Donna Andrews mysteries are perfect for getting away from it all. They seem somewhat silly on the surface, the opposite of Agatha Christie books which I love too, but they have serious crimes going on. They make you think about yourself, your relationships and the strangers around you. You'll laugh especially when you realize you've had the same thoughts as her characters. And Meg, the heroine, is a strong, capable young woman, led by her heart and her mind but not fashion. You'll enjoy how she thinks for herself and supports others to do the same. These are fun books, quick to read/listen and perfect for taking some time off.
I haven't gotten far in the book yet but I agree with the narration comments completely. I found if I change the narration speed to 1.25x it makes it a lot more tolerable so I can pay more attention to the story. I do wonder with audio books in general, why they don't pay a little more attention to the consistency of narration in a series; it can really be distracting when suddenly the narrator doesn't do as well as others.
I always enjoy Donna Andrews' books because they make me laugh and keep me thinking what I would do. I don't see how she ever gets any work done. The story moves quickly and is especially welcome when you don't have a lot of time or are distracted, because they are easy to pay attention to. They make you want to get back to listening.
Just so you can understand, this book re-tells Shakespeare's plays with a few direct quotes in a story format. We read this book for homeschool and I downloaded the audio so we can listen to the stories again. It's a great way to introduce kids to Shakespeare because they can follow the complicated plots more easily and really get a handle on what's going on. They're not too long so they don't get bored though sometimes I have to stop and review who's who and what's going on. My nine year old adhd son likes to act out these stories and remembers them too. He also understands references adults sometimes make to Shakespeare. (They will help adults to understand Shakespeare better too.)
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