Walter Mosley always tells a good story, but Mirron Willis's narration is so slow and mannered that I was tempted to stop listening after 15 minutes.
I had read only one Reginald Hill novel (the first in the series) when I downloaded An Advancement of Learning. With this novel, the relationship between the two major characters seems better developed, more humorous, and the novel overall much wittier. That said, I listen to audiobooks while I walk or exercise, and Brian Glover is not an ideal reader for these circumstances, nor is the quality of the recording up to usual Audible standards. I believe another reviewer complained about Glover's accent, but that seemed fairly easy for this American listener to get used to. However, the man also sounds as if he has a cold about half the time and slurs his words a bit. Add in the occasional patch of white noise (a result of low-tech editing?), and this audiobook can be a bit annoying to listen to. The sound level also seems to vary up and down at odd times so that I found myself frequently adjusting the volume.
So, I, based on my experience of only two mysteries, I recommend Hill's work for those attracted to quirky characters and witty wordplay, but I can't recommend Brian Glover as a narrator or this particular recording.
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