Portsmouth, NH, United States | Member Since 2010
If you mean those by Martha Grimes, it is near the top. I have read her books before (when I had normal vision) and am now listening. I wish you offered all of her books on audible.
I tend the enjoy the scenes with the children and the various pub scenes with the usual cast of characters. I adore the amount of detail in her descriptive prose.
You could have used a different reader. Had it not been for the story and my love of Martha Grimes' work, I would have ceased to listen. I do not think this reader does her prose justice. He gets in the way and his voice gets on one's nerves. He is too flat.
I suppose the ending. I don't really think about books in terms of moments.
A very good cozy mystery that does not disappoint. If only the reader could have been up to par with the mystery itself.
Someone who likes a reader with too much saliva and a bad concept of timing, enunciation, pronunciation and general charm.
If someone clever had been hired. The prose is not bad. I keep trying to find "good" american authors. With the right voice, this could have been zippy and entertaining.
The reader who is not a character but who ruins the book. I could not finish the book.
I feel sorry for this promising author to be saddled with such an awful reader.
I cannot read print because I am legally blind, so cannot answer this.`
I liked the scene in the bank when she applies for a bank loan. There were many.
I found her to be a very good reader. She helped bring the story out in a lively, but not overly acted.
I loved the solid characterizations, humor and the recipes. This is a very good book to give to someone who is having some personal or physical problems. It is humorous and life-affirming. A joy to read.
I have already told my friends about this book - and even Twitter. It ws witty, charming and hilarious. I wish it had been longer.
A grown-up female Adrian Mole, perhaps. Or maybe early Nick Hornby.`
Nina Stibbe read her book and she was excellent. One knew where the emphasis was meant to be. Her sense of timing was superb. I felt as if I were in the same room as Nina.
I do not compare novels to films and do not watch Hollywood films.
The pacing, brevity of the sentences, incredible detail and humour made this book one I will most definitely listen to again. I couldn't get enough. I loved the literary scene and references to literature. Rare these days, but most welcome.
Only if there was a narrator/reader with a British/Italian accent. The reader was so very NOT right for this travel book. It made me want to stop listening at times. He was boring.
Not so sure. He is not as intimate a writer as Frances Mayes, but then that is a different kind of book.
By hiring a good British reader who speaks Italian. To have to listen to a narrative by a Btit read by am american with a midwest sort of whiny accent was not good.
It made me long for Italy when I could get over the bad reader.
If an author is British, use a British reader.
A very fun as well as intriguing mystery with the author's usual sense of place and fine Philly touches. Nice to have a mystery with strong women and not wimpets.
Probably a Deborah Crombie mystery set in London. I don't much care for comparisons.
I liked her okay, but thought the voices of the three Tony's was over acted and the sound volume was annoying. I wish she had read it mostly straight and not as if she was on a Vaudeville stage - especially the south Philly scenes.
When Pigeon Tony unloaded the bees.
A splendid read and an unexpected outcome. I would have enjoyed it more if the reader had not annoyed me at times. Still, a solid story and wonderful characterizations. Nice to be back with the lawyer women.
Many things made this book captivating. I liked the focus on Barbara Havers. I loved that most of the "action" took place in Lucca, Italy. I liked that Lynley had a new love interest. There was just so much about this book that I adored. I liked the new character, Salvatore.
When Barbara Havers is up all night trying to figure out what to do next. I won't reveal more as no reader wants to know in advance too many details!
Davinia Porter is one of my favorite readers. As I am legally blind and have no option but to listen to books, the reader is key. Ms. Porter is excellent.
When Barbara sees Lucca from the rooftop terrace. Also, the various emotional encounters.
A brilliant read. I especially enjoyed that the book was not hurried and that it was long. I liked this very much. As always with Ms. George, the characterizations were marvelous. She is such a grand and enjoyable author.
I would listen to this reader again.
I liked the reader. I did not find the story and narrative interesting.
I can't say as I only listened to about 1/4 before my level of boredom was too much to endure.`
The moss episodes were interesting and so was the sister. Then, it all just became too tedious and dull. The religious aspects of Ambrose made me stop listening. The central character had no charm.
Clearly, the superb reading of Suzy Aitchinson. She is one of the very best readers out there. I could almost listen to anything by her. She keeps the tale going.
Yes, if that person is looking for a light read. I did not find this one as hilarious as Bad Heir Day and farm one. Those had more social satire and were deeper in terms of plot.
I suppose when the scheming divorcee gets her comeuppance at the faculty party. I also liked the interactions between the two families on the council estate.
I can't answer questions like this as I do not go to movies or read about movies.
I would welcome a sequel to Bad Heir Day.
I am a big fan of Diane Mott Davidson, but I found the overacting and horrible (acting) of the reader to be too much to bear. She took away from the prose.
Julian because he is a saner voice.
I think her name is Nuala May -s he reads some of the Ngaio Mysteries or perhaps the reader of the Deborah Crombie mysteries.
No. I think I am tired of this series. I find Goldie's pursuit into crime not so reasonable always and she puts herself too much in plotted danger. She was more entertaining in the earlier books than she is now.
I think I've finished reading books set in Colorado.
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