I thought the narrator caught the tone of the book and the characters very well. (I have already read the book.) The one thing that detracted from a perfect performance was that she read so fast, i got a headache trying to keep up. I literally could not figure out when she took a breath.
She should do more of Kate Atkinson, just a little slower.
This audio version was wonderfully done. Using the multiple narrators echoed the book's written structure. I listened to it even after seeing the movie and reading the book, and it warrants multiple listens to completely follow all that is occurring in the various threads of the story.
I wish Neil Gordon's other 2 books which I have also already read could be recorded. They are all excellent
I love that you are doing Martha Grimes early books - love them all. But I do miss the narrating skills of Donada Peters and John Lee.
If you start here, you miss too much of the continuity of the story. If you're listening to them in order, after you hear Book 5, you won't be able to wait to hear this one. I couldn't. Book 5 is also 5 stars and you just can't stand it that it ends where it does. ps I am American
I was surprised at the poor quality of the reading. I have read the book and liked it. But, for some reason, even though I love Debra Winger this reading was off. It was hurried and flat. It needs to be re-done.
Truly very good. My only complaint is that Audible is so anxious to tell you that it is an audible production that you have no time to think about the last sentence. There should at least be a pause of a few seconds!
This book has several stories and multiple themes being developed simultaneously, yet Wanda McCaddon reads it so well that all is clear and one is compelled to keep listening. I hope Audible will increase its catalogue of books like this.
the reading is beautifully done, and even though it is a complicated story, there is never any confusion between racters, time or place. i also liked the musical segues. i will certainly listen to it again.
the story is too superficial and unbelievable, but the narrator's talents make it acceptable. by the way, who is the narrator?
The story is wonderful. If you liked Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights you'll like this. While the narration is easy to understand and the different characters' voices are delineated, the voices are non-emotive. So even when the words being spoken indicate emotion there is none in the narrator's voice. It would be great with a narrator who could both delineate the different characters and show emotion.
Ms Amato is very impressed with her ability to give a performance without preparation, so much so that I would hesitate to purchase any title she narrates.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.