Some years ago I read several books in the Max Bittershohn and Sarah Kelling series. This title wasn't one of them, which pleased me. This is my favorite Charlotte MacLeod series and I'm hoping there are more "new" books to hear.
This book is poplulated by interesting, eccentric, genteel characters. Many of them are related to Sarah. It might be a good idea to make notes if you want to keep all the relationships straight.
Ms. Macleod's gentle humor helped to keep the story entertaining for me. The "mystery" is rather complex and had me guessing until the very end. The story opens at a Renaissance themed party. I don't know much about that period so I did some internet research on costumes so I could visualize them more clearly.
Narrator Andi Amdt does a fine job. The tone of her voice is pleasing, and her character voices are distinct.
This is an easy, entertaining "listen".
I purchased my first book of this series because it was on sale. Since then I've purchased two more Debra Knott books. I plan to read the entire series!
The main character, Debra Knott, is a District Judge in North Carolina. She is intelligent, sensible, has a large, interesting family and a wide circle of friends. There are plenty of supporting characters that add interest to the stories.
The mysteries are complex enough to keep me guessing the solution. Debra's work as a judge is fascinating to me. Adult subjects are part of some stories. However, the emphasis is NOT on graphic descriptions of violence or sexual situations.
So far I have found these books to be moderately paced, well plotted, very captivating and entertaining. They are as much about family, friends and North Carolina as they are about the mystery. That makes them very appealing to me.
At the end of this audio book there is an informative, interesting interview with Margaret Maron.
This is the first book of this series I have read. The "mystery" part of the story is revealed gradually. That annoyed me at first, and I wondered if the book had been classified incorrectly. However once the mystery began to unfold I became more engrossed in the entire story. Be aware that this book spends alot of time describing the every day lives of the main characters and their families. Once I got used to the style, I appreciated and enjoyed it. In fact I liked it so much I have purchased another, earlier book in the series.
I found the main characters to be likable and interesting. I live in the northern U.S. The rural southern location of this story was interesting and appealing to me. Part of that appeal may have been due to the fact that temperatures here were well below zero during the days I was listening to this book!
Narrator C.J. Critt is very good. Her diction is clear. She does a good job differentuating character voices.
I made a mistake with this book - I thought I could go to sleep while listening to it. Once I had listened to the first 30 minutes or so, I was too engrossed in the story to stop listening, let alone sleep!
I believe I read this book when it was first released around 40 years ago. All the details of the story had faded from my memory. I certainly had forgotten how interesting and exciting the story was.
Thanks to Audible for including this title in the recent sale. I expect I will be re-reading many Arthur C Clarke titles!
If you are looking for an easy, well written, enjoyable book. this title is a good choice.
It takes place in London in the 1930's. There is a murder, and a good mystery surrounding it. The murder is just part of the story. There are many interesting characters, some subtle humor, and a bit of romance.
What you will not find is non-stop action, explicit sex and violence, and coarse language.
Narrator Katherin Kellgren does a superb job. Her voice is pleasing. She does a fine job of giving characters distinctive voices.
This is an "easy listen" cozy mystery. I'm not a baker, so the recipes don't interest me. However, the food described sounds very tasty. I find it's best to listen to books in this series on a full stomach so I can more easily resist the temptation to snack while I'm listening.
Early in the book I correctly guessed where the final confrontation between Hannah and the killer would take place. However, I didn't guess who the killer was until that final confrontation took place.
For me, much of the charm of these books comes from the characters and the setting.
This is a gently paced cozy. There is no explicit violence or language.
Narrator Suzanne Toren has a pleasant, clear speaking voice.
The Father Brown Mysteries have stood the test of time. I've seen and enjoyed TV adaptations done by the BBC. However these radio dramas did not win me over.
For me the problem was the acting. It seemed over acted. In two of these stories there are French characters. The French accents were over done, almost comical. The delivery of the actor portraing Father Brown is somewhat "sing song" and annoying.
I do not expect to buy any more Father Brown dramas by these actors.
I've listened to several Paul Temple radio dramas. This entry includes all the usual (and fun) ingredients: Multiple suspects. Lots of plot twists. A party at the end to expose the killer.
There is not much realism here. What is there is a well produced, well acted, entertaining radio show. Enjoy!
I was captivated by this story. If a block of time had been available to me, I believe I would have listened to it in one sitting.
The story was capitivating and the ideas thought provoking.
I plan to revisit some of the classic science fiction books I read in the past. I just may have forgotten how good they were!
A few years ago, the Harry Nile radio drama series was broadcast on a local radio station. I was very disappointed when that station stopped broadcasing the show. I was delighted when I found the series available on CD, and now on Kindle.
This is a modern version of the type of radio drama that was broadcast in the days before television became popular. I listened to classic radio shows as a child and still enjoy them today.
Each show is about 20 minutes long. The plots are intriguing and the characters likable.
This story involves a new airline and a short stay in London. The airline is to be a "premium" carrier which will charge a little more for tickets, but will offer amenities like larger seats, leg room and good service. (I am old enough to remember when all commercial flights were like that.) Jessica and some of her good friends from Cabot Cove have been invited to an introductory public relations flight.
The plot is good, but not as intriguing as other books of this series I have listened to. My favorite MSW stories are the ones in which Jessica is in an environment that is new to her. In this story she is on more familiar ground.
Cynthia Darlow does a good job as narrator.
There are no graphic sexual situations or violence. This is a relaxing cozy. If you enjoyed Murder She Wrote on TV, you are likely to enjoy this book.
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