Johnstown, PA, United States
I have all of the "Amelia Peabody" series of mysteries in hard and/or soft copy and many in audio. I'm going to have to read "The Last Camel Died at Noon" rather than listen while I quilt or travel, because the absence of Barbara Rosenblat as reader has made it "un-listenable". I found myself starting and going back because I just couldn't keep interested in the flat reading. Bummer!
Boy, I really wanted to get into this, but the narrator, the author himself, was so distracting with accents going and coming and little differentiation between characters that I'm not going to finish; indeed I'll be returning it. I'm glad it was a $4.95 book!
Not unless someone else reads it. Could you try someone else?
I'll watch what else Wilson may write, but this series is a dead end for me.
I've tried to get into this book twice and went more than a third of the way through each time and still found myself completely lost. Pretty much too weird on the heels of the first book; too much, too soon. I still can't say what happened after the end of book one.
Wonderful story...suspense...mystery...fantasy...humor...and oh WOW! Brendan Fraser has an incredible ability and MUST do more! Please! I was sort of reticent to buy this because he was the reader. I love Cornelia Funke, though, and now...next to Jim Dale...BF is able to remove himself as a reader and make you hear a dozen different, unique characters! I am so impressed.
The poor quality of the recording of this book made it very difficult to hear or discern the words within the strong British accent. The accent wouldn't have been a problem if the audio was not so tiny and garbled.
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