We started listening to the Ian Rutledge series in the middle, so going back to the beginning for context has been helpful. As a rule, I enjoy mysteries with complex plots that may not have tremendous amounts of actions. I do think the latter books are better written but one might expect that as a series develops.
Simon Prebble is a far better narrator, however. Samuel Giles is rather flat and it is difficult to distinguish voices. I am hoping he isn't used for future Rutledge novels.
Story wasn't as strong as Gardner's usual. The narration was horrible. The female narrator made all the male characters sound "dumb" and the male narrator made the female characters sound bizarre. I'd expect more from professionals.
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