I really enjoy this series and this book was an excellent example - Guido is so well-characterized. You understand his dilemmas and sympathize. Paola is such a firebrand and Guido attempts to remain true to his policeman ethic.
David Colacci is perfect as the voice of Guido Brunetti. I've been working my way through the series and he is so much better than Crossley.
I liked the whole premise of this story (White House Chef), but I am only willing to suspend belief so far. Therefore, I can live with the opening chapter where a petite chef is the only member of the White House staff able to subdue a possible terrorist, besting an entire group of Secret Service. But, after that, I need the story to feel like it could possibly happen. This heroine does one stupid thing after another and the characters introduced to be her nemeses are so one-dimensional that they are unintentionally funny.
Some one who writes better
She was fair- her voice was acceptable as the voice of the heroine, but other voices were not very distinct.
Very fun story in a setting that we Americans seem to love.
I think that Ms. Kellgren has just the right voice for this story. Some of the ancillary characters run together a bit, but I couldn't imagine another Lady Georgina.
I like the "literary" quality - the characters are well described, you really get the feel of the village, village life and the attitudes. This story deals with art and Louise Penney is excellent at drawing that out for you (forgive the pun)
Not crazy about his cadence as the narrator. Fortunately, he does well with the characters.
One of the best
Anyone who is a fan of SNL or 30 Rock knows that Tina Fey in entertaining. However, this book provides not only entertainment but a few excellent nuggets of management insight. Tina is everything you imagine her to be - she's not Liz Lemon, but her attitudes and humor are down-to-earth.
No. I am generally impressed with audio books from Audible.com - the narrators are well chosen and well-directed, but not this one. Clancy's books have so much material that I usually like getting them as audiobooks as listening to the story makes me slow down and read the entire book.
Needs a different narrator.
He's barely better than a computer generated voice. He doesn't used much inflection, he doesn't do anything to help you cue into which character is speaking and his performance does not advance the story in this book.
I don't this book works very well in audio format. There are so many characters andplotlines to follow that it would be much more enjoyable on paper- where you flip ack and forth and annotate more daily. I listen mostly in the car and found myself losing track of who was who.
The time period and the author's attention to detail
No real negatives
Bought the video of the TV show, wish I had bought the book instead
Top 10- as a Trilogy, although it can waddle in sentimentality sometimes AND I have been known to find Diana somewhat less than believe able, I do love this series
I love some of the new characters- specifically Gallowglass and Henry Pearce. The witch teachers and the children are also welcome additions
Gallowglass in the modern day with his motorcycle
Best of the vampire/witches/demons genre
When a book starts out by describing a female police lieutenant wearing an Armani jacket, I know two things, 1) it must have been written by a man 2) the female protagonist is going to be ballsy and, to add a third, I probably won't like it. Give me a break, what woman would wear a $400 plus jacket to a crime scene? I know that VI Washawsky used to ruin beautiful clothes in Paretsky's novels, but at least she was a PI who didn't anticipate the messes. I could only tolerate the first chapter of this book and wish I had never purchased it. The graphic crime scenes are horrific and in far more detail than I enjoy reading. I'm giving this book a pass and will avoid any others by this author.
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