I stumbled into this series accidentally while looking for history of Australia, and I am so glad that I did. This series is well-paced and informative. Its use of readers of original source material to illustrate the events as they happen is perfectly timed to allow you to understand the mindset of the people who enacted and lived the events. History buffs might find that this is too light for them, but as I definitely needed a refresher it was perfect.
My only regret is that when I got this the unabridged version was not available! I would have certainly invested in that version.
Audio quality is excellent and Juliet Stevenson's voice is pleasing and easy to listen to.
I was looking for a mystery novel, and I got more than I bargained for, in the good way! Once I started listening I couldn't stop. McDermid really gets you involved with and caring about the characters concisely and with wit. That seems to be the heart and soul of the book - getting the listener to love the characters.
The reader is excellent and I plan to seek out more books read by Gerard Doyle.
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