As an avid mystery reader, I find I need an occasional change of pace from plots that are fast moving or suspenseful. For this ease of tension, I look for "cozy mysteries" employing a plot in which the murder has already been committed, and we follow the detective in the investigation. No.1 Ladies D.A. is this slower, more relaxing pace with different outlooks on the culture and landscape of Africa. The reader reflects this pace in her approach with excellent use of accents, adding to the whole experience and immersing us in the life of Mma Ramotswe, lady detective. I can't wait to read the rest of the series and try other books by the author!
Great story line and narration. Well paced book, perfect!
As usual, a fast paced book with well developed characters in the series. I could not put the book down. The narrator is the best, too.
As usual, a fast paced book with well developed characters in the series. I could not put the book down. I love the Sookie Stackhouse series!
I did not look closely enough to see that it is NOT a sequel to Diplomatic Immunity by Lois M Bujold. The reader is the worst I have ever heard. I have tried 4 times to get into the book, and cannot get past the flat pedantic reading where all the characters sound the same. I always adjust to readers, and this is a first. Too bad, the writing may be ok. The writer has no regard for the talent a good reader can bring to an audio book. It should be re-released with an actor reading it.
At first, I thought Sookie was a bit too naive as a woman, but her character has evolved along with the others in the series. I now can't wait until the next book and try to dole it out as a treat to myself. I completed this book in two days, and the fast pace at the end kept me up the last night. The series just gets better and better! Thank you Charlaine Harris!
Great characters, adventure with enough humor, action and suspense to make it fun! Perfect escape fiction!
I am a Dick Francis fan because his plots have the balance of mystery, suspense and comfortable characters and at a nice pace. This is a typically good story. My one complaint would be that the reader sounded so much older than the characters.
Southern accents, bits of history and several plot components make this a good cozy mystery. Not fast paced, but enjoyable.
Typical Finder corporate intrigue plot, except that this time I liked the protagonist. A bit predictable, but still enjoyable. Scott Brick makes his books a good listen.
Ok, it got a bit spicey, but it is JUST ENTERTAINMENT, not a study in literature. I was pleasantly surprised, and simply enjoyed the whole book. I enjoyed the Agatha Christie style of so many suspects. The reader's voice was not what I would expect, but fine. I find I adapt to readers I don't enjoy at first. Try it! It is just a bit of a twist on the typical characters, professions, and background.
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