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Sarah Kelling Kelling is introduced to us as a girl learning to be a woman. Finding her independence in a world of stolid traditions and old relatives, young Sarah comes into her own in this first of the series. Usually light, funny mysteries, this first book is still witty but slightly more somber in nature. The mysteries are just convoluted enough to keep you guessing until the final chapters. The true magic of these stories are the characters themselves. Colourful, outrageous, silly, farcical -- these are entertainment on the order of Miss Marple crossed with a bit of Arsenic and Old Lace.
I have adored the gentle humour and delightful characters created by Charlotte Macleod for 30 years. To see them on Audible was a delightful walk down memory lane. The stories are witty, fast moving, quirky, and just twisty enough to keep you guessing until nearly the very end. Somewhere between Agatha Christie and Charlaine Harris ( think Miss Marple crossed with Aurora Teagarden), Sarah Kelling Kelling Bittersohn is a spunky girl with a whole host of colourful family members to entertain you as you traipse through old guard Boston's scandals, peccadillos, skeletons and drawing-rooms. The narrator strikes just the right tone to bring Sarah's fresh voice and determination to life. These are fast fun listens and will be on my list of winter yarns for many years to come.
A good voice and solid interpretation of the stories.
Chuckles a plenty!
"IT" is a truly exceptional story. Steven Weber's narration and characterizations make Kings prose move easily.
Like so many of King's stories there is no "one" thing I like best. King makes his characters real(this is why his tales are frightening.) Understanding the magic of childhood and the loss of leaving the magic behind is a consistant theme throughout this story. Reading "IT" is like looking at a painting by a master, where all the brushstrokes form an image that is only made complete by being explored by a viewer.
The reunion of Bill and Silver
Yes,This is a truly fun romp. This is RBP wrapping a western movie inside of a detective novel. Spenser goes out west to investigate a murder and ends up needing to clean up a town, Our favorite tough guy PI gathers his tough guy friends for assistance. The Parker characters kibitz as you would expect, This is a fun almost silly wish fulfillment Yarn.
Spenser. He is the reason the story happens.
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