The early "Cat Who..." books are among my favorite mysteries - well plotted and well written, with absolutely charming characters. However, I have been very disappointed with the most recent 2 or 3 books in this series. Ms. Braun seems to have lost all interest in providing readers with a good story, and has reduced herself to providing mere character sketches. There are huge holes in the plot, things are only resolved peripharally at best, and even some of the characters are acting in unaccountable ways.
The only reason I am giving this recording 2 stars is George Guidell's excellent reading of this sub-par material. But then, I'd probably give the phone book 2 stars if he were reading it.
If you are interested in these books, do yourself a favor and get some of her earlier works, which are and will remain a complete delight.
This is one of the most enjoyable listens I've had. The use of actors to portray the voices of the individual characters fit perfectly with the oral history style of the book. The consistency provided by the single narrator (Max Brooks, the author) helped to tie the entire work together.
I generally prefer unabridged books. However, the excellent production values and use of some of my favorite actors as characters induced me to make an exception for this book. I am glad that I took the time to listen.
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