From M.C. Beaton, yes. Narrated by Davina Porter, never.
I love the Agatha Raisin books narrated by Penelope Keith - she is "my" Agatha. I adjust quickly to narration by Donada Peters. However, I will never listen to one narrated by Davina Porter again. My initial reaction was that she was making a mockery of it. I'm halfway through and I may give up. I can not adjust to the screeching or the tone.
The narration and production values are shockingly bad. I'm sure Davina Porter is talented and a good narrator but she is just wrong for this series. I am astounded that whoever produced this did not realize it right from the beginning and stop production.
The biggest problem is the narration: Stephen Hogan was the voice of Scorcher Kennedy in Broken Harbour so I can't form an independent idea of who Detective Stephen Moran is. Lara Hutchinson's voice is pitched way too high and I can't hear or decipher half of what she's narrating.
I love each and every Tana French novel I've listened to. Even those that I was unsure of at first, I've listened to again. This is the first to disappoint me, but I'm not finished with it yet so that may change.
I liked the plot, but I think this is the kind of book I would have enjoyed more reading rather than hearing. The narrator's voice just didn't match what I thought the main character should sound like.
Yes, but I would probably read it rather than listen to it, unless it's a different narrator.
The voice was too light weight for the gravitas of the main character. I understand he was young, but the stolid way he thought and acted called for a voice with more resonance.
I wish I had read the reviews before buying this. I dislike having music and sound effects in my audiobooks, and what was done with Insomnia was some of the worst I've heard. The music is jarring, interferes with my being able to hear the narration, and is just plain bad. This is a disservice to otherwise excellent narration by Eli Wallach.
I've read the book before, and it is one I like. This audio version is unbearable. I've barely gotten through the first two chapters because the music and sound effects are too distracting.
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