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Susie

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New Rockford, ND, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Death of a Gossip: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (243)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (141)

    Lady Jane Hamilton, one of the guests at the Lochdubh School of Casting, is positively ruining everyone's holiday with her knack for digging up nasty secrets. As the week-long fishing class progresses, she gives each person there a reason to hate her. But figuring out which one of them would go so far as to commit murder is trickier than catching a Lochdubh salmon.

    MissSusie66 says: "Just Ok"
    "Just Ok"
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    First let me say I love Davina Porter her accents are so perfect in the Outlander series but this one left me wondering if it was recorded long before she had perfected her Scottish accent. I also have to question the choice of Davina, as much as I love her, the lead character in this book is male and I don’t understand the reasoning behind a female narrator, I see at book 21 they switched to a male narrator and that the reviews/ratings get higher after the switch. I guess this is hard for me to separate the story and the narration because this is my first disappointment in Davina Porter.

    But I will try to get on with a review of the story itself. I had read one other Hamish book “A Highland Christmas” and enjoyed it very much and thought I should go back and start this series from the beginning. I must say this book didn’t really grab me, I felt I had read this before it is very formula cozy mystery set in the Scottish Highlands I like it but didn’t love it, it is however the first in a series that has 28 books so I am assuming they get better from here or there wouldn’t be so many books so I will try others maybe not reading them in order I may skip ahead to the male narrator, whoops there I go again back to the audio production. Anyway, I would say if you like Poirot, Gamache, or Lynley give this series a try I will read more of this series even though this one fell a bit flat for me. This was just ok.

    2 ½ Stars

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Tim Curry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4209)
    Performance
    (2011)
    Story
    (2012)

    A Signature Performance: Tim Curry rescues Charles Dickens from the jaws of Disney with his one-of-a-kind performance of the treasured classic. Our listeners loved this version so much that it inspired our whole line of Signature Classics.

    Nanci says: "Superb story and reading!"
    "Narration is Absolute Perfection!"
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    Because everyone knows this story whether from reading it or seeing one of the 100's of movies based on this book I will just be reviewing the audiobook version I listened to narrated by, Tim Curry. I must admit to being a huge Tim Curry fan I will watch anything if he has a role in it so when I found this audiobook at audible I had to get it. I was not disappointed!

    Tim Curry’s narration is absolute perfection ‘nuff said!

    5 stars

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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