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  • Salvation of a Saint

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith (translator)
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (44)

    Yoshitaka, who was about to leave his marriage and his wife, is poisoned by arsenic-laced coffee and dies. His wife, Ayane, is the logical suspect - except that she was hundreds of miles away when he was murdered. The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with her and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. His assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. While Utsumi’s instincts tell her one thing, the facts of the case are another matter.

    Patricia says: "Appealing but not Compelling"
    "Good story but unnecessarily redundant"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Definitely a one-time listen. In retrospect, the story was good, but it felt like it dragged on too long. I found elements of the story re-told too often within the narrative. A condensed version of this book would likely move along at a better pace.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    One comment that I must make: the words "I'm sorry" were overused in this story to a tiresome point. I recognize that the cultural framework suggests a very polite people, but it was an irritant to hear a phrase overused.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narrator did a good job; however, narration cannot rescue a weak story line.


    Any additional comments?

    I've enjoyed so many excellent audio books from Audible. It's impossible not to compare this one rather unfavorably.

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