Morag Joss is new to me. I'm happy to have more of her books in my future! The three main characters are deftly developed and their joint story is unusual and fascinating. I have to disagree with the previous reviewer about the narrators. I'll listen to anything narrated by Robin Sachs (got on to him with the Jo Nesbo books); Kate Reading is an old favorite and Cassandra Campbell a happy new discovery.
I was late to several appointments because I couldn't stop listening.
Kate Atkinson is a wonderful writer and I've listened to all her other books. But this abridgement eliminates the richness of the writing, leaving behind only a fast-forward series of plot elements. Not worth the money.
It's true that Thackeray sometimes goes on and on; but what fun! Davidson (who also reads as David Case) perfectly captures the tone of Thakeray's gentle and on-the money satire of the social foibles and pretensions of the time. His ability to give a clearly distinct voice to each character makes listening particularly rich and easy to follow. He makes the two main characters -- Becky Sharp and Amelia Sedley -- absolutely come alive. My selection of books to buy is highly influenced by my admiration of this superb narrator.
Peter Lovesey was a new discovery for me, and I immediately listened to the other books available on Audible. Wish there were more!! The characters are well developed and complex, the plot moves right along, and there's a human quality to the entire enterprise.
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