Okay, I am a sucker for Scottland, humerous suspense and cute little dogs. I am prewired to love this book. This remineded me quite a bit of McCalls other series at 44 Scottland with Bertie and the like - which I also enjoyed. Visual descriptions like his other stories, good character development of quirky people you may know plus an adorable little dog...what's not to like? Perfect stories for a long commute.
Picked up right where the other book left off without too much repetition about what happened in the last adventure.
His fabulous accent!
No, its easy light listening that I enjoy but don't feel compelled to stay up all night to read.
If you like the different Alexander McCall Smith series you will like this one too. I keep expecting them to run into Bertie.
Okay, so I'd have to say I wasn't crazy about this book when I first listened to it, but strangely it has stuck with me. The premiss of the story is unique - its not everyday that you read about a nursery rhyme that kills people. The characters are not your usual bunch of folks. It's not a typical story, its not very predictable, and it has some pretty weird visuals. I probably wouldn't listen to it again. However that being said I think it would be a fun book for book club.
Loved the story, loved the characters, loved the dialogue, loved the history, loved the descriptions. This was a fabulous book. I was totally enthralled begining to end.
Yes, I drove around the block a couple of times just to get a little more listening in.
This is a not to be missed listen. Fabulous descriptions and character development. The historical, political aspect was interesting and completely weaved into the story. I don't speak Spanish but I got a good feel for what was being said within the context of the phrase. A wonderfully visual multigenerational story.
Better dialogue, a more creative story, characters that I liked
I didn't like the characters, they were predictable and boring. The same phrases were used over and over to the point that I cringed pretty much when Anna described anything.
Sure, she probably cringed too when she had to read the same phrases over and over again
Not a big fan of either of the main characters.
It reminded me of a Harliquin Romance with some porn thrown in. Common girl meets handsome, wealthy stranger, finds out he has some pretty big issues and wants to fix him and will go to any length and comprimise herself in any way to change him.
Yes, if they were a fan of old radio.
It needed some type of audio enhancement. It was often virtually impossible to understand the actors.
It is a fun and reminisent listen. The sound effects set the mood and I even enjoyed the crackle due to the age of the recording. If you are a fan of early radio stories you will love these familiar stories.
Beautiful, intriguing, different
This Bitter Earth, a story about family struggles and family secrets
This is a book that you will defintely want to listen to -So much is added by the singing. I enjoyed the story and loved the narration.
Tina Fey is a fabulous story teller. I'm not always a fan of people reading their own work, but she has a relaxed and comfortable style. I laughed out loud listening.
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