I haven't read the print version. I have a vivid imagination and don't think I could have imagined it any better than it was presented!
I loved the unexpectedness of this story. It kept me off my guard- I couldn't put it down.
I haven't listened to her before but will make a point of searching other performances now.
The suspense was gripping. I was listening during Hallowe'en night and my husband kept interrupting me to say how cute the little trick and treaters were. I just wanted it all to go away so I wouldn't have to stop listening to the story. My pulse was racing for a lot of the time and the twists and turns of the story line were really unexpected. I raged, and cheered and planned with them all the way through the story.
I'm still thinking about the story - how it could or should continue. What would I have done - how is it similar in some ways to the way things are currently done in the word today? If the mark of a good book is that it makes you look around and question or at least examine things then this is a great book. I also loved that the mayor knits, I knit most of the way through this book and it gave me an extra little tie to her character!
Clever twisting adventure!
I'm not usually a fan of murder mysteries, mostly sci-fi and fantasy, but I loved this one! Bright heroine, clever plot and well narrated! I could jsut see things happening in my minds eye. The narrations were as vivid as Rowlings descriptions in the Harry Potter books.
I loved her voice. I could really see this cheeky little chemist and loved how you could hear the "smile" in her voice when she succeeded ins something that she took delight in.
An adventure to take you from pillage to post!
I really enjoyed this story - I've downloaded the second book already. I'm not sure at this time if it was written for an adult or young adult audience. The references to movie stars and personalities of the 50's might be lost on today's youth - I on the other hand, in my 50's, recognized them all. I loved the reference to "Enquire within, upon everything" - it so happens I have a copy of that venerable tome myself, much battered but still readable! The descriptions were vivid and colourful. The characterizations were fascinating. I grew up reading and watching British books and TV, so it was easy to imagine the quaint little village, the old rectory, and the manor house! I'm off to enjoy book 2!
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