The book was OK for beach reading, but the reader's voice put me to sleep almost a monotone. I am glad I bought the printed book. Do not bother buying the narration.
The story was perfect to half listen to while crafting. The reader, however, was terrible. Her voices were poorly done. Even her normal narrator voice was annoying, almost condescending. The story survived her careless craft but it was touch and go.
Mainly, the narrator. This was the worst narration I think I have ever heard. Really ridiculous.
the person who read it
Her use of different inflections for the different characters just did not play out well at all. None of them was good.
I eventually was able to get interested enough to want to figure out whodunit. That is all that kept me with this book. I would never read any others by this author, and absolutely NEVER EVER listen to this narrator again.
Cynthia Wallace made a mockery of this book. Not only did her awful and ever changing accents of unknown origins drive me crazy! They didn't even fit the characters. The main character is written as a strong 'feminist' and Ms Wallace gave her a high pitch whine. I finally turned it off when the male character's voice had become so low in register she couldn't even maintain it. I read the rest of the book myself.
The narrator's voice finally annoyed me so much that I couldn't finish listening.
Not with that narrator
I'll be asking for a refund on this one.
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.