The plot and characterisation are pretty good, though it lacks that something special that might tip it over into excellence.
I found the resolution of the plot a bit hard to believe.
"Goddard not at his best"
I have read them all and possibly not narrated by Philip Franks
The Capri murder
Yes he was ok
The subject of the storyline was very unusual
Vivienne, mysterious and aloof
Not yet, but very easy to listen to and love the character voices.
Will be back for more Philip Franks
Credible characters and a brilliant reader still didn't quite convince me of this book was finished when it ended.
"Not Bad but...."
Not a bad listen, well written with good characters but the plot was fairly small potatoes in the end. It seemed to be a much bigger deal than was finally revealed so although it was enjoyable to listen to it did seem a little disappointing in the end.
"Trite and Boring"
I am sorry to say that I thought this story was awful. I didn't think that the narrator was able to cope with the different ages, sexes and languages. The story staggered on and on with such an obvious conclusion. Within 5 minutes of listening I considered "returning" it but soldiered on as I don't like to give up. I wish I had! Some Italian words were thrown in with an "Italian" accent to try and spice it up but even this was spoilt with an explanation of the word. Sorry Mr Goddard!
Who would have thought that a book based on the china clay industry would be any good? In truth it is only the background to a riveting read covering a period of 40 odd years. Goddard weaves a wonderful tale of corporate in-fighting with healthy dose of family tragedy and failed romance. Great read.
"So pleased i've been introduced to Robert Goddard"
This is the first book of Robert Goddard's that I have heard and from beginning to end I loved it. Real depth of characters and he managed to flow between the years so seamlessly. I always listen in the car so it got to the point of waiting in the car to continue listening even once I had got home. On the back of this superb read / listen I have now downloaded and listened to two others featuring his character Harry and again I have not been disappointed.
"Reliable Robert Goddard holds you in suspense"
As usual, you can always rely on Robert Goddard to spin a great story line that holds you in suspense right from the start to the end.
"Another solid Robert Goddard mystery"
Robert Goddard is always good at twisty-turny mysteries that involve unravelling something from the past. You're never sure who to trust. This is in his usual vein, not one of his best, but engaging enough. Well-read and brought to life by the actor.