The story is fairly light and linear but the narration made it quite unbearable to listen too. Raising the voice to a fake falsetto and just talking slower does not develop a character. There were also odd pauses when the narrator noticed there was one more word in a sentence. Some words were just totally read incorrectly. Sorry, but there it is.
This is a great story of life in SF late 1800's. The bad narration distract from the full possibility of how well this story could have been delivered.
widow solving a murder of a customer in her side clairvoyant business was a nice twist on an old standard but I nearly stopped listening because the narration was really bad. please do better on the next installment.
i liked the story but will never listen to Narrator Cynthia Wallace again. she cannot, successfully, voice multiple parts. she simply doesn't have the voice nor the acting ability to represent multiple characters.
The story was enjoyable enough. But the narration! When she was just reading the narration, it was ok, but not when she tried to read the voices. The female voices were too high, but her male voices are awful, really awful. The rest of the series has a different reader. I'd like to continue this series, so I hope the new reader will be better.
The male voices were all the same and were just grating on the ear. the female voices were too high pitched.
The writing seems solid.
Haven't heard the end yet. Not sure I'm going to get there with this narrator. I may have to buy the ebook to finish.
I think this is about the worst narrator I've ever heard. She doesn't enunciate well and her pitch is hard on the ears and whiny when she goes into other characters. Seriously atrocious. I'm sorry to write that, but it's bad. Very bad.
A professional narrator.
I love historical mysteries with a bit of romance. But, again, I may have to read the book rather than listen to it. The writing seems good, but it's really hard to get past the bad narration. Cynthia needs to seriously work on her craft. Listen to good narrators, compare her reading to theirs, and figure out what she needs to do to measure up.
what a way to make sure I get my walks in. This way you can move and still be lost in a book.
Annie of course!
She seemed uncomfortable reading the books and the voices. Men were easier for her, but not the women.
I'm glad the rest of the series has a different narrator.
Yes, it would be a fun movie.