he fails to convey any real personality in the characters.
Deborah Crombie's Kincaid/James series is among the best. I hope the audio versions will improve with future entries.
Not really. I'd save my money for something more interesting.
I don't think so.
Yes, I suppose so.
Sorry I got it. Couldn't even really finish it.
This book starts in a familiar style. The author sets up the locale and characters of the story. Once that is done, the story moves right along. I could have listened to it in one sitting.
There are some familiar plot lines in this book. The main character, Duncan Kincaid, is a Scotland Yard Chief Inspector who takes a vacation away from London. A murder occurs. Kincaid believes the local police officer assigned to the case is on the wrong track. Kincaid gets involved. And that's the end of his vacation. It's not a new scenario. Even so, I found myself quickly caught up in the story. There were enough quirky characters and plot twists to hold my interest.
I liked the main characters Duncan Kincaid and Jemma James. I look forward to reading more books in this series.
If you like English "police procedurals" with more emphasis on story and characters than on sex and violence, I believe there's a good chance you'll enjoy this book.
Country Livin' Lady
Didn't read the print version so yes the audio version is better.
I always love it when it all pulls together in the end and you see all the clues so clearly. You think something isn't right from time to time but you don't always get it and I like when it all comes together.
I liked the way it was read The voice changed for different characters and the English accent was perfect. Easily understood and clear but the accent is a nice one.
Yes, but wasn't able to.
This is a nice listen with good characters, believable, and a methodical solve leading you to the somewhat exciting end.
Good plot, nice story. Good descriptive writing. Storey line Keeps you in suspense. I would read more from this author.
The story was so very slow... plodding even - then boom, here's the answer... like the author had to wrap everything up all at once.
I guess so. It was just ok - but worth listening to during my daily commute. It was not a book I listened to during "my" time.
I'll try the next in the series... but I'm in no rush to do so.
Not exciting at all.
I like it when the voices are different to where you can recognize each person.
Small rural British village where the existence of the computer age is irrelevant, check. Small cast of quirky characters, check. Intelligent, dogged detective (Scotland Yard here), check. Multiple murders in a contained setting with violence at a remove, check. Many very polite interviews in pursuit of information, check. No sex whatsoever, check. This gentle series looks like a good fit with Louise Penny, Charles Todd, Ian Rankin, Agatha Christie et al. I've heard people call them English Cozies, or something like that; I believe it. This one is not as cleverly written as some of the aforementioned, but it was an easy and enjoyable few hours of listening--to a very pleasant narrator. I'll try another one and then see. Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his Sgt Gemma Jones are very traditionally drawn British detectives, except that so far they seem healthier than the average copper. While Kincaid is lonely and on the lookout, and Gemma is a somewhat harried single mother, neither of these two likable characters is a smoker, an alcoholic or obviously tortured and self-destructive. If you like Louise Penny, Anne Perry and their ilk, want something better written than MC Beaton, or need a break from the complexity, violence and intensity of a Jo Nesbo, Greg Iles, or even the occasional James Lee Burke or John Sandford, then this might do the trick.