Nope. I bought this on sale for $3.99, Heard it on a roadtrip with friends and we had fun laughing at the sheer awfulness of the story. The narrarator does his best, but there's only so much he can do with what he's reading.
Anything but another Tom Lowe novel!
None! The entire story is like every cliche 1980's detective TV show cliche rolled into one- like something from the Steven J. Cannell mail-order school of hack stories.
It's NOT Michael David Axtell's fault though- he's really good, but all the frosting in the world won't make a turd into cake. I'd buy another performance from him- but not this author!
It was good for an unintended laugh.
Dont waste a credit on this one.
This collection was great- while there were some stories that I considered skipping, as I was not a fan in print, the performances made each story worthwhile. A slight drawback is that the collection does not give the name of the performer with the title of each story- I would love to give each actor praise where it's due, but I only recognize the voice of Dame Judi Dench- and it is to her performances that I am writing to praise specificly.
Judi Dench's performance in The Nightingale and the Rose and, more importantly, The Young King is almost impossible for me to critique- I can find no flaws in her performance and her voice is moving and heartfelt.The Young King though...that's a story I had never read and to hear Ms. Dench perform it moved me utterly.
Her depiction of the characters Death and Avarice is both chilling and enthralling- worth every penny of the purchase price for this performace alone.
This is a collection that should be shared with select friends, or listened to alone and kept near and dear.
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