As it was made for radio I thought they did a fair job of bringing the characters to life in the short time available; it took a bit of imagination to fill in the blanks but that's what radio is about and why we have the gift of imagination.
Yes, I quickly came to know who the characters were and how their idiosyncrasies made up their personalities
I don't know....too much realism has hit our screens; I'm not sure this would make it past the first season.
This radio drama is a great listen when doing those humdrum chores around the house.
I like the way the author is presenting Maggie Hope. She's young, smart but impetuous - her youth and self-confidence has her making decisions that bring dire consequences. Wisdom is often gained from painful lessons and this is true for Maggie.
Yes, the war leaves it's scars - but the author shows Maggie has the strength to learn to live with them and this needs to come out. This character has a real-life feel to her.
Less frequency in the descriptive narrative of love-making between the main characters. The story line failed to flow smoothly from scene to scene as it had to stop to often for the personal encounters....especially when a man has been almost tortured to death; I would begin to get the sense of urgency, despair and the motivation to endure and then...stop. Lost some of the realism for me.
No, I've read other time-travel stories with great enjoyment - even with the underlining romance.
I thought Davina did well with her narrative.
As a re-read/re-listen. I know when I listen to the story again I'll catch all the stuff I missed the first time.
Kept the story moving and gritty.
Having the history of the 1920's, 1930's era mixed with the fantasy of magic was a new approach and one I found refreshing and engaging.
Towards the top best listens.
I love the interaction between Royce and Hadrian. This is the true wit of the book and realistic action between good friends.
It was hard to put this book down and I chaffed waiting until I could reasonably return to the book; and once I started back into the book I would be annoyed if I was interrupted, including by one of my family!
I will be looking for other books by this author and hope that Tim Gerard Reynolds will continue to do the narration.
This is not what I call Arthur Upfield's best writing regarding Insp. Napoleon Bonaparte (Bony) but I still enjoy having this book in my library.
Yes, I love 'Bony.' He uses such wit and intelligence to find his killer. He listens carefully to everyone, is a perfect gentleman and is a very patience detective, knowing that with patience people may become relaxed and say or do things to give him the clue he needs. His aborigine background along side his British heritage is such interesting mix.
I think Peter H. does a great job. Clayton Moore is the Lone Ranger and Peter Hosking will always make me think of Bony.
No. This is truly a MAN's book - and i mean that as a complement. I didn't care for it because the character was in love with his prowess too much and it was a shoot 'em up, let someone else sort out the bodies. I was expecting more of a mystery than a point and shoot.
Yes, Oliver Wyman did a good job on this story.
I kept listening to this book hoping that it would, in the end, come together and be a satisfying story....it never did. I felt it left me hanging.....wondering just what it was I suppose 'learn' from the story.
The book review spoke of a eccentric uncle turning his niece into a swords women. It didn't tell me that I would be subjected to descriptive scenes of male on male intercourse which I didn't care for but may be exciting for others. The niece never showed a personal maturity or self discipline in actions other than in practicing the sword. I felt the book was more concerned about the sexual activity between the uncle and his lover instead of developing the character of the niece - which is what the privilege of the sword was supposed to be.
I would have returned it but I waited too long - and i only keep it in my library so i don't get another book like this.
The cast doing the readings were good.
I have read the previous Nightside books and thought they were well written and moved along at a good pace. I was disappointed with this story line as I felt the author spent much too much time in describing the scene and/or character. I would get the idea long before he finished his narrative and lose track of the story line and why were where we were.
No, I will try another Nightside book and I believe Marc Vietor does a great job portraying John Taylor
I've read many mysteries set in different parts of the world and in different eras but the Australian outback? I didn't know these existed! Mr. Upfield's character Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is a half-breed Aborigine/English mix bring the best of both worlds into play. The portrayal of the wilderness, the lives of the people during the time period, and the mysteries the Inspector needs to solve are intriguing and I hate when I have to put it down, I get so wrapped up in the stories.Peter Hosking does an excellent job of narrating this series.
Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte - a very interesting man.
I would love to have Audible bring more of the Inspector Bonaparte books to life with Peter Hosking narrating. Reading them isn't anywhere near as enjoyable as listening to them! I will be watching for them.
Rhys Bowen main character Georgina, is delightfully smart but naive. In line for the British throne - abet a long way down the list she still has to answer to the Queen. It's enlightening and interesting how Georgina has to straddle the coming of the modern world after WW1 and yet remain rooted within the confines of the aristocracy. And I appreciate the innocent modesty Georgina is retaining - very refreshing.
I am truly enjoying this series and will research Ryhs Bowen other writings to learn if they are as wonderful.
Katherine Kellgren brings Georgina vividly to life! Her inflections of voice, the 'tongue-in-cheek' sarcasm and her portrayal of Georgie's best friend's drawl is wonderful.
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