The main character - PI Miss Silver - appears late in this series opener, but she's worth the wait, and she knits. I've read my Agatha Christie stories so many times now I wished for something new, and heard about this series on a knitting blog. These are cozy English mysteries set around the WWII era. They are interpersonal relationship driven rather than "locked-door" mysteries (at least so far as I've gotten in the series). I don't mind if I figure out who done it before the end; the pleasure comes from seeing how Miss Silver present the facts to the police or Scotland Yard. The reader is perfect; with a clearly understandable English accent. I listen to these stories while knitting and thoroughly enjoy myself.
Loved every minute of it. The story has comedy, tragedy, suspense... Wheaton's performance is wonderful (and he seems to be one of the rare, male narrators that can voice female characters without making them sound exactly the same).
How lovely to have such a talented actor as the narrator. Mr. Suchet IS Poirot in my mind now and he does a wonderful job of voicing the other characters. After listening to this audiobook, I immediately purchased every Christie audio that he narrated. If you like Agatha Christie stories and enjoyed Mr. Suchet's portrayal of Poirot, get this audiobook (and all the rest).
Good cozy, English mystery with wonderful narration. I purchased every one of the Miss Silver series available and wish Audible would offer the rest.
I have read all the Honorverse stories multiple times and am delighted to see the unabridged books becoming available. I've purchased all the titles offered so far, and will purchase the rest (I trust the rest will follow). The narrator does sound a bit robotic at first, but either she's improved or I've grown accustomed to it. What does pull me out of the story, however, is the way she reads "character X took a DEEP breath" exactly the same way each time it occurs. That may be partly Mr. Weber's fault (though I never noticed the frequency of the phrase until Ms. Johnson's delivery); it makes me think I should be playing a drinking game.
Wonderfully funny story with excellent narration.
I hope the enhanced version is better. I almost couldn't finish this in format 4. The sound was very muddy and I often couldn't understand what the narrator was saying (a sin in a Wodehouse story). Love Jonathan Cecil and Wodehouse, but not this recording.
On several rainy days as a young girl in the early 60's, I would listen to and read along the entire book in one sitting. I fell in love with Cyril Ritchard at that time after seeing him as Capt. Hook in Peter Pan. To this day (40 years on), when I read Alice in Wonderland, I hear his voice. I was able to find the boxed album set at a high price about 10 years ago; I'm so happy to find it in digital format now. It's going on my Kindle 2 in moments so I can listen while I knit and not have to jump up to change the vinyl record. I strongly recommend this recording.
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