Bland story with a particularly weak read. Sorry, but these characters, even when somewhat differentiated, came off as very cliche as an audiobook. I wonder if this is the case where the written word would have been better
It isn't obvious whodunnit and the setting is of course interesting, Paris loving francophiles are surely the target audience here and I consider myself one.
The whole silicon valley angle is atrocious, it is so trite that I cringed through each stereotypical moment.
Indeed, the narration is excellent and the use of slightly different accents truly helps the listener keep track of the myriad characters.
The historical elements were of the most interest to me, very good description of the living environments, both good and bad.
I liked the accent Mr. Moore uses for Hammersmith best, it has a bit of brogue to it versus the more refined London accents. His use of a softer touch voice for the big, brutish Blackleg was also a terrific, ironic choice.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book, not for the mystery so much as for the journey..
I don't think it is that kind of book, no. But I would recommend it. Very interesting and satisfying
I loved the "Guns, Germs and Steel" like reference to the role alcohol played in preventing certain water borne disease. I especially liked the story behind the slang term "limey" for Englishmen, which I had never heard before
Understatement and poise, it was not a bombastic read, appropriately in my view
We are what we drink
Guilty pleasure, great literature it is not but an easy breezy story and oh, the narrator. So good.
Like a nap on a summer day, easy and a bit indulgent
This the fourth in this series and I am a huge fan, especially her Irish brogue
None intended, none taken - so to speak
Probably a better audio book than written book but so be it (and I am not sure I will ever find out).
Easy on the ears
To me it was a combination of Nora from the Thin Man meeting the cast from the film Gosford Park
It is not a super suspenseful story, it is an audible pleasure of UK accents from Scotland, Ireland and English upper and lower classes. A story to savor rather than a page turner
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