I read this series years ago and enjoyed them - fast-paced, great adventure story with Ky a sympathetic heroine. Listening to them has been a somewhat different experience. Moon can write very well - viz her Deed of Paksanerrion trilogy - but listening to this series read by one of the worst narrators I've heard showed up books written in haste - way too many 'she said', 'he said'; and after hearing Ky reflect on her terrible secret for the umpteenth time, I found myself shouting at the stereo - it's a lazy or incompetent writer's substitute for character development. Still a great story but a bad narrator is like the misuse of grammar on the printed page, jarring and irritating, especially when she has a very peculiar notion of how some words should be pronounced. It is a shame. I have rated it low because of that.
I selected this title because Grover Gardner was reading it and he is so good at reading books that have a slight humorous touch to them - and he didn't let me down. The story is light, and although bodies turn up all over the place, there isn't any violence especially. There are a few holes in the story, but Gardner's narration makes them less obvious. If you want a very very undemanding murder mystery with a love story both human and canine read with great good humour, then this may fit the bill.
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