This book in this series was compelling to me because it has some of the other regular characters involved in the action of the story. Paola and Electra, the two women in Brunetti's life, come into the story and give it the "extra" something that keeps you turning the pages.
The storm and how it played out was gripping.
The narrator always does a great job. I enjoy the interspersed italian. It doesn't sound forced with David Colacci doing it.
I found reasons to slip on my ipod every chance I got to finish this book.
Towards the end of the book, at the crucial who-done-it time, the recording goes wrong. It has trouble somewhere around chapter 10. There seems to be a part skipped and then the chapter repeats itself. To make matters worse, the recording quality goes funky. If this set of issues could be cleared up, then future listeners would be spared having to figure out what's going on.
I would not recommend this recording of it but would recommend the book/story to fans of Ngaio Marsh.
In this book, the author does spend more time with the scene and characters and less time with the solving of the crime. Clearly, Ngaio Marsh is devoted to the professions of acting and theater; several of her books are set in this world. Reading this book, and some of the other theater related books, gives you a sense of her world which is more than 50 years in the past. It's a bit of history with a murder to be solved.
The narrator did his part and was good.
The issues I had were with the technical recording of this book. Also, I would say that no one proof-listened to the book before posting it out on the site.
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